This is my first negative review. We are a senior couple from the Ft. Worth/Dallas area that enjoy judging "chicken fried steaks" on all our travels. The Butcher Shop came highly recommended. We were both very disappointed.
I was not put off by the self- service, Styrofoam plate, plastic forks, and the paper towel napkins - but my wife was. I WAS put off by the first bite of my chicken fried steak. The meat was okay and the quantity was good, but the batter was mediocre and the steak had been fried in stale oil. The gravy was terrible. Overall, the steak was one of the worst I’ve eaten. Since it is a self serve operation, its hard to criticize the service, but when we asked for a “to go” box, we were told they were not allowed to give us a large size so they gave us two small boxes. I would recommend the Cotton Patch just up the street if you want a chicken fried steak in Longview.
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