Inexpensive doesn't always mean bad food. In this case, it does. If you are bringing kids, or only want a loud bar scene, go. The high ceilings and wood floors make for loud, loud dining.The waitress started us with a bowl of popcorn and actually asked my husband if he wanted a glass with his beer. One plus. Then she disappeared. One negative... Finally, she took our order and we waited, and waited. A french onion soup app ($2.99) should not take 3/4 of an hour to show up. (Now the negatives begin to mount.) The reasonably sized cup had a huge bread crouton taking up more than half the space. Very little cheese was on top. The crouton soaked up nearly all the broth, but there were many sliced onions on the bottom. Temerature good, flavor good. Final outcome bad. After another half hour, the entrees finally arrived. A $10.99 steak special ordered rare turned out to be 1/4 rare and 3/4 well done. Why did they even ask how I wanted it cooked if the slice of meat graded from 1/4 inch thick to barely there? By the time the cook got the grill marks on one side, the meat was overcooked. I opted for the cheesy bacon topped baked potato ($1 extra). Don't bother - not much topping, just added cost. Butter or sour cream would have been better. The onion rings on top of the steak looked pretty good but tasted just like the chopped onion and breading rings from the freezer case in the supermarket. My hubby's "Ranchers Pie" ($10.99) turned out to be a shepherd's pie in disgust, uh, I mean disguise. The ground meat and corn combo was covered with a thin layer of mashed potatoes then slathered in gravy and mushrooms. I'm glad the lighting was low. I must say, it was not pleasant to look at from across the table. The garlic bread turned out to be two thin slices of a baguette. The waitress reappeared partway through our entrees and asked, not if everything was OK, but if we wanted dessert.
Go again, I think not. I do not do the bar scene. Parking becomes difficult unless you want an early dinner. Even the handicapped spaces were filled when we left - not by those who needed them, but by huge pickup trucks with no handicapped placards.
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