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Reviewed February 20, 2021

Went to Gatehouse for dinner last night. Got there about 7:40. Waiting time was minimal. Was walked to our table across the sticky sounding floor 🤢 and seated at dirty seats Server came to get our drink order and we told her we'd like to...order appetizers also. We were informed they were out of 4 items on the appetizer menu so we ordered bisque & onion rings. After a few moments another server came to take our order. We informed her that we had already ordered appetizers and she informed us that there was no bisque. We ordered steak & a fish fry plate. Both meals were supposed to have a salad with it (as stated on menu). Steak meal got the salad but I did not. Fish fry was loaded with grease. Yes I know it's deep fried but I've eaten 100's of fish fries that were not loaded with grease. Never received toast that went with the meal either. We received our check from the server who didn't even bother to ask if we wanted dessert. Will have to rethink going to this restaurant againMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

First time eating at this establishment and will be the last. The buffet is ala carte and no children's menu on Sunday. The waitress did talk the cook into making two corn dogs for my 4 yr old the first corn dog came out and...was frozen and the second one was so hot it burnt the weiner. It was expensive and food not good at all the only positive was the tea was good. The waitress seemed aggravated to even have someone seated in her section. We will not go back and hopefully, this review will save someone from wasting their money.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed July 8, 2020

My husband and I were looking for a nice restaurant to have an early dinner. We were the first diners of the evening. The menu looked reasonable and I ordered a steak and my husband ordered a hamburger steak. Our waitress was very personable and...extremely nice. She quickly brought our drink and our salad. She also asked if we would like some rolls and brought those, Before long our entrées came and I tried to cut my steak which was almost impossible. It was also impossible to chew. I told my waitress, and she said she would tell them but nothing happened. At the end when she brought the bill, I asked to speak to the manager. She came and tried to tell me how tough all sirloin was. I disagreed with her. She agreed to take off 50% of my bill. However, no more because I had eaten the other things on my plate. My husband's hamburger steak was also not very good, but he did not want to say anything because of the way she was. They also charged us .25 for water. Believe me I think this is a place I think you should stay away from, even though our waitress was just lovely.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 27, 2020

We went on a Saturday night before the free concert in the amphitheater. Saturday night is seafood night. I was hesitant as this does not look like a seafood restaurant. We asked the waitress about the fried oysters. She assured us they were good. She...wasn't kidding. They were some of the best oysters I have had. The small plate had about ten oysters and came with a baked potato and a large salad, all for $14.99. Wow! My husband had the Rueben sandwich. He was not impressed. Atmosphere is iffy. Staff is excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2019

We were seated quickly by a rather cranky woman. Drink order was taken and brought to us fairly quickly. Sweet tea was ok. Order soup and specifically requested it before the meal. Fairly long wait for food which was odd as there were only 3...other tables at the time and 1 had their food and the other ate off the buffett. So like 20-25 minutes after we order all the food shows up. I said I did not want the soup and reminded her that I had said I wanted it before. She stated that it was made fresh and took a while and I asked her why she didn't mention that when I ordered it and she said "I thought you knew" We haven't been in the restaurant in over 3 years so I'm not sure she remembered mentioning it to me in the past or what. The meat to bread ration on the prime rib sandwich was pathetic. There was one maybe 1/8 inch slice of under seasoned meat with some provolone on it. The au jus was bland. The fries were ok. I read that a chef runs this place. I can see why he was exiled to Pickens. This food was barely Applebee's quality let alone "chef" quality.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

My family stopped here on the way to the lake hoping for a good meat and three. You can eat off the buffet or order off the menu. We are the buffet fried chicken. It was terribly dried out. The sides of fried okra and...Mac n cheese were very good as was the corn bread. The service was friendly and we had plenty of refills on our drinks. Just sad about the chicken😢.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Enjoyed my favorite Gatehouse menu selection yesterday - their Spicy Turkey Salad - loaded with turkey, corn salsa, black beans, veggies, and homemade salsa chips. Topped with their homemade spicy dressing, it is delicious! Many great selections on their menu, and lots of folks love...the heavier buffet with hot meats and veggies.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Waited 10 -15 minutes to have our drink order taken. At the same time we placed our order since we had plenty of time to look over the menu while waiting for someone to even get to our table. We ordered an appetizer as well....Our drinks came fairly quickly. And we waited and waited for our appetizer. We had to ask another waiter to bring us the complimentary rolls. About 30 - 35 minutes later my husband went and asked for a manager....we still didn't have our appetizer. We waited around about 5 minutes and right as she came over our appetizer finally came. She never said she was the manager. She was waiting on tables as well. She more or less called me a lier when I told her how long we had been waiting and that their waiter had been with them a long time. She said she was sorry. Our food arrived shortly after speaking with her except for mine. The waiter said she forgot to put my order in. We all got up and left. My dad paid for part of the food...that we didn't even eat. From the time we got in the door till the time most of the food came it had been an hour. I don't normally leave reviews, and I let a lot of things go that others wouldn't. But this was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. I can't tell you if the food is good or not, it took way to long to get it. And the restaurant was about 1/3 empty and some were eating from the buffet.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Our family of 4 tried this restaurant for dinner tonight. It was mostly just average, nothing special. The fried chicken had a good flavor, but had been sitting too long under heat and was dried out. The rice and gravy was good. The yeast rolls...were hard and tough, may have been good yesterday. I’d rather have hot, fresh food and wait for it than a buffet where it’s dried out. I won’t be going back. My granddaughter did like her hamburger steak.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I usually choose cafeteria line when in town but most folks order from their large menu selection. They have crushed ice which makes all drinks last better.

Date of visit: March 2019
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  • Gatehouse Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5