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“Nothing special here”
Review of Flippin' Cow

Flippin' Cow
Ranked #7 of 191 Restaurants in Elkhart
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Goshen, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nothing special here”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We went mid-week thinking that they would not be very busy. We were right, but probably not because of the day of the week we went. There were only a couple of other customers but the service was very slow. The burgers were good but not worth a special trip. Though I live in the area, I probably will not go back. I can get the same quality, better service and same prices at a chain.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Now The Flippin' Cow”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

The owners of the Lakeshore renamed the place and changed it into a burger joint. Great burgers. Menus are on old vinyl album covers. Give it a try.

  • Visited June 2013
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Elkhart
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“FLIPPIN COW GONE BAD”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We ate there for the first and last time today. The food was cold. The garlic fries were SO cold we could not eat them. My burger was so small it looked lost on the sour dough bread and even though the burger was barely hot the bread was so cold it cooled the burger quickly. The service was not good either. When we complained about the cold fries they did take a whooping $2 off the bill. I will not go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Waste of time Very disappointed”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

My wife and I live on Simonton Lake and would go to Lake Shore at least once a week During the summer we would take our boat down with our grandkids and family and call for a carryout of Pizza and sandwiches The Camwich was a favorite and the nacho's were amazing Now it's a lame small tasteless burger that is over priced We like to support local merchants but we will not be back to this place So Sad
It's a Flippin Loser. Bring back Lakeshore Grill and its amazing menu

  • Visited February 2013
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Home, Indiana USA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lakeshore Grill is now the Flipping Cow”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Lakeshore Grill was a wonderful little restaurant - great sandwiches, GREAT fries. Sadly, the owners decided that they needed fix something that was not broken. Sometime in late 2012 the restaurant was closed for a renovation, both of the interior and the menu. The new decor is nice, pleasant, clean - no complaints there. Unfortunately, the new format and menu have completely destroyed any desire I have to go back.

The Flipping Cow calls itself a "burger joint". The menu has a few other items, but burgers are their main thrust. When you order a burger, that is what you get - a burger PATTY. The bun is extra. The cheese is extra. Want fries? Extra. And those fries are definitely not the fries served by the old Lakeshore Grill. Those were crinkle cut, crispy, flavorful; these are dry and bland. The patty itself was flavorless and barely covered the bun. I felt like I was eating a lettuce and pickle sandwich, not a sandwich served by someone who supposedly specializes in tasty, delicious hamburgers.

The owners of this restaurant have two other very successful establishments in this town, so we were very hopeful for this new one. Unfortunately, we are left with fond memories of the old menu (the California Club with cranberry aioli was to die for!) and the old french fry recipe.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Babs M
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