Anyone that thinks they can get better food at applebees or chilis for cheaper is full of hot air. I have been eating at both of them and have gotten absolutely tired of them. My wife always gets the Cajun pasta at applebees which is always bland and uninspired. She ordered the same dish at Cheddars and I was absoloutely impressed that it had some actual Cajun flavor. It was awesome. She didn't have to pay extra for the sauce that came on it either. I ordered the 1/2 lb BBQ burger (don't remember the actual name) The burger was awesome and I didn't have to pay extra for the BBQ ranch sauce on the side. The rice and beans on the side did cost 2 bucks and I was very much happy with the flavor even though the size was not consistent with the price. The bowl it was served in was very small in my opinion. But in defense of Cheddars, The server did tell me he did not recommend the beans and rice because it was a little small. I ordered it so it was my fault. My wife and I eat early in the evening so we miss some crowds but we will gladly wait 30-40 minutes to dine here again. I have only heard good things about the chicken and waffles so we will see. Don't believe the bad hype it really is a great place to eat.
My husband & I ate at Cheddars today for our anniversary. No waiting, we got right in. Our waiter, Nathan came right to our table and took our drink & appetizer order, which were served with 2 minutes. Nathan was very knowledgeable about the menu & even recommended dishes. Food was served in a VERY timely manner. Portions were HUGE! Food was AWESOME!!! We feel we got so much food for the price. We got two appetizers, two drinks, & two entrees. Needless to say, we will be returning. My husband says CHEDDARS is his new favorite restaurant!!!
Food was good. Menu prices are great, but they charge for sides, dressing, you name it and it is extra. It made for an overpriced bill at the end. The food wasn't THAT great. Now the service was horrible! They opened too quickly. They should have spent more time training the servers. Cmon man this is your first impression. I understand the business, but you should take a lesson from J. Alexanders on service. All in all it was ok. But I can get the same food and better service for half the price at a Chili's or Applebee's.