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May 6, 2013 05:31 AM

The new chain in town. Cheddar's. Info please.

From I95 to the beaches, US 192 is a grazing delight. Or hell. From Chuckee Cheese to 3 table Cuban home cooking. Fine high end Italian to Olive Garden. So what are we in for. The web site states made from scratch. Originally from Texas. Will it be better than Steak n Shake?

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  1. I don't care for it. Been there 3 times and the best thing I had was the hamburger.

    First trip I got the shepards pie. Wasn't a shepards pie, ground beef and peas in weak gravy over mashed potatoes.

    Second trip was a cajun pasta thing. Dry, overcooked, tiny shrimp, a few pieces of sausage in a flavorless "cajun" sauce with penne.

    Third trip, I played it safe and went with the burger. It was ok.

    My wife loves this place. I have no idea why.

    1. I haven't eaten there in years, but I have family members that really enjoy it. I would compare it more to a casual Chili's than Steak n Shake. My recollection of the food is just middle of the road, but they serve a huge, warm croissant with the Caesar salad that was delicious.

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      1. re: TXMandy

        That croissant has earned it at least one stop. Thank you.

      2. I've eaten there twice and thought it was horrible. YMMV.

        1. Had one in Des Moines for years. Went out of business a few years back. I remember really liking the Cajun Chicken strips. Ordered with extra cajun seasoning. Off the appetizer menu you got a lot pretty cheap.
          Keep in mind the last time I was there was at least 15 years ago.

          1. Huge portions of cheap, lousy food. Was there 3 or 4 times, never had a decent bite of food.

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            1. re: StrandedYankee

              This area is awash in cheap lousy food served in huge portions. Will open in the next month and I will make at least one trip for the croissant.

              Why is it impossible to get a European croissant in North America?