A friend had spotted this place while shopping at the outlet malls and I was a little skeptical when I realized it was a stand-in-line, buffet-style event - however when I saw the care they were taking building a salad à la carte I began to be impressed.
My companion wisely suggested that we share a tri-tip sandwich. Again this was beautifully presented, already cut in quarters. An order of beer-battered onion rings (well it is near Visalia) and two beers rounded off a "stuffed thanks" dinner - and my friend even took home enough salad for his lunch the following day.
The one reservation we had was the price of wine. Californian wine $9 a glass! Are you serious? I would want a good wine for $9 a bottle - no more than 80 miles from the vineyards! The beer at $4 was a much more acceptable choice.
The staff was cheery even late in the evening - even the one we had to request stop sweeping the floor near our table. What is it in the US that we accept chairs being stacked on tables and staff sweeping the place up while customers are still eating? That would likely get a European waiter his marching orders.
We will certainly visit again.
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