Chow Mixed Grill & BBQ
Food and service was awesome. Very noisy and echoed a lot which added to the atmosphere being less than awesome. Benches were so close to people waiting that it kinda interfered a little.
Really good food, highly recommend the bbq platter. Smoked pulled chicken, pulled pork, ribs & best of all brisket. Yum Yum!!
Came on a Sunday afternoon, great ambiance, good food.
Great server - food was delicious
Service was great, food was very good. It's a busy place & the noise level is high. But it's a great place - would come back again!
The place was somewhat busy and our waiter (Doing a great job) was also assisting the bartender. My wife's mac and cheese with pork was slightly warm on arrival my burger was perfect.
Ordered the minis bbq sandwiches
Buns were hard and meat was cold. Super disappointed.
They have an opportunity to own the elk river market and they are sending out food the is fair quality and taste at best
All the staff were great and friendly. Food was amazing! Drinks were perfect. They have smoked ice in a few drinks! Clean place and restroom.
Great food and atmosphere. Made reservation and got right in o a busy Saturday night. Waitress was awesome. Great overall experience.
Everything was excellent
Excellent food in a fun atmosphere. The wait staff is helpful and always there when you need them. Fun night at Chow!
Took a while to receive our entrees. Brisket was dry and walleye was rather peppered.
Great as always
Service was outstanding, and the food was delicious. The Poutine was amazing, and the brisket was very good, though not as burnt as I usually like it.
Fantastic food and venue. Service could have been a little better but we will definitely go back.
The space itself is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. However, there seemed to be a disconnect from the hostess and the wait staff as we were seated and then sat for about 5-10 minutes before anyone came over and acknowledged that we were they and took a drink order. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great! Our only real complaint is that it's very loud and noisy making it not the relaxing, calming atmosphere we like to enjoy our time out.
Second time I have been there and I will definitely be returning! I absolutely love the atmosphere and the food is soooooo delicious.
Great food!! Service was decent. Not the best. Was a little loud, but oh, well
My wife and I made a 6:45 reservation on a Thursday. We were greeted and promptly seated. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. I modified my order as I am on a keto diet and that was no problem. I had smoked chicken wings dry rubbed and the steak tips salad, my wife had the salmon salad. The food was delicious! The restaurant is open ceiling and very echoey, the chairs are metal with wooden backs and seats, not uncomfortable but hard. I would highly recommend this place if you like smoke and wood fired food.
Team was friendly and welcoming! Awesome dry rub wings! Ribs and brisket are always a go to with the mac n cheese.
Great experience when it comes to food and service. It’s going to be our usual spot!
OMG THE RIBS WERE AMAZING! If that were the only food we ordered, I would have given 10 stars. The aioli to go with the fries was little more than garlic mayo. They could do better. The sunny-bites were a super-thin MN throw-back item, but were a bit breading-heavy. The Reuben sandwich was middle-of-the pack-- filled a craving for a reuben-lover but the bread was too thin and got a bit soggy and the proportions were off, favoring corned beef covering other ingredients. Great happy hour deals and will definitely be back for the ribs. Looking forward to trying the pizzas which looked amazing going by.
The noise level was too high. Conversations were held at a yelling level.
Overall our experience at Chow was good not great. We had a reservation for 7 and we were seated within about 10 minutes of our reservation time. The waitress was nice and attentive but when asked about the menu and for her opinion on various dishes she was not very helpful. She gave a generic "everything is good" answer and wouldn't provide more details until we pressed for more. It made ordering tough since they have such a wide variety of dishes and we had never been there before. The food came out in a timely manner and it was OK. No one was disappointed in the food but none of us were blown away by the food either. It was pretty greasy but I suppose if that is what you want, then it's OK. The ambiance was fun and felt like a good balance of busy but not so loud you couldn't have a conversation. If you're in the area, it's not a bad option but it wouldn't be the first place I would recommend to a friend.
Thought it would be more upscale, much more casual than expected. Food decent, but not greatly noteworthy....Server was nice an honest about her food suggestions which we appreciated.
7:00 New Years Eve. Already out of surf and Turf ( which was a special) and Ravioli. My husband had the Bay Pasta, it was bland. He ordered a side of bread and got a piece that was so thin it looked like a saltine! Pretty disappointed for New Year's Eve.
Waitress was excellent, fast, courteous and attentive. We've dined here prior, and again the food was really good. Ambience was fine, it's a open floor plan where we were seated but it wasn't terrible by any means. Excellent variety of unique mixed drinks. If you haven't tried this place, you should.
Great as always
Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Excellent food. We will definitely be back!
We had the salmon and the walleye, both were very tasty and cooked just right. I appreciated not being pressured to leave our table after our meal,
Food was very salty and very fatty.
My salmon was not cooked all the way through for my salad. A waitress took it back and they made me a new salad but by the time it came to me my husband was already done eating. I took it home in a take out box. Started eating it at home and found a piece of plastic in it. It was about an inch long and the width of a toothpick.
Our waitress was amazing. She was very apologetic at the restaurant and didn’t charge us for the salad or my husbands beer. She was very sweet!
Had another great meal, the rib Mac and cheese is to die for, probably my favorite off the menu so far. The service is great and they are always busy, this place is a neighborhood gem!
Everything we have had here has been very good. Price is good for the quality food you get. Staff is friendly and helpful, good ambiance.
Great food and service, our new favorite restaurant!
We’ve been to Chow twice, we were hoping the second time would be better. the food is OK but expensive for what you get. Service was terrible both times. There seems to be plenty of staff however there does not seem to be any organization with what the staff is doing. We will not return.
Food quality did not match price.
Dinner was fantastic, service was the best we have had at Chow, love having a great restaurant like this locally. If you haven't tried Chow Grill yet your missing out.
Great food, everything made from scratch. Good craft drinks and a good beer selection. We had a party of 7. The only thing that wasn't stellar was the fact that they seated us and forgot about us. We sat for 30 minutes without being recognized by a server. Once we asked if we had been forgotten they, were apologetic, immediately took our orders and were very responsive. Aside from that, the service was great.
Ambiance: The best in Elk River.
Drinks: Best craft Drinks in the area.
Food: Very good! There are very few places in the area with food this good.
2nd visit to Chow. Nothing really special for a place that I think wants to be special.