Wow the review below must be the manager from McDonald's or a neighboring restaurant because my experience at this great place is not even remotely close to his! And I have been going here for two years!! Not only do they make your hamburger fresh, but they make it YOUR WAY better than your mother would. I always ask for extra pickles with jalapeños and cheese, but they also do it AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!!!! I was ready to put in my review on this favorite spot of mine and my family's but I am seriously dumbfounded by the downright LIES that the other reviewer told. This is THE most accomodating restaurant I have ever been to and trust me when I say I am picky about where I decide to eat. They give you 5-star service and quality at BELOW fast food prices! As great as their food is, their service is even better! The old man with the salt and pepper hair is the friendliest owner I have ever met. Always ends the conversation with "my friend" and "my buddy" that even my hard to befriend father likes him. I am proud to say that I am one of the hundreds of customers that have signed the customer appreciation wall! Also noted that they were listed as one of the cleanest places in Arlington by the Star-Telegram! You won't find fresh food, incredible service, and NEIGHBORHOOD FEELING at McDonald's or any other rat hole in Arlington! My absolute favorite meal is the Chicken Philly steak that's out of this world! The regular steak Philly is amazing as well. I'm not a Gyro fan but something about their sauce is incredible! The owner said that they make it HOME MADE and you can really taste the difference. And I dare you to get freshly breaded chicken strips at McDonald's or Popeye's or anywhere else that are sizzling hot with as much or as little kick as you want like I have found at this place. Seriously I don't even have to tell them what I want they know exactly what I like and how I like it. If this restaurant was a woman I would have married her a long time ago!!!!
About a year ago, I was with a friend and heading to Ft. Worth for a function we were to attend. His wife called him and stated that she was at this place called Mac's with a friend of hers. When he hung up, we decided to just drop by for a quick bite to eat and to visit with his wife, since it was actually on our way. Neither of us knew anything about this place and I truly wasn't too excited about eating some "bar food". Long story short, we ate and visited with my friends wife, then went on our way. The service was very welcoming and fast, so we had plenty of time to make our scheduled commitment. After a few moments of silence during the drive, I said to my friend, "You know, that was pretty damn good. I kind of like that place." He started laughing and said he was thinking the exact same thing. The next day, I had to be in Arlington again, so I went by Mac's again to get a bite to eat. I sat at a table while most of the patrons were around the bar area. The bartender was fantastic and took care of me, with a smile and without an attitude about having to come out from behind the bar. In fact, at a certain point, she invited me to sit at the bar with the other patrons, who she introduced me to. These people were very welcoming and friendly, and I had a great time. Even though I rarely drink, I have been accepted by the other patrons, bartenders/waitresses, and owners as one of their regulars. Yes, the food is good, but even I get sick of eating at the same place all the time. It is a great place to meet and hang out with some great people, have a good time. There are a ton of activities to participate in, like karaoke, playing darts, shooting pool, but the best part of going there is to hang out with the people. As Toby Keith once said, "I love this bar!" Everything about Mac's makes me want to keep coming back, just for fun.
I went with my sister and we had a blast. The food was exceptional. The menu was a little lenghty. But I am not mad at them. The restaurants decor is just beautiful. The dessert bar is to DIE for. If you are on a diet stay away from that display. You will give in. The food was sooo good. I had the firecracker salmon and the chicken gumbo and they were so good that my friends were begging to try it. They were not dissapointed. Of course I had to taste there food too. Its a bit pricey but I noticed alot of people going there for their Birthday. The staff were so on top of it. They kept your glasses full. The chef came out and asked me how it was. I gave him a BIG smile and a Thumb up. I know it is going to be one of my favorite haunts now. They even have a scrumptous weight management menu. You have to go there at least once then you will be hooked.