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“First and Last Visit”
Review of Wildside

Wildside
Ranked #176 of 795 Restaurants in Kissimmee
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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5 reviews
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“First and Last Visit”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

My husband and I stopped in for a quick bite after a very long car trip. We arrived one hour before closing to find an almost empty restaurant. We sat at the bar and were greeted by a bartender who either could have cared less that we were there or was angry we were sitting in the bar. He was not busy. We were the only ones in the bar. We actually got to watch him clean up the bar during our visit that seemed to main focus. He pulled out all the stools around us so he could sweep. I understand it was 1 hour to closing time, but it was very unwelcoming. We ordered some beer and when we asked about any bar specials. The bartender seemed kind of annoyed and told us no. We ordered the sliders and mushroom burger. We waited for a while to get our food and were not asked about refilling our drinks or ordering another round of beer. When the food arrived we were disappointed. The fries tasted frozen and the burger had no taste whatsoever. We left very disappointed. If you are looking for an easy going, welcoming place for good food this is not the place for you.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Camworc
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Octavia S, Manager at Wildside, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
I am so sorry that you had an unpleasant visit here at Wildside and also apologize for the poor service and distasteful food. I will immediately speak with the staff and cook so that we can improve in those areas. I can understand your frustration. After a long day you just want to unwind and enjoy some great food. I appreciate you taking out time to let us know how we can improve.
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best BBQ ever.”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Last night we decided to taste some barbecue ribs. We came to the right place - Wildside in Kissimmee .
Our server was very attentive, manager came to chat with us for little bit and the food came in big portions and was delicious . We didn't wane leave to rainy night.
See you soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Charles G
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Octavia S, Manager at Wildside, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Hi Charles! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Wildside. Maybe you can try some of our other amazing dishes during your next visit.
See you soon.
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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“A fun night out”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We enjoyed our night out at the Wildside BBQ. Food was tasty, service was friendly, albeit just a little rushed. But they seated us quickly and were happy to move us when we requested a little more space for our party of 6. We ate here when it was something else else (Kools??) a few years back, and I think that the new concept is more family friendly and relaxed. A fun night out.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mordrydd
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pomabella, Manager at Wildside, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed your Wildside experience! Thank you for dining in and we invite you to come by again. Don't be a stranger :).
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Pontotoc, Mississippi
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“Expected More”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were one of the first customers in Saturday afternoon. Seated promptly but our waiter told us we had been seated in the wrong section because that wait person wasnt in yet. He took care of us anyway. Service was very slow. Food was very good. The BBQ Pork Sandwich was great. Then it took awhile to get our check. Maybe the place works better with a house full of guests.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Food_man56
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pomabella, Manager at Wildside, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
I am deeply sorry that you experienced slow service that day. Please come by again so that you can have a better visit. We appreciate your service!
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“I would like to say....but was constantly interrupted”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

From the outside it looks a little bland. It stands back a little from the road, has no outstanding architectural features, and I had had 3 vacations without noticing it until somebody pointed it out.

THE MENU
For a BBQ joint the menu seemed (Wanna picture taken?)...sorry about that, I was saying...the menu seemed a bit odd. Exotic...some may say pretentious, entrees feature big, but the (Wanna photo of you and the group?) real BBQ pit food doesn't feature (sure you don't wanna picture Honey?)...where was I?...until later for the main.

The FOOD
As I was saying...NO! I Don't want a picture taken - this is the 21st Century and we all have cameras in our cell phones!... the food is good wholesome BBQ stuff, and very (Go away...I do not want a picture taken!)....tasty.

The STAFF
Well trained to get you to supersize...and upset the almost teenager with us who wouldn't believe us that he really couldn't eat a 20oz steak and double fries and the trimmings. That caused some friction when we should all be out enjoying our food. The staff are drilled to sell to the public....and NO! I still don't want my picture taken!

AMBIENCE
A bit difficult to tell. I now have a 12 year old thinking I am a nerd in not letting him order more than he can eat, an 8 year old who really wants her picture taken (Get that XXXX camera outta my face willya? How many times?) and a wife now interested in how much this is costing. I couldn't take in much of the atmosphere for trying to handle the heat that all of the hard sell had started.

BOTTOM LINE
Food was good, price was a little more than to be expected (but it is prime tourist area). It wasn't the food that left a bad taste and indigestion....it was the constant hard sell. And believe it or not, I STILL don't want my picture taken...and not at those prices!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Ravenser
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pomabella, Owner at Wildside, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
I am truly sorry that your meal was constantly interrupted by a photo person. I will immediately speak to the management and staff regarding this issue. We do strive to make every guest's experience a positive one and feel awful that we did not meet your expectations. We agree that interruptions like these will ruin your meal. I appreciate you taking time to let us know how we can improve.
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