The only good thing about this place is their chili, but you can buy that at Whole Foods. Finny thing is, it costs about $2.00 LESS at Whole Foods, versus at the restaurant.
This place is turning into quite a royal joke, and it deserves a greasy death. Went to eat here, and of course, was told they dont take a debit card for payment-but, but wait here it comes-we have an ATM inside the restaurant that our customers can get money from, and thats at the rate of $2.50 cents a pop for a withdrawal to pay for your meal. Lets all put our collective genuis' together, and guess who owns the ATM. Maybe the owner, or the owners business acquaintance? I could be wrong completely, but doubt it. If I am not, then the owner can step up to the plate (pun intended) and tell us who owns it-it's on their property I am sure they know.
You see all these people here waiting for a seat? Well yer taking up two seats and you're only orderin' one thing. So goes the $5.00 shared plate charge explanation from one of their staff. I realize the server is only following policy and didn't make the rules, and in the past we've never been charged extra $5 for sharing. I actually understand this policy at the original location on Costilla, but not Bijou. Oh well, I just had to vent. Smiley's has better food anyway.... just nowhere to sit... Smell ya later Chef...
Author; Jesse D.
Phone number; 719-459-5996
Is it the altitude or what? I just read the Gazette's food section and saw King Chef and their nomination for Colorado's best breakfast in food net's magazine...
I am utterly appalled. How horrible is the Colorado palate that this greasy abomination slathered on a plate has Colorado natives raving? Well i say shame on you Colorado Springs. How can you let this represent us as a whole when there is so much better out there? I mean even a national corporation can produce better slop, are we feeding a bunch of brainwashed easily impressed pigs? Or are we feeding the proud distinguished citizens of Colorado?
All i see from this situation is that quantity overrides quality. for example i can cook up a bunch of burnt Russet potatoes and you people think I'm a professional chef. If I put my Heart and Soul into a dish that bursts with flavor yet is slightly small I'm nobody. You see Coloradans have been set into the corporate fling, Value.
If you can get more for your buck it wins awards, but if you can cook with outstanding ingredients and produce an outstanding product customers say "7.99 for a zucchini sandwich? well i can get more elsewhere..." The main point i bring to you is this.... YOU COLORADO, have lost your love of flavor,impressive ingredients, and bold presentation. An since have given in to a family sized platter of flavorless mush,over-spicy chili, and burnt over buttered potatoes, because its more food for less money. I can out-cook King Chef,and Nosh and i can prove it, so i say shame on you Colorado Springs,for sacrificing your palates to save money.
Sincerely, The Colorado guru of flavor
CHEF Jesse Davenport
@ Joshua, if you think $9.50 for a 1 POUND burger (a double) is expensive, you need to go back to farmtown USA. Their regular (1/2 pound burger is $5.50). http://thinkinbinary.com/King/Menu.pdf Lesseeee..... a 'Double Quarter Pounder' Meal at McD's is about $7.50, so the same price for inferior food. Who sucks now?
I've eaten there for years! MUST have "cast iron blubber", and, "bullet proof ears", or, I really don't feel the need to tidy up everyone's language, and, eating habits!
Probably eat more, you know, if you remove that big stick....just sayin'
Y'all ought to lighten up. King's Chef is classic, if not classy. Have some fun! And besides, the only language that'll hurt those little kids is not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're".
I've heard tales of huge portion sizes, which alone is enough to make me stay away. Let the cheap minded obese hogs who flock to such places (and those AYCE buffets) wolf down all the massive caloric overload they want. Oink.
I won't be back! I could not believe the foul language that the employees use so freely. Everything form F--k to C--t. I was shocked to say the least. If I had been there alone, I would have walked out. Thank God they stopped their cussing when a family with little kids came in. Get some class people, your DISGUSTING.
I can't believe it took me so long to go. Good grief! 30 some years I could have been enjoying their great food and no nonsense customer service. Dyn-o-mite!
When you go, pack your sense of humor. Politically, the owner and I would agree on the necessity of breathing, but that's about it. That being said, he has always treated me and my family, even my two year-old, who can be handful, well.
"Why do we tease? Because we love."
Great place for breakfast and lunch...in the same day because the service is so damn slow, by the time you finish breakfast, it'll be lunch time. The food is just okay but the prices aren't bad and if the service was good, it'd be 100% worth it. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. My husband and I have waited 20+ minutes for something as simple as drink refills. Getting your check is another chunk of your day gone.
Only consider this place if you have a good couple hours to waste and don't mind being thirsty for a good part of your meal.
Only been a handful of times for breakfast, but so far so good! I've never had a problem with them, and even though the prices did go up a bit, I still love the food and especially the green chili!! Great breakfast items!
This place is extremely expensive and the staff is mean and rude. $10.00 plus tax for a double cheese burger and $1.50 for a side of green chile (about 2 table spoons, no kidding). I got a to-go order, the order arrived for the waitress by the cash register, she proceeded to collect the bill and never brought my food over. After she put my money in the till and walked away, I asked, "Is that mine over there?". She replied, (Oh, fu**!). Finally, she brought my food over and I examined the package. Granted, I was a little disgusted by her verbiage, I made a comment as to the size of the side of green chile(seriously 50ml, the size of a shot for $1.50). She then sarcastically replied, "Do you want another?", I chuckled, and said, "I don't want to pay another $1.50. She arrogantly closed with, "If you're going to throw a fit, I'll just throw one in!"...To make a long story short, $13.00 for a double cheese burger with rude service. Oh, and if you want fries, they're an additional $2.00. These people suck!
Amazing food, service can be slow on the weekends but it is worth the wait. The green chili kicks some heat too. I am not brave enough to handle the red chili yet. Biscuts and Gravey are devine. Love Western Omelet,
Love this place! really good reen chili. the staff is always on the spot. i have never waited more than ten minuets for my order. i look foward to going there everytime.
GREAT BREAKFAST,Work on the rest.
Good food, rustic surroundings, decent prices.
Good hometown place to take the family for a relaxed breakfast lunch or early dinner.
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