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“A great restaurant, but unfortunately is now closed.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sparky's Diner - CLOSED

Sparky's Diner
East Spurtank road, Chennai (Madras), India
42634233
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A great restaurant, but unfortunately is now closed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The founder, manager and head chef of Sparky's, Thom Petty died in December 2011. The restaurant closed not long after that. I have heard that there is almost zero chance that Sparky's will ever reopen. It was a fun restaurant with interesting and original decorations, good music, nice capable employees and great food. There were plenty of loyal customers and new visitors. We will all continue to miss Thom and Sparky's Diner.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Service was ok - food wasnt all that great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The food was not to my taste... and I have a taste for good food. The chicken wings which I ordered was pretty hard and the sauce too sower.

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Chennai (Madras), India
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“R.I.P”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Was probably one of, if not THE best Authentic American restaurants in Chennai. Brilliant food, Excellent service and nice prices with a lot of 'Theme days'.

Unfortunately, shut down as the owners moved back to the US in late 2011.

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Chennai (Madras), India
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Authentic slice of Americana in Chennai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The ambience here should please ex pats: walls are decorated with registration plates, football and baseball mementos, and American rock n roll plays nonstop. The food is good, even if a few dishes were a liitle overcooked and dry. We particularly enjoyed the fried zucchini (courgette to Europeans). The country fried chicken, a Tradition from my native South with a hint of German schnitzel not far away, brought my roots to the surface. It is hard for the ambience itself to keep from dominating the table talk; hunting out memorabilia from a particular state and swapping American tales is inevitable.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Diner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Best American food in town, by a mile! A definite visit while in Chennai!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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