I'm not at all sure I understand some of the negative reviews..we had a great experience. We stayed at the HI Express across the way and walked to dinner. The atmosphere is subdued and quiet. There were several families there and two birthday parties (the wait staff sings to the birthday person). The wait staff was very courteous. Our server, Kiesha, was terrific. I ordered the pork chop and was very impressed. It was cooked to perfection. My husband had pasta with shrimp and he liked it very much. We especially enjoyed the bread basket starter. We loved the olive bread with the oil, vinegar, parmesan and garlic dipping sauce. I would suggest is restaurant to anyone. We plan to stop again when passing through Elk City!