We went to Ray'z last night (4/1/16) for the first time between 6:00 & 7:00. I order a chicken and was told they were out of chicken . WHAT on a Friday night and you are out of chicken. Someone does know how to order supplies. I was told that the pull pork sandwich was good so I ordered it . BIG MISTAKE .
It was so dry even with the sauce on it. and was full of gristle. I looked like it had been sitting out uncover all day. My friend's bake bean had a hard crust over the top of them and his pull pork also had gristle. My other friend who doesn't eat barbecue order a Hamburger when she got it in was covered in sauce and slaw. Which I think the person taking the order should have told her that their hamburger were service like a barbecue sandwich. in turn she had to order another sandwich. The worker who had told the chopped pork was great came over to the table and asked me did if I like it after telling her all she said was I will tell them not I am sorry or anything.
We can add Ray'Z on our DO NOT GO AGAIN LIST
I had the worst experience today, March 4, 2016 at this establishment....First of all it took 15 minutes for the manager to take our order...(Catfish, turnip green and Cabbage) I had a coupon, in order to use the coupon I had to order a drink (ice tea no sugar). As I was eating my fish, I was chewing on some sort of paper (I pray it was not toilet paper) it made me so sick to think about it. I call the manager, let her know what had happen....all she could say was I will take it off your bill...she took off the meal but not the drink. I explained that I would not have gotten the drink if I had not had a coupon. Did it make a difference NO!!! As you know I will never return to this establishment again....but the worst part was that no one every came back to ask how was I doing or refilled my expensive tea with no sugar!!! :).. I don't want to say it is because I am African American. But everyone else got some type of treatment but my table. I will make sure I will tell everyone I know not to patronize this establishment!!
Steaks good, everything else came from Costco. Nothing done fresh and rolls were 3 days old. The Calamari right out of frozen foods section. Not worth the 200 dollars for 3 6 oz filets and a Calamari app. Sad they can be so pretentious to charge like Ruth Chris and be so Mcdonalds. No Table cloth btw. Very insulting.
Not terrible food but it's hard to say a chef made it. Pretty sure it's just frozen stuff from Sysco being heated up. Seems like this place draws the more redneck portion of downtown visitors. Staff is not very friendly. I'd put it on par with Coyote Ugly.
So, last night my mother and I went to Half Shell on Winchester to grab a bite to eat. After the hostess sat us down we began to view the menu. As we are looking at the menu, a waiter walks up and asked what we wanted to drink. I hesitated because he just walked up out of no where and didn't even introduce himself. So, anyway, I ordered a VIP and my mother ordered sweet tea. He returned back with the drinks. He asked if we were ready to order and my mom replied, "no not yet" because she was still trying to make her decision. He left the table and returned maybe 10 minutes later. So, when he finally returned we began ordering our meals. My mother said, "I would like to order the Half Shell PoBoy." His response was "Um… well…. Half Shell has a lot of PoBoys" with a kind of snappy attitude. My mom and I looked at each other and she informed him that she would like blackened shrimp after skimming the menu fir her options. Anyway, we order our meals and we eat. As we are dining, two other couples came in one sat behind us and the other couple sat in front of us. Both couples were not African American. So, I immediately noticed that he was the waiter for both tables. I could hear him walk up to the tables, 1) introduce himself, 2) inform them of the specials, and even made suggestions. This pissed me off because their are still people out here that are extremely prejudice. His attitude and tone was completely different.
Anyone who knows me knows that I tip really well. I normally start at $5 and let you determine if it goes up or down. My mother suggested a $1 tip but knowledge is more powerful so I left him a tip. "You should not make a difference between white & black customers." His name was David (found that out from the receipt) and if you go in there I would not recommend him.
I ordered a House Special pizza with no smoked sausage. Had the person over the phone to repeat the order. Usually, the smoked sausage is chuncky, this time it was diced. I couldn't see until I bit into a slice. I called the restaurant and they said to bring the pizza back. I lived too far to take back. I didn't like the manager attitude so I told him word of mouth goes a long way,then I hung up. I called back to say I'm sorry and he hung the phone in my face. I wasn't even nasty. In my book, so much for Broadway.
