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“If you want 70's old school, this is your place.”
Review of Duffy's Restaurant

Duffy's Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 63 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

The experience starts with walking thru the double doors into a foyer packed with lotto machines. Then, make your way to the hostess section, past the thrift store books for sale.

A tired looking waitress will give you a sticky menu and you'll try to find something you can eat that looks somewhat modern, fresh and/or healthy.
When that fails, you'll go for your standby of chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes.
You'll get a choice of cream or brown gravy.
(Of note: They serve Yak meat. Yak.)

Finally, an iceberg lettuce salad with stale croutons arrive. No tomato. No onion. Just croutons.
The salad is spilling over the sides of the too-small plate. Yes, this means the server has her dirty hands in your salad as she brought it over. The same hands that were bussing a table a minute before. The same hands she sneezed onto.

Try not to watch the chef in his dirty grey whites (I'm laughing as I typed "whites'') cook in the open kitchen. Don't wince when you see him use the same filthy towel to mop up the counter AND to get the plate edges cleaned up. He's wearing clear plastic gloves that he never changes.

Finally, your food arrives.
Oh good, the gravy tastes like it came out of packets. The mashed potatoes were dehydrated and reconstituted right there fresh in that kitchen! The steak itself wasn't too horrible, although way overcooked and super thin.

If you're wondering if we will be back.....ummmm......no.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Probably not a repeat. Husband did like his fries. I thought the "fresh homemade biscuit" was heavy and more like a cake. It was even square, not round. Good jam, but a tiny serving of it. Careful of the misleading price on burgers. Add fries is over 3$ and another 1$ for lettuce and tomato. Ends up over $11 !

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Finally tried it after living here for 2 years. I should not have bothered. I asked if their Corned Beef & Hash was homemade. The waitress responded with a happy "yes of course". It would have been better if it was canned because it was the worst corned beef hash I have ever had! Absolutely tasteless! I did not bother to eat most of it, I went home and had cereal. My husband ordered the basic ham, eggs and hash browns. We were quite sure that the hash browns were not real, they looked and tasted like dehydrated potatoes! Coffee was weak. Service was fine. It was obvious that the locals had been coming in here for a hundred years since the waitress knew everyone by name and asked several people if they would like "the usual". I am glad I am not a local and will never be!

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

the servcie was so bad
the waitress never came back to check on us
took 20 to get order taken
1hr to get our food,
and 15 minutes to get out bill

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1  Thank jennifer573
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Don't bother. It's dark, dingy, all the food comes from cans. Disgusting and overpriced. Frozen burger patties, canned gravy, canned sauce, canned everything. I'd rather eat at a hospital.

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