Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves
Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves

Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chinochinatown.com/
  • Phone: 4695137457x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Saturday:11:00am - 11:00pm

    Bar Hours: Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Uno Immanivong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Singleton
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves
Chino Chinatown menu is the transformation of traditional Asian dishes with a Latin American twist. The spirits menu is motivated by the new cocktail movement and classic hand-crafted drinks.

The cuisine is inspired by Chinese immigrants that came to South America from the southern province of Guangdong and Macau in the late 19th century. Due to lack of Asian ingredients, the Chinese adapted their cuisine with items available in the area creating unique blends of Chinese cooking with Latin ingredients. They established “barrio Chinos” which translates to “Chinatown” in Latin American cities. Chino will transport people to this era of mystery and adventure.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Chino Chinatown at Trinity Groves reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (65)fit for foodies (59)good for groups (47)hot spot (37)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (24)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Just the Best
    sschmitz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been her 3 times and it only gets better. 4-7 happy hour with great drinks. Food is fantastic. Love the edamame, chicken lollipops, drunken noodles, duck fat fried rice and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster - ok at best
    RoadRashTXVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am so disappointed with Chino Chinatown. The food was, at best, uninspired. At worst it was a mediocre ripoff. We tried the steamed buns, Duck Fat Fried Rice, and the beef short ribs. The buns were REALLY a greasy hunk of pulled pork in a dry, stale bun with random pickled veggies and cilantro. The pork was tasty, but that was all that we tasted. The (in)famous Duck Fat Fried Rice was really wet and mushy. The short ribs were two moderate sized short ribs bookending a pile of cabbage and assorted veggies. The rib my wife had was dry and, subsequently, chewy. Mine was more juicy and tender but both were average in terms of flavor. I was really expecting more from this place. My recommendation is to pass.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome restaurant!
    jmcastle
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great restaurant for date night or a fun night out with friends. Amazing food and service, will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - worst service in Dallas
    WorldTrvlrDad
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hosted a birthday party of 8 here for my partner and we all enjoyed the food but the service was absolutely horrible. We we commented on the seriously undercooked chicken - the manager told us it was "supposed to be that way". We waited 30 plus minutes for drink refills and finally went and found our own water pitchers. Asked how our dining experience was, we were honest with the manager and we told "it was hectic tonight". No apologies, no try us again, nothing. Great concept, very good food - but would not return due to service and management issues.
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  • Try Everything
    JTinGermany
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my 4th visit to the fabulous Chino Chinatown, and it continued to impress. We expanded a bit from our previous standbys, and found some new favorites. Not to miss: Elotes - Order these, then tell your friends that they contain meat, nuts, strontium -- whatever it takes to get them to yourself Duck Fat Fried Rice with Duck Breast - Before the breast was added, this was great. Now it's ludicrously good. However, the cast iron dish means that stealing it from the table next to you will result in severe burns... and a nice snack in the ambulance. The Duck Fat Fries are great, too Drunken Noodles - One of my favorite dishes, though I prefer the shrimp to the ribs. Though either is spectacular Piña Colada Upside Down Cake - Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    TravelingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been to several times and it gets better with each visit. A favorite at Trinity Groves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical chinese food
    mcctexas
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    WE loved everything we got! duckfat fries and pork shoulder steam buns were super good! loved the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great good and very cool feel.
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great good and very cool feel and vibe. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUSION FUN
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Chino Chinatown Saturday night. It was fun to share family style and explore the fusion of Asian and Latin flavors that were blended so well. I ordered the Snake Charmer which was refreshing on a warm August night. My friends ordered the Sangria that they all enjoyed. We began by sharing the guacamole and wonton appetizer. Then we progressed to the duck fat fried rice, chicken lollipops and the short ribs. All were delish. We finished by ordering both the pineapple upside down cake and the chocolate molten dessert. Both were excellent however the chocolate cake with pecans and coconut ice cream was the favorite of the two! We enjoyed our dinner, the fun atmosphere, décor and our waitress did a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was interesting and delicious -- the ramen, the lobster shooters, and the chicken lollipops were especially good. Our server and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Chef Uno was very attentive and is clearly running a great restaurant. I'm looking forward to going back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    ShashiVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Definitely a must for Dallas foodies. Duck Fat Fries, Duck Fat Fried Rice and Drunken Noodles all were awesome. Don't miss out on the Piña Colada Cake. Chef Uno is hands on and a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    diningjen
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Loved this place. The staff was friendly and great. The food was delicious, especially the drunken noodles, the duck fat fried rice and the chicken lollipops! Great for sharing with a big group and trying a lot of different items on the menu. Good cocktail list, too. Outdoor patio looked awesome when the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful evening
    Andyfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Took my child bride for our 39th anniversary. Uno, Caitlin, Rachel and the incredible Kate gave great warm service. The appetizer duck rolls were crisp, tender and well balanced. Duck fat fried rice with duck breast and Korean short rib fajitas for the main course. Yummo! The Mexican chocolate cake was good but not quite up to the rest of the food. All in all exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting food
    VeryPicky
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was interesting and we enjoyed most of it but felt it was overpriced for what you get. The atmosphere and service were both good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!
