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“Great sandwiches and nice atmosphere”
Review of Yellow Dog Eats

Yellow Dog Eats
Ranked #16 of 3,777 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Try to go when the weather nice bc there is plenty of outside seating, however, the food is the reason to go. First time and we had sandwiches and dessert. Delicious and unique combinations, plus huge portions. Owner is a little overbearing, but he's proud of the food as he should. Very causal, shorts etc restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank dave8008
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“They had one shot and blew it.”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have heard wonderful things about this place. We are locals and we eat out all the time. We live maybe 5-6 miles from this place. So last night around 6pm we decided to give it a try. We walked in and the place was packed. We were so confused...do we order, do we sit down? No clue. There were 4 employees behind the counter and another 2 wondering around. We approached a couple of them. They would not even make eye contact. We asked where we order and they turned and walked away. As if we were invisible. Then a convention group walked in. It seemed pretty obvious they had the upstairs reserved. But they told all 20-30 of them to line up and order drinks before going upstairs. That doesn't make much sense but I am sure they had a reason. So we stepped back out of the way. We tried once more to ask for instructions for how this place worked. The guy did not even acknowledge us. At that point it had been 10 minutes. So we left. I understand places get packed. I have no problem waiting in line. But when the entire staff ignores you and makes it a point to not make eye contact...that is where I draw the line. It is shame too. I have no doubt their food is great and we would have been regulars. But bad service is not worth it. We will not be back. There are too many other great places around.

  • Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Mako2002
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YellowDogEats, Owner at Yellow Dog Eats, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Thank you for your review. We would really like to apologize that your first trip to visit us wasn't a stellar experience. After reading your review, we got the whole team together to discuss the evening you all came in and try to get to the bottom of the issue, so we could make sure this never happens again. While we do tend to get very busy as times, we try our hardest to make sure that every customer is taken care of in a timely fashion and gets the attention they deserve.

The night you all came in, we were in fact very busy and like you mentioned, had a big party coming in at the same time as you all. This is unfortunately a rare occasion, where we have 30+ people come in at the same time, and our staff was a bit overwhelmed with how to handle getting them all seated and served. Still, that is not your fault or responsibility and we absolutely understand your frustrations getting overlooked and most likely associated as being in with the group. Yesterday, we had our weekly meeting with the team and discussed your review in great length. As a result, we are already starting a new way of handling our private parties, so this definitely won't happen in the future.

We would really like to make it up to you both and show you why you had heard so many wonderful things about us! Please come back in at your convenience and ask for our manager, Darren, or owner, Fish. It would mean a lot to us if you would let us buy you both dinner to truly apologize for the service you experienced your first time here. We assure you that's not how we treat any of our customers and especially our neighbors! Hope to see you both soon!

Peace & Love,
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Celebration, Florida
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“Diet heaven”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Great salads,soups and desserts. They advertise peach sangria which sounds Waldorf and salmons salad so good. The banana pudding and the raspberry cheesecake oh dearrrrrr...

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Clermont, Florida
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Lived in Ocoee for 6 years and just went for the first time. Went three times my first week. Fish, the owner consistently walks around and treats patrons like they should be; appreciated. The food is fantastic. Since our three visits we have told over 10 people about eating here. Wish the Yellow Dog all the luck in the world and I will see you at least once a week.

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food that is fresh and good!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family visited this restaurant for lunch. The food was fabulous! Everything was fresh and tasted great. There were four of us and each of us had something different to eat. We all enjoyed what we had.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank PleasantOntario
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