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“Must be figuring it out”
Review of HT's Pub 44 - CLOSED

HT's Pub 44
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We are locals who have frequented the pub since it had dirt floors and screen walls but have avoided the latest version due to the poor word of mouth and reviews. Monday we visited because of an invite from relatives and were pleased with the service and food. We experienced none of the negative issues reported in other reviews. Service was excellent and the food was fine, although not especially memorable. We found out when we got there that it was $2 burger night so the bill was very reasonable.

1  Thank trailmix
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Today being a holiday weekend excepted a large crowd and slower service....but we were there for 10 minutes or more until a server came over to ask if we wanted a drink or dining....we said both...told a server would be with us shortly....another 10 to 15 minutes later a young lady came over to ask the same thing. We requested our table be wiped down & she processed to give us our paper napkin with silverware & disappeared. Eventually our waitress returned apologized for the service. We requested to see the manager Amber. We went to find Amber & her 3 to 5 hostesses behind her to be told "sorry we are short staffed today". Not I'm sorry, can we get you anything to make things better...no ...these girls are ONLY hostesses they cant serve you..."not Even water"...really!!! They can't take food orders..drink orders that they can't serve...nothing but stand there and look cute?!?! Really.!!! No apology or offer to get your water wihile the only waitress can handle everything. Really!! A food service industry that can't even serve water to you while the under staff empolyees try to catch up...we left...disappointed in the Pub 44 we use to know...and love! Sad...management does not know their job...Too many hostesses with nothing to do but look pretty getting paid for a job they could help under staffed waitresses!! Sad...hope conditions change...we are local...Locals deserve the best..not just "oh I'm sorry..we are understaffed"..We make your business succeed!

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2  Thank eznodl
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Family members were visiting from Miami and we decided to try the new restaurant: the Buffalo Chicken Dip appetizer was very good. Dinner was a different story. For one of us, the chicken wings were extremely raw. The rest of our food ordered were hamburgers, and they were cold. Had they been hot they would have been good though. The staff is in desperate need of training on any level as the server seemed to have walked in and was put to work never having worked in a restaurant before. We actually felt bad for her. The manager came out and 'comped' the chicken wings and offered a free exchange but my daughters appetite was gone at that point, Unfortunately if they don't do something soon once again this place will close it's doors.

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3  Thank Donna V
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Had a gift card and used it Friday. Tried to find a table outside but not in the sun. Since there weren't any, we went in the back door and found a table and sat. Waitresses passed us by, hostess stared at us, but no one came to take our order. After about 5 minutes, we weren't in any hurry, i got up and went to the girl in the front to ask if there was any waitresses available. She said we came in the wrong door and i assumed she would assign someone to us. She didn't. We caught our own waitress and placed our order. She was nice and very apologetic for being made to wait so long. Menu is very limited and seemed highly priced for what you got. When the food came, it was ok. I had the chicken ceasar salad because that is the only salad they have that wasn't a chef salad and it was pretty plain. The chicken was tasty, but the rest was pretty blah. My husband had the 1/2 lb burger and said it had no taste whatsoever. It comes with chips and a pickle. So, if we hadn't had a gift card, I would have been very disappointed in the overall experience. I liked the food better when the place was owned by the last people and it was plain old Pub 44. Menu really needs work and staff really needs training. They tried to dress the place up, but the food is lacking and service is poor. Won't go back unless they sell it again to someone else.

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5  Thank whatsdat
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We sat outside at one of the tables that surround the bar area. The barmaid mentioned twice that someone would be right with us but after 10+ minutes we left. They weren't even particularly busy (it was about 1:30) but obviously too busy to be bothered to even bring menus. All and all it was kind of a tacky place so we won't be giving it a second try. There are too many other nice places in NSB.

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5  Thank Susan P
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