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“everything you could want in belgium”
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Downtown
Ranked #697 of 928 Restaurants in Ghent
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Beer, chocolate and waffles all in the same place. like a step back in time with the architecture. Easily walkable.

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Reviewed March 12, 2012

The ribs were greasy and without taste. Asking for a second one resulted in another greasy rib with soms sauce that was supposed to be 'hot'.
The hamburger was ok but way to expensive for what you get.
Service was slow, and not very kind either.
Much better places to go in Ghent... too bad.

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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Our ribs where not seasoned at all (for good seasoned ribs go to 'De Gekroonde Hoofden' in Ghent) they were just greassy and flavourless. We ended filling our stomachs with (deepfried) fries. The owner/waitor was the only staff available for the whole restaurant (not done!), we had to wait for ages to get some attention. We had to eat fries not to walk out hungry, and he charged for our second bowl of fries, aswell as the sauses (ketchup and mayo). That is totaly not done for a propper restaurant! (Ryanair marketing approuch!) When we asked the owner about this he reacted totaly unapropreate...hence my typing efforts above.

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Thank Stijn A
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We went there on a cold evening, was the first time we've been to Downtown.

Location - 9/10
Central, on the Vrijdagsmarkt, a nice square in the centre

Food - 7,5/10
With the apéro there was a warm soup as a starter, very good.
As a main course we ate spareribs (as much as you want) - quite nice. - you got a lot of meat. Fries were home made imo.

Dessert : choice of the day (looks they have no menu list when we asked for it) - we took the dame blanche, which was a lot. Chocolate was heavenly, vanilla ice wasn't from the same quality

Service - 8/10
Staff is easy going but very friendly

Interior/Atmosphere - 8/10
You enter an American grill resto next to a motel, which gives a cosy atmosphere.

Prices - Bit expensive for what you get, although not overpriced :
Spareribs on Thursdays = 13 euro
Normal drinks (coke, coffee) = 2,30
Dessert (Dame Blanche) = 5,30

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile
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