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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by shaolin5, Oct 5, 2012.
Thread will turn into people pretending they're to good to eat at chains
Nothing wrong with dining at Morton's or Ruth's Chris
Don't talk bad about the Lobster, bro. I enjoy the piss out of that restaurant.
I, for one, am not too good to eat at chains. TGIF, Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Starbucks, Chipotle, CFLA, Panera, Five Guys, Jimmy Johns are all decent chain places IMO.
If I had my way though, any meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner - that I eat outside of my home would not be at one of the above locations. My go-to spots for each meal is not a chain.
Olive Garden, the subject of this thread, is a particularly poor chain IMO.
Fleming's is cool with me
difference between chains and shitholes
Because I had my meal interrupted by diarrhea being dribbled by my table and they took forever to clean it up. I would admit that it is not the restaurants fault with what happened but they handled the situation's aftermath poorly. It also significantly interrupted my meal. I have worked in a nicer restaurant and it would not have been handled the same way. Looking back on it I would have complained to the manager.
HAHAHAHA OH MAN I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE
LOL I came in here to do the exact same thing.
It hasn't already? I love Olive Garden. Mediocre food at a low price is right up my alley once every few months. I had ribs at Famous Dave's last week. Terrific!
don't lump famous daves into the same tier of chain restaurant as olive garden, please
I'd never been before, so I know nothing about Famous Dave's.
I wanna know what TMB would agree upon as good national chain restaurants.
Olive Garden blows. Carrabbas is a million times better.
Probably between Olive Garden and Red Lobster for GOAT restaurant
one of my greatest creations
Eating here now.... pasta fagioli not bad...
How much pepper did you get? How much cheese also?
Ask your waitress if she knows what an avacodo is
All the cheese... no pepper was offered.
“Waiter “ thank you very much...
“A real big olive “
Their soup/salad/stick game legit fam.
Soup is good. Haven't found an entree that I care for.
I should have just stuck with this, the shrimp in the shrimp scampi were pretty good though....
Soup, salad and bread sticks are good, I like the lunch better than dinner.
Yeah I usually go with the chicken scampi there. The "traditional" stuff there is worse than Fazolis.
But yeah I can make a meal out of the salad and bread sticks.
I usually get tons of gift cards there for holidays and such because my family is filled with the world's most generous and imaginative gift givers so I can't remember the last time I actually paid to eat there.
Haven’t been back since. I’m a man of integrity
Tour of Italy number 1.
I had one of the best meals I've ever had on South Beach though......Carbonara.
A good Italian spot is hard to find.
Haven’t eaten here in years before tonight, initially I was not excited but my daughter and her friend wanted to go so why not.
It was better than expected, so I can have fond memories of it until I go again in three years...
Depends where you are in the country I guess. It is not hard to find a good Italian spot in the northeast.
There’s a couple down here that are good but you’d be prudent to have made a reservation.
Unfortunately, Carrabba's is probably the best Italian restaurant near me. Atlanta has some good ones though.
If you're Athens do you not like DePalmas?
Not in Athens. I'm like an hour south of Atlanta.
The restaurant group that took over a few years ago really turned things around. I'd say it's solid now for what it is.
I’ll have the gabagool.
Where am I or where are the good restaurants?
I stand by what i said 6 years ago
Where are the good italian restaurants in Atlanta?
Last time I went to an olive garden was at least 5 years ago and some Asian kid threw his toy in the air and ended up in my food. Didn't even care and just said I wasn't enjoying this shit anyways and pushed my plate aside.
My favorite is Gio's chicken at little Italy. If you've never been it's worth checking out. Pizza at antico is awesome too. You can order a pizza and take it next door and sit down and order Italian.
Toy or throwing star?
went to a macaroni grill a few months ago. Didn't trust anything there so went with mozzarella sticks, it's pretty much impossible to fuck up mozzarella sticks.
What are y'all's thoughts on Maggianos? I occasionally go there with family and I think it's clearly a step above olive garden.
Love that spot. Go at least one a month.
What else is good?
I haven't been there but boccalupo is supposed to be awesome. I usually just eat Gio's when I eat Italian in town.
Probably two steps