I wholeheartedly agree with the last poster. I think the food and oj is top notch. The manager could make an better attempt at quieting down the kitchen and wait staff when seating folks around that semi-open kitchen. The biggest problem I have is that this place needs a remodel or deep cleaning. They get a ton of people each day, so money shouldn't be an issue. The place is dusty, paint peeling, outdated/uncomfortable seating. This persona makes some people think what the kitchen must look like, if the seating area is this much in despair! Shut it down for a couple days and get the place in order!!!
if the place did not look so run down, paint !
This place is totally over rated. The service and food are below average. I too have given this place several chances over the years and it never gets better. I am baffled how they win Indy awards so often. Go to Western Omlette if you want a treat.
I have given this place three tries and there will not be a fourth. I don't know where this other person got such good foof and service. We were hoping for BETTER FOOD (ordered the same thing that I would order at other places, but here no taste), better SERVICE (we didn't have fast service at all not to mention the waitress didn't even care about what we really thought about the food), and better CUSTOMER CARE (it would of been nice if when we said we didn't like the food that they would say more then sorry to here that and not even offer some sort of refund or please try us again and give us a try with a discount (not that we'd use it). The thing that really was bad was they wouldn't even take our coupon for them, because they said it was a holiday and they don't take the coupons on a holiday (I understand that BUT the coupon DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT NOT TAKING IT ON HOLIDAYS) When we checked out THAT'S when she SHOWED us the thing about not taking coupon on holidays. Sorry on both us and them, I don't like to tell someone that's a bad place to eat, but I'm just telling it like it was for us. If you give them THE BEST PLACE TO EAT AWARD FOR 2011, then that will just tell us your rating is a bit off. Thanks for letting me tell you about our dinning experience.
Had the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast & can't wait to go back, green chili was really good!
I've always had GREAT food there. I've been going there for years. My wife and I set in the Plane, but when we're in a group(10-15 people)we set in the Resturant.
I've been coming here since I was an undergrad at UCCS in 1996. A fellow student, who was recovering from a DH in the Army, lived across the street and we ate at the North End often. Now, I visit a few times a year with an old professor...it's our place. Yes, it's a hole in the wall. Yes, the service can be slow. Yes, the food is excellent.
If you haven't been here, go.
I admire the single mother owner of North End Diner. It takes a lot to raise children and run a business, but it take more out of you to run a restaurant. I did it once and it was too demanding and customers are fickle.
Because of my diet, I enjoy eating there. The omletes are good and my husband has a great breakfast. If I don't want breakfast, then the staff will fix me something special without a hassel.
It is often true they take more time than is necessary, but I think of it as if 'mother' is cooking- you can't rush things. So yes, don't eat there if you have an appointment in an hour. And, don't be afraid to get up and help yourself to another cup of whatever you're drinking. They don't mind and I like helping myself.
What you probably don't know is they hire people trying to get back on their feet in society. So enjoy your next meal there, be kind while you let them know how they can make your visit more enjoyable.
It's rare to have a family owned business these days with all the pressure of franchises. I take people there to share the at home atmosphere and to support the dying breed of family owned businesses. How about trying them with this information in hand.
I don’t work there and am not friends of the owner, but I know who he is. I am a local and frequent the downtown. The King’s Chef is what small business ownership is all about; choice – the choice to not put up with credit card fees and the choice to not put up with rude customers. This is not Taco Bell / corporate America. I know to bring cash and I know my money is staying local. Being a long time customer it appears that the owner and other employees work hard for that money too. No, the food is not health food. If you want a salad go to Souper Salad. When I want some great green chili or I just want a nice indulgence and breakfast or lunch visit with some friends I go here. An occasional “Grump” or “Thing” (large breakfast items) after an early morning bike ride isn’t bad either. I have been in there with and without my young daughters and have always been treated well…and my girls are always treated very sweetly. Then again I try my best to treat people kindly and fairly and therefore generally get that in return. No silver spoon here. I would definitely recommend the King’s Chef.
The Indy didn't give King's Chef a Best Of Award; the Indy READERS did. It's a democratic process that involves voting so KC must be doing something right.
If it was possible to give zero stars I would have. To say that the owner is rude is the understatement of 2010. He was the rudest, most unprofessional hostile and ill tempered man that I have had the unfortunate occurrence of running into. Part of running a business means public relations and while I think the chef gets away with bad behavior under the guise of that "diner experience". The food quality is absolutely sub par save for the Green Chili. The burrito I ordered was badly cooked, dry and tasted like garbage. The restrooms were filthy and the employees attitude went beyond the diner charisma. Caveat Emptor - You will get better food quality, service and attitude at the Taco Bell 2 blocks down.
I seriously can't believe the Indy gave this a Best Of....
I thought the wait staff were rude, and the food was gross.
haven't been in years but their pies were alwys amazing!!!
What a wonderful flight!
A large group of us went in with our aspiring kid pilots. They flew the plane to various places while the rest of us enjoyed some adult beverages. It's amazing the plane's cocpit is still there.
Everyone enjoyed their food although my wife wants to go back for the teriyaki salmon with a sweet pineapple salsa. And the kids keep wanting to go visit the plane again.
They serve absolute garbage in there. I would never ever waste my time or money there again... ever! The only positive thing I can say is they do sit you at a table, in chairs. Although I'm surprised they don't just toss the "Food" on the floor to complete the presentation.
Wow. I read through these reviews to see if I would like to eat here. Not a chance. It's pretty clear the folks that work here are adding horrible responses to the PAYING customers comments about the place. If your too thin skinned to take bad reviews and LEARN from them, then you are equally unwilling to improve. Maybe there is some truth to the bad reviews about the food. Maybe I'll just go somewhere else to eat, easy enough.......
I agree with the last comment. A lot of whiners that are trying to compare local good food restaurants with their accustomed fast food life stlye. If every whiner on this blog would have contacted a manager I sure their pathetic complaint would have been handled.. Most of these people could not even boil water. Meanwhile I going for some green Chili at the diner
Awful. That's the only way to describe the only experience I had in the airplane. My wife and daughters took me here for my birthday a while back. I am a pilot and flight instructor so they thought it might be fun for me. The plane is, of course, separated from the main building and the staff has a lengthy walk to and from the main building for almost anything. After placing out order we did not see our server again for over 20 minutes. After watching several other diners get their food when they had ordered after us I asked another server if they could find out what was going on. It turns out that our server had 'had enough' and walked out without telling anyone. I worked in restaurants for 17 years, this happens. The problem is, no one noticed. They found our food which was sitting in the kitchen, pushed to the side for who knows how long and brought it out. Needless to say it was mostly inedible but not one person apologized or offered to replace the food or even the gesture of a complimentary dessert. While I was in the restroom someone dropped of the bill which I paid in cash and we left. Its not a very bright way to run a business.
I love all these whiney complaints about the Chef. No credit cards? Bring cash. Only thing good is the green chili? Take that silver spoon in your mouth out. Can out cook King Chef Chef Davenport? Huh...I never heard of you and you arent up there with any of the great chefs in town. Maybe you should prove it to us and open your own joint.
The Chefs got what all you cry babys don't...soul. Maybe ya'll should go back to Golden Corall where the great Chef Davenport is out cooking all our great downtown independent restaurants for only $9.95 for the all ya can eat buffet.
Viva la chef!
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