We purchased discount tickets online to Niko's Family Diner in Bay City. Previously the restaurant had been Rudy Js and was very good, so we thought we'd check out the new owners. We should have known when we pulled in the lot on a Saturday at 1:30, and there were two cars there. The diner was nearly empty. We ordered a Chef Salad ($6.99) to start, and while they were nice enough to split it for us, my husband could not eat his because the Italian dressing was SUPER salty. Again,they were nice enough to bring a new salad for him with a different dressing. But the salad was still disappointing in that it only used iceberg lettuce, and no better greens.
We were also very disappointed with our entrees...my husband got the wet burrito, which appeared to be a very large flour tortilla rolled up over a small amount of beef, that was very dry. The burrito was mostly dough. He ate less than half because it was so unappetizing. My entree was the Steak Sandwich. The bread had a good taste because I think it was homemade, but there was almost no sauce at all, very little cheese, and I paid extra for mushrooms which could barely be found. There was absolutely no Italian/sauce taste, and the meat patty tasted like it was old, frozen and reheated...it was dry and tough and had bad taste. The french fries were also nearly raw.
We ate so little that we had to stop somewhere else later to get food.
Perhaps their Greek dishes are better, since the owners are Greek, but my Greek grandparents could both cook American food that would run circles around Nikos.
We will not be back.
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