This is not the place to go unless you are a FedEx pilot without a car to go somewhere good to eat...you never hear a local even mention this historically bad place to eat.
I wasn't keen on leaving a comment until I saw the negative ones which QUITE surprised me. Since I have tried so much on the menu I feel compelled to take a moment of my time to share my experiences. I find the food over all quite lovely and take coworkers all the time. Neither the drinks or the food are too pricey at all which makes it nice for lunch, dinner or just drinks after work. Not a lot on that area of town that I want to frequent so thank goodness for this restaurant/bar being here because there are many of us DoD contractors in the area... The wait staff is fine but just like any other place I have had the great and attentive serve us and the aloof bimbo paying all her attention to the military groups or single young men.... Nothing that would make me stay away though. The ambiance is priceless... always shocked it is not packed.... but again who wants to hang out after hours in this less than desirable area when you can go elsewhere in town? I will keep going back... and keep taking coworkers, friends and family. I KNOW it would be horrible to see it ever close... that is for sure.
Boring and careless
Mostly hype, loud, slow...nothing really special
Too bad you have to share your food with all the flies...
Very good pulled pork sandwich with Mom's Corn and Pea Salad (think 3 bean with lots of upgrades). They have a great selection of beers on tap as well bottled brewery beers. Service is always great and it's a good family atmosphere. Yup, there's lots of kids. They are people too & generally better behaved than any most impaired adults.
We saw "Swamp Cabbage perform all original music. They advertise themselves as Blues band but that was less than half of what they performed. Not the best band I have ever seen at Front Range, but decent musicians in the Southern Rock tradition. Their equipment was not sufficient to give them a full sound and it's a small area that you have to fill with sound. They were on their 10th show in 11 days and had to drive from Ogden Utah but hey...that's the job. Bring it or take a day off. They seemed to complete their sound check during the first set despite having set up an hour before they started. Unprofessional at the least.
For whatever reason, Front Range gets lots of touring bands, blue grass, folk & singer-songwriters. Many seem to play at the Telluride Blues and other festivals the week before or after. So you see acts for usually no cover that people just paid $60 to see.
I've had no trouble avoiding Crave based on a review about a year ago that described monster-sized burgers with goofy toppings.
If I want a huge amount of ground beef, I'll stop at Wal-Mart and buy a chubb of it. Nor do I care for idiotic pairings and other strangeness.
High beer prices are a tip off that you're a sheep to be shorn.
If I want a hamburger, I'll go to Ted's; or Smash Burger - which is quite good. Both have beer on tap.
I avoid Five Guys; everything there is way too greasy, the burgers are bland and the fries have a burned flavor on top of being the greasiest, mealiest in town. IIRC they use a single step frying method which results in limp greasy fries.
Phatburger was decent, but they closed. It was too noisy in there, and that parking lot sucks.
I think a lot of places intend to be uncomfortably noisy, they want you in long enough to get your money then get you the hell out of there so they can turn the table around for more suckers. When I go into a real noisy place, I turn around and leave; we're not going to sit there unable to hear each other speak as we endure the constant din of lousy eateries.
Picky, ain't I? That's okay, I'm the one paying for it.
Been to RR twice, won't go back.
Cannot find much about RR to recommend it. The burgers are as bland as anything I've ever encountered in a burger and they glop it up with so much junk that you have no idea what you're eating....really, ketchup, mustard AND mayonnaise on a burger? Yuck!
When I want a burger that has real flavor, I'll go to Ted's for a somewhat upscale version, or I'll go to Smash Burger for the quicker, more affordable (and flavorful) version.
Went there for dinner last night...wish I had not. Four dollars for a Dale's Pale Ale...highest price in town. The burgers are okay, but the hype, poorly trained adolescent wait staff who can't make substitutions on the menus even if you pay more for sides not connected with your burger, the lack of good air conditioning, the noise (including pounding on pans when certain orders go out)...the number of employees walking around doing nothing made it feel crowed and mismanaged.
The Blue Star, Springs Orleans, South Side Johnny's all offer a great burger, discount beers, cloth napkins and an attractive wait staff more interested in your coming back than turning the table...and meet your every culinary need...with working air conditioning and seconds on the beer...why was I so stupid to go to a chain, all of which are awful, crowded, noisy and expensive: Smashburger, Crave, Five Brothers...go elsewhere.
Its a gimmick that wears thin quickly. The hamburgers are okay, but far from the best in town. Try the Blue Star or Springs Orleans or even Tony's for a first rate burger done the way you want it. At Crave they are not very flexible and the waiters are unable to swap out menu items like offering onion straws in place of fries...or even letting you buy onion straws if you don't order the exact burger they come with on the menu.
Drifters and Culver's have the very best drive thru burgers. South Side Johnny's makes a good burger...but the chains from Smashburger to Crave to Five Brothers are mostly hype over quality, noisy, crowded, with functionally deficient help more interested in turning the table than giving you a nice experience...and equal in price to the first rate places where you can sit and enjoy your meal for an hour, drink a couple of beers, have cloth napkins, and real air conditioning.
Take the same amount of money needed to eat at Red Robin and eat something really good at one of our many locally owned eateries...and help a small business, protect your health, and enjoy something not out of the freezer and thrown into a deep fryer.
Had the grilled chicken breast burger style & that was absolutely gross, burgers should stay burgers. However try it you might like but for me!
I go to Flatirons each Monday to play poker. I find the food here especially delicious and very well prepared. The Flatiron steak is tender and cooked to perfection. The potatoes are a rare delight and the mac and cheese is to die for! I appreciate Megan and the other fine servers that are considerate and remember the menu items you enjoy. A lovely evening for anyone looking for good food and fellowship.
I'm not sure what you think we don't know, but you can find our thoughts here:
and you all dont even know about Drifters? how dare you write a reviews good or otherwise!
5 guys is overpriced and messy
More acclaimed than In-n-Out. . . you've got to be kidding me. I love how they have to post all their testimonies on the wall. Let's be honest, if the place was really that good, you wouldn't need all these HUGE BOARDS on the wall with LARGE WORDS telling you how good their stuff was, you would just know when you bit into their burger. The first time I went my burger was --terribly-- soggy (it was a disgraceful to burgers everywhere). Went again a week ago, there burger was still soggy, but measured up better. Their fries are actually decent, but to compare any of it to In-n-Out is absolutely rubbish. For the money, I'll just go to Sonic; they have better drinks there anyway.
The only reason this joint gets 2 stars instead of 1 is their fries are slightly -- yes, slightly -- redeeming.
Some of the worst BBQ I have ever had and I know my BBQ. The brisket tasted like it was broiled in an over, the ribs were fatty and I'm not sure what the sausage was made from. The side dishes consisted of baked bean ( tasted like they came from a can) and potato salad (absolutely no flavor what so ever. The only good things I have to say was the portions were large and the service was good.
Nice sports bar, food is good and the staff is friendly
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 find the two comments at the top that say this place was so so and poor to be extremely misleading. I have taken my family there several times and have never had a complaint. The food is always awesome and the prices are more than fair. I have never had a better wait staff wait on me someone made a comment on a server there named PJ he has primarely served us and is definately one of the best. I recomend Flatirons for a CC hockey game ($3 dollar drinks) before and after the game. We have to just show them our tickets. I Would send anyone there for a great meal and great service. Thank You Flatirons!
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