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“Don't let the number of cars in the parking lot fool you!”

Central Park Family Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 28, 2013

When we went to Central Park Restaurant, the place was packed with people. So we figured this must be a great place to eat! The decor is nice and the place is clean. We ordered and got our coffee. After our first cup of coffee, we waited 10 minutes then flagged down the waitress twice, both times she said just a minute. Apparently the only one allowed to give refills was the young girl playing hostess, who finally showed up after another 5 minutes (more on her later). I ordered the waffle with pineapple, blueberries, and strawberrries. The waitress said the pineapple and blueberries were fresh and the strawberries were in a type of pie gel. The pineapple was from a can and the blueberries were tiny frozen ones with no taste. I had ordered a side of bacon that never came. My husband ordered an omelette and hash browns moist. The hash browns were burned on the bottom and the omelette had runny egg whites all the way through. I could not eat one like that, but he choked it down (could not get the waitress over). As we were leaving, there were 2 couples waiting to be seated and a young boy taking money. Hiding behind the cash register counter on a short stool was the young "hostess" texting on her phone, oblivious to people waiting. Food and service were both horrible. We will never go back again.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Even if I didn't live close it would be worth the trip. Breakfast is amazing. They offer over 50 different omelets along with all the other breakfasts. For lunch there is always a "specials" board that changes every day. If you like burgers, this is the place. Their small burger is 1/2 pound of black angus beef cooked the way you like it. The largest burger is 1 1/2 pounds and comes with cheese and six slices of bacon. If you like something on the lighter side they have several different types of salads that are a whole meal in themselves.
Their sandwiches are piled high , turkey cut straight from the bird ( no deli meat here), excellent pastrami and corned beef.
The dinner menu is extensive and there are always specials on the board to choose from. I don't know what to recommend because I have never had a bad meal here. The portions are over sized. If you want something that is not on the menu, ask and they may have it anyway. The owner, Chris is always trying new things out that may work their way onto the regular menu. I have never been disappointed by one of his new creations.
The wait staff is very friendly and attentive ( they treat you like family). The restaurant is very clean and run very efficiently. Prices are VERY reasonable and food is top quality. If the parking lot looks like it is full, don't be fooled. A lot of people meet each other here and take separate cars so the lot fills up quickly.
Try it once and you will be hooked.

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Thank Dave S
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The Rolex of Family Restaurants/Diners. We go to Central Park for the delicious and huge variety of food of course but Good Lord this place can be slammed packed full of people and everything just "CLICKS" the right way. It's almost like if everyone in there is being run by a computer program. Amazing and Appreciated

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1  Thank NoahS612
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a place you might miss as you drive by. It is worth stopping. The food is delicious and is served on platter sized plates! You may need to take some home. Most attentive service we have had in a restaurant in recent memory.

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Thank Echo02
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Me and some of the guys from work have been having breakfast here for almost 4 years now. The food here is absolutely amazing and the specials are always changing... We always wondered why there wasn't a line out the door at all times. Well I think the secret is finally out, This place has been so busy lately but the food continues to come out hot delicious and the service is lightning fast. BTW This is also the cleanest place I have ever eaten. Kudos to Central Park!!!

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Thank Fishin7DAYS
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