If you see a menu like a thick book having every kind of food you can think of, they do not make it fresh. It’s impossible to have that large of a selection, so we went to this diner for the last time. Sometimes you can have an off day, but three strikes and you’re out.
I ordered a Caesar salad for $8 and a small cup of soup for $4. I guess I should have gotten a “Special” for $12, but would have received a larger, more awful meal. The dressing was pink and vinegary with the cheese out of a shaker instead of freshly grated. I asked if they had anchovies and the waitress said it would be $3 extra.
My dad ordered beef stroganoff and the chunks of beef were rock hard forcing him to eat just the noodles. His wife’s $13 baked Virginia ham with pineapple was three see-through slices with that nasty neon sauce you get with sweet and sour pork at a Chinese restaurant.
When my son ordered a steak, he tried to substitute the onion rings it came with for fries. She said they couldn’t do that, but he could order a side of fries with it. We have always had an awkward time trying to order a meal there. I could continue with how we got burned with over pricing and their lousy attitude, but I hope you get the point. We’ve finally learned an expensive lesson: quantity does not equal quality.
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