Earl Abel's Restaurant
1201 Austin Hwy Ste 175, San Antonio, TX 78209
I am sad to say, this is not you parents Earl Abels. It still has the originators name on the sign, but I would bet Earl would not be Abel to sleep if he knew to what depths of poor quality and service his restaurant has descended to. Six of us went for dinner. We ordered everything from a club sandwich to chicken fried steak, to grilled pork chops, to spaghetti and meatballs. We had wanted to order fried chicken, but were told they were out of chicken. That is akin to going to McDonalds, to be told they have no Big Macs.The first clue that this meal was going to go bad, was the salad dressing. It was as watery and thin as I have ever seen and flavorless. Then the food came. I guess it was food, I am not sure. The chicken-fried steak was over cooked and hard. The spaghetti had a strange smell. The person that ordered it said it smelled of Ben-Gay. (Personally I think she was smelling the waitress, who had to be seventy years old.) The club sandwich was no better. The bacon was old tasting, like it was cooked many hours before, and it left a greasy taste in you mouth. Now for the service! It was just as bad. It took fifteen minutes after we sat down, just to get our drinks. Now if they were busy, I could understand that. They weren't busy at all. We had to ask for crackers to go with the salads. We had to ask for dinner rolls which should come with the meals. We had to ask three times for a glass of juice, because the waitress kept forgetting about it. Then the fun began. The so-called excuse for a manager came by and asked if everything was OK. When we told him no, he just walked off. I guess he was just asking a rhetorical question. If you don;t want to hear the occasional negative feedback, then don't ask the question. What a waste of good money. I don't mind paying the better part of $100 for a meal, but this was not a good meal, either food wise or service wise.\r
Do yourself a favor - don't waste your time or money at Earl Abels.