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Oct 26, 2006 04:54 PM

Best and Worst chains in the Boston area

BEST: Outback Steakhouse

WORST: Olive Garden

I have to be honest I have never had a good meal at the Olive Garden its all good until the entree's come really good Salad great breadsticks but then its all downhill from there, Ive probaly been around 3 times. The first time I was just curious wanted to check it out, the second I wanted to give it another chance cause like I said before everything before the entree and appitizer were pretty good, and the third I went cause my ex practically begged me.

Now the Outback completly different story, the service could use work but damn I love those garlic mashed potatoes, the last time I went I got the rack of lamb which I didnt think was as great as there prime rib or porterhouse but still enjoyed it.

I think Outback is the only chain I like they just have great food.

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  1. Outback is pretty good for steaks. I actually had shark there once (it was a special) and it was really, really good. Olive Garden? Never been--too many good Italian restaurants in this area that aren't chains.

    My favorite chain is PF Chang's by far, but even then, it's only a few blocks from Chinatown, so I'd rather end up at King Fung or Jumbo or the Hong Kong Eatery.

    1. My mother has made it clear that if I ever eat at the Olive Garden, I will never be allowed back in her house.

      1. Worst- Applebees

        Much better- PF Changs, Legal Sea Foods(good food, service can be shoddy), also Bugaboo is good especially with the kids.

        1. Best: Ruth's Chris
          Worst: Applebees or 99

          1. applebees is horrible, what are those riblets anyways?

            I actually dont mind the 99 once and a while. Only 2 things i get there are the fish and chips or the boneless buffalo wings. Both they do well.