The girlfriend and I decided to check out Jethro's after seeing some decent reviews and hearing it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, so there as a line-up and wait time up roughly 30 minutes. No problem, as we weren't in a hurry to go anywhere and figured it'd be worth the wait. The wait is understandable; this place is small, with about only 8 tables and was quite busy.
After we got seated, we found the music to be too loud and abrasive. Decor is minimal with mostly white and gray paint, which is fine with me as I'm not too worried about ambiance as long as the food is good. The place is pretty clean.
Waitress was nice and came over quickly to take our orders promptly. We ordered chicken fried steak with 2 eggs and pulled pork sandwich with salad.
The kitchen service was very slow - it took another 30 minutes for our orders to come out. How how long does it take to deep fry a steak and put some puled pork on a bun?! The chicken fried steak looked good - it's a large piece. However, it had no flavour and was bland. The eggs were fine (over-easy) with great, deep orange-coloured yolks, but really, how hard is it to make eggs?! The hashbrowns were quite good through. The white gravy was peppery, but again, short on flavour.
Girlfriend's pulled pork was lacking flavour as well. She though most of the flavour came for the off-the-shelf bottled BBQ sauce. Her salad was nothing more than greens from box of store-bough pre-mix salad. I tried a few bites and found it to be average. Memphis Blues has a better and much tastier pulled pork sandwich.
I didn't finish my meal, which is rare. I'll usually eat everything on my plate but we really just wanted to get out of there by this point.
Overall, the prices are reasonable, but the food quality - specifically flavour, was lacking for what we ordered.
Service was ok, the waitress was pleasant with the only flaw was that she did not come back to check on us after our orders arrived.
I can see why some people like this place, it's kinda funky, decent sized portions at relatively reasonable prices. However, the acid test for me is: Would I come back to eat here again? The answer for us is NO. So I can't recommend this place.