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“Has gone from great to so-so”

Downtown on the Square
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place started off great when they first opened - attentive and proffesional servers, well prepared meals, good portion sizes. But over the past year they have lost their initial glow. The servers aren't consistent, sometimes act as if they aren't really concerned about their customers. Food quality and portion has definitely gone downhill. When first open, paying $25 for a steak that was well-prepared wasn't an inssue, as you got what you paid for. However, the last 2 times we have dined there, we were very disappointed and left feeling like we probably wouldn't return. It's small and somewhat crowded together. The bar is separated from the dining area by just a railing, and twice the people at the bar were loud and used very profane language, making us cringe at having to hear it as well as our children sitting there. Wish they had stayed consistent. Would much rather support a small-town business but not when both the service and food leave you feeling like you overpaid by a mile.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Consistently the food here is good and well priced. People are super friendly and helpful. It is a great place for an entree, sandwich, salad, dessert or a drink. Great place to meet friends for a nice meal when not wanting to drive to Fort Wayne.

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Thank Island_Lemmons
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I waited a long time for a good, local restaurant to open in Columbia City and this one fits the bill perfectly. Excellent food, good service, full bar, non-smoking and the owner is involved in the community. Who could ask for more? I've been there for lunch, dinner, and after-movie drinks and appetizers -always great. Try it, you'll thank me.

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Thank Whitleywalker
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

They do have a wide variety to choose from on the menu. With our first experience there, the waitress was not very attentive but was friendly. The food was good, the restaurant was clean and quiet at the time we were there. The prices were ok for what you got.

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Thank Cindi B
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were there new years eve with a group of eight people. The wait staff where quick a nd helped each other out. We waited a little longer than normal but it w a s expected because of the place being packed. Everyone enjoyed the food they ordered and had no complaints. Will visit again for sure. Food was good and at a really good price. If it is cold outside try to get seated at the back of the restaurant. The door opens right into the dinning area and can get drafty.

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