We used to go here a lot. The service was very friendly, the food a little slow coming out but once out the food was great. This became our favorite breakfast spot.
The burgers were also very good but all had the same problem: the bottom buns would get soggy from all the toppings and then fall apart. This problem could have been easily fixed by lightly toasting the buns on the griddle or using brioche buns like some burger bistros do. The one disappointing burger for me was the Reuben burger because I was expecting slices of corned beef brisket on top of the burger patty but instead got chopped meat in a Russian-style dressing. Wish the menu had been more descriptive or I wouldn't have ordered it.
However, the burgers are at least 1/2 pounders and come with great fries or onion rings. The one, very bad misstep the cook made one night just happened to be when we took my wife's visiting family to here for dinner. Apparently the owners were out of town closing another restaurant of theirs in Idaho that night's meal clearly displayed their absence and the effect on the food.
At our waitress' suggestion we ordered the meat loaf and potatoes with our choice of bread. We went with toast and as we're talking amongst ourselves at the table I smell something burning in the kitchen (which is small and open to the dining room) and got a bad feeling. Sure enough, when the toast was served to our table at least two of the four pieces were burnt. I think the four of us were embarrassed because no one said anything and our guests took the burnt slices. What kind of a cook sends out burnt food and what kind of waitress would serve it instead of telling the cook to refire a new batch? Apparently the ones who are employed here.
The meat loaf and mashed potatoes were nothing special. My wife is an excellent home cook and has made both meat loaf and mashed potatoes that would blow these out of the water. My wife and I are still knocking ourselves for taking our guests out a place we thought was the best in town only to have them subjected to mediocre food.
This was in August 2012 and we didn't decide to give this restaurant another chance until last month when we ordered breakfast. My wife got the eggs benedict and said though it was very good it wasn't any better than what we prepare from scratch at home. I had simple bacon with fried eggs sunny side up and it was also very good. I must say that they get the best bacon I've had in any restaurant or at home. My son recently had a cheeseburger there and said he loved it.
So, with very narrow qualifications, That One Place is back in our good graces--as long as we stick to the breakfasts and burgers.
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