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“Legendary salad bar? Seriously??”

Western Ribeye & Ribs
Ranked #68 of 403 Restaurants in Evansville
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arkansas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Legendary salad bar? Seriously??”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went to this restaurant because of good reviews and the recommendation of a friend in Evansville. We got the soup and salad bar. It was a huge disappointment! There is nothing legendary about this salad bar or this place. They claim 50 items on the salad bar (it is two sided but has the same items on each side, maybe that is where they get 50) It is just typical, iceburg lettuce, cheese, olives, tomatoes, things you normally would expect on a salad bar and nothing more. We would not return there.

Visited July 2013
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Indiana
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“NOT a great salad bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I am dismayed that previous reviewers rate this restaurant as having a great salad bar. I found shredded iceberg lettuce, canned peaches as the only fruit, slices of white bread, and nothing exceptional at all. Unfortunately, Evansville is a restaurant town that fails miserably when it comes to salad bars. You can make a better salad at the bars found at the local supermarket (Schnucks) or at the Fresh Market store. That being said, Western Ribeye has decent sandwiches and soups (I've never had the steaks). It has a modest degree of "local charm," with historic photos on the walls, etc. It's something of an institution in Evansville with a loyal clientele. If you are an out-of-towner who regularly eats well in larger cities, however, the "charm" may be lost on you and you may be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Morganfield, Kentucky
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Have to go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Their food is amazing!! I have had the ribs and the ribeye and they were both delicious! They had a good salad bar too, but are one of the more expensive places in town. But it's worth it once in a while!

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Chisinau, Moldova
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good place to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

They had an awesome salad bar. Very good selection. The steak was cooked as I ordered, but I felt it was a little over burned.

I ordered 8oz hand-cut Rib-eye. Maybe it was just me, but it was a little too thin cut for a medium cooked. Needless to say it ended up well-done. It was delicious. The loaded baked potato was awesome.

The overall experience was good and definitely it was quieter then most places in USA. I guess due to Sunday afternoon.

One downside was a server then kept vacuuming around my table so I was uncomfortable with someone moving around me with unpleasant noise.

It is a good place to eat and have a conversation.

  • Visited March 2013
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Elberfeld, Indiana
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“Great salad bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We visited the Western Rib Eye for lunch today and as usual thoroughly enjoyed their Salad Bar. I got the Sunday rib eye special and the portion is adequate and it was prepared exactly as requested. Only issue was having to ask twice for our initial drink order and had to request refills since they weren't offered but overall experience was very good. Will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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