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“Had better....Nice Bar!!!”

Gus' Italian Cafe and Sports Bar
Ranked #61 of 111 Restaurants in Mechanicsville
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Had better....Nice Bar!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2010

Food was typical bar fried food service wasn't too bad, the young lady tending bar was entertaining and somewhat cute. She does know how to turn on the charm and talk a little Chiefs football. You know when the regulars show up!! The charm and flirting goes through the roof!! Small town local pub.

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English first
Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
“throw up in my mouth”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2010

if you happen to drive by this dump keep driving! gross! your clothes reek of fried food! my husbands steak sub made him want to puke and he never complains!

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“Disgusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2010

We went here for dinner last night and the entire experience was terrible. The service was slow, the food was disgusting and when we left, our clothes, purse, coats, everything smelled like they had just been dipped in the deep fryer. I will have to take our coats to the cleaners the smell is so bad! Do not waste your time or money here.

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“To sum it up...bloody awful! Gus' Italian Restaurant is located in Hanover Square Shopping Centre about midway between...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2008

To sum it up...bloody awful! Gus' Italian Restaurant is located in Hanover Square Shopping Centre about midway between Ukrop's supermarket and Kohl's department store. The restaurant looks rather plain on the outside, like any other tenant in the strip mall. On the inside, it is rather cozy with old posters on the wall. The wait staff was rather friendly, but if you order seafood at this Italian restaurant, expect to measure your wait time (to eat) with calendars instead of watches. You would think they had to go to the bay, catch my scallops, and come back. Once supper was served, we almost had to send the Virginia National Guard out to find the waitress. I had the grilled bay scallops with a side salad and baked potato. The salad was rather flat and unimaginative. There was only lettuce, onions, a little mozzarella cheese, and two tiny grape tomatoes. The flavour of the scallops wasn't bad. They were grilled in butter and seasoned with Old Bay seasoning. The trouble was the portions were miniscule. It didn't bother me that bay scallops were small, but they could have put more on the plate. Not only that, the scallops were served lukewarm and the baked potato was almost cold. I guess it's not a good idea to expect good seafood prepared right in a restaurant which specialises in Italian food. However, I expected common sense in food preparation to prevail here. I should go back if only to see whether they do better at serving Italian food.

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“Small town charm. Reasonable prices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2007

Small town charm. Reasonable prices.

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