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3365 E Sam Houston Pkwy SPasadena, TX 77505
I've been to this Cheddar's location many times and usually have a great experience with the service and food. But this last time I was served old fries that had been refried it seemed. The manager was polite and gave a refund.
9500 Fm 1960 Bypass Rd WHumble, TX 77338
Ate lunch at 1:30 pm. May 11, 2016. It was the worst, most bizarre experience. No coffee, machine is broken. Can't order french fires with the Cheddar's 1/2 club-sandwich pairing because it isn't an option on the pairing's list. (Although we've eaten at another Cheddar's for years and order t…
803 Bonaventure WaySugar Land, TX 77478
From Business: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness: Quality ingredients, prepared fresh in our kitchen. It’s the right way, not the easy way. Because it tastes better that way
21001 Gulf FwyWebster, TX 77598
Love, love, love! We come here at least once a month. It's really casual and relaxing. The food is good, and the prices are awesome! We've only had bad service once or twice, but for the most part, the wait staff and hosts are usually pretty friendly. They have a good variety of food there,…
23948 Northwest FwyCypress, TX 77429
Food Poisoning. Came in and sat at the bar. I ordered food to go but decided to take a bite. I didn't even get 30 minutes down the road and had to pull over to leave a not so present surprise at a hotel. I called the manager to let him know of what happens. He responds with a light apology and…
2929 Southwest Fwy Ste 160Houston, TX 77098
Ordered steak tuscano with oven roasted potatoes, bell peppers and onions. Was served potatoes with very pungent fried jalopenas. Waiter claimed he didn't know about bell peppers. Ask me if I wanted peppers and onions. I assumed this would include potatoes but did not. I just gave up and thi…
6201 E Sam Houston Pkwy NHouston, TX 77049
From Business: Our New Bone In, Bold Flavor dishes are expertly fire grilled. Choose from our NEW Grilled Lamb Chops, NEW Pork Porterhouse or Outlaw Ribeye. At LongHorn Steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our fresh, boldly seasoned & expertly grilled steaks. We also serve up fresh seafood, juicy chicken & fall-off-the-bone ribs slow roaste…
2760 Highway 6 SHouston, TX 77082
From Business: Fresh is in our food: Each day, you’ll find an updated selection of fresh fish on our Today’s Fresh Fish menu, not to mention live Maine lobster, freshly baked Cheddar Bay Biscuits™, crisp salads and a host of fresh seafood recipes waiting to be explored. Fresh is in our knowledge: No one knows seafood better than we do. A…
3919 Scott StHouston, TX 77004
I've been a fan of Frenchy's chicken for sometime now and they still have that delicious recipe flavor. Their chicken is better than other fast food chicken restaurant, yes it's pricey, but I love the taste.
5216 Bellaire BlvdBellaire, TX 77401
This has become my favorite burger joint in Houston and I haven't even tried the milkshake yet. Get the Bellaire special, a double meat, cheese and bacon burger that is not legal in at least 3 states. Be sure to have them cut it in half so it comes on a plate and you can catch all the goodness…
1302 Nance StHouston, TX 77002
From Business: We are native Houstonians with a restaurant in Houston that gathers Texas's best ingredients, cooked in a focused, creative way. Our restaurant is our home, so please come as you are to relax, eat, and drink. We look forward to having you join us for dinner.
800 Sorella CtHouston, TX 77024
From Business: The Bistro Bar at Hotel Sorella City Centre in Houston TX is the perfect place to gather for cocktails & appetizers. This unique bar in Houston features small plate size samplings of delicious dishes, and an extensive cocktail menu of Brennan family classics.
2120 North Loop WHouston, TX 77018
From Business: Dennys is Americas Diner. Where guests have come for over 60 years to sit back, relax and enjoy classic American comfort food and everyday value 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Over the years, Dennys has gained a cult association with its popular all-day signature items like Moons Over My Hammy, Sizzlin Skillets, hand-dip…
12132 Sabo Rd Ste AHouston, TX 77089
When you first walk in you pretty much have to look for the staff, since the staff is so small in quantity. Then as you say hello you get a look as if your doing them a misjustice by providing patronage. After giving your order you will be offered nothing other than what you've ordered. .No dr…
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I would have to say that their prime rib is among the best i've ever eaten. but ratings should be more than just about food. Their service has gone down hill. This use to be one of my favorites. I don't know what happened. New management? new staff? Don't know but service is poor. I was a regular until my past 2 experiences there turned me off. first time around, I did not receive a refill on my ice tea. I had to ask twice. This is not ihops. For the price people are paying here, they deserve better. I thought this may have been a fluke incident and decided to give them another chance. Second time I came back, the same thing happened. No refills untill i asked. The waiter took my credit card and came back, with a rude gesture, to say "it's been declined". He did not stand around for me to give another card, but just left. The funny thing was the card was not declined, just the magnetic strip was worned. I had issues with it the entire week and was going to let him know the situation, but he darted away before I even had the chance to. I gave a different employee the same card, he used a plastic bag, ran it through and it worked. I own a business of my own. My customers get treated with the upmost respect. It makes me wonder sometimes how they can go about charging the prices they do, give people bad service, and expect to continue. Never going there again!
