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Baker Bros Deli

steak Mar 12, 2008 07:19 AM

Anyone eat there? Just read an article on them and they look great. Thanks!

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    xileas Mar 27, 2008 10:30 AM

    waaaaaaay over priced...schlotzsky's still way better...in my opinion

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      fishfry Mar 28, 2008 11:32 AM

      I've been locked in meetings with out of the country consultants and we've had to order in lunch from them all week. I haven't eaten or seen anything from there that is even average, but the boss loves that place and it's his nickle.

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      J.R. Mar 14, 2008 12:29 PM

      The problem is that for office stiffs as Sike says, you have to mix in a few salad betwixt the houndish chow of I'd be huge.

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        sike101 Mar 13, 2008 01:32 PM

        I eat lunch there about every other week. For office stiffs like myself, the half salads are good enough to get you through the day without having any fried content, although I doubt they're "healthy". They taste pretty good too (favorite: santa barbara). It beats a burger day after day. Sandwiches aren't bad either. The ones on egg-spun rolls (whatever that is) are pretty good. ....it can't all be four star.

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          luniz Mar 13, 2008 03:58 PM

          maybe we should rename this place "mediocre-hound"?

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            sike101 Mar 14, 2008 02:19 PM

            Wouldn't "gruel hound" be more descriptive?
            Yes, If there's someplace I can get a really good salad (preferably to go) and be back in the office (Central and NW Hwy) in about an hour, pray tell.

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              luniz Mar 14, 2008 02:21 PM

              can't help ya man, I work in McKinney. So even if you think you don't have good options, it could be a lot worse!

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            donnaaries Mar 14, 2008 07:23 PM

            Sike, I too go to Bakers Bros for lunch with office mates. On a visit about 2 weeks ago, I was informed they no longer did the half salads. Their regular salads are now smaller (and a little less expensive than before). I still found it to be too much food for me. Bummer. I liked the salads there better than the sandwiches.

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              sike101 Mar 17, 2008 02:16 PM

              Ate there today, the Greenville Ave spot still has the half salad.

              luniz: this is getting to be a long thread for a very mediocre sandwich chain.

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                donnaaries Mar 17, 2008 02:58 PM

                Weird, Preston @ Plano Pkwy location was the one I ate at which no longer offered 1/2 salads.

          3. speyerer Mar 12, 2008 07:51 PM

            At best Baker Bros. has delusions of mediocrity. Soups aren't bad, sandwiches can be. There has to be something better in the neighborhood.

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              adkim Mar 13, 2008 12:58 PM

              Agreed, speyerer. Never, ever, for the love of God, order their spuds as an entree. EVER!

            2. donnaaries Mar 12, 2008 09:50 AM

              If you like Corner Bakery, Baker Bros is pretty much along the same lines. Not offensive, but not great. If you do order a sandwich, make sure to ask for dressing on the side or something, they have a tendency to lather the sauce/mayonnaise on.

              1. LewisvilleHounder Mar 12, 2008 09:13 AM

                They are a chain....where are you located an we might give you better delis around

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                  Thefoodczar Mar 12, 2008 09:34 AM

                  Let me expand on what LewisvilleHounder is saying in that Baker Bros, like McAlisters, is a very good chain. Keep that in mind when you visit. If you expect quality to rival the Carnegie or any other famous NYC deli you may be disappointed. Take it on it's own terms. That said, I enjoyed the Kentucky Club, and I've never been disappointed with the soups, either the Texas Chili or the Baked Potato. Both will warm you up quite nicely on a cold day.

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                    LewisvilleHounder Mar 12, 2008 09:35 AM

                    Are those suggestions for the best soup thread???

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                      Thefoodczar Mar 12, 2008 09:37 AM

                      I'm familiar with that thread, and while I'm not certain they are the best, they at least deserve a mention. Thanks for asking.

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                  pizzaQTpie Mar 12, 2008 09:09 AM

                  I thought the salads had a about a pound of salt in them. Sandwiches might be better.

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