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Review of Tico's

Ranked #13 of 152 Restaurants in Ridgeland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Description: Tico's is a well-established restaurant in the Jackson, MS area that is known for its quality steaks. It has been and still continues to consistently be in the top three steak restaurants in the area. The food and service have always been top notch.
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ate there last night and the steaks are excellent although expensive. 8 oz filet with no sides included is $29! Fish offerings are just OK. Fish is delivered Tuesday and Friday and order those days only. The huge disappointment was ordering the Italian salad which comes with a couple of asparagus speers on top and finding out that the asparagus was canned. A restaurant as expensive as this one should be ashamed!

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wonderful steak served sizzling on the plate...a great quality piece of beef...perfectly cooked every time.

Thank DLL1942
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Tico's is a place that is as others have stated a man cave. If man cave means hunting lodge type of setting. Tico's is just past Northpark Mall and sits back from the roadway. Many times as you pull in and park people are sitting on the porch in rocking chairs just enjoying conversation. Upon entering a hostess stand is front and center where no matter how busy they are you will receive a warm greeting. To the left is a sports bar and the right is a multi level dining room which resembles a ski or hunting lodge. The memorabilia which adorns the walls is interesting to say the least. Having dined there quite a few times I have never had bad service or food. This last trip 2-15-14 My wife and I order fried crab claws, onion rings, and shrimp cocktail for starters. All of these were outstanding. Our entrée orders were (hers) Large filet cooked medium Oscar style which has a wonderful crab cream sauce over top. Also included were grilled asparagus and fresh baked bread with real butter. I ordered the bone in ribeye cooked rare with baked potato stuffed with butter, bacon, sour cream, cheese, and chives. The steaks are served on very hot plates with butter sizzling on the plate. While this may sound like too much food we cleaned our plates and were happily miserable. With everything going on our waitress never missed a beat. She never allowed us to run dry on tea, water, or bread. She was upbeat even after a couple who ate steak and lobster only left her a $5 tip on a $150 ticket. The total for this meal along with 4 import beers and 2 sweet teas came to $180. As we exited the building every member of the staff we passed took pause to say thanks and hope we enjoyed. Tico's is not for the cost cutter or budget diner it is an indulgence. Please future diners remember many times a meal should not be judged on price but the total experience and how long the memory of it lasted in your mind.

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Thank mymorgan2008
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

I hadn't been to Tico's in a number of years so I was concerned if it was as good as I had remembered. Other reviews elsewhere were spotty so I was con concerned. However I must say overall all it was a very favorable experience. A small cut below " fine " dining yet somewhat higher level than all out casual, call it comfortable fine dining. The rooms are all wood so it has a more casual feel but from the drinks, apps., salads, vegetable dishes and steaks it was a solid triple. The drinks were strong yet refreshing, the salads, fresh with good blue cheese dressing, the appetizer of fried crab claws were just as you expected on the gulf coast. We both ordered 6oz. Filets that were quite good yet one was somewhat undercooked. The desert, chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was large but a little too much syrup, but that could be just me. To me I would definitely recommend for a comfortable dining experience. Also for big steak eaters have they have large porterhouse and New York strips. Give it a try.

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Thank Maxmo1
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Five of us, with reservations, arrived at Tico's on a Saturday evening. The decor is beat-down man-cave with a nod to golf and lots of dead animals hanging about. It is a poor knock-off of a wilderness lodge without any of the design or charm. Yet this place had a good crowd. The sports bar was packed and flat screens were everywhere. They have managed to cross a sports bar with a steak joint and neither really works. Ruth's is clearly the winner in this throw-down.

Our table, a round for 6, was up front, next to the beverage station, bar and kitchen door. This was not a good start. The chairs were "butt sprung," code for worn out and very low...your plate was chin high. The booths looked uncomfortable.

The a'la carte menu was pricey...the steaks were good but the prices were not. There is no value here if they are attempting to be a high-end steak restaurant. Service was from Applebee's, lighting was from a bad bar, no fresh ground pepper, and I was bumped twice by a whirling dervish waiter. They should have had a salad bar with a sneeze guard!

I always winch when the most striking thing the waitperson says over the evening is, "These plates are very hot." Most steak plates are! The wine list was sub-standard...of course they tossed in the Dom Perginon for the dope who will order. A $300 tab (tip inc.) with two cocktails and a $33 wine seemed high.

If this appeals to Mississippians and they make money, more power...but think Ruth's Chris.

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