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“Great Salad Bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of K Bobs Steakhouse

K Bobs Steakhouse
200 W Estrella Avenue, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Ranked #18 of 28 Restaurants in Tucumcari
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Salad Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A very good menu, with a varied choice of beverages. The food was wholesome and very tasty. This restaurant is conveniently located on the same property as the Best Western hotel.
The staff were very friendly, efficient and provided excellent service. Recommended

Visited December 2013
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Lake Winnebago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a joke!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

It was the only restaurant recommended by our hotel, we got there, a few couples/people were waiting. We don't know if they had their name in or not, the receptionist was taking a long order from a family standing nearby. We were tired after a long full days drive, all we wanted to do was eat and go to bed because we looking forward to another long days drive. We decided to eat at the bar, we were about to seat ourselves at the bar when a man who had been standing in line at the reception desk informed us we had to be seated by the receptionist. Okay, so we went back out to wait, then we overheard "it's going to be an hour wait." The restaurant maybe the greatest in town but the disorganization put us off. We left and ate at the McDonalds nearby, ugh.

Visited December 2013
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San Clemente, California
1 review
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“Bad food and bad service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Best Western next door and went to K Bobs because it was so convenient. When we walked up to the front door it was dead bolted locked although there were customers inside. Finally when a customer was leaving we were able to get in (along with several others trying to get in). That should have been enough to make us go elsewhere but we were tired from a long day on the road. The waitress said the door was locked because they were full and couldn't seat anyone else. I would think that would be in violation of fire exit laws. We waited around and then found some seats at the bar. After a very long wait, the bartender took drink orders and gave us menus. We struck up a conversation with a couple next to us and they had been sitting there since about 15 minutes before our arrival. Their meals came while we were waiting for ours, and his steak was fried to a crisp. He told the bartender that it was in edible so the bartender brought it back to the kitchen. Our meals finally came while he was still waiting and about all I can say is the chicken dishes we had were edible. Our neighbor's second steak finally came and it looked the same as the first one. Needless to say, he told the bartender to take it back and take it off the bill. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“Don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Read reviews and thought since it was right next door to our hotel, would try it. The food is mediocre at best, the service less than mediocre and there did not appear to be a manager on duty. The good is that there is a bar as well as a family restaurant side and an early bird special (arrive before 5)...the servings are large and you can walk to it from four hotels. Unfortunately, the bad far outweighs the good. The waitress/waiters seemed to lack training as ours did not know the menu options, did not mention there was no cocktail sauce (although the menu indicates it is part of the meal) and didn't smile or appear friendly (nor did most of the other servers). However in her and other servers defense, they had tables all over the restaurant rather than a section of tables so this prevented friendly casual interaction or for them to be observe their customers and needs.

My husband's kabob was gristly, the rice had no flavor, the broccoli was dry and had a preservative taste to it and lacked seasoning. My fried shrimp, although large and nicely hot had a flavorless breading on it, there was no shrimp cocktail sauce in the restaurant the night we were there, the onion rings were rather although the nicely breaded had little to know seasoning on the breading. Again the broccoli had such a preservative flavor and odor that I could not eat it and the fries although the best part of the meal was such a small portion that they couldn't bring this rating up to a 2....Needless to say, we won't be eating here again. We suspect that the four hotels nearly adjacent to this place, accounted for all or nearly all of the clientele.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tucumcari, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“First impression count! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The five stars is for the waitress we had, she was so nice and an excellent server. The first employee, the one who made the first impression, almost made us leave before we were seated. However, the food was very good. Cooked just how we ordered it. Also, the salad bar was great! If we every pass through this town again we would eat here.

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