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“Good Meal”
Review of Spindleshanks

Spindleshanks
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Torrance, California
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Met the owner (a very nice man), and decided to bring my family to the restaurant. It's expensive, but the food is quite good. The calamari, beer prawns and ahi tuna were excellent starters. Beautiful presentation & tasty, unique flavors. Especially the...well, all of them. Wasn't blown away by the brick-chicken (too much skin for my taste)- but I understand it's quite popular with most guests. My parents enjoyed the linguini. My wife loved the hangar steak. I tried it and the ranchero sauce they use is delicious. Pleasant atmosphere by the golf course. Nice for a casual meal outside. Glad we went.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank bigfinklefan
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Chico
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Closed”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

The old location has closed, and the new location at the Brockway golf course has not yet opened. It would have been nice to indicate this on their website or on the phone message machine. We arrived after spending 20 minutes trying to find them and were told there was no set opening date.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank sierra8
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Tahoe City, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrible service and manners”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Went there tonight, 6 of us who live in Tahoe City for the winter. Arrived around 9pm, clearly a bit late for them, service began slow, and when only a few of us wanted an alcoholic beverage, the patron seemed unimpressed. The Blue Moon beer my friend order somehow came out as a bloody mary. Not wanting to cause a fuss, he ordered another beer, without sending the drink back. When ordering, the patron was overly-rude and tried to rush our choices. The food was ok, overpriced and almost definitely from frozen...the $29 Ahi Special had a very rubbery texture. This probably would have been fine, had not the bill been a disaster. They added an 18% gratuity, to a $115 bill. When enquiring that the menu said "an 18% gratuity will be added to table of 7 or more", they dismissed us as being wrong. We grabbed a menu, and showed them that they in fact were wrong, at it had said "7 or more". Rather than apologising for their second mistake (the 1st being they lied when we enquired), the waitress continued to mock us with our attitude, calling us "rude". She was not subtle, and when leaving them a very generous $10 tip, we made sure they understood why they were lucky to receive that.
Poor service, rude, and outright lying with trying to take advantage of what they most likely thought were stupid tourists, absolute joke.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank SkiBrulee
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Rainier, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
817 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Rustic”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had an acceptable dinner with family from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Steelhead was on the menu that night, and they enjoyed a West Coast treat.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kalamariverrat
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San Clemente, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horrible customer service”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

They were rude and condescending but didnt care because they said they were moving locations in two weeks.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Justin C
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