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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Diner/comfort food


If you ever visit the I-Hop on North Academy, besure you ask to sit in Bobby's section. He has such a great outlook. If you can't make up your mind he'll do a good job recommending what to eat. He is very prompt and curtious, what else can you ask from a server. Awesome customer service! When I go back I will sit in his section!

Posted by Lovefood on 11/18/2012 at 4:12 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

Heard good things about King's Chef and decided to pay a visit the other night. Had a burrito that was insanely bad. Overcooked eggs, burnt potatoes and spongy oily meat. It was truly fucking disgusting. 2 bites was all I could take. I told the waitress how bad it was and she "well, that's too fucking bad, huh?" Really? This is how staff speaks to customers?? This place truly does suck. It sucks in the worst way and I will never be back. Definitely NOT RECOMMENDED.

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by JamesRs on 10/28/2012 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Egg & I

For the money, probably the best sit-down breakfast place over here on the East side. Only open for breakfast and lunch, though. The Cimarron Hills neighborhood definitely doesn't have a better breakfast place in the area!

Interestingly enough, these chains seemed to exist in AZ as "The Good Egg" - the restaurants were almost identical. So, if you're ever eaten at "The Good Egg" chain, it's basically the same thing.

Expect standard breakfast food, prepared well - omelets, eggs, bacon; corned-beef hash - that type of thing. Decent (if weak) coffee. I see a wide range of people here from families with hordes of small children to seniors enjoying the chance to sip coffee and read the newspaper. The wait staff is very friendly and seem to go out of their way to accommodate everyone; going the extra mile to bring crying children crayons and coloring sheets, etc.

Nice little place!

Posted by GnomeKing on 07/31/2012 at 10:43 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

I couldn't agree more with the negative reviews, almost as much as I disagree with the reviewers who gave this place a positive review! I question the process that awarded this place a "Best Of" considering how awful the food was on both occasions I ate there. Here's some advice for the owner: spend less time trying to make this place trendy, and more time cleaning the tables, restrooms, and servers. One would think with all the money saved on atmosphere that the prices would be better, but apparently everyone in the Springs has the fiscal sense of a trust-fund baby, if this place flies as a Best Of anything. Concerning the award from the Indy? Your publication has lost all credibility with its choice for Best Of...

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Inthebiz on 07/18/2011 at 7:37 PM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

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!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ja Wohl on 03/31/2011 at 10:58 AM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

if the place did not look so run down, paint !

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by nlcatter on 03/24/2011 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

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.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 80907res on 03/19/2011 at 11:11 AM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

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.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rockyrrcsc on 03/17/2011 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Lucia's Family Restaurant

Had the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast & can't wait to go back, green chili was really good!

Posted by Tile Guy on 02/19/2011 at 2:48 PM

Re: “The Airplane Restaurant

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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Auxie on 01/21/2011 at 8:51 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

awesome food

Posted by rb on 12/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

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.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mcgribble on 11/20/2010 at 12:30 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

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.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by _bex on 11/16/2010 at 2:09 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

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....

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by OldSchoolCS on 11/15/2010 at 6:29 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

I thought the wait staff were rude, and the food was gross.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Gooseberry Patch Restaurant

haven't been in years but their pies were alwys amazing!!!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Deirdre deProspero on 10/31/2010 at 8:34 PM

Re: “The Airplane Restaurant

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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by flyguy2 on 10/27/2010 at 12:00 PM

Re: “The Airplane Restaurant

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.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ironmikej on 10/25/2010 at 2:10 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

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.......

Posted by Fritz on 10/13/2010 at 12:31 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

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

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by goodeats on 09/25/2010 at 5:49 AM

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