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“Not impressed at all”

Neinast The Windmill Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 14 Restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Bellville, Texas
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164 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not impressed at all”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We should have known we were in trouble when we walked in on a Friday night and we were the only ones in the restaurant while the other local restaurants were crowded. But despite the smell of the building itself we decided to try it anyway. Sometimes you get lucky and the place will be a dump but the food will be good. We were wrong. We all ordered chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans. A few minutes after placing the order the waitress came back to tell us they were out of green beans but had broccoli so we agreed to the broccoli. The chicken fried steaks were very thin and very very crunchy and dry. The meat was so dry and so thin that it was hard to get an actual taste of it. The broccoli was mostly stems - like when you buy the cheap bags of frozen stuff and get a few pieces of broccoli and a bunch of stems. We will not be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Driving through Somerville at 9pm, my partner and I happened upon Neinast because the sign said it's been in business since 1950. It helped that we saw cars in the parking lot, which is always a good sign! We were greeted by a server who was an absolute joy - and instantly felt like a local. I would go back just to enjoy the service again!

The menu made decisions really difficult. Steaks, burgers, Mexican food, Chicken Fried Steak, Seafood...I looked at a couple other tables and saw a burger that looked delish, and so did some kind of a salad. We asked our SS (sweet server) for recommendations and she suggested the CF Steak, Fried Catfish or Nachos Supreme. She also said the enchiladas are better than the local Mexican restaurant! We chose the CF steak and the fried catfish...excuse me - I'm drooling just thinking about it. Everything fresh and homemade - nothing frozen. Even the cream gravy rivaled mine....dang it. I wanted to go back the next day for enchiladas and nachos! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant!

  • Visited May 2014
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