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“A fairly pleasant suprise for vegans”
Review of Denny's

Denny's
Ranked #47 of 80 Restaurants in Portage
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Woodstock, IL
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A fairly pleasant suprise for vegans”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were on a trip back home from going to see the sandhill cranes near Medaryville, IN, and were looking for a place where we could have lunch. Denny's was on the route and we figured we could always get a salad. We were pleasantly surprised to find a veggie burger on the menu.

It can be ordered with a small bowl of fruit or raw veggies for dipping (but you should skip the sauce) on the side. While it's far from ideal (Calories: 500kcal | Fat: 15.00g | Carbs: 62.00g | Protein: 30.00g), it definitely beats the meat burger (Calories: 770kcal | Fat: 45.00g | Carbs: 56.00g | Protein: 39.00g), and comes with a rather thin whole wheat bun, which is actually a plus because it doesn't add a lot of bread to the sandwich. It still has a staggering amount of sodium. And let me add that these numbers, which from Denny's and various nutrition sites, may not be exactly correct because the patty and bun are not identified separately, so I can't be sure I have exactly the right item.

So while not the best, it beat the salad, as far as I am concerned.

  • Visited October 2012
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Midland, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad and that is business as usual”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We were greeted with "I'm so sick of telling everyone we're out of this and that." It took 25 minutes to bring my soup along with the comment "we're out of soup spoons." 20 minutes later my salad arrived without dressing -- they were out of Caesar dressing. So I spent an hour in this restaurant and only ate soup. When I asked if their truck was late for its delivery, the manager said it's on time. In other words, what I experienced was business as usual.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank John S
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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“can you have the rating below a 1????”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

this place is beyond dump.i was scared of the bathroom.the DM was in today 9/12.talking with the manager neither seemed to care about the place or the employees.so lets start here parking lot.waitress in car at front of building smoking jamming out spraying mass amounts of perfume to cove the smoke and not to mention dirty looking.you work with food lady come on.waited 10 min to be seated by someone who was anything but pleased to be doing her job.the place wasnt busy by anymeans.sat down and the flies were circling already.ordered food fine till i asked for my daughter to have meatballs with her kids pasta meal.it was like asking for a donation outside a walmart.so it required a nevermind get her pancakes.45 min later food.5 min later can i get a sprite and the glass is dirty.didnt say anything about it left it be because no one cared.can here the personal convos between employees while the dm and manager are sitting accross the table with not a care in the world to how there restruant is being run.so not even into our food and the watress comes and asks if we want desert and then lays our check down.not even asking if everything was fine or if we need something.take my child to the bathroom that looked as if it hadnt been cleaned in months.our waitress comes in and disreguards the filth and dosent even wash her hands when shes done. we looked over our check and had a $4 charge for sasauge.what the heck...we paid 30 dollars to be rushed out and the sad excuse given by the manager was about the new. denny's policy.had nothing to do with the crust of yesterdays food left in the seats or bathroom or dishes.dennys is "all american" dump so bad that the roach motel i stayed at the night before was better equiped to feed people than this place.thank god i dont have to come back to see the lack of progress. send everyone home and start over again.the whole place could be useful if they took better pride in their jobs and customers.i understand that its located in an industral area but your catering to working people who sometimes dont have the luxuary to go home and have a good meal.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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258 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Poor excuse for a Dennys.”
Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

We moved out here to Indiana from Arizona where we don't have a Dennys near us anymore. We were very excited to have this one near our hotel since it's been a long time since we've had it. This is the worst excuse for a Dennys that i've ever seen. Waitresses suck, manager sucks. I would avoid this joint.

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Thank Andy K
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Huntington, Indiana
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“clean place”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

very nice inside. Had dinner and breakfast there.was good quick service. Just a headache dealing with road construction, but it's for the better

Visited July 2012
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Thank Cathy W
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