Texas Spice
Texas Spice

Texas Spice

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/DallasHotel/Dining/TexasSpice.aspx
  • Phone: (214) 652-4810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Weaver || Jan Loov, Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private dining rooms. The smaller can accommodate up to 12 guests and the larger can accommodate up to 25 guests. Please call the restaurant to inquiry on party sizes.
  • Private Party Contact: KC Meehan (214) 979-4529x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Young
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: You can either self park in the hotel garage or utilize the hotel valet.
A word from Texas Spice
Texas Spice, serving 3-meals daily, captures the true flavor of Texas with an emphasis on local ingredients and southern style offering a twist on hometown classics. The innovative farm-to-market concept incorporates using the freshest ingredients to create great food and a casual dining experience. A rustic interior designed with repurposed materials that include the red brick walls, garage door style doors and wood details. Whether dining in the main dining room, a private dining room or on the spacious outdoor patio every guest is sure to feel connected to the history of Dallas while enjoying the comfort of a home cooked meal.

Texas Spice at the Omni Dallas Hotel was recently certified as a 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Texas Spice reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (12)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Delectable
    Delectable
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First time there, amazing décor! Food was very good. I would say the service was not up to par with surroundings and being in a prime hotel. Waitress wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu, nor did she check on us often enough. And when we did make a request it took a long time for her to get back to the table. Ordered coffee and were never offered a refill, didn't have spoons to stir the coffee. We had additional guests sit down and it took her awhile to come to the table to see if they wanted anything. I had to flag another waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a bad experience
    DSWnTucson
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went there with a group of six. Some were pleased, some were not. Prices were a little high for the quality of the food. One person ordered the Chicken fried steak which he found overcooked and not very appetizing. He did not report this to the server. The scallops were good. desserts were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place.
    schoupped
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is great. I found it on OpenTable and decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. The food is a little expensive for what the description says, and the atmosphere suggests it's a little more high-class, but the overall experience of the food and beautiful interior is one I hope to revisit soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food and service
    BeeBee
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The buffet was plentiful. The food delicious and the service beyond outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would visit again
    enjoydiningout
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Made a reservation for a group for a conference - initially there seemed to be some confusion about the reservation when I arrived (even though I'd called 30 minutes prior to confirm) and the hostesses were young and could have been more professional. However, once we were seated, the wait staff was attentive and we used the buffet for lunch. It was really good and my boss and I came back the following day for lunch. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High-dollar average
    KeepItSimple
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had high hopes for Texas Spice. But in the end, I felt a little ripped off. Average food. Average service. $14 drinks. $12 valet. I could have had a much nicer meal at a number of local restaurants for the same money. I won't be back.
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  • Exceptional Quality & Service
    DonSportster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Farm to table brought to new level.We had the pleasure of breakfast 3 days lunch twice ,dinner 3 times .Small groups + large groups . Every one was glad we ate here every time .About $25 per person w/ non alcoholic drinks+tip. You'll enjoy fresh ,"made from scratch meals. The buffets are soup to nuts . The veal was so good we got a second plate to pass around to share . The steaks are tender and cooked just the way we ordered . Our meals came out quick. Amazing food that was topped only by the service.Crystal (Manager) has a well trained ,caring and professional staff. Christopher ,Raul, Gabby and Lamar all deserve praise . The chef is spot on.A dinning experience that should not be missed!Hungry to full,still have money in our pocket .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice
    forced2bafoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nothing worse than having to impress the boss on their birthday! Texas Spice was a classy southern atmosphere with excellent customer service. From the manager to the wait staff I was thoroughly impressed with the care we got. The food was really good, very reasonably priced lunch specials. It was quiet so everyone could talk business at a comfortable level. And the organic feature was impressive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Texas Spice reviews archive.
  • Very Accommodating
    luvfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had a large group but were not able to make reservations for so many of us. We made two separate reservations. Upon arrival to the Omni Hotel we made sure the tables were near each other. However when the group arrived for dinner some people didn't want to be separated. The manager took the time to have her staff move around tables so that we could be all together. We had fabulous service and food. Several of us returned the next evening for a second delightful night of dining. Thank you Texas Spice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Saucesome
    Service
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    At first my firends and I were thrown by the menu selections, but we loved the shrimp & grits! Amazing! The drink selection was to great. I wanted one of each! I had my 35th birthday wih about 15 ppl and we had a blast. SERVICE WAS TO DIE FOR!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you, Texas Spice!
