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“Horrible Service” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cheddar's

Ranked #6 of 223 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Huntsville, AL
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Horrible Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

We had a party of 5 to celebrate a birthday. Our server took forever to get our order and they were out of the first thing we requested so the server disappeared again to give us more time to look at the menu. It took forever to get an appetizer and our server and two managers came by to say how sorry they were that it was taking so long. I think they were short on help in the kitchen and then called in another cook because service did improve for others around us. The chicken pot pie that one person got was dry and mostly bread-like. They took that off our check because we had been there about an hour and a half and did not want to wait any more for a redo. Then I asked if they would comp a few mini desserts for poor service and excessive waiting time. They offered 3 to our group of 5 and they only cost .99/piece. Most of the food was good, but we must have picked a bad night to dine there because service was horrible. It did not make for a good birthday celebration.

Visited December 2011
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Smokin' hot deals with great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

Salmon and tilapia for $9 with two sides and rice, two chicken breasts with rice and two sides $8. great quality too.

Visited November 2011
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Kimberling City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

Best spinach dip-chicken tenders and homemade onion rings ever and other food is great and well price-you wont be disappointed

Visited June 2011
Thank Patty W
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Leawood, Kansas
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361 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Packed as usual, but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

It is a given that you will wait at least 20 minutes to be seated at Cheddars on a Friday night, so thats nothing new. The food is always good here, especially their chicken tenders, as thats what they're known for around here. House drinks are good, but I do wish they carried seasonal beers, if not on tap at least by the bottle. Waitstaff was very helpful and timely, as our glasses never ran dry. Great place to eat in Joplin, especially if you are just passing through as its located just off the Rangeline exit on I-44.

  • Visited October 2011
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bring your appitite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

This was the first time we'd eaten at Cheddars. The portions were good, and the food was delicious. I had the portobello sandwich, which was seasoned just right. My companions had the chicken tenders, and I sampled one, which was tender and juicy. Our server was efficient, friendly, and kept the iced tea coming! Really a great place to eat!

Visited October 2011
Thank terieh
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