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01-15-2007, 02:55 AM

As every year, the best food was in the snack bar down by the tounament room.
  
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01-15-2007, 06:06 AM

Based on the comments I read last year and this year it appears that the restaurant owner may be greedy besides lacking respect to the pool players.
  
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Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

Some of you went back a 3rd time. Don't know a cliche for you guys


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01-15-2007, 08:20 AM

i should have learned my lesson last year
it was terrible
thought i would give them another try this year
hard to believe it could get worse than the previous year but it did!!!
the burgers in the bar are decent
but the service is terrible
i had to TELL the waitress to clean the table
the crap from the previous customer must not have been noticeable to her
ash trays full
dirty dishes still on table
then the dumb ***** looks at me like i'm from mars when i ask for a menu
forget getting silverware, you have to ask at least twice for it
by the time you get it, you're done eating
refills??? what's that???




  
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01-15-2007, 08:33 AM

Not that its an excuse by any means.....


but if I had to "serve" some of the a$$hats in the pool world I would prolly be a little pissy also. 13 days of TRASHING the action room every night, tipping poorly and having a bunch of arrogant men treat me like im worthless. I bet the wait staff hate the derby.

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01-15-2007, 08:46 AM

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Not that its an excuse by any means.....


but if I had to "serve" some of the a$$hats in the pool world I would prolly be a little pissy also. 13 days of TRASHING the action room every night, tipping poorly and having a bunch of arrogant men treat me like im worthless. I bet the wait staff hate the derby. Ian
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01-15-2007, 08:48 AM

I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but, my friend and his girlfriend ate at the restaurant twice and they both said their food was horrible and the price was too. I think he said he had a chef salad and they charged like 9 or 10 dollars for it. I didn't eat there this year. I stayed for 2 days the first weekend and Thursday and Fri. the next week. I took a cooler and had sandwiches to survive on.
The first week, a lady came to our door and dropped off a room service menu. I guess the menu and prices change from whats normally in the guest book in the rooms.
Sounds to me like a lot of the staff in the rest. has been to the Bahama's taking lessons on service. The big difference for them here is, they aren't automatically gonna get a tip. In the Bahama's, a 15% tip is on everything, even if you walk to the bar and order a beer, the tip is added to the price.
It is still the best tournament in the world to go to. DCC is a great vacation for anyone who likes pool at all. Sam
  
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dcc-food - 01-15-2007, 12:43 PM

just got back after 5 days, and the buffet were good both morning and evening, service good, off the menu, was a no no STICK


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01-15-2007, 02:25 PM

I did eat at the restaurant several times. I had their soup three times. They called it "Country Style Burgoo," something between beef stew and vegetable beef soup. I have no idea what any other style burgoo is like.

I had a fish sandwhich that was pretty good. I had a burger that was somewhere between disappointing and horribly amateur.

Best meal I had was across the street at the Executive Inn which still had their full menu, a fantastic buffet, and tremendous service with a smile. I also had a great meal at the CrackerBarrel.

Longest wait was when we ordered Chinese delivery. After about 15 minutes, I handed the menu to another player who promptly ordered some delivery. The Chinese restaurant decided to wait until his stuff was done before making the three mile trek to the Executive West. All in all, it was about an hour and 15 minutes. Tasted great, though.

And finally, the concession stand added fried pork cutlet and fried chicken cutlet sandwiches to their otherwise pathetic offerings. They also had deli sandwiches which probably was their best bet. Still, I had my share of late night nasty chili dogs. When you're hungry, and it's 5:00 AM, I could'nt expect a gourmet meal, right?

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01-15-2007, 03:44 PM

I can handle mediocre food (just put ketchup and mustard on it to make it taste good), but bad service really grills my goose, so to speak.

Here's a breakdown of my experience:

1st time: Service was prompt. An older blonde lady was my server, and there were no complaints. I ordered a fruit salad, ate 10 bites, asked to get the rest of it to go. No problems.

2nd time: From the time I sat down to when I received a menu, it was a 15-minute wait! Server never apologized for the wait. Another 10 minutes for the hamburger. Server apologized for the wait on that. This was about 2pm, so it wasn't that busy. Went up to pay check. Assistant manager and restaurant managers that were there never asked stuff like, "Hello, how are you, how was your meal." She was busy talking (not to me).

3rd time: Joined some friends who were already at the table at around dinner time. They had already ordered food. 10 or 15 minutes later, they still didn't receive their food, but server came by and stated it was late because the cod some of them ordered took the longest. I was thinking of ordering, but changed my mind. I left and I heard later it took another 10 minutes at least for them to get food.

Rest of the times were average. However, a bunch of small things:

- If you ask for relish or mayo, at least take it out of the small condiment packages and serve it in a cup! It's kind of tacky otherwise.

- If you ask for a burger with no onions, and for mustard, please don't bring a burger with onions, and don't force me to go hunt down a bottle of mustard.

I am not defending the restaurant at all, but like another poster said, I wonder at the small handful of players that may make them resent us. At the cash register, some guy gave $25 to the cashier and muttered "keep the change" and walked out. I looked at the bill and it was for $23.85. I cannot judge, and perhaps he really had bad service.
  
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01-15-2007, 03:59 PM

Buffet on Jan. 8th was PATHETIC!!!
I may never eat swiss steak again.
  
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01-15-2007, 06:20 PM

I ate there numerous times and for the most part it was average at best...only one time did I have a problem...when I ordered the T-bone it came to me less than a quarter of an inch thick and was grisly as hell...I sent it back and the "manager" said they were all like that...I told him that I ordered it earlier in the week and it wasn't anything like that and said forget about it and ordered the shrimp fettucine which was pretty good...
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Food ! - 01-15-2007, 06:38 PM

I ate in the Hotel Restraunt for three of the day's that I was there. I thought the food was great. But you have to know, that I'm an old single guy that thinks Campbells Chicken Soup is great and served with crackers, is a Gormet Meal.

They did have a Bluegrass Eggs Benedict, that was fantastic, plus I got to see quite a few of the Champions there!!!

Beats Denny's in Michigan.


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01-15-2007, 06:58 PM

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Based on the comments I read last year and this year it appears that the restaurant owner may be greedy besides lacking respect to the pool players.

I think if he was greedy, he would have been there, making sure that everything was going well and that players were taken care of so they'd come back and spend all their money there. More likely, he's not greedy and his manager is apathetic.

Sometimes greed is a good thing.

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01-15-2007, 08:54 PM

We have just quit trying to eat anything other than breakfast at the hotel there. The breakfast buffet is OK...as long as your timing is good. Service there in the a.m. has always seemed to be good and sometimes even great.

Incidently, we noticed that the Cracker Barrel nearby was AWFUL this year, which really was a suprise to me from years past. Little gal that waited on us there spilled my buddy's breakfast on me....not even an apology. Food was below par for them. One very pleasant surprise for us this year was the Cardinal HOF Grill that's about 5-10 mins from the hotel. Their menu choices, service, food, etc. was absolutely SUPERB. If anyone is ever in the area or for the DCC next year....give it a try.

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