    SWC1
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had an office lunch outing at Texas Spice and it was a hit! The self-parking was easy to find and it was validated. They reserved a smaller room for our group of 12. Everyone enjoyed the lunch choices, even the vegetarians. The service was good, and our waiter was quite friendly. A very nice group lunch option, easily accessible to downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious brunch!
    DFWFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had the brunch buffet and it was amazing! Be sure to get an omelette and a waffle shaped like Texas!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Convenient
    McTea
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was very good, friendly without being pushy or impatient. Arrived a little early and were seated promptly. Ordered their signature burger. Lots of ways to make it your own. Good burger, not great, but good. Cooked to order medium came out.....medium! Expected a little more flavor in the beef and bacon. Fries were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Mother's Day Brunch
    Robert
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    On would expect a Mother's Day Brunch at $58 per person, plus taxes and 20% service to be a feast. At Texas Spice the feast consisted of a very mediocre breakfast buffet (similar to those found in most hotels for $15-$18), a section with a single type of fish, one type of lamb, and a waffle-pancake cook. The two were disjointed both physically and conceptually, with no unity in the brunch concept. A far away dessert table provided very limited choices to be placed onto 4-inch saucers. An $8 glass of sangria was small and tasteless. The service was moderately friendly but certainly not memorable. In summary, for a total of $80 per person it was a very bad experience, never to be repeated.
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  • Eat, Drink, and be Happy
    wampage
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    ON a Friday night, this place is in the middle of a great scene at the Omni. The buffet option was offered and endorsed by our waitress and we enjoyed the simple yet very tasty and well prepared selection. We had a nice bottle of wine and the service was friendly and professional. Sit in the back for a private dinner, or sit by the window to watch all the front door activity at the Omni. Relaxed and spacious with good food. Check out the menu online. Great bar scene for that special happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    BuffetGourmet
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I was in town for a conference and held a breakfast meeting at this restaurant. Great breakfast buffet with outstanding variety and high quality food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible service
    DallasguyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    It is a shame the service is so terrible, because it is a beautiful restaurant. The food is so-so, but the sloe service made it an overall unbearable experience.
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  • Restaurant has changed
    jcolemantxVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had previously visited this restaurant 1-2 years ago and enjoyed it. We decided to go back because I was craving some good Deviled Eggs. They changed the recipe and presentation for the better! I would recommend them... but that's about all I would recommend. We also started with the Sweet Potato Lollipops which were over seasoned so bad you couldn't taste the sweet potato. For entrees, we had the Housemade Jalapeno Sausage Flatbread which wasn't a flatbread, it was a thick crusted whole pizza, and the sausage had no taste of jalapeno. We also had the Chili Peanut Scallops which were OK but the dish wasn't very cohesive. The most disappointing part was the restaurant now features a large buffet which most of the clientele headed towards.
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  • Wonderful Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Great time and great food. It was my husbands birthday and everything was wonderful.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss this one!
    jwtexas
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My hesitation was that it was inside the hotel. Once inside you never think about it. Great ambience with a terrific wait staff. The food is very good and there is a upscale bar where you can have a cocktail first. We were there Thursday night and they had live entertainment that was very good. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cedars North Brunch Spot
    Mena
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Just lately, we've been focusing on the growing neighborhood scene in the Cedars, and happened on the Omni Hotel's Texas Spice restaurant as a convenient brunch option. Very glad we did. Though large, it is still woody and warm, and the Fiesta Ware and Le Creuset casseroles added to the homey, casual feel. Food is locally sourced, with beautiful and plentiful fresh, raw and gluten free options, as well as sturdy and delicious sausages and bacon for the meat lovers. The brunch buffet was exceptional, and when the lunch entrees came out with an excellent red posole and outstanding chicken and waffles. Usually, our view of the Omni is limited to passing by or the view from the roof of the NYLO, but we're glad we came, and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holiday Dining
    BKIT
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Texas Spice is a great downtown location for group activities during the holidays. The restaurant was busy enough to be festive but not so jam packed as to be rushed through lunch. Each of us chose the buffet. We couldn't find anything more interesting or better value on the menu. I didn't hear one "complaint" or critical comment on any of the food items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    You'er very very good! Noah Nelson, A&M University Commerce
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad for a hotel restaurant
    localdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    not bad for a hotel restaurant and for dining at the convention center.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food!
