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“BUYER BEWARE”
Review of Varsity Grill - CLOSED

Varsity Grill
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I went to Varsity Grill after months of being away on business. On the outside and stepping in it looks the same, nevertheless after being sat and welcomed by the "new" owner aka old waitress, who smelled like an old filthy ashtray, and her words of how much better it is now than before, I was imagining the same great dining experience I had before. I order my favored Varsity Chicken and Bread Pudding. Already anticipating the meal in front of me, I dig into my dish. In place of the usual pleasure my taste buds were punished with shockingly bad food. The lemon butter is oily margarine, chicken is dry and pasta was a mountain of goo on the side of my plate. I'll confess to liking al dente' pasta however I would not grumble over pasta cooked to an edible state, but just visualize the lack of ability to separate one noodle from the blob. Anyway, I continued on hoping the bread pudding would not be a disappointment. I was told that it was the previous Chefs own recipe. NOT! Again it was the most unpleasant tasting bread pudding. Enough said about that. Other thing I noticed was higher prices and deplorable service from the most uneducated tattooed waitress ever. No I’m not a tattoo hater, but come on. I did attempt to inform the staff, as the "owner" had left, about the lack quality in the food. Even though it was not my intent nor did I ask for a discount I was told not to expect one as it is policy that if you eat any of the food, it’s yours and they would definitely boxes it up for you to go. Really? This may sound like a harsh review, but if you dare check it out yourself. I leave many reviews mostly good, but on occasion I am dissatisfied enough that it merits a negative one. DINNERS BEWARE! Too bad, it used to be a charming tucked away eatery with delicious entrees and sweets

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Being a small farm community, options are somewhat limited if you try to go beyond the regular fast food joints. This small restaurant is a definite winner if you want a sit down, dine-in meal. Such a varied menu can frequently result in sub-par dishes, but not here. From the Seafood Gumbo (lots of shrimp & crab) to the Varsity Chicken (pounded thin then very lightly breaded with Parmesan cheese, pan-fried w/ buttery sauce to finish) to the kid-friendly Fried Shrimp, to the PERFECT and oh-so-fresh-and-crisp Mediterranean Salad, everything is fresh, delicious and perfectly cooked. They don't have a liquor license, but feel free to ask for a complimentary glass of wine to accompany your meal or bring your own. The owners are working hard to compete with average BBQ, Mexican, Chinese food establishments in this little town, and while you'll spend more at Varsity Grill than you would at the other places, the food is oh-so-worth-it! Tucked into a grocery store strip center, it's easy to miss this place but you really shouldn't. I keep spreading the word in the hopes that business will pick up for them because they really do have the best food in town.

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Thank hepnr
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