Fino's has the best homemade turnovers and soups. The service is friendly. Their Italian food is OK but not earth shattering. They have strange hours of operations, closing at 6:30 PM everyday, just when I start to get hungry after work. Closed on Mondays- I never understood that concept when being located in such a large market area. Parking is always a challenge.
The Tandoori mixed grill is a favorite and I actually crave and look forward to it. I never tire of anything I have there. The tofu is fresh and creamy. The Mulligatawny soup will cure what ails you. All food is fresh, simple and complex at the same time. Wait staff like family, never intrusive. The buffet is a treat and all easy on the pocketbook.
This place gets mentioned whenever someone talks about Memphis BBQ, but you should go to the Bar-B-Q Shop for a taste of real Memphis BBQ.
Nothing special about this place. Food is decent, but the service kinda sucks.
The BBQ is kinda bland, but the potato salad is worth the drive from Midtown. I'd never go there if my favorite BBQ joint, The Bar-B-Q Shop, had their own potato salad.
a bit too 'westernized' in the variety of so-called sushi rolls..not enough great sashimi
Decent food at average prices. I've been three times and never been disappointed. Also never been bowled over. The noodles are good.
Interesting factoid - there used to be a silk flower shop in this location.
I've been once, at lunch, and it was quite good. The service was good - they acted like they were actually happy you walked through the door. If I have one complaint, it is the location. That little strip, with the sports bar and the convenience store, and Danvers on the other side, and a big area of poorly-defined parking, makes for traffic hell at lunch time. They must be getting a break on rent, because it has to be hurting their business.
I haven't been in a few years, used to go quite often. Last time I was there I had soft-shell crab and gumbo and both were pretty good.
However - a warning: Don't use your debit card here. Just saying. Pay with cash.
I have mixed feelings about Carrabbas. First of all, it's a cookie-cutter franchise restaurant, and don't we have enough of those already? The food is pretty good, but the reason we go is to get an off-menu appetizer called The Scotty Thompson. It sounds like something out of a Monty Python skit, I know. But it's good, mon. Basically just toasted garlic bread with a marinara dip into which has been placed slices of soft goat cheese. And yes, it's ridiculously easy to make at home. But it's good, mon.
On the other hand, the last two times I ate at this Carrabba's location, I developed gastric distress not long after. Sad to say I won't be going back.
The food is so-so country cooking, better than Cracker Barrel, but only just. Service is spotty, varying between adequate and atrocious. Neither cheap nor expensive. It's a decent, average place to get a decent, average meal.
Last time was there was before the "renovations." The food was ok, but there was a profound odor of dog turds throughout the restaurant that day. It rather put me off the food.
By Frank Murtaugh
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