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“Good food, but they keep removing favorites from the menu”
Review of T-Rex Barbeque

T-Rex Barbeque
Ranked #509 of 726 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gilman Street
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The pulled pork sandwich, fried chicken sandwich, and burgers are my 3 favorite. They used to have a fantastic smoked salmon omelet on the brunch menu, but then changed it to chicken, and now it has spinach in it instead. We were most sad when we went for the salmon and found it had been removed. Same goes for the espresso custard beignets. No more espresso custard, now they have some sort of caramel sauce which is just not as good as the espresso.

During tomato season they have a BLT with heirloom tomatoes that is great!

The upstairs seating is nice and they have an outdoor patio that is great if not too windy. Bring sunglasses though if sitting outside. The tables are reflective!

They have a huge bar. Ask to look at the whiskey book!

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great place for Happy Hour, especially if you can sit on the balcony. Loved the unusual cocktails & great oysters!!

Thank vandertown
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We previously had T-Rex rated at 5-stars. We don't understand what's happening here. It's been a favorite of ours for years, often making the 20 mile trip for the fun staff, truly excellent cocktails, and delicious bbq. Over the last few visits, that's all been going away. We should have been aware something was amiss when they started serving waxy maraschino cherries in their Manhattan's instead of their usual delicious French brandied cherries. Service is now barely average, and that's on a good day. The bbq and the entire menu is quickly becoming very pedestrian, especially the happy hour menu, which used to be fun, unique and adventurous. The restaurant itself was very unkept during our last visit. The large floor-to-ceiling windows were very dirty (you could see where they stopped trying to clean above 6'). The wood railing which goes around the entire upper floor was filthy with dirt and hand prints (I got quite an attitude from the server when I pointed this out). This is no longer a destination restaurant for us, which is a shame because this place used to be quite special.

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Thank ridric
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Unique selection of southern food, barbecue and more- a meat lovers dream. Good cocktails too.

Thank Sadie S
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

I used to love this place...great food and amazing service. I guess they read the early reviews and decided to forget the customer. The service is non -existent and the management is composed of arrogant, vulgar jerks. The menu has become a joke and the servers are condescending . No restaurant is so good that they take their customers for granted and act like they are a bunch of yahoos. I spend my hard earned money else where!!

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