I am in agreement with other reviewers on several recurring issues including the service which can be slow, and the high prices for small portions of food prepared competently yet without real inspiration. The menu itself is also somewhat limited in choices, particulalry for dinner. Executive Chef Ryan Pera is the inspiration behind the kitchen of The Grove. One of the best times to visit the restaurant is during its famed Sunday Brunch. It is when the natural lighting is at its best and is perfect for a front seat to the weekend festivities downtown. The restaurant offers a variety of creative spirits that set the mood for an urban relaxed lunch. One of the only places in Houston to offer a Clear Spicy Bloody Mary, The Grove has recently added a Banana Margarita to its drink list, which includes herradura silver tequila and coconut crunch, accentuating a fruity kick to brunch. A word of advice –be sure to use the restaurant’s convenient and fast valet parking services when downtown is busy. Parking in and around the park can often be hard, if not impossible, to find, depending on the festivities going on at the time.
My friends talked it up. Saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't beleive I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go. My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me. Almost everyone in the place was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to fill the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. It tasted just fine though. The service was fine and the people were freindly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back. I give it 4 stars because the place was PACKED. We had to wait in line to be seated at 9am. During our meal it began to rain hard but people kept coming! It may not be my kind of place but apparently, it is for lots of others!
I tried Beck's Prime for the first time a couple of weeks ago, since my boyfriend had raved on and on about how he used to get their steak burger and milkshake everyday before work. First of all, their milkshake was uber good! It's a real milkshake and not the premixed junk that comes out of a softserve machine. My boyfriend said I must have really liked it since drinking it was probably the longest I'd been quiet all day. I also got their prime steak burger and fries, and to be really honest, I wasn't very impressed. Well, at least not for the money that I paid for the entire meal. The burger was about $8.50, and with the fries and shake, I think I paid about $15. That's pretty darn steep for fast food. The steak juices had soaked the entire bottom burger bun so badly that I had to throw out the bottom bun. It was completely soggy and tasted gross. I loved that the fries were real cut fries, but they were completely limp and soft. I prefer crispy fries. I really wanted to love this place as much as my boyfriend so maybe I'll give it one more try.
My friends talked it up...saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't believe I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go. My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me. Almost everyone there was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to cover the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. The service was good and the people were friendly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back. Though this may not be my kind of place, it apparently is for many many others. It was PACKED at 9am on a rainy Saturday morning so they must be doing something right. :)
All American Auto Salvage has awesome customer service and reasonable prices. Victor is great, very fair, and helpful. I was looking for rear differential assembly for my Chevy Trailblazer. They originally sent over one for a heavier truck but took it back and I was able to go on the yard to find the one that did match my truck. It is best to go out to find the part yourself. Unfortunately a lot of glove boxes are missing and that is where you'll find the part match information that you need. Tony went out in heavy rain without complaint to help us look through the yard to distinguish what truck the one came off of that they delivered and to find the one that actually matched. My truck is back together and running like brand new! The part we got from them was great. I would gladly go back to them and refer anyone to them. Great service in any industry seems to be lacking so I am always glad to have a positive experience. Thanks guys! Keep up the great work! Janice & Robert
My husband and I went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch and the food tasted like cardboard and the waitress that we had was really non existiant. The tea that is infused with fruit is nasty and the other waiter that replaced my tea told me that no one likes it. If no one likes it then why sell it. The menu is a short novel, if you want something to read you can take the menu and have a good laugh. The food sounds so good and the prices suggest that you will get top quality food. However when the food comes it is not what the price and the description suggest it might look good but it taste nasty. I hope they get it together there location is great and the building looks really nice they really need to work on the food and that one waitress. The other waiters were more helpful than the one assigned to our table. The management took care of us now they need to take care of the menu, the cook and the waitress. Chef Ramsey would have a ball at this restaurant.
With such cute women, good ambiance and a great location, I have been coming to the Tasting Room for three years to endure the bad wine at expensive prices. So sad you can't deliver at least an average product. Just as soon as you finally negotiate the pitted mine field of tasteless concoctions, you finally obtain something you like only to find you don't carry it anymore. You're surely to die a slow death once the wine fad fades. The horrible slow service geared to inconvenience the wine lover is reason enough to stay away. Today I started to get a cheese plate, but at $18 for three small pieces of cheese and condiments, I sadly chose the fat infested sausage plate for $14. Today's experience was mediocre wine, heavy fat layered sausage and sour pickles with stale bread which took almost a half hour to recieve. You weren't even busy. Why would I ever endure this place again? I don't care how cute the women are it just isn't worth the misery.
first off i wanna say i love this place! i mostly been here for lunch which is great, foods fast and sum really great lunch options. i absolutly loved the southwest wrap and it came with thier famous shoestring mixture yum! but i do have to say my favorite time going there is sunday brunch. the place is always so lively and happening. and the waiter told me that on thier 2nd and 4th sundays they have live jazz band come play. though they dont have bottomless mimosas anymore(something to do with T.A.B.C. not allowing it at resturants anymore) but they did have $2mimosas and $4 mango mimosas(extra delicous!) also $2well vodka drinks too!!! i would suggest reservations if your going to bring a large party with you though, they fill up quite fast. the servious was also really good my mimosa was always full and he kept making sure i had everything i needed, overly a very great expiernce.
Was trying to find a good breakfast place near mid town, so thought here was worth it. Staff very friendly, food very good (but pricey - $3.00 for a cup of coffee's a bit much!), however I couldn't finish my breakfast for all the pictures of President Obama and his family, everywhere. If I saw an American flag or some indication of Americanism, I could assume the owner's agenda was patriotic, but that didn't exist. I will check with longer time Houstonians, but I'll bet when fellow Housotian George Bush was in office, his and his family's pictures were not on display. While I appreciate everyone's right to their opinions, I also value my rights not to patronize or promote such nonsense. Gues I'll still have to go out of my way to the Avalon Grill until I find abetter mid town solution.