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“Nothing wrong unless you are grill impaired”
Review of Palms

Palms
Ranked #8 of 75 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Acworth, GA
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nothing wrong unless you are grill impaired”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Not sure why some earlier posts complain about having to cook their steak. It's not rocket science! The ladies sit at the table and share their stories while the men gather near the grill and don't have to hear their stories. Win-win! The only negative was some parents letting their kids cook Texas toast on the grill without their supervision. Somehow they've managed to operate this place for 101 years without a negligence lawsuit ... yeah, it's never the parent's fault.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Cook your own!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Palms has been a family friendly place for years. You get a good salad, baked potato and then select the meat you'll be in charge of grilling (they also offer a selection they'll cook). Choose from several cuts of beef and fish and throw it on the grill. Kids love cooking their own dinner and it does get crowded on the weekends. Food quality is always good, as is the service. Good family dining with a "cook your own" twist.

Visited July 2013
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Bakersfield, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Option to cook your own food”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is not a fancy place by all means. You have the option of cooking your own food or have them do this in the kitchen for a few dollars more. The salad bar was just ok with not many options.

Visited July 2013
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Santa barbara, CA
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family dinner”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Although this place has good drinks, we go there for the family atmosphere and a quaint cook your own dinner (if you want) with a modest salad bar.

Visited December 2012
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Carbondale, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A special Local's Secret”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

A Local tipped me to this place - a cook your own steak place where you can get a nice rib-eye for $14! Salad bar, and baked potato bar. Been there forever. Best value around. They have other steaks, fish, etc as well as menu items they will cook for you if you don't feel like going to the grill.

  • Visited June 2013
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