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nursekay wrote about Big Tomato Pizza
I have never been so disappointed in food service ever!!! I am a night shift nurse at a local hospital that ordered delivery pizza at 1:30am. At 2:30am we called and were told that they would call their driver and see where he was. At 3:00 we were told the were not able to get a hold of the driver yet, and the at 3:15 we were told the driver didn’t know were that address was so they were not going to bring our pizza. When asked to speak with a manager they said there wasn’t one until Monday. When asked for the name of the person I was speaking with they said no, I’m not giving it to you…. I will be speaking with their manager Monday!! This is not the first time they have delivered here,(hard to believe they couldn’t find it) but it will be the last!!
AMairs wrote about Jethro's BBQ
Went to the Drake location tonight for Mother's Day dinner 2013, and was not let down. I had the single dinner with brisket/mac & cheese/mashed potatoes. My dad had a turkey sandwich with sweet potato fries which were not very warm. My son had a grilled cheese which was a cold cheese sandwich. The service is mediocre at best but man, the brisket/meat/BBQ is sooooo delicious! My suggestion is that they get better servers, make sure everything is HOT when it comes to the table, and offer some sort of description of the BBQ sauces on the table.
Homegurl wrote about Patton's Restaurant
Took my Mother and Brother to Patton's for their birthdays, since they are a week apart. We had the buffett.....Eveyone "dined sufficiently". Atmosphere was beautiful. Service was prompt, consistant, kind and professional. The food was excellent and delicious. Taking some friends there when they come and visit from out of town....Patton's, Glad you are here.
sydspink wrote about El Patio Mexican Restaurant
When I left El Patio this evening, the owner proudly told me the governor comes to his restaurant weekly. Hard to believe anyone would frequent this place on a regular basis. Everything started off well, with the cozy atmosphere promising a wonderful experience. Things quickly turned. It took 45 minutes for our food to arrive, and when it did, the skimpy portions were disappointing but not a deal breaker. No, that came a moment later. My food, along with two of my dinner companions, was exceptionally overcooked. The beans were dry, devoid of flavor, and while the rice was good, the enchiladas were singed onto the plate. The owner was polite when we complained, offering to give us 50% off. While we accepted the offer and appreciated his concern and apology, his reason for the disaster was a hard to comprehend: he was busy "up front" and lost track of the baking time. This begs a simple question: if he knew the food was overcooked, why serve it to a customer? I exited the front door, wondering if the governor has had similar experiences at El patio. Probably not.
zazdsm wrote about Amigos, Capital Square
Stopped by for lunch after reading the register review (Out-Lunch-Mexican-staples-Amigos). They were right! Excellent food (I learned that the chips are homemade and the dips are made fresh daily!), good size portions, and very, very good prices. The staff is fantastic. Great hospitality! You gotta Give it a try!!
Mnb4ever wrote about Quiznos Subs
Best value by far since they except any coupon without being sticklers on expiration dates. We love the service here especially in this area. It feels like they take a lot of pride in the food they make and the quality they serve you. It's the place were kids are welcomed and they seem to really help support the high school sports teams by displaying posters and showing their support. Love this place.
Mnb4ever wrote about El Siete Mares
The food here is usually good at times when the kitchen isn't backed up. However we went mid afternoon on a Friday and it was not busy. In fact our server had a friend at the bar she was drinking/texting with. Had to go asking for menus, refills ect. Then when ordering carnitas had to point at menu since she insisted they didn't have that. The margaritas were the worst. Tastes like the warm premixed bottle collecting dust on the counter. They also have a picture of Templeton Rye on menu, an Iowa staple. But beware of ordering mixed drinks since the don't forwarn you of the charges. One glass x $8.99 a shot x two per rocks glass comes to almost a twenty dollar drink. Oh yeah, same for the margaritas. For the neighborhood it's in I recommend the liqueur store next door for a drink. The Mexican grocery store w/ taco trailer in parking lot is quick and tastier. Better deal and service there or even McDonalds as you pull in. Beware of the scams.
kalamazooprinting wrote about Cactus Bob's Barbecue Corral
Apparently "competition-style" bbq at Cactus Bob's equates to cooking the ribs in advance, keeping them in the cooler and microwaving to order. First set of ribs cold in the middle and hot around the edges. Second set of microwaved ribs staff overcompensates with time in microwave--too hot to touch with my fingers and exterior burnt and too dry to chew / eat. Asked for a refund, told it's store policy not to issue a refund--gift card instead. Too bad I'm from out of town, and wouldn't set foot back in this place if I had too. I'll definitely be contesting this charge on my credit card.
