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“Not your Uncle's favorite dive, but still not a place for a NOW meeting or someone hungry for more than bar food.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hooters

Hooters
241 Eastern Byp, Richmond, KY 40475-2355
859-626-3900
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Ranked #62 of 107 restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not your Uncle's favorite dive, but still not a place for a NOW meeting or someone hungry for more than bar food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I had never been to a Hooters before, but I heard all the stories. All told it's a burger bar with a bevy of babes wearing short shorts and cut tees at your beck and call. So I was really skeptical when my friend (a huge fan of Hooters) invited me there for dinner.

And surprise: it is the burger bar of infamy. But Hooters is something else, too. It's a cultural time warp. A politically-incorrect bit of post-feminist machismo-meets-Americana gone amok. It's equal parts kitschy roadside attraction and wanna-be biker bar. Ultimately, Hooters is a place where junior college students and professional wait staff alike can make good tips right off-the-highway--without the use of dance pole or under the protection of a bouncer.

The food was below average. My burger was cooked to order, but without much care towards presentation. The fries were bland and a bit soggy. And my supposedly handcrafted, Oktoberfest-style beer was just okay. It could have been any mass-produced amber-colored ale on the market.

My friend ordered buffalo chicken strips. One of the specialties of the house and his favorite thing on the menu. It could have bat guano fried in 10W40 motor oil: he wasn't there for the food. He pretended to be interested in his order, but only when his eyes weren't following our order taker--a sophomore at the local state university, who did a tremendous job. (Despite her cartoon wardrobe, she was serious waitress.)

If you're looking for a burger chain, there are better ones around. But if you're looking for a way to bond with your buddy who can't get enough of the house special buffalo wings served with a soft porn sideshow, then this is the place.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Poor Servcie”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Ordered breaded wings, got naked, ordered fries, didn't get fries. Wings were dripping in grease, No cute little standard paper in my to go box. Not like it was croweded. No one else was at the bar and only about 5 tables filled the whole restaurant. Meca needs to pay better attention. Maybe I would have had better service if I was a guy. Thank goodness I don't live here and am just passing thru. Atlanta stores are MUCH better.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Can't go wrong with this Hooters location. Always good food and service.

Visited May 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“unprofessional servers”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

This place is your standard service...servers who aren't very bright and don't know customer service if it slapped them in the face. also was there on wings night, all you can eat, had half of the first plate and they wouldn't let me take it to the hotel, even though I showed them my hotel key...not like I had one complete serving...then was going to take seconds back to the room..never went back there again

Visited December 2010
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Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Eeh!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

Gave this Particular Hooters a Neutral rating because, yes, even though the food is good and this is a great place to hang out with friends to watch "The Game" ...I'd like to see better looking gals!!! I mean....c'mon......this is Hooters for the love of God! I've lived in Central Kentucky since 1999 and have frequented the Hooters on Richmond Road in Lexington and This Particular Hooters (among others)many, many times.....and though the Hooters in Richmond rivals the Lexington Hooters, the gals in Lexington have looked (consistantly) far better now for 9 years!!! Especially from the neck up! So...as Hooters' go....this one is a 3 star.

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