My wife and I attended a retirement dinner here and the place was a zero or less actually. I will mention the very little good before the bad. The serving staff was courteous and prompt. The food was subpar. Salads were bagged and the added items... cucumber and tomato were limp and not fresh. The steak was pedestrian and tolerable at best. Very little seasoning and definitely not hand cut as you would expect for the price. But, to add insult to injury I ordered two bottles of wine. One for my wife and I and one for the honoree and her husband. I was charged a mandatory 18% gratuity even though it was only two bottles of wine and I was not the responsible party for the event check. The general manager advised me that was their policy and that's that. Perhaps, that's that is how you should regard this place. It is definitively off my list of any place that I would choose to dine, recommend or spend my hard earned money. It is on top of the list of places to AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!!!
This place has the worst BBQ I've had in Memphis. Maybe it was a bad day, but there are too many other places to get good Q in this town to bother going back. We had lunch delivered for a business meeting. The first strike was that the containers were covered in grease and sauce, and took 10 minutes and a stack of napkins to clean them off. I had the pulled pork with beans and sweet potato fries. The fries were completely limp and the pork had zero flavor. Not even a hint of smoke. The beans were just okay. Don't remember what everyone else had, but none of them were happy either.
Really inattentive wait staff - It was quite unbeleavable - especially between 5:30 and 6:30pm - they all sat at a table by themselves and ignored the tables. We had to go ask for menus and drinks.
One one occassion, some one jooined our table and put in an order for a beer - the waiter hurried by and plunked down a bottle with out asking if they wanted a glass or anything to eat.
We have gone three times with small groups (4-7) and have had similar experiences. appitizors were either incredably balnd or so "hot" that they were close to impossible to eat.
Used to love it and frequent often. The last time I was there (2 weeks ago), the horrible attitude from the famale bartender left me dumbfounded. If management doesn't address that young ladies apparent distaste for paying customers, then I will not be back....nor any of my friends. The martinis are good, if pricey, and the food is unpredictable...good some days, really bad on others.
I wish I could've written this sooner, but alas, my work schedule is long hours on certain days. Less than a week ago I went to the TJMulligans on Houston Levee Rd in Cordova, TN to have a few drinks after work and unwind with that lovely pastime “Buzztime Trivia”. There was only one other player at the time, and after a few unsuccessful attempts to conversate across the 15 foot gap between us, he moved chairs to sit directly to my left, sharing the TV I was watching. I won't mention his name but it starts with an 'R' and rhymes with 'Peed'. At first we were having fun, talking trash, making jokes and explaining our (sometimes poor) trivia selections. It is at this time that I should say I'm a 29 year old normally attractive, married, tomboyish female who does not 'flirt' but enjoys normal people conversation. I have lived in 'Murica my whole life and have no problems having normal 'people sitting across the aisle on a bus' or 'people you see at the smoking section at work' or 'people who cashier your groceries' chit-chat conversation. I was a bartender and server for many years and have never had a problem treating all people equally and with respect- regardless of age, sex, orientation, race or any other bu||sh#t divisors. Under no invitation on my part, this guy decides to put his right hand on my (very) upper left thigh and give it a rolling squeeze. I was shocked. I know I'm probably a lucky member of the female persuasion in that I had never been groped in such a manner, but I have had drunk a$$hole$ swat at my waitressing behind as I'm walking by with a tray of food (to which they got a stern WTF reprisal). I gave this jerk the benefit of the doubt (I know) and said, “I did NOT give you permission to touch me, do it again and I will taze you.” Now I didn't have my taser on me, but somehow I thought the phrase made it more clear that his advances were not welcome. What does this lookalike for a certain fictional character baring the chest tattoo “I AM A RAPIST PIG” do? He takes his fat, sausage-like appendages and grabs my upper thigh again in a rolling squeeze- this time sliding his corpustular fingers into my inner thigh area and Strongly “massaging” my flesh between his nasty, shameful “I'll do what I want” digits. With a pervert's smirk no less. I yelped out “WTF, Man!?”, physically pushed his arm away to make him let go, and moved down to a different seat. This is where the story gets interesting. I immediately told the female bartender while in earshot of the Molesting Meat Pocket (MMP) and at least one barback. She said “I'll talk to him.” She DID NOT. The MMP proceeded to talk about how I'm drunk, I'm always drunk, yadda yadda, he didn't touch me, lies, lies etc. Now, being of Irish descent, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that 2 drinks does not a drunk me make. But that's besides the point. Even if I were wearing gogo boots and a tube top instead of cargo pants and a tshirt, even if I had been on my tenth drink instead of my second, HE DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO MOLEST ME! As I watched him being served another drink and his food order without ANYTHING being done about it, I again let the bar staff know that I had just been sexually molested in front of them. NOTHING WAS DONE. I happened to see the same female bartender in the ladies room just after that where I complained a third time and demonstrated (on myself, not on her) exactly what he had done. “I'll talk to him.” SHE DID NOT. Apparently the MMP is a 'regular' and can buy his way out of repercussions. All of a sudden it hit me. This is what those women in India go through with their 'Eve-Teasing'. They are molested, assaulted, and nothing is done about it when they report to the authorities. The assaults are bad enough, but the most infuriating part is that NO ONE DOES ANYTHING.
