Ricky's is a family friendly spot offering a varied menu of casual classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I went with friends to Ricky's, when we all wanted to have burgers. We had a variety from Bacon & Cheese, Mushroom and mine was cheese burger. We all commented the burgers and each of us, thought the burgers lack flavour. I found my burger on the dry side and on the salty side. The fries didn't seem to have alot of flavour and not very hot, when they came out. The food was just okay, it filled us up, but all of us weren't impressed with the lack of flavour.
Our server was attentive, friendly and did spot check throughout our meals. I thought she made a difference and gave her points for being helpful.
I only wish the food was better.
I last reviewed this restaurant in 2009 and it was not a kind review then either.
First appearance revealed empty newspaper boxes, patio railings that looked ready to fall over and a general feeling that the place had gone bankrupt and closed.
We arrived at 5:45 PM to find only one car in the parking lot, Not a good sign. It looked like it was closed but on trying the door it was indeed open for business. There was only one couple seated. The staff are all friendly enough but...After being seated I asked the hostess/greeter a simple question regarding the menu. She became quite flustered and stammered that I could ask the waitress.
I ordered ribs and pasta, specifying three times that I wanted pesto sauce. When my order arrived the sauce looked and tasted like alfredo sauce. I asked what the difference was in their restaurant between alfredo and pesto sauce. I was informed that they use a mixture of alfredo and pesto. Huh? The pork ribs were more pink than I prefer.
My wife ordered the turkey dinner. I asked her about it. It looked like stove top dressing mix, the veg were overcooked, and instant potatoes. I could have gone to the local grocery store and bought packaged dinner items that would have been as good. I expect a bit more from a restaurant for a fifty dollar cost.
Considering that they are on the same plot of land as a hotel who do not have a restaurant I expected they would be much busier. By the time we left, not one other customer came through the doors. Apparently they all know something that I don't.
No reason to go back for another four years I suppose.
Last night I ordered the Chicken Souvlaki at this restaurant, I actually was shocked that they sent this out of the kitchen. I ordered 1 skewer, and there was 4 small pieces in the middle of the stick, of what I think was thigh meat. It didn't look like it was grilled, it looked a little raw. The vegetables looked dried out and sad, and the rice pilaf was cold and was just rice. Even our server said she didn't blame me for sending it back. For around $11 it was not good. My husband had a breakfast bowl and it was just OK. I think they have renovated recently, but that's no good if the food quality is below par. The owner might want to actually go to a greek restaurant, to check out his competition, or take this pathetic dish off the menu. To be fair to this restaurant, we ate there before and had the mozza chicken burger, and it wasn't too bad. I know times are tough, but the better the food, the more repeat business you get. I think they are staying open because of their breakfast business, it's pretty hard to screw up bacon, eggs, and pancakes. They should put questionaires on the tables for a while, because most people won't be honest when the server ask's "How is everything" I don't think at this point we will go back.
Stopped in for a quick bite to eat....Pleasantly surprised at how great the food was, amazing service and very reasonably priced. The restaurant was really clean, staff was friendly and efficient. We were seated fairly quickly and never had an empty coffee cup. I highly recommend it!!
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