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“not what I was expecting” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Running M Bar & Grill

Running M Bar & Grill
520 Saint Paul Street, Gonzales, TX
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Ranked #14 of 28 Restaurants in Gonzales
Cuisines: American
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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“not what I was expecting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

went here with friends, was told it was a great place, so sorry that it was not! the service was poor the place was really loud, the chicken was undercooked and seasoned badly, the mashed potatoes were awful and I will never be back

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Austin, Texas
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“passing through”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

If you are looking for a good meal, Avoid this place! One of the most disappointing meals ever. The mashed potatoes were instant and tasted old. the corn tasted like it was canned, and the chicken was frozen and seasoned just awfull never going here again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“So much Potential So Little Potential Met”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

On a recent trip through South Texas, we stopped in one of our favorite towns, Gonzales. We have eaten at the same restaurant for year and were very dissapointed to find it closed. As we looked across the square we saw the Running M Bar & Grill and decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was nice and the staff very friendly. We ordered the Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes, as we had seen several plates of it go by. We went to the small salad bar and were so very impressed with the freshness of the salad, tomatoes and cucumber. They even had real bacon bits. We were off to a great start, truely this is one of the best, crunchiest salads I had ever had. Then here came the Chicken Fried Steaks. The presentation was wonderful, the steaks (real not some hamburger patty) had a beautiful crisp batter on them. Then the taste..........NOTHING! I have never had food that had this little flavor. I do believe the batter was flour and water......period. Then the potatoes...........NOTHING. They were instant potatoes that had, again been made with water and not one seasoning whatsoever. The "cream" gravy was also made with flour and water..........but there was pepper in it. This was shocking since Gonzales is home of Adam's Spices.........some of the most creative and wonderful spices I have ever seen. I suggest the people and Running M go over and meet the people and Adam's Spices, they certainly need their help. Won't be going back to this place.

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