TheDoctor wrote about Open Sesame
Though small, the building was relatively easy to find. On the outside, the building was very plain except for the sign, which was bright and cursivy. The interior of the building was small and cozy, and the staff were nice. The ceiling was decorated with drapes and hanging lanterns, and the walls were covered with hanging paintings and were painted to symbolize the curved domes of Lebanese architecture. Instead of electric lights, there were candles at each table which made for a very romantic setting and may be the location of my future dates. The best part, though, was the food. The menu was slightly limited, but varied enough that all six members of my family could order something different that fit their individual tastes. I got the gyro and it was honestly the best gyro I have ever tasted. I also know (from tasting other plates at my table) that the shwarma and the rice are also very tasty. The Turkish Coffee(which is traditional drunk as desert) was also good. Apart from the coffee, there were no desert which was just fine because my meal filled me up. Overall it was an very enjoyable cultural experience, and I am definitely going again(soon hopefully). I recommend this restaurant to anyone hoping to try new foods and become immersed into a new culture.
witchypoo wrote about The General Store Eatery
We went in the last Saturday the 23rd of March for lunch, The owner I believe was rude, if you were a regular you got excellent attention. For the skimpy amount of food on the sandwich which was mediocre it was over priced. I for one won't recommend this place. I rather go across the street to the Tavern at least there they make feel welcome.
jessbickett2180 wrote about Ted's Coney Island
Just had a take out order from Ted on Ingersoll. They would not make chilie cheese fries. Even though they have fries, chillie and cheese. I got home after spening $30 for our chillie cheese dogs. They had so little chillie it did not even cover the dog and no pickle..... We have gone to Teds for years and we were so looing forward to it. Chile that does not cover the dog and no pickle.... I called the store and spoke to the manager. Do you know what he said? "I don't know what you want me to do about it". Well I know what to do, we won't be going back!!!
FromLizzyWithLove wrote about Ritual Cafe
Eh... My "medium" mocha was tiny. And it was just alright. I ordered a Four Cheese Panini, which was really good, but it took a really long time to make it. With no one else in line. Or in the cafe, for that matter. Also, really expensive. I spent $13 on a sandwich and a timble of coffee. I probably will not return.
Emma_L0u wrote about Appare Japanese Steakhouse
This is definitely the best sushi I have ever tasted! The servers were very nice and the food was magnificent! The décor of Appare was very authentic Japanese, yet modern with the koi pond and paper lanterns. I had a California roll, a Philadelphia roll, and a tempura shrimp roll. Everything looked beautiful too! The sushi was all artfully arranged on platters. They were all wonderful but the Tempura shrimp one was my favorite. I didn’t try any deserts however, so that will be my next excursion at Appare. I will definitely come back and bring a friend along to share the experience! This is certainly a good place for first timers too because they have a wide array of options, including very Americanized rolls. There was also the task of choosing where to sit, the dining area, in front of stoves, or on the ground, barefoot, in special rooms with Japanese style doors where the server is required to knock before coming in.
danevan wrote about New China Buffet & Grill, Southridge Mall
Tonight I took my girlfriend to eat there and we had a pleasant time the food and sushi was great until my girlfriend went for the Mongolian grill the beef on there was spoiled. she didn't find out until she started eating. She wont be back there for a while. The service was great as usual but the staff didn't understand that the beef had turned bad. I say if you go enjoy everything but be careful of the raw products at the grill.
Papahem wrote about Nick's Bar and Grill
In December, my wife's surprise birthday party was held at Nick's. Fabulous food, wine, and service was the best. The wood decor is relaxing and warm. Steaks, fish, salads, drinks.... Everything was first rate. We were treated like royalty. My wife said it was her best birthday ever. And last night we went up for a light dinner: the crab-stuffed shrimp in the lemon aioli sauce, and the Greek salad were a great combo. Also had a "Highlander" martini, specially made. Wow. This is the place.