Nedderman's Steak Place
3223 Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Fast Food, Steakhouse
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
Pets Allowed: Yes
I feel like the little kid who can't see the emperor's new clothes, but, here we go anyway...
I've lived in this area off and on for 15 years- I've driven past this place hundreds, if not thousands of times. My spidey-sense always told me "that place CAN'T be all that great", "it looks like a carnival food stand".
Today the weather was beautiful, I was in a good mood and I finally stopped at Nedderman's.
I decided to eat at the picnic table- I walked up to the window and the girl took my order.
I got the large steak tips sandwich with green beans and mashed red potatoes with a Coke. She "suggested-sold" me some mushrooms for $1 extra and some A-1 sauce for .50 more cents.
As I waited for my food I could hear the drive-thru orders being placed and people were being asked how they wanted their steak tips cooked- I was not asked what temperature I wanted for my tips, and since this was my first time here it did not even occur to me to request a certain doneness.
I received my food in about 10 minutes and I did not get the A-1 sauce for which I had paid extra.
I walked back to the window and got my sauce. I also asked about the side of mushrooms I bought and I was told they were on the sandwich under the meat. I looked and saw the mushrooms under the meat - large, un-cut, whole mushrooms that took up a lot of space- where maybe the rest of my steak should have been? I expected the mushrooms to be on the side and I would add them to my sandwich as I saw fit.
The steak was bland. Not horribly tough, but not melt-in-your-mouth tender either. The only salt and pepper available was ONE each of those tiny little packets that you get at McDonalds or Burger King that was included in my plastic wrapped fork-napkin-salt-pepper kit. The potatoes were unremarkable to borderline disappointing, the green beans were beans.
I need to repeat this- THE FOOD WAS BLAND, UNREMARKABLE AND UNSATISFYING!
And it was not cheap!, $13.35 for a steak-tip sandwich! For just a couple dollars more I could have gone to a real steak house and gotten a REAL steak dinner with table service, unlimited salt and pepper and no flies!
The place always seems busy, and they were busy during my visit! But, I have no reason to lie- if the food were good I would be shouting it from the rooftops. I am always excited to find a new, GOOD restaurant. Didn't happen today.
As I said in the beginning I feel like the little kid who can't see the emperor's new clothes- well, we all know the moral to that story.