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“One Really Bad Experience”
Review of 2 Fat Guys

2 Fat Guys
Ranked #6 of 8 Restaurants in Greenville
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Restaurant details
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One Really Bad Experience”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

To start, I have been here multiple times and have generally enjoyed the food and service. But last evening was surprisingly terrible.
The burgers are generally very good with nice variety. Salads are great, especially the strawberry fields (or might be named strawberry spring, not certain). And the chili is fab. Now, what was wrong with last evening???
We had a party of five. We were seated quickly (the restaurant was not busy). Drink orders were taken and delivered quickly. Then our waitress disappeared for quite some time. Eventually we ordered. And waited, and waited, and waited..... The result of the combined waits was that our food arrived at the table 65 minutes after we were seated. Now, mind you, this is NOT a "linger over a glass of wine" kind of restaurant. But wait, it continues. Three of our burgers were ordered medium but we cooked VERY well done. And my definition of very well done is hard on the outside and dry on the inside. Close to inedible. The fourth was ordered well done and was cooked to an acceptable medium well. We brought this to the attention of our waitress, but we also informed her that we did not want to wait (it had already been too long) for a replacement. The hostess came to our table and apologized and also volunteered that she would make an adjustment to the bill. So eventually (after waiting a while and eventually asking for it) the check came with an adjustment of 10% of the bill ($5.50 - about half the cost of one burger), not exactly very generous. And then we waited an unacceptably long time again for our credit card to be processed.

So given our previously very acceptable experiences, this one bad experience won't keep us away. But something was wrong on this one evening that needs to be addressed by management.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank George S
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Media, Pennsylvania
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“very good lunch”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

had a bbq pulled pork sandwich which was very tasty. served with great fries. the service was a bit slow [understaffed?], but that wont deter me from returning.

  • Visited April 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Wings and Ribs”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went there specifically for the ribs and wings since they were both highly recommended by a friend of ours. Several different sauces to choose from and you can split your wing order between different sauces if you want to experiment. We did and the root beer barbeque sauce is our favorite. 2 Fat Guys is now on our list for local restaurants we will frequent often. Loved it.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank jeffs471
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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Great "pub" feeling”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Great restaurant with a wonderful "pub" feeling. The menu was very inviting. Especially liked the ability to choose any two items in one of their sections and we were able to get "half" of a hamburger. Service was excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Judy K
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
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“Awesome Food....Superb Service!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

The second you walk in the door until the time you leave is just excellent service. 2 Fat Guys has a nice sit-down bar (small) at the entrance. Looks like they have a following at the bar with sports on the modest flat screen. The food is fantastic and they try some "different" creative culinary ideas that actually work! PB & J (peanut butter & jelly) style wings for instance. I practically had to be forced to try the sample (they'll bring you a sample of the wing sauce with a few french fries for dipping). It was pretty darn good, although I ordered the Garlic Butter Wings & Hot Wings.

The Lumberjack Steak on a bed of mashed potatoes was cooked perfectly and tasty. The "Chocolate Chili" is awesome....very subtle hint of sweetness. Their French Onion Soup was excellent too, but next time I will ask them to brown the top of it (trust me....classic and even better).

Now my HANDS-DOWN personal favorite is the Black & Bleu Burger (or any burger). They serve it on a house-made rolls and fresh cut Fries, and Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Pickle if you like at no extra charge. The fries are fresh cut and crisp. BUT, I have the Lo-Carb option they offer with a the Burger and toppings wrapped in a Lo-Carb Tortilla and served with a heap of Fresh Broccoli ($9.95). The burger is fresh packed and 2 Fat Guys always gets it right.

I highly recommend 2 Fat Guys! Open until 11pm most nights but check their web site. They also have a location in Hockessin, Delaware. I've had the same great experience there.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank RoadTripper516
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