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“Smoke gets in your eyes”

Alexander's Steakhouse
Ranked #59 of 484 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auburn, Illinois
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Smoke gets in your eyes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Evidently the exhaust fans weren’t working last night at Alexander’s. With 2-large open flame grills, you obliviously expect to smell the steaks cooking. But the smoke was overwhelming in the dining area. It was so bad that our eyes were watering and our clothes were saturated a “greasy campfire” odor.

On a positive note, the food and service was excellent. The salad bar is one of the best in Springfield…very fresh ingredients!

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“If you want to pay to cook your own food than it's great.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

I don't get this place. If I wanted to have a family or business cook out I would have it at my house. Paying so I can cook it myself just seems off. They will cook it for you but that's extra. I didn't like the salad bar either.

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“Excellent food but spotty service...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

We always have excellent food when we go but but the service varies each time from being excellent to being very crappy. If no one one comes with a check after a half hour and we have been neglected all night, we leave our name, #, & reason for leaving along with the approximate amount of the meal amd leave, no tip included. We've never received a phone call or been barred.

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foodieil
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice quality steaks, old fashioned steak house feeling!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

Everyone thing about this place screams, traditional steakhouse. Nice large standard salad bar, red checkered table cloths, nice local servers, good quality steak, cold beer and good baked potatoes! And it works! You have the option to cook the steak yourself or have them do it for you. We always get an order of the marinated mushrooms and they make a good side to the steak and potatoes. One recommendation that we and our others have is to use caution when using the melted butter on the grill. It seems there may be some cross- contamination occurring, people use it to slather on their salmon, steaks, bread and more.

  • Visited February 2012
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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Steak are mouth watering!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

We eat here for special occasions. The steaks are so juicy. Salad bar is yummy! Every time we go we alreadys enjoy ourselves.

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