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thekidd Apr 2, 2008 04:26 PM

. . . anyone ever been?? how's the food?? normal pub fare or a step above??

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    Scruffy The Cat RE: thekidd Apr 2, 2008 05:52 PM

    Over the years people have raved, but I found it crowded and loud with food that was just meh. Maybe it's just me...

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      Dax RE: Scruffy The Cat Apr 2, 2008 07:02 PM

      Mostly meh, but every now and then something used to surprise me.

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      psc109 RE: thekidd Apr 3, 2008 09:33 AM

      It is crowded, so is O'Hara's but I like their food better. They are pretty close together I'd recommend going after 2PM during the week to compare if you don't want to deal with the wait.

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        heypielady RE: thekidd Apr 3, 2008 10:16 AM

        I've been to Dunn's a handful of times since by brother lives down the street and is obsessed with it. The food is decent but nothing that imaginative. I can see why my brother likes it though. Its got a nice relaxed atmosphere, yummy steak tips, a burger that is never overcooked and its not too expensive for a weeknight meal. Plus, as I said, he can walk there. Doesn't everybody like having a neighborhood place?

        That said, I wouldn't go out of my way to go Dunn's. But if you live nearby you could become a regular.

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          overproofed RE: thekidd Apr 3, 2008 12:05 PM

          The beer's fine.

          Seriously, I love the atmosphere and the friendly service. The food I tried appeared to be straight from bags in the freezer, and either microwaved, deep fried, or tossed on a griddle. Sometimes not for long enough (one entree was still cold inside). I think it's probably ok if you stick with burgers and the like.

          In that general area, I think O'Hara's has better food quality, even though I'm not a big fan. At least they manage to heat the food up before serving it. The Biltmore (pre-turnover) was head and shoulders above either, but it was aiming for a slightly different audience. I haven't gone since the chef left.

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