    HoosierPapi
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Our second visit here....for a repeat convention trip We made a point to return because it is so good. i would love to see their sunday brunch someday!;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    yourmother1
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Our server Johnna went above and beyond great service!!! We were sooo impressed we ate here both nights that we stayed at the omni and asked for a table with Johnna! She found out that we had just got engaged and sent a bottle of wine to the room. Amazing service !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the Sunday buffet. It
    radicalinDVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Had the Sunday buffet. It was very sparse. The fish was over cooked. The chicken under cooked and poorly seasoned. The macaroni and cheese was like Velvetta shells and dry. The bread was extremely dry. Potatoes were tasteless. I expected more from an Omni restaurant. The waiters and staff were very friendly and helpful but, service seemed disorganized. The buffet seemed like something you would see at camp not in a restaurant.
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  • Disappointed the brunch discontinue
    Blackngoldxpress
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Service was but I was very disappointed they stop serving the brunch. Menu was very limited
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT BRUNCH
    luv2deal
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    There's humongous food selection for breakfast buffet, including cook to order omelette and cook to order fried eggs. The fruits are fresh, crunchy bacon, and delicious pastry. Make sure you eat light for dinner if you will have the breakfast buffet at OMNI, you need a lot of "tummy space". The coffee and orange juice are delicious too and unlimited. For $17.00, it's all worth it. The restaurant also validate garage parking if you give the ticket to the server, which normally cost $12.00. Very clean place and very friendly servers. I take pride in taking my family and friends here, because I know, they will love and enjoy it. Date of visit 08/10/13 and 08/13/13
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    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and accommodation
    BeeMK
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Excellent service and accommodations were better than expected. Mgr Lauren was very helpful as well. Waitress was helpful and made great food suggestions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great weekend brunch buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Have been here a couple times now, but never to experience the brunch buffet. Must say we left impressed for what all we had to choose from for 17 dollars. They even had gluten free options which was great for my fiancé and everything was marked accordingly which was great. Regular items were also very good, stars were the French toast casserole, the blueberry sausage, and the potatoes. I didn't even get to the waffle and omelette station though everyone else did and said the omelette's were very good. A couple first timers who came with us were very impressed. Not crowded and actually more so empty but don't think much was going on downtown this weekend. Also they will validate ur parking in the garage, just found that out which is nice.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice ambience and decent food
    Gail
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    The food was fresh, well-prepared and tasty. The portions were not overwhelming as in many Texan restaurants (good thing). The ambiance was very nice. We were inside and had a nice view outside, next to the window. The outside looked very enticing as well. Only downside was the dessert, which was a huge piece of chocolate cake, which seemed to have been made from a package, with too sweet frosting, rather than being homemade.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, server insistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The food was great and the place very nice, The only complaint is that the server was too present, interfering on a business dinner and he was too quick with the check, kind of forcing us to leave.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Scott
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    Very good service, food, ambiance and it's all local and GMO-free. Several unique dishes you won't find anywhere else.
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second visit.
    TexasileneVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    This was our second visit. This time it felt like a hotel restaurant- no music, buffet, inattentive service. The food quality was average. Our drinks were average. It's a shame. Cool space w tons of potential but it seems like everyone quit trying. Our waiter seemed disappointed that we didn't want the buffet.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dallas resident playing tourist
    Mitch
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We wanted to check out the Omni so we made reservations at Texas Spice. I ordered the chicken fried steak. A friend got the pork chop which was wild boar and said it was juicy and full of flavor. Since this is a convention hotel I wanted to make sure they were doing true Texas food properly. It was one of the best CFS I have had. Meat was very tender and seasoned and the coating was cripsy and not too thick. The spicy cream gravy is the bomb! The mashed potatos and green beans were true Southern style. All the wait staff was beyond friendly and knowledgable about the sources of the various food. They brought us a lovely crab appetizer on the house. I think they have done a great job of representing Texas food and hospitality.
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    good for groups
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  • Overall it was a pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Overall it was a pleasant experience. It was our first time trying Texas spice. Our server was very helpful and knowledgable of the menu. The atmosphere was lively but not noisy which was a good thing. Our appetizer was the shrimp and crab sausage which was the highlight of our food selection. It was very delicious we wish there had been more. My girlfriend ordered the chicken fried steak as an entree. It was a bit expensive for a chicken fried steak, but was a pretty decent portion. Also as far as taste it did deliver with much help from the gravy. I chose the wild venison as my entree. It was the most expensive dish on the menu, but did not seem as it should have been. Venison (good), portion (small), tamales (not good)
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rich flavored food, worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Rich flavored food, worth every penny. I have never had grits like theirs - amazing!
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    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband ordered the chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    My husband ordered the chicken fried steak and he said it was the best he had ever had anywhere!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Good food but...
    MichaelMVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service would be barely adequate for a nice buffet but they don't have nearly enough staff to handle orders from the menu. Ambiance is nice but if bar is hopping then you will have a hard time talking with your dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic