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“Great sandwiches”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mike's Place

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Mike's Place
Ranked #167 of 454 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

The reuben is wonderful - try it! Service was fast and friendly. A great place for lunch or a light dinner.

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank AmacarthurVA
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bad food, worse service, outrageous drink prices”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2011

I love being at my table, having to find the waitress to order food and drinks, and then being completely forgotten about. Less than mediocre food starts the evening, but getting the check tops it all off. I thoroughly enjoyed paying $52 alone for 2 mid shelf drinks. I said I'd never be back, and they couldn't be happier. I don't know how they've been around for 30 years, even in their dirt mall location, but if you like a rip off, this is definitely the place for you!

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3 Thank monsterhesh
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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worst Waisted Night Out Ever...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2011

From the moment we walked in the door till we finally had enough inhospitality and lame excuses and simply left it was without a doubt the worst service and food we've ever had. My gut told me to immediately turn and leave after we waited about 10 minutes to even be told just to sit anywhere. Unfortunately we didn't. After being ignored for another 10-15 minutes we finally got someone to ask us what we wanted. We finally got our drinks and 15 minutes later she finally comes back to ask us if we're ready to order. No refills on drinks were offered during this disappearing act where.we actually thought she'd gone home for the night. She finally shows up 30 minutes later to tell us our food will be late because there's only one cook and there's a party in the back. Really... why didn't you tell us this when we first came in? We waited an hour for our food which was immediately rejected due to it being neither cooked or fit for consumption. Totally disgusting doesn't even begin to cover what my mystery meat was. When we told the waitress she really showed no concer but gave the obligatory "sorry"... What a pity we wasted a precious night out in this place. Hopefully, this will keep another couple from making the same mistake.

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank greeny12384
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La Paz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Where Everybody Knows Your Name”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

Our favorite restaurant in the area notably for every chain restaurant possible. The location is convenient, with plenty of free parking. A cozy cave of a place, with murals of Irish scenes on the walls, the atmosphere is casual and "East Coast" neighborhood institution. A locals' place, special long-timers even have a small plague at "their" place at the bar. Reasonable prices, friendly, "granny" waitresses and fantastic food. The menu is eclectic and includes daily board specials. The seafood is fresh and well-prepared. Try the crabcakes. Real crab!
The cornbeef and cabbage are excellent. A personal favorite is the honey-friend chicken, crunchy outside, moist inside. And the french fries are the best we've ever eaten. Mike "hisself," presides daily. He asks how our Mom is if she's not with this. We chat with the waitresses in an easy-going way about the weather, recipes and all kinds of topics. If you are so inclined, you engage in off-tracking betting. As Mike's sign says, "I love horse-racing and I vote."

  • Visited January 2011
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3 Thank JMSPHD
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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“After reading all the Hoop-lah... we were VERY Disappointed..!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

It was Monday 24 Jan 2011 we arrived and stood by the door. 2 waitresses standing at the bar saw us but made no movement towards us or acknowledged us. Another couple arrived. The 4 of us stood there for approx 5 minutes until a 3rd waitess told us to pick a seat. We then waited almost 10 minutes before the waitress came over to get our drink order. Ten more minutes and she came over to take our food order. After 30 minutes she comes over to tell us our meals were going to take a while as they only had 1 cook that night and they just had a large party come in. We FINALLY received our food 1 hour after we had arrived there.. only to have the broiled crab cakes RAW and mushy, the baked potato still uncooked (very hard)and wouldn't even melt the butter. Apologies were made by the waitress but we left anyway, yes the meal was paid for. Not once did the manager ever come over to ask any of the 4 tables, if everything was okay or to explain what was going on.

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank Dee042377
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