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“Just missing it's potential”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bit & Spur

Bit & Spur
Ranked #9 of 40 Restaurants in Springdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cincinnati, OH
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Just missing it's potential”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

After our first night in Zion, my wife and I were ready for a relaxing dinner on an outdoor patio. The Bit & Spur was our choice and our first impression was that it was a quaint piece of local flavor - just what we were hoping for to wrap up day one.

The service was fine, although we only counted two waitresses for a busy evening. Nothing to complain about - just a little slower than you would expect.

The Bit & Spur has a very nice menu - varied selections to satisfy a variety of tastes and desires. However - here's where the criticism begins. The flavor was just underwhelming for both of our entrees…I would even go as far as using the word "bland". The portions were generous and the potential for a great meal was right there within grasp, but the flavor just fell far short of expectations. It almost felt as if it were a conscious overreaction to avoid being too spicy or too seasoned.

This may have been an isolated experience, so take it with a grain of salt (pun intended). So close to being excellent, but if the food quality falls short then average is the best rating that I can serve up for this local option.

  • Visited October 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa
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“Excellent meal, great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Southwestern, creative cuisine. Generous portions. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. We ate here three years before when visiting Zion and remembered an excellent meal then also. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
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Northern CA
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“Sopes were good.....Polenta Stack not so much!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We are vegetarians and found a few vege items on the menu. The sopes, which are actually a starter and can be ordered with meat, were good. They come with pico de gallo, queso fresco, chipotle crema and cabbage. Unfortunately, the polenta stack had little taste and a lot of cheese. The house salad with cilantro dressing was ok. The service was excellent!!!

Visited October 2013
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UK
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137 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Incredible food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

This place has amazing food (European in style), massive portions, reasonably priced, friendly staff. What more could you ask for?

  • Visited October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Pretty darn good !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Ok... Excellent food had by all. Staff great. The berry dish with the scoop of ice cream on top is a must . Went there 2 nights in a row!!

  • Visited October 2013
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