    Elle
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The combination of Mexican and Asian flavors was excellent. There were 5 of us and we probably ordered 10 different things to share. Every dish was spectacular. I will definitely go back and highly recommend this great place!! Loved the atmosphere and the location is great - plenty of free parking too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken lollipops!!!!
    NewToDallas
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was amazing! Our server recommended all the best dishes and we ate to our hearts content. Afterwards we headed outside to sit under the stars and drink a beer with friends. Couldn't have asked for a better evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible experience and delicious
    omnommom
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was fantastic. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. The cocktails were excellent. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dining Experience in DFW
    lizzy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Such a great place. Chino Chinatown has food that is as unique and wonderful as its creator. The restaurant has a great bar with items you are not likely to find anywhere else in town. The decor just sets the right mood and the patio is just awesome to hang out on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place.... but....
    JakeKalifornia
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Thursday night before 4th of July. They are moderately busy, but acted like they were slammed. The food is great and for a tapas style menu, you get nice portions. However, once your food comes out, you are attacked by flies.... and we were at a corner booth in the back. The service was OK. We were missing utensils throughout the meal service & requests for some lemon & spoons took a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising
    BSquareVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Enjoyed the variety and unique dishes not found in a traditional Chinese restaurant. Food was excellent, especially the chicken lollipops, duck fat fried rice and short rib noodles. Piña colada cake was delish! Would have given five stars but it is so loud you almost have to yell your conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Duck Fried Rice was wonderful.
    DallasdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Chino Chinatown. Interesting food and wonderful service. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and offered suggestions which really helped us in our choices. Ahi Tuna Nacho's were a great appetizer. Crisp and flavorful. Duck Fat Fried Rice with Duck was enough to share. We loved it and will get it again. And we finished with Lobster shooters which were spicy and a interesting. We will definitely be back. A great place to go with friends.
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  • Will go back...different game plan
    HeeseonVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I would definitely go back there but with a slightly different game plan. I wanted to take my time and enjoy the food and company but the food just came out WAY too quickly. I probably shouldn't complain about how fast the food comes out but the appetizers and our entrees came out all at once and we had to stuff ourselves quickly so that the cold food doesn't get warm and hot food doesn't get cold. Felt like the kitchen and waiter could've put in the order a little differently so that we could enjoy the food at a slightly slower pace. The only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food on trend
    Jennifer
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Drunken noodles and bento bowls are a comfort, but on-trend enough to impress clients. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Shared plates gave us a chance to taste many dishes. Loved the French Toast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible fly problem
    hd87VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food and ambience was excellent. We had a group of 5 and loved everything that we had. The chicken lollipops were amazing. Short Rib Drunken Noodles and Ahi Tuna Nachos were great as well. The experience was almost ruined by the swarm of flies that we were constantly swatting away. We were sitting inside so I was a bit surprised that they were such a problem. Apparently this has been an on-going problem due to the Trinity River location. Our waiter said that the flies go away after about 8:00pm. I hope it is true because I would love to go back if I knew the flies would not be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Dim Sum Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I was really looking forward to their well advertised dim sum brunch menu but once we got there they said it was no longer available. I specifically asked when they called to confirm the reservation and it was still supposed to be offered. Not only the food part but the brunch drinks weren't available either, very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected more
    parisfoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Not sure what I expected but this was different. The Ahi nachos came with ketchup drizzle (which was not stated on menu) waiter tried to argue that they were right yet they still removed them from bill which was nice. Duck Fat Fried Rice is amazing! Especially when you add the duck breast to it. I would come back for that.
