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“good but pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Double LL Steakhouse

Double LL Steakhouse
401 E. Center Ave., Visalia, CA 93291-6304
(559) 627-1126
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Ranked #24 of 237 restaurants in Visalia
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Visalia, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food is very good but a little on the pricey side. Their service is good and friendly and they make a great steak.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Cypress, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“No Issues, just a Perfect Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

A good restaurant in Visalia is like being the tallest midget in the room...the peer group isn't so great in this town!

That being said, we recommend the Double L Steak House. This is a place you come to for a really good hunk of red meat.

The size of the menu may be a bit overwhelming, but if you are a lighter eater turn right to the back page. The "Light Dinner" options here must mean any steak weighing in less than 24 ounces. Consider splitting an entree, the house will set up a second plate with all side dishes (no entree) for $8.95.

I ordered the boneless rib eye, cooked medium. That is how it arrived.
Opted for the baked potato (hot and fluffy) and steamed veggie (broccoli). The small dinner salad was dressed correctly. Note the steaks here are grilled cowboy style, seasoned with a dry rub (good) and cooked over oak coals (damn good). If you do not care for a seasoning rub, advise your server.

My wife ordered the chicken fried steak. It was a thick slab of bottom round cooked correctly but she was disappointed in the cream gravy which tasted canned instead of made from scratch. She raved about the house rice side dish. She got through about half the steak before calling it a night.

Portions are big here, you may want to doggie bag the leftovers.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“NOT BAD AT ALL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We went to the Double LL Steakhouse last night despite all the bad reviews and honestly, I really don't get why they have been so harshly judged. While this place isn't exactly the best I've ever been to, it is most definately more than acceptable. Our service was good, price was reasonable, the food tasted good and the portions were by far more than we barganed for. We will definately go there again for dinner, especially if we are REALLY hungry for a very large serving of comfort food. I hope the people reading these reviews won't shy away from this place based on all the bad rap, it's definately worth checking out for yourself.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Visalia
2 reviews
“Worst customer service I have ever received”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Tonight was my girlfriends last night in town so I suggested to everyone that we all go out to Double Ll for drinks and appetizers. It was about 7pm when we arrived and the bar was deserted, except for one other table of 6, a family, who was eating dinner there. We are all stay at home moms, very conservative, not the rowdy kinda crowd but looking forward to a relaxing night out to celebrate and reminisce our good friend having to move away. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like garbage, the young man, the bartender, let us know he was short a cocktail waitress, but would do his best to serve us until he was too busy. We asked for separate tabs for the 7 of us, there was no one but a small family in the bar with us, he rolled his eyes and sighed, then walked away to get out drink orders in. When he came back we asked if there was a way to turn down the air, we were freezing! The answer was "no" short and curt and then he walked away. For right or wrong we decided we did not want to spend the night wrapped in our dining napkins so we moved over a table where we were sheltered from the torrential wind coming out of the pipes and ceiling fans ~ he glared at us to the point of embarassment and then threw towels behind the bar before storming out and getting the last two girls' drink orders. When we asked him if it was a problem or if he was upset that we moved he said, "Yes, first of all you pushed two tables together (we had 6 people and the tables sat 4) mind you no one offered to seat us so we sat down at the nearest empty table that didn't have a reserved sign on it, then you moved tables, and you want separate tabs..." At this point we were being yelled at, were shocked, and completely uncomfortable. We finished our drinks in silence, went to pay the tab where the female bartender, who obviously had heard his side of the story exclaimed, "You've got to be kidding me" I have never ever in my life, even at a fast food joint, ever been treated so rudely, my four year old has better manners! What was even more mortifying was that I recommended this place to my girlfriends and 5 of the 7 girls had never been there and 7 of the 7 said they would never go back!!! Mortifying, so Jeremy, maybe you better look for a job at a different facility, one that doesn't recquire any people skills or customer service. Terrible!!! We then walked to Fugazzi's and were served by an incredible waitress. The restaurant was super busy but she made us a priority, was kind, polite, and efficient in her service. At least then we knew we weren't the ones being jerks!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Oh dear!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011 via mobile

First of all the waitress was surly and made us wait even though the place wasn't full or that busy. Then we had to wait for ages for our order to be taken and even then they didn't have the wine nor the main course we wanted. The waiter seemed a nice man but oh what a face the waitress had when we reminded her we were still waiting, so sorry for being such an inconvenience! All in all food was ok but over priced and not the service we know and love from USA what a shame

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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