“Great food ... OK service”
It was around dinner time when we were driving through the Quad Cities area and thought we were check out Frank's in Tuscumbia. It had been recommended to us by foodies who had also eaten there a few times and loved it. When we arrived, we were surprised to find such a nice ambient spot. Even though it was on the early side of dinner and a weeknight, there was already a couple of groups in line waiting for tables. Since we had to move on down the road, we opted to eat in the outside area, instead of wait a half an hour. The outside eating area was nice enough, but we could've done without the big screen TV pumping out sports from the live music stage located at the end of the space. At the time we were seated, there was only one other table occupied. We mentioned we wanted to be seated in a no-smoking area and the waitress indicated that it was only no smoking inside. Since it was outside and a fairly large space with maybe fifteen or twenty tables, we didn't think we would encounter a problem. About ten minutes after we were seated, our waitress led a couple who were smoking to a table right next to us ..... while there were many empty table all around. When the food arrived ... it was quite good ... no disappointments there. But the constant chain smoking couple just about ruined the experience for us. I'm not militant about this kind of thing, but when we made our waitress aware of our preference and then demonstrated a total lack of awareness .... well all I can say is that the food was good enough to warrant coming back, but I will certainly make sure I eat inside. I would give this a two star rating based on our experience, but it wouldn't be fair to the establishment. I really think the stars didn't line up for us on this visit.
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