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  • Great place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Food was awesome. Don't done outside unless under the covered patio, flies and bugs everywhere! Constantly swatting at bugs or covering food. Very annoying and ruined the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    cuocaragazza
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    There were so many flies that it was disturbing to constantly swat them away from ourselves and off of the food. Although our server was nice, the service was scattered, not attentive and generally not good. The short ribs were tough and dry instead of tender and succulent, although the sauce was pretty good. The ramen soup was bland, as were the duck fat fries which were not duck fatty tasting at all. The wine and beer were not cold. The edamame were the only yummy item and that's definitely not enough to bring us back.
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  • Service and food were very good
    Gary
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great mix of asian dishes. Plates are meant for sharing with those at the table giving everyone a chance to sample the tastes of each dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken Lollipop!
    1stvisitVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was great, the service was great but I could have made a meal out of just the Chicken Lollipop, delicious. We ordered a variety of dishes and they were all delicious, the Chicken Lollipops were ordered again on every round. And, we were talking about pisco sours with the owner and lo and behold we had a round on our table moments later. A trip to Chino makes for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Duncan
    Duncan
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Awesome food. Great atmosphere. The whole Trinity Groves restaurant area is very cool.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lack of focus on the basics
    CCRJ
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Pathetic service, just ok food. Our waiter, Luis was disinterested and poorly trained. Very disappointing. Will never go back. Also, don't order a Martini. it is served in a silly little glass. This place should worry less about being "hip" and more about food, drinks, and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Fabulous, energetic, buzzing atmosphere with friendly staff at every turn. Every (and I mean 'every') dish I've tried has been enjoyable. The menu isn't haughty or alienating. It just offers fresh ingredients served in familiar (to a point) ways made with the utmost skill. This is doing it, doing it, doing it well. The market fish was the show stopper. Chilean sea bass yes please! Best cocktails to hit the lips.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would recommend
    Somethingnew
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    First time trying the place. Went on a thursday so it was not busy. There was just 2 of us so we split 3 items which were all great and that was enough. The service was fantastic!! our waiter, really knowledgeable, friendly. The atmosphere was laid back and it was a cool place. The only thing that started to bother me was the flies. We sat inside but because the door to the patio kept being opened, then left opened the flies were circling our food...it was sitting outside but othere then that i for sure recommend this place...check it people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flyby...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    While it was nice to have the garage door open on a windy evening, the flies were out of control... to the point where we stopped eating because they had landed on our food so many times... Outside should be outside and inside with AC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delivers
    tfox
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My girlfriend was in town from Missouri and I wanted her to experience Chino Chinatown, where the food and service is always consistently great. We sat on the patio, which was just fabulous in May, ordered the staples and ate family style: chicken lollipops, duck fat fries, flat iron steak banh mi, edamame, drunken noodles, short ribs and last but not least, lobster shooters. There were 4 of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the variety and flavor of the food. For the cocktails, we had two bottles of the snake charmer, which was a great fun cocktail for girls night out. Our server, Liz was engaging & friendly & offered great recommendations. Chef Uno also stopped by to say hello. Overall, an incredible evening of friends and food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food....but
    PascualetxVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    While the food we ate was very good, the service was off in a weird way. We ordered drinks, but by the time they came the appetizers were already out. This would have been less of a thing, except that some of the food wasn't very hot. One thinks that if they hadn't been is such a rush to serve the food, it could have been hotter? But I will go back, the drunken noodles were fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    foodlover
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We have found a new favorite restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Came on Mother's Day
    Suemis78
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Honestly, I should have never brought my mother to this restaurant. We would have had a better dining experience at Outback Steakhouse. We waited a long time to be seated, and there was not enough staff working to wait on inside tables. Several other diners were looking around waiting for some one to take their order. There were several dirty tables that needed to be bused, which was not attractive. Also there were several flies swarming around us due to the patio doors opening and closing, and the dirty tables nearby. My son & I shared the chicken lollipops & Duck Fat Fried Rice. The food was ok not great, and overpriced for what it really was. The fried rice is $16, and a rice dish should be FREAKIN AWESOME for that price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate