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“An out-of-towner's impression of Kodiak Jack's”
Review of Kodiak Jack's Steak and Seafood - CLOSED

Kodiak Jack's Steak and Seafood
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Being from Ohio and planning a trip to Oshkosh, we researched a number of "top rated" restaurants that we might eat at. Don't know about you folks, but where I live, we have brochures expounding the many exciting places and attractions of our local area, but to be truthful, the descriptions are inflated to bring in the tourist dollars and are pretty much a let down. That's the way we sort of felt. Being a Type II diabetic, it was hard to find things that were conducive for a person like me. They seem to be very heavy on potatoes, but not much on vegetables. There were only two kinds of soups, no vinegarette dressings, etc. Also had no "go cups" to take your remaining drinks with you when you leave. To be fair, the main entrees were good (alfredo fetuccine, lasagna), but my ribeye steak was rather thin and a bit tough, not measuring up to the standards of a steak house. The portions were generous and we had food left over, but they only offered tiny styrofoam containers to leave with (one size fits all). Other side notes: no paper towels in the two rest room automatic towel dispensers, and the band, which was playing in the bar section of the restaruant, was distracting to guests trying to talk among themselves. Total damages with a modest tip was $61 for three average meals with two soft drinks, no alcoholic drinks. Our server was not too bad, but overall, it was hard to see how it ranked 14 out of 44 or so restaruants. Of course, your mileage may vary.

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3  Thank David O
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We used to love this place...but we give up. On Saturday 02/09/13 we went for Happy Hour and considered possibly staying for supper, however, when we arrived three bartenders lacked any kind of common urgency and simply took their time even though the place was dead. There were no appetizers even though it's advertised on Saturdays too! We decided to go elsewhere after the soda in my cocktail was flat and there was no chance to get the bertender's attention. On Valentine's Day Wednesday 02/14/13, we decided to give this place another try, during Happy Hour. This time the place was fairly busy, but 3 coctial waitresses stood chatting amongst themselves as at least 4 bartenders were working at a snail's pace. Again there were supposed to be complimentary appetizers that were advertised, but nothing was put out.The cocktail /waitress never returned with our bill or to ask if we would care for a drink while we waited for an hour for a table. Once seated by the silver haired hostess (that may be the owner? she's always very unfriendly), we waited 5 minutes before the server brought us menus or took our drink order. We paid for our drinks and left, because friends of ours that we saw when we walked in had been seated as we arrived to the place, were waiting for entrees after placing their order at their table for over an hour. This place will never make it. Very sad, it is beautiful, but the staff almost seem to take an attitutde that they "gotch ya'" and don't care. We'll return to the Roxy or RedLobster....I should've worked overtime that night and skipped this experience...this place isn't interested in profit through customer service.

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6  Thank Marty P
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Pretty good salad bar! Order light as there is lots to eat! The decor is pretty cool if you don't mind animal heads staring down on you as you eat, lol! No its meant to be rugged and they pull it off well. Very cool bar!

Thank Brigid W
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

They have a fabulous happy hour with snacks. best steak around Highly recommend going there. Also, weekends they have bands and a small dance floor.

Thank mrs_debe
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

If you truly enjoy a good steakhouse and good seafood, you would not enjoy yourself here. If you love the Golden Corral and think Olive Garden is prime Italian food, then this is your steakhouse. If you read the few reviews here about how the steaks are cooked, their reviews are spot on. These folks do not know how to cook a good steak, and they are not really starting out with a nice piece of meat either. Picture Ponderosa with a hunting decor. This is it.

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5  Thank jvg62
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