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Barbarella Jun 8, 2013 03:22 PM

Just got in the mail a coupon for 25% off for dinner. Should I try the resto. Please let me know if anyone dared to go.

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    boagman Oct 23, 2013 09:36 PM

    I've had the Triple Prime Burger, and found it to be pretty decent, actually, when they finally cooked it right. Mind you: I had a Free Burger coupon to use up, but it was still quite good, taste-wise. As with any chain, any good experience is a total crapshoot. If you have one, buy yourself a lottery ticket.

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      tonifi Jun 28, 2013 05:29 PM

      Meh. Went this weekend with my cousin, who pretty much refuses to go ANYwhere that isn't a chain. Salad bar was okay...unremarkable, but the pumpernickel croutons are good...but my chicken breast was incredibly tough, had been allowed to 'curl up' when cooking, was slathered in what was billed as a 'sweet & tangy' bbq sauce, but was mostly sugary, and had cheese and bacon laid on top. The baked potato on the side was a baked potato. A little undercooked. I didn't cry or anything, but I don't think I'll hurry back.

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      1. re: tonifi
        Tripeler Oct 24, 2013 12:42 AM

        So for you, I suppose it was "good bye, Ruby Tuesday..."

      2. monkeyrotica Jun 17, 2013 11:09 AM

        Will your life be improved by getting 25% off your soup and salad? If so, go for it. If not, do like I did. Tear up the coupon and let's never discuss this again.

        1. jrvedivici Jun 10, 2013 06:04 AM

          Agree it's the equal or perhaps a step up of Applebee's and TGIF. Also agree the salad bar is probably the main draw. I go for lunch every once in a while and soup and salad bar are always a decent option.

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            nikkihwood Jun 12, 2013 10:04 PM

            Sigh, just about anything is better is better than Applebees.

            We did a road trip a couple of weeks ago, and hit a town where there was absolutely nothing interesting. Soup and Salad Bar at RT did the trick - it was a bit of a bonus that we have no RT stores in our area.

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            StrandedYankee Jun 9, 2013 06:22 PM

            If you stick with the salad bar and the crabcake appetizer, you'll be okay. Perhaps even reasonably happy.

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              alliegator Jun 12, 2013 11:02 AM

              I actually like the crabcake. While away from home fro an extended period this was really the only restaurant with silverware available to me, and I found it to be quite ok. A big step up from Applebee's.

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                alliegator Oct 23, 2013 09:23 AM

                I have to take back my opinion of the crabcake. I had one yesterday for the first time in a long time, and they totally change the recipe. Tons of soggy brad and celery filler. So bummed.

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                  Veggo Oct 23, 2013 09:48 AM

                  Huh. Same here. I had about 3 good pairs of crab cakes from a reco here, but the last pair sucked and I haven't been back for about 6 months.

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              Clams047 Jun 9, 2013 04:17 AM

              It's OK - far better than an Olive Garden or Red Lobster, although we only go when we get a $10 off two-entree coupon, about 4 times/yr.

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                coldsolderjoint Jun 8, 2013 11:29 PM

                I've eaten there before. I'd say its probably a step up from fridays or applebee's but its still a chain

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                  sueatmo Jun 23, 2013 02:15 PM

                  Yes. Use your coupon and decide for yourself. It is hardly daring to eat there. I've had pretty good meals there; I like it if when we are traveling and we find one off the interstate. Better than a lot of chains.

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                  DownNeckBetty Jun 8, 2013 07:07 PM

                  They have a pretty good salad bar.

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                  1. re: DownNeckBetty
                    Rilke Jun 9, 2013 04:04 AM

                    I like the salad bar too, but I've never had anything else worth repeating.

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