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“Good BUT”

Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
Description: Our philosophy is simple; to provide great food, exceptional value and friendly service to each and every customer we serve.
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Description: Our philosophy is simple; to provide great food, exceptional value and friendly service to each and every customer we serve.
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good BUT”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food was good but the waitress we had so slowwwwwwwwww. The second time we went it was not much better. The waiting area is of a very poor design, if its cold every time someone opens the door you get a blast of cold air on you chilling you to the bone.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not the same”
Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Been going to this restaurant since it opened. It's always been good. Love the salad bar. Went for lunch today, and the pork sandwich was awful. Not going back.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Drive right by”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband and I have given this place a fair chance on 3 occassions. This is the bottom line, the salad bar is nice but we have had nothing but problems with entree's. We have never gotten our steak cooked correctly. Medium well came out medium rare, Meatloaf came out so undercooked it was cold and there were also undercooked baked potatoes. Manager never offered anything but a free dessert. Waiting staff is fine but they seem to not be able to get through to the cooks what their patrons are asking for and seem content to just keep taking food back to be "re-done". We will never go back again. Don't forget this is not a cheap place either so you are paying a lot to walk out unhappy.

  • Visited November 2012
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Newark, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“At least the food was tasty”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We went here to celebrate my grandmother's birthday. We got there at 12:30 (we had a reservation for 12 people) and found the restaurant nearly empty. Still, no-one was working the host/hostess station and we had to wait a couple of minutes for one of the waitstaff to figure out we were there. The rest of our family arrived two or three at a time and it took about five minutes each time for the new arrivals to get drinks (nothing complicated - mostly soft drinks).
Each time we needed something, like ordering or a refill, it took a while to find our waiter. I never saw more than one or two other tables occupied, so there wasn't an obvious reason why he was so inattentive. In fact, we saw one other table come up to our waiter and ask if he could get them some drinks, since no-one had been over to see them since they sat down.
We ordered several different entrees, from cheeseburgers to salmon to steak. All of the main dishes and sides were prepared well and tasted quite good. The side combinations some of us wound up with we're a bit odd, however, since the waiter wasn't clear about what came with which dish. Several of us got the salad bar with our meal. It was nice with a wide variety of salads and vegetables and some fresh bread. The desserts were huge and while they didn't look like they were prepared there, they tasted fresh with good flavor.
The food was worth the money but not the wait. Three hours for lunch on a Sunday in a nearly empty restaurant seems a bit much.

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pa
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“average food, service less than”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We went for a late lunch on a Wed afternoon & were seated @ a booth in the bar area. The waitress was busy w/ something behind the bar though no customers were sitting there, or any where else in our section.
We placed our order which started w/ a cup of soup for my senior citizen dining partner. We tried to catch the waitress when the soup didn't arrive but she was no where to be seen. She finally arrived w/ the sandwiches & proclaimed "oh, I forgot the soup! I'll go get it." I asked if my companion would rather not @ this point but he said he was looking forward to the soup. It arrived midway through our meal but to the kitchen's credit was piping hot & I'm told very good.
The waitress assumed her position behind the bar & started a conversation across the room w/ two diners she knew, that had been seated in the booth just past ours. Nice of her to be friendly but we didn't need to hear everyone's business.
Other than being VERY salty the food was good but I would hesitate to return due to the service.

  • Visited May 2012
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