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“Food was tasty, around $3.40 for a fountain diet pop.....come on!!!!”
Review of dem Bones - CLOSED

dem Bones
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
ontario
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food was tasty, around $3.40 for a fountain diet pop.....come on!!!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We took our parents here for lunch on the last Sunday of July. The restaurant wasn't very busy. Food was good although portions were small. Waitress was friendly. My issue was the price of the pop. We paid around $3.40'ish for each pop and were never offered a refill. So we paid them $3.40 for a pop that would have cost them around ten-twenty cents to make. Their competitors charge well under $3, with refills. We left feeling cheated. Last visit for us.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank 4everaway
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English first
Belleville, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Service Not Worth the 15% Tip Included In The Bill”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was our bill from a night out to celebrate a friend birthday. The service was horrible and the meal's were not all that great. The waitress took FOREVER to take our order. Then it took forever to get our meal, 90min and the food did not arrive at the same time. Then it took her another 30min to bring us our bills.
Call me crazy but l think most would agree that a tip is based on the service a waitress/waiter does to take care of the people they are serving. So to many of us that were celebrating, it came with first great shock to see the tip included in the bill and then anger when you went to pay you could actually add another tip by paying debit.
I know that we will not be going back to have another meal

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank JackSprat75
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Belleville, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be......”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We used to enjoy both eating in and getting take-out. Not quite sure why, but it's just not the same. When you can actually get the food, it's great! Maybe they are understaffed??? Called five times tonight to put in a take-out order and just got their answering machine. Last time when we got 'The Trough', no corn bread. Called ahead half an hour and still had to wait 10 minutes to get the take-out order. Really too bad! Seems like the kitchen does their job, but the wait staff is sorely lacking. Owners......how about some improvement in this area? Like I said, we really like the food, but the service sucks!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank _Sue_C_McK_
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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Smoke Wings & Ribs”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

For a different taste in wings, ribs, beef and pork this is the place to try. Close to the Best Western and only a short walk from the Holiday Inn. Obviously a local favorite from the people we met at the bar so must be good and it is. Bar service could be a little faster but the wait was worth it.
Try the burgers as well.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Brian E
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yesterdays Food”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

If I wanted to be served day old reheated ribs I would have ordered them. When we told our server the ribs were dried out and obviously reheated, she responded, wow, that's too bad, but did nothing about offering to replace them.
The chicken wings were made fresh and were good.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank YesRNo
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