I made the unfortunate decision to stop by the Backyard Grille tonight. After sitting inside the "restaurant" for 5 minutes I literally started to rethink my life. This food was so bad I'll need at least five good restaurants in order to deprogram the bad experience I got here. To start with, the place had very little remodeling inside. I suppose the owner thought the only conversions necessary were a good vacuuming and some furniture polish.
The overwhelming funk of cigarette smoke coming from the facility was enough to make me turn around and almost walk out. I was sure it was a holdover from the lounge days but after absorbing the air for a long while, I realized this was much more recent. As the owner walked to the table I caught a stirring of smoky air rushing towards me and I had to literally close my nostrils in order to be able to swallow my mouthful of coke and not vomit it back onto the table. This was strike two.
I ordered my salad with the house dressing which I think was celery seed mixed with high fructose corn syrup. It was sweet beyond measure. Definitely a nice try, it shows effort but the taste isn't there.
My brisket, that was so highly recommended by the waitress (whom was wonderful) and by the owner, was tough, chewy and flavorless unless you count charcoal as a flavor. If so, it had plenty of that. I suppose I could have even asked for a basket of charcoal crunchies to go with my meal like captain D's fried flour and lard bits. Someone else made a comment about the food not being boxed but the sister schubert rolls I was served does not constitute as home made.
I hate that the website here doesn't allow me to go backwards from one, because I feel in my heart that by giving it even one circle, is lying to the people who read these reviews.
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