We really wanted to like Larry's, as this area definitely needs better restaurants. Unfortunately, we now have another mediocre place that will likely struggle, get still worse, and eventually close. The server was pleasant, but that was nearly the only positive. First, the menu out front doesn't match the menu inside, so forget the barbequed chicken. Our waitress seemed to think it's never been available at all. So, my youngest son, who really wanted that barbeque chicken, got a kids' meal of fried chicken instead: 4 tiny drumettes and cold fries. I got the brisket, which was served shredded in a watery sauce instead of sliced in the usual smoked brisket fashion. This was more like overdone pot roast, cooked so long that it was chewy and dry, but swimming in a too-sweet and watery sauce; it must have been actually smoked on a different day and served as a leftover. The coleslaw was ok, but the mac and cheese was obviously also reheated from another day; a grainy saucy, rubbery noodles, and very dry. Another son had breaded pork chops: two small slices of loin, albeit in a decent breading that he enjoyed; with it came over-cooked veggies and extremely salty rice. I have seen so many restaurants follow this path, and it makes me sad. I may take the kids back again and maybe try to talk to the owner. If he reads these reviews, let me say this, Larry: no matter what, serve good food every time. If the food is always good, people will come. Portage wants you to succeed!
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