Went to Tobys earlier today to try a pub style lunch. The waitress was friendly and funny and i left her a solid tip.
Tobys is a sportsbar which is attached to a booze store, so some undesirables are around the place. It is a big place inside tobys with two floors, with lots of TVs and a pool table upstairs. There is a small stage on the first floor which sometimes is used for musical or other entertainment.
It wasn't very busy on a Sunday afternoon, and I ordered a chicken sandwich, which didnt take long to receive. It was ok for 10$, it was exactly as described so that was good. The menu is the usual fare for pub and sportsbars, so I can't really complain.
The person I was with had a burger, which looked normal and not overly sleazy in any way. Only real nasty thing was the yam fries that we ordered. They were kind of burnt and overcooked. They were obviously deep fried, so maybe the oil was off, either way they were not good. The waitress asked if they were bad because we didnt eat any, and we said yes. She took them away and took them off the bill.
We only had 3 of the menu items and one was bad, so I don't know how that would play out over the entire menu. Most of the stuff would be hard to screw up though, so I think the yam fries were just bad luck.
The worst part for me at one point was when the cooks came out and hung at the bar and they looked like young pale degenerates sort off. That sucked seeing dirty/sketchy/pale looking young people and knowing they touched your food, but nothing I could do at that point, and for the venue, what could i expect?
As far as being able to go drink and watch sports, this is a good venue. The location has been really divey places over the years: the midnight express (or watever) then the silvertone.
For the last few years i would say it has been an addition to the drive overall.