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“o.k. place with o.k, not great , food, great location”
Review of Sinclair's - Cloverdale - CLOSED

Sinclair's - Cloverdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed May 17, 2009

This is not a gourmet temple, but a simple neighborhood restaurant that has some decent sports bar food, some good salads and some poor food. It has a lively bar scene and is a place to see and be seen. It is in a great location, next to an independent movie theatre, art gallery and shops and other restaraunts. You can eat outside in a nice courtyard, but the inside is noisy. A former Sinclair gas station ( many Montgomerian's of a certain age can remember buying gas there; some even will tell you it cost .25 per gallon), it has a black leather and chrome inside that bounces noise around, making conversation difficult, and giving a cold atmosphere--not a special date place. A full service menu has some consistently good choices--the Capri salad (spinach, shrimp, feta, mandarin oranges, and red onion) , the Shrimp and Avocado salad and the Spa salad and the crab bisque are all winners, even if the latter is a bit oversalted..The wings used to be great, but now are just o.k.. But the full menu has pitfalls. I always think that I want a hamburger here, and am always disappointed. Just not what a really good sit down hamburger meal should be, is like so many white table cloth chain burgers...tasteless with tasteless fries, even when you pile on the onion, catsup and mustard. Have had wild variations in the other dishes. Waiters are usually very fast and attentive. Stick to the low end food and the value is reasonable, overreach and ,well....you spin the wheel. Can be lucky. They may have improved as it has been a long time since I have had anything but a salad and/or soup, or sunday eggs. Oh, yeah a Sunday brunch offers the standard range of eggs whatever, with decent potatoes,a fruit slice and the obligatory glass of bubbly. Coffee is ok not notable.

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1  Thank Alabella
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Reviewed March 17, 2009

The food is wonderful. I recommend any of the fish specials. The crab bisque is some of the best I've tried.

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Reviewed January 13, 2009

Delicious locally owned restaurant. Cant go wrong at any of the three Sinclair's

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