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“Good, but expected better”

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Rochester, New York
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163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good, but expected better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

The atmosphere was pleasant for a sport/music time bar/restaurant. We went around 1 pm on a Saturday so it was busy with mall shoppers. The waitresses have on skimpy outfits which may be pleasant for the guys, I was a little disappointed looking at these women with more skin showing then professional uniform (there were many children in the restaurant, and that's not appropriate clothing for a family restaurant). The french fries were very good, the pulled pork sandwiches were served at room temperature (I would prefer that if a hot sandwich is served, that it be hot not cold). The service over all, was appropriate. A sandwich that costs $11 should be worth taht $11.... and they weren't.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Zinni49
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Skaneateles
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Better places to spend one's dining out money.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

The nachos were the worst we ever had. The cheese might have been cheese whiz or something disguised as melted cheese. The beer was good but overall we were both highly disappointed. Toby should stick to singing. We tried again and the burgers were way below what one can get elsewhere. After two attempts, we will spend our money at other places. This Bar and Grill needs a lot of improvement!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank bjohn48
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Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Stick to singing Toby, your food is terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Without a doubt this place served the worst food I have ever seen on a plate. Hamburger was very rare (like isn't it illegal to sell it that kind of rare) and nachos were the largest pile of goo I have ever seen. Who puts cheese sauce on nachos, like come on break out the cheeses grater! The ambiance is non-existent as this place is just a huge open area and the noise level is off the charts. The best thing about this place was the band and our waitress was a sweet as all get out. But we got out as soon as we could and we'll never eat at another of these restaurants in our lives. Sorry Toby, but I don't even like your bar...love is out of the question!

Visited November 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Awful Food, Awful Service, Bouncers a Joke, discriminate Customers!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

On a recent weekday night 9 of us decided to dine at this restaurant All adult Couples, one young lady that was 20 home from college. There were 3 of the guys that wore motorcycle club vests, nothing was thought about it because there was no and still no dress code on the door and besides Toby Keith Rides Bikes and sings about the American Way. We sat at the bar for over 45 minutes(even though the place was half empty) waiting for a table, none of us drink so we had teas and sodas. We are in our 40's and 50's. Finally got a table and again waited a half hour for a waitress. when she finally came to our table we were ready to order. After another hour wait: we finally received our food it was awful to say the least. Food was cold,nasty and unediable, several items of food were missing after another 15 minute wait, his burger finally came out and they were walking all around the place with it saying they didn't know where it went. After it traveled back into the kitchen and around the place for about 10 minutes he finally got it. Some of the meal we never recieved. When we asked to talk to a manager some woman came out and was very snotty and asked "What would you like me to do about it"? We told her that she should take some of the food off the bill. 10 minutes later she arrived and THREW fries on the table and Said "THERE" and walked away. We asked for our bills several times,wanted seperate checks we were told no problem. Then they called the Police, we were told later that the guys had on thier club vests and the manager wanted to make sure we paid our bill, a bill we still had not recieved. Needless to say we ended up with one bill, $170.00 with a $20.00 tip added on and paid for food we never got. Although we did have a show while we waited there was a bus boy cleaning tables right next to our table with his butt in our faces and pants hanging down showing his designer underwear. As we were walking out the bouncers were pushing the guys with thier chests. The bouncers there are a joke, pushing a 50 year old man. We were walking out. They do discriminate at this establishment and make up stories to suit thier needs.

  • Visited May 2013
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Clayton, New York
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fun Place, New -”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a nice lunch there. Prices were reasonable. A very good lunch menu and the appitizers were quite appealing. Atmosphere was really good. A very big place with plenty of seating. Huge bar, lots of high tops and a whole lot of tables. A gazillion TVs. Dinner prices looked a little bit pricey but that's what you should expect in a place like that. Service was real good also. I wouldn't hesitate to go again. We were there on a monday so it was kind of quiet............

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank huffer24
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