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james ewenSaanichSince February 3, 20102 Reviews
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2.5 (2.4)
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Ric's Grill910 Government Street, Victoria
Two Strikes You Are Out ! Never to Return.
Submitted Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:11am [Dine in]

I went to Ric's a year ago with my daughter as we both like Prime Rib and I had enjoyed
it there before. This was the worst Prime Rib I had ever had. The first clue was the au jou
was covering the piece of meat and not on the side. The meat was gray colored and tough.
It was clearly not fresh and an older piece that should not have been served. Ours were both the
same. I told the waitress and one meal was deducted from the bill with an apology. I was reluctant to
go back again but went there last week and selected a table for a special dinner event. I called the day before to advise that our reservation would need to be changed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The girl located the
reservation in the book and advised it was done. When we arrived this Friday at 7p.m. my name and
reservation were crossed out in the book. Yes, they had a table for us but what would have happened
if they were full ?? Anyways, it appeared that the girl I phoned DID NOT change the reservation time
although she said she did. Very disappointing as we requested a certain table. My partner's steak was
overcooked and not at all medium, like she ordered. The girl on duty apologized and gave us a free dessert.
We would not have ordered dessert anyways. I think that Ric's is not as good as when they first opened
and we will NOT RETURN again. There are many other restaurants that are more consistant for the price.

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Smoken Bones Cookshack1701 Douglas Street, #7, Victoria
Not Southern BBQ as I know it .
Submitted Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 8:34am [Dine in]

This is my second visit to Smokin Bones and my last. I have enjoyed
Southern BBQ in Texas and other States but this does not even come close.
They are cooking the right meats but presenting them poorly. The Brisket
and Pulled Pork come smothered in their BBQ sauce. Not everyone likes spicy
BBQ sauce and Brisket should be sliced and sauce on the side. The prices are
perhaps reflective of what should be charged in Canada but are much less in
the USA for larger portions. I suspect that many people are unfamiliar with
Southern BBQ and can't compare. Why they don't serve it in the traditional
manner escapes me. Anyways, the "Poor Boy" brisket sandwich had great meat
and horrible BBQ sauce which should be served on the side. Not good value for
the price. Every BBQ restaurant that I have ever been in in the USA offer a
combo plate at a reasonable price. Not here. Save your money for the USA.

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