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“Worst experience EVER”
Review of Barney's Boathouse

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Barney's Boathouse
Ranked #941 of 1,276 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

A party of four of us were in on Saturday for afternoon cocktails and lunch. We have had great service in the 3rd floor patio in the past so we entered and proceeded upstairs. we waited a few moments and noticed that the upstairs bar had no liquor even though there were people sitting upstairs. We went down to the first floor and were greeted by the Rudest, nost obnoxious and offensive person we had met in Phoenix yet. We asked questions about the new shortened menu and he just started at the screen on the computer and simply stated "Is it on the menu". No answers just attitude. We asked for drinks and were told that he may or may not have liquor but he would decide. My friend asked for a Jack and coke and the bartender finished the bottle at about half shot so he picked up Beam and told him, well your getting Beam too and poured over the Jack. Another friend ordered a bloody mary and was told he may have to make it with ketchup as he had no mixes and could not order Corona as he had no limes but that someone had gone to the store to get some. He even went so far as to tell my friend, a UofA alumn, that they didn't even speak english in Tucson and that city was worthless. We ordered food but as soon as he walked away and we saw him come into the building and into the kitchen with a lit cigarette in his mouth we cancelled our order and left. We have great memories of Saturday afternoons at Barneys but that bartender was, without question the most unprofessional and Rude person we have encountered. He obviously does not like his job and it shows.

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Thank Ted6122013
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

There are much better choices out there than Bareny's Boathouse. We had a restaurant.com coupon for this place and that is why we went. Service okay...Food not so good...Ribs were not meaty at all and difficult to cut. Potatoes au gratin definitely the boxed type taste. Onion rings were good as were the fries...but not much else I can say...but...go somewhere else.

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Thank buc
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We visited Barney's for the first time with our friends last Saturday. Once we sat down we noticed it was not air conditioned! This is Phoenix in July! Our server brought us only 2 menus. 30 minutes later we began to order. Then our server said she needed to inform us about the items that were unavailable for the evening. There were about 20 items that they were out of on the menu - no exaggeration! Our food arrived very haphazardly. Apps with salad and soup, where another's salad did not arrive til entree. Ordered the 50 cent draught beer special from 5-7pm. About an hour in, she told us that one of the ordered entrees was no longer available. Ridiculous, as it seems! The bill came and the beers cost $27 instead of $3! She would not adjust the bill after we repeatedly refused to pay the full bar bill. Later a mgr. came by, and after hearing our experience, apologized and removed the entire bar bill. Not sure who manages the restaurant food purchases, kitchen, and employes, but- do not bother to go to Barneys Boathouse. Restaurant.com rates it 5/5. Tripadvisor rates it 658/856!

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Thank susan p p
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The service was beyond bad. It was beyond tragic. Our waitress declared it was her first day. The place wasn't that busy but it took us 45 minutes to get our drinks and probably an hour to get our food. I stayed just because I couldn't believe it could be this bad

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Thank Ti J
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