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“A disappointment and unpleasant surprise”
Review of Three Fat Pigs - CLOSED

Three Fat Pigs
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Waikoloa Beach Drive
Transit: There are shuttle buses that stop by often to transport guest to the Hotels located in the Resort area as well as other Hotels along the coast. Taxi cabs are available as well.
Grand Island, Nebraska
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652 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
“A disappointment and unpleasant surprise”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We were strolling around the Kings Shops and read the stellar reviews about Chef Ippy on the wall outside. We thought we were in for a real treat. Not! I ordered the Lamb burger with cole slaw and the wife ordered the Kailua Pig with homemade BBQ chips. The chips were definitely the highlight. The slaw was soggy and bland. The Lamb Burger was tasty and rare as requested, the piggy was tasty but very greasy and soaked the bread completely. The nasty surprise came when I went to the men's room to wash the oil off my hands. The floors were filthy and one of the toilets was filled with mounds of crap, urine, and toilet paper. Another guy came in, took one look and remarked, "How nasty!" Chef Ippy may have competed on the Iron Chef, but he should not expect all the customers to have iron stomachs. The sight made me want to barf.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank mingfatsai
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Rockville Centre, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Terrible service, didnt even get to the food part”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stopped there one evening after trying to find some restaurants with kids menu. This one did. After ordering drinks, placed our order. Waiter came back to inform us they were out of chicken nuggets. Changed the order to turkey burger. Waiter came back with news they were out of turkey burgers and suggested the food court. Great idea but had i wanted that experience i could have saved 30 minutes and not paid for drinks. I mean if you are seating kids the waiter should know what items on the kids menu are not available and not just what the specials are. After the first time, you'd think he would have come back with complete info about what else is not available. Then they should have at least comp the sodas after that fiasco. Waiter was rude and clueless.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank James M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this when we were hungry and liked the name. It was quite busy and they could only offer a seat outside overlooking a man made lake which was lovely. Service was excellent, food outstanding and portions huge. A particular mention for the owner who was a larger than life character but incredibly helpful. If we had been staying on the island longer, I would have returned the next night

Visited February 2014
Thank sauviter
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Palo Alto, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Odd menu and even stranger service. Waited forever 15 minutes for a server to bring us menus or water after being seated and they weren't even that busy. Had to ask for water to be refilled. Our meal was completely rushed. We had to ask for the dessert menu. The food itself was not very good. My fish was lukewarm when I got it. Not a good experience at all.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank sparty76
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Food was very tasty and well prepared and presented. Waitstaff was friendly and helpful. We sat outside for dinner, we didn't have reservations, but they were able to seat us anyway. Pretty expensive.

Visited January 2014
Thank Keith74006
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