Would I recommend TJMulligans in Cordova? Only if you enjoy being felt up by disgusting, MMPs at the bar, in front of the morally devoid waitstaff, only to have your protests ignored in favor of slimy, under-the-table $5 tips that are 'earned' at your expense.
For a place called the Spaghetti Warehouse they cannot even get the spaghetti cooked right, been there twice and it was so bad both times..never going there again.
Service: can't say, they were closed both times I tried to visit.
Food: can't say, they were closed both times I tried to visit.
If you don't want to run a restaurant, don't open one. Posting a "Sorry, we're closed because one of our staff had a baby" sign doesn't cut it.
I honestly do not see how this place stays in business. When this location opened a few years ago, the service was very efficient, professional, and friendly.
However, in the last year it has fallen of a cliff. My friend and I ordered and it took a half hour for 1 of our entrees to be servied. His was served and mine wasn't brought to me for 12 more minutes. I asked the waiter about the slow service (in a mostly empty restaurant) and he JUST STARED AT ME WITHOUT SAYING A WORD. I was appalled. I contacted the corporate office. I also spoke to a female on the phone who claimed to be the manager. She sounded as if she had just woke up but she was apologetic. I was sent a gift card for a free meal and so went back a few weeks later. THE SERVICE WAS JUST AS BAD! The cashier acted as if she was offended that we were even there. And, again, my friend's food was served to him first while I had to wait a solid 10 minutes later to get mine. I will not be going back. EVER.
Rudness by the entire staff is totally unacceptable
Live close by and have given them more than enough chances to change my mind. Each time (to go and sit down) I've been here with friends or family, we were treated as if we were being tolerated or we should feel lucky they allowed us through the door. There are so many options for BBQ in Memphis and many places where the food is better and the service is MUCH better. Too many options in this city that would treat you like they appreciate your business. I will not be back and will advise any/everyone I know to just pick somewhere else....anywhere else.
I ate there today, and WOW! The bread was not the wheat I ordered, rather a stale version of a white hoagie. The Cruiser is supposed to have Thousand Island on it, but a very thin layer of mayo on one side of the bun was all that was on there. I don't even like mayo, but wished there'd been more for moisture. As it was, I took everything off the dry, crumbly bread, and ate it open faced. I hope I was there on an off day. The positive is that the deviled egg was good.
When does the server dictate how much and when you tip, had a bad experience with Waiter BOBBY, where we come from you tip at the end of the evening and you give what your server deserves, anyway after the second round, he informs us that we can get our own since we didn't tip. Needless to say we spent our money and tips somewhere else, where the service was great, left a $50 when we left, sorry BOBBY. The singers and piano players also complain about how much tip. Sound like they need to find new jobs.
Tip your waiter in cash. The workers don't get paid there.
The food is really good but the service is some of the worst I've ever had. Two hours two get our table even though we had a reservation.
By Jackson Baker
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