Tonight some friends and I decided to go to the “Village” for dinner, only to find at 6:15pm it was closed. It was suggested that we try Denny’s on Rosecrans for a fast and relatively inexpensive meal.
The first table we were shown was quite wet, so we asked for another one. Although it was wet too, the greeter came back with a handful of paper towels and dried the table.
We unwrapped our silverware only to find that one spoon was dirty; and one fork looked like it had been used to pry a hub-cap off of a tire. We set them aside to exchange them later.
There were two menu’s. One was the regular menu; the other one was a “cheesy” menu. On one of the pages was this promo:
“Mac ‘n Cheese – Get an EXTRA (caps by the author) side of comfort. Select our NEW Mac ’n Cheese as your side choice with any entrée at no additional charge.”
The waitress, Rebecca, came to get our drink order. It was a new drink – “Island Splash” – that we decided upon. It consisted of pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and lemonade. It was served to us in a cold glass without any ice.
I ordered fish and chips, and coleslaw. I asked for the EXTRA side of Mac ‘n Cheese. The waitress asked me which of the sides I was getting – chips and/or coleslaw – did I want to exchange for the Mac ‘n Cheese. I said I read the promo as an EXTRA side and did not want to exchange anything. She said if I wanted the Mac it would cost extra. Hmmm. I didn’t want it in the first place, and, in fact, would be giving it to the person with me.
Midway through the meal I realized that my drink was warming up. I had to ask her to bring me some ice. (It should be pointed out that there were free refills with the drinks. We were never asked if we wanted any more; and the ice was brought to us in little glasses.)
We asked to have clean silverware, and when the napkin wrapped silverware was opened, there was another dirty spoon.
When the order came the fish was so hard that I could barely cut it; the fries were only warm.
The coleslaw was good, and the garlic bread was tasty.
While waiting for the check – which I had to stand up to get the attention of the waitress – my companion went into the men’s room, where he almost slipped because of the water on the floor – let’s hope it was water -. He also said that the water was so hot that he almost burned himself. He was unable to cool it down with the cold water. It was only when the waitress brought me the check that she asked if we wanted any dessert.
The fish and chips had a price tag of $9.69 on it; the drinks were $2.89. For that money I could have had a wonderful meal at SHADES and enjoyed it.
I seldom every go to Denny’s. I doubt if I will ever return.