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yellowfin
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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But i bet they have a bad arse dessert bar with soft serve. With gummy bears that you can put on your ice cream- as many as you want


spoken like a pregnant woman






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TexasTiger05
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


I was recalling a trip to Ryan's when i was a kid and wondering what weird o puts gummy bears on their ice cream.


but, srsly, do they have that? Just wondering....for research






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Patrick O Rly
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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Worst:
Applebee's
Joes Crab
Red Lobster
Olive Garden


The thread title is...

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Best and worse national casual dining chains.


...and not...

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Best and worse places to take the wife on your anniversary. It's opposite day so put your best as your first and vise versa.


...but it should be.






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yellowfin
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Last time I ate at Ryan's/Golden Coral(can't recall which it was) I was in high school and we had to travel to BFE North Louisiana for a playoff game and that's where the team ate lunch.....So I probably won't be much help





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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


best: Houston's

worst: Cheddar's






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alajones
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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Joe's Crab Shack
TGI Fridays
I've never had a bad meal at either of these.

Best: Genghis Grill

Worst: Applebee's






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yellowfin
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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best: Houston's


That place is terrible






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alajones
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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Stopped at a Crackerbarrel one time. Not my kind of place, but the group I was traveling with wanted to stop there. There was a no- shite 45 minute wait for a table, and more coming in behind us. It's not terrible food, but if I'm going to wait more than 15 minutes to be seated, it had better be a Galatoire's type experience.



I agree witrh you here. We still eat there plenty. Cracker Barrel's breakfast is just as good as many other places, but the dinner is meh.







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mmomike
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Best: J Alexander's

Worst: Red Lobster...






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Salmon
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Worst: Macaroni Grill - seriously this places makes OG seem amazing

Best: probably Outback or Carrabas






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ladytiger118
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Is J.Alexanders similar to Houston's? I've never been to it.





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Panny Crickets
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You've never had a bad meal at Joe's Crab Shack?

I'm not buying it.






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wiltznucs
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


I've always had pretty good service and decent food at O'Charleys.

Best - Cracker Barrel? remarkably consistent from one location to the next. I'd put Carrabba's in 2nd.

Worst - Applebee's



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TexasTiger05
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Macaroni Grill
you get a jug o' wine and can lie about how many glasses you've had when it's time to pay the bill


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Cracker Barrel? remarkably consistent from one location to the next.
Pretty sure all their stuff is made from scratch too. For a chain that's pretty impressive. I just hate going because you leave feeling disgusting from all the food.




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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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That place is terrible


their French Dip alone makes it the best






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LoneStarTiger
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Best: overall, for me, BJ's. I'd love to have one in the town where we live. Of my local selections, Cheddar's has a few decent beers and some good burgers that are under $6

Worst: Olive Garden and Outback. I fricking hate those places.






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mouton
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Pretty sure all their stuff is made from scratch too. For a chain that's pretty impressive

Impossible. All chain restaurants serve precooked reheated food.



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Cdawg
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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No hate for golden corral?

Went to the world's largest one in Branson, MO just b/c they advertised it as that. Now imagine yourself at an all-you-can-eat golden corral in Branson. Most memorable thing I did there.







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Paul Allen
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Fazoli's on Siegen lane was disgusting. Anyone remember this place?





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notiger1997
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Now imagine yourself at an all-you-can-eat golden corral in Branson. Most memorable thing I did there


Sounds like hell.

Last time I visited a Golden Corral was 10 years ago out in Kenner.
There were fat trashy people all over. A good 25% of the tables had not been busses, so there was crap every where. I almost slipped on chicken wings and noodles on the floor at the buffet. Watched a kids stick his hand in the buffet.

Just one of the most disgusting feelings I've ever had at a restaurant.






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