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“Million dollar view,”

Roadies Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #23 of 40 Restaurants in Jim Thorpe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a lovely spot to put a restaurant, the perfect mountianside overlook. The deck looks out over the valley and the view is breathtaking. We were however, very disapppointed in the food. I started with loaded perogies as an appetizer, different and good. Butter and onion sauce and cheese with bacon bits, tasty and unusual fare. I also had a rum runner cocktail which was way too strong and over powering. I ordered a turkey burger which I asked for on a kaiser roll. No cheese, no mayonnaise, overcooked and served on a dry hamburger bun. They had cold french fries and cole slaw as a side. All in all, we were disappointed in a meal that had so much potential. We waited for quite a while to have our order taken and while were were waiting my husband went to the rest room for wet paper towels to re-wipe the "clean" but tacky table. As much as I wanted this to be a great experience, I cannot tell a lie, it was mediocre at best. Probably will not go back to Roadies again.

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4  Thank JudiG767
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My group of 8 dined at Roadies on a Saturday night. When we pulled up the view took our breath away, we were all ready to love the whole experience. We had called about 30 minutes before getting there, we were walking through Jim Thorpe and our first choice for dinner had a long wait, we were told "we are not busy, just come over-you don't need a reservation". We did say we were on our way, once again, stressing 8 people. As I stated, the view was great, we took pics, etc. then walked in. We were pleasantly surprised that they were less than half full for dinner. We waited around 20 minutes, but we were ok with that assuming they were waiting for a large table to open. When we walked to our table we saw two more large tables also empty. Ok, we didn't say anything but we all sat waiting for drink order to be taken. We were busy talking and realized we were there sitting for 25 minutes before anyone even came for drink order-we had to stop a waitress walking by for this service. Five minutes later our server came to the table and said "you are my 2nd big table" we assumed this was her reason for not making it over to us. Not an apology-just a statement that we were her 2nd big table. We ordered drinks, appetizers and entrees-not knowing when she would be back. Someone approached us from the "2nd big table" and asked how we got her to come for a drink order since they still had not been approached. So there goes her "excuse". We waited another 40 minutes for appetizers. At this point it was after 9:00 (closing time) and we were not sure if we left that we would find an open restaurant. Another waitress came into our room-as soon as the appetizers came out and turned off all of the TV's! Some of the men in our party were watching a game on the TV, she just turned and walked away-the other "large" party laughed with us at how crazy this was. After yet another 30 minutes our food started arriving, 2 of the orders wrong-with the waitress telling one of the people in our party how he ordered it. He took it and just ate. The other wrong order made her take it away, he said just make sure it is off the bill-I don't even want it at this point. We tried to justify that they MAY have had a few people call out sick, maybe there was a problem in the kitchen, etc. When we asked the waitress if there was a problem, she again said she "had two big tables". When the other table heard this they chimed in, it was a running joke between us all...but for the money spent, not really funny! She never once apologized, came over with manager, etc. she just acted as if this was totally acceptable. First we assumed because she had a guaranteed tip with 8 people that her service did not matter. But, when the person in our party told her to make sure she took his entree off the meal-he also stated that there were seven people dining at the table and to make sure it was noted. She immediately approached us and apologized. Shame that the view is wasted on a place with such poor service.

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4  Thank Phillyphan125
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The best thing this restaurant has going for it is that it is attached to Penn's Peak. It's not bad but it's just average - typical bar food, wings, burgers, fries but it is convenient when you're going to see a show so if you want to save time and get good parking I would recommend making a reservation.

1  Thank LindaM_0712
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We eat at Roadies often and have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The disappoint this night was the dish my wife ordered. It was called a porterhouse pork steak, priced at $15. The meal came with a salad and two sides. The sides my wife picked were Baked potato and apple sauce and the salad. The porterhouse pork steak was the disappointment! It looked like a big pork chop when it came out. Everyone at the table expected more. I research it on the Internet and found that this term was thought up by the pork industry to sell more pork. So, really it's what we know as a big pork chop. So, if you like pork chops and you don't mind paying $15 for one, then this the place to get one! The other meals our party were good. We ate out on the deck which is nice, but the service was slow. The young fellow who waited on us, forgot things we had asked for. We left after eating without one of our food items, because he keep forgetting the box we had requested for it.

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3  Thank Vgcs
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Family dined here last night after a day of White water rafting. Menu is typical Pub food for the area with slight spins on the flavor. Burgers, sandwiches and a handful of entrees. Turkey burger on pretzel bun had flavor but bun was soggy. Various grilled chicken sandwiches with different cheeses and veggies. Spectacular view looking out the back deck. Dinner for 5 was $70 plus tip.

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2  Thank TheMunsters
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