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“Date night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shillings On the Square

Shillings On the Square
19 N Park Sq NE, Marietta, GA 30060-1972
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Ranked #91 of 566 Restaurants in Marietta
Price range: $9 - $27
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Marietta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Date night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Went for St. Patrick's Day. Decent Irish pub fare. Corned beef and cabbage was tasty. Otherwise, a bit overpriced.

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Club sandwich in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Never a disappointment when I order the club sandwich....it's always fresh and large...two people could easily share it....the only problem is if you ask for a seat in the front window to look out at the Square even if no one is in the place they will tell you the tables are saved for larger parties then 2....

Visited October 2012
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

By far, one of the top ten worst dining experiences ever ! Food awful, salmon overlooked and chicken breast was cold and raw in middle and burned on outside? Waitress over promised on timing and severely underdelivered. Four day ahead previous reservation for six and we were placed at a table where two guests had to eat with large gap between a round table and a square table, pushed together. Also not enough room for table behind us to be served without guest at our table having to stop and stand to let servers have access to othe rtable. Server spilled food on floor while serving. Floor so sticky that shoe actually stuck. Could not finish soup, salad or main course due to awful flavor and poor, poor prep. Avoid at all cost.

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Food - nice ambiance.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Ate here Christmas weekend with a a large group. Twelve of us walked in without a reservation late Sunday afternoon and luckily were seated in minutes. Casual lunch with drinks and everything came to the table quickly drinks and food. Food was good, service was very good. What more could you want!

Visited December 2012
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Woodstock, Georgia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Now I recall why we haven't been to Shillings in over 15 years!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Had dinner with another couple last night. Place was very busy which should have been a good sign. We sat upstairs near the front windows. Very nice atmosphere with piano playing in the backround.

Our server, Richard, came over to our table and the VERY 1st thing he said was "How do you want the check?"!! Very uncomfortable moment as our friends said to put it on one. I later had Richard change that to split checks so our friends would't feel compelled to buy our dinner.

My wife and I had finished our 1st glass of wine as Richard came back to bring another. He simply poured the refill into the same wine glass without offering a clean one. We normally tell a server to just use the same glass as we don't change glasses at home but at least the offer of a clean glass is made. Not last night.

To cut to the chase, I had the NY Strip and my wife had the Grouper. The steak was somewhat dry and had no true flavor even though I ordered, and it came out, Mid rare. My wife's Grouper was very dry and somewhat chewey as I tasted it as well. We both had the vegetable of the day and their mashed potatoes. The plates were served with the entree lying on top of this pile of veggie/potato. Poorly presented.

During the course of the evening, our server continually came over and interrupted conversation to ask his questions as to what else we needed. Never once waiting for us to finish a comment among our table but just jumping in. At one point as he stood by the table, he even offered his opinion on a topic we were discussing!

BTW, this place isn't cheap! I never have a second thought on paying for good quality food & service. In this case, the service was poor, the food really bad, and our check for my wife and I including 2 glasses of wine each, two entrees, and one appetizer was over $140 with tip. Did we finish our entrees? We both finished about half. Did we send it back or comment to the server? No as we realized at that time that we were ready to be done.

If you've not been to Shillings before, look at their online menu and you'll see the entrees in the $20 - $40+ range. The quality, at least from our experience, doesn't justify the price.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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