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“Unfortunately Just Mediocre”
Review of Elite Circle Grille - CLOSED

Elite Circle Grille
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unfortunately Just Mediocre”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Elite is a Waco landmark and it had been a few years since my last visit. There have been extensive renovations and there is great curb and eye appeal but the food just didn't survive the taste test for me. I had a sirloin medium rare with baked potato and a house salad. The steak had very little flavor and the baked potato appeared to have been prepared hours before as the skin was quite rubbery.

Our server did a more than adequate job but we had a long wait for our food and the restaurant was not that busy. He tried hard to please but don't think I can recommend this place any more.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Gehrig
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Won't Be Going Back”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We waited a long time to go here after it was revamped because we kept hearing bad reviews from people and friends. However, we always saw cars in the parking lot. We should have listed to our friends. The service was really poor, and the food was barely average. This could be a fun place if the management took some initiative to gather feedback and make some improvements.

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2 Thank L S
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North Texas
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“May have just been a bad night”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

I always want to give a place (especially one with this storied past) the benefit of the doubt.
However....
Our waitress was terrific and we felt sorry for her.
The wait was 45 minutes for appetizers. The quality of the food was mediocre, at best.
And rather than rolling up his sleeves, the manager just walked around refilling drinks.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ntxtraveler091
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great Food and atmosphere. Friendly staff. Enjoyed our meal. We had the Rosemary chicken and the Ribeye. Fast service.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Michelle C
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Groesbeck, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not going back”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Wife had convinced me to try this place again. First time we tried, they started seating people ahead of us and there were no reservations. Second time, the food wasn't worth eating although the service was great. Last time I'm going back.

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Thank George S
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