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orangewasabi Jan 26, 2007 06:03 AM

Has anyone ever eaten here? What's it like? Old school charming or old school scary?

  1. emq Jan 26, 2007 07:58 AM

    Don't bother. Awful.

    1. orangewasabi Jan 27, 2007 06:24 AM

      thanks for the 411 -- too bad it's lousy, that's a cute name and it's been there forever

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        sherry f Jan 27, 2007 09:56 AM

        Does Bumpkins ever bring back memories. I think we were there at least 20 years ago when the food scene was much more dismal. I'm surprised it is stilla round.

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          pattipatrish May 1, 2010 09:15 AM

          Still horrible. I can't understand how it can stay in business. 9 people in our party and not one even half decent meal among us. Think Woolworth's counter. Think 1971. Then think way, way worse than that. Processed cheese slice, pprocessed ham slice and whitened tomato slice on a spongy, flat chicken breast. Ugh.

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          abigllama May 1, 2010 10:43 AM

          That place is like a time machine and you go back to mid 70s when you cross the threshold. We have some friends that go there regularly, not sure why because the food is not so great. But we do join them on occasion for cocktails but skip the food.

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            ektoronto May 1, 2010 01:39 PM

            In 1984 my girlfriend, who is now my wife, was able to save few dollars on her student's budget and took me out on a date to Bumpkins. It was a special dinner...Time travels too fast.

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              jeannieh20 May 1, 2010 04:06 PM

              over 20 years ago, my family would go as a special meal/treat, i remember really good mussels and lamb chops, but i was also a kid. but i remember a line for dinner that wrapped and went down the street.

              i went for nostalgic reasons with my husband (then boyfriend) and it had lost it's charm - food isn't as good as it used to be and is just plan out dated even if it was almost 10 years ago

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