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SassyGritsAL

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Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 12:25 PM (permalink)
What is your opinion on Cheddar's?
 
We have a fairly new Cheddar's that has opened up here in Huntsville, AL. I have been four times and like it very much. Their prices are very reasonable. I asked our server why they were so reasonable and he said that they eliminate the middle man as much as they can and that the food is prepared in house (batters, etc.).
 
I have had the Monte Cristo sandwich, the burger twice (very good), and steak and ribs combo. I was pleased with all my orders and the service was very good. I like that their appetizers are plentiful and priced well. The onion rings are $3.99 and they are very tasty and are piled high.
 
The grandkids like going there as they have a very wide variety of food to choose from, plus its a good place to go with friends.
 
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    kland01s

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    Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 12:32 PM (permalink)
    We have gone to Cheddar's in Peoria Illinois a number of times and it was decent but much like a Chillis/TGIFriday. Reasonable prices and always busy when we went. For whatever reason they closed that location a few years ago.
     
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      felix4067

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      Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 12:39 PM (permalink)
      We used to have one here, but after the second (third?) time the building burned down they opted not to rebuild.  IIRC, it was a perfectly serviceable burger place but nothing overly special.  Usually found in shopping mall parking lots if that tells you anything.
       
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        mayor al

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        Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 1:17 PM (permalink)
        We visit the Clarksville, IN Cheddars when we shop over in that area.   For us the Catfish Dinner is the menu item at the top of our list. Great Battered Catfish, a Huge portion, so big that we  take home some each time...and Only $8.95.  I mention the dinner portion because they offer a Lunch portion for $6.95. Lunch has four pieces of fish, while the dinner has at least 8 pieces.  I usually take home 2 or 3 from the dinner and make a fish sandwich with the leftovers.
        Side dishes...most of the usual, but the Red-Beans and Rice is really a gumbo and if served HOT not warm is outstanding.
          As mentioned the O R are heavy but good as long as you get them fresh and hot and chow down fast enough that they don't cool off!
         We did not like the Chicken/County fried steak, and the Philly Steak sandwich also did not settle well.  The club sandwich is a winner and so are the MR Burgers !
        We give Cheddars a good B to B+ grade for an inexpensive meal. Our bill averages about $25 for the two of us with tea to drink and some Rings before... not counting tip.
         
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          Sundancer7

          Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 2:31 PM (permalink)
          I am glad that Al gave it a thumbs up.  They opened a new one pretty close to my residence and everytime I have passed it, it appeared packed.  I was reluctant to stop but now I will thanks to Al's thoughts.  Catfish sounds very good to me.
           
          Paul E. Smith
          knoxville, TN
           
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            collinf

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            Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 3:29 PM (permalink)
            The first Cheddars that I know of in the Kansas City area opened exactly 1 year ago.  I've taken the family there a few times.  I would rate it 3.5/5 stars.  The food and service are pretty good, but nothing really special or over the top. 
            Oh!  I think their spinach & artichoke dip is some of the best I've ever had .  Now if they would only bring back their mud pie for dessert ...
             
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              carolina bob

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              Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Thu, 12/9/10 5:25 PM (permalink)
              About six or seven years ago I had lunch at the Peoria location that kland01s mentioned. The food was mediocre and the service was even worse. Based on my experience there, that was and shall continue to be my only visit to a Cheddar's restaurant.
              <message edited by surrycounty on Fri, 12/10/10 10:03 AM>
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Fri, 12/10/10 2:25 AM (permalink)
                I must live a sheltered life. Never heard of them until this thread. None in AZ yet.
                 
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                  Curbside Grill

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                  Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Fri, 12/10/10 4:07 AM (permalink)
                  Been at Cheddar's since early '98 in Beaumont Tx. Think they only had 4 then but a good medium
                  between Out Back and O'Charlies. More family oriented. They came to Tampa (Brandon Area ) in '02
                  and growing since. Had an Escort that always took me there. Loved sitting at the Bar, Steak, there Onion String fries and  TX Green Beans.
                  For a chain give a thumbs up. Steak and a Shiner Bock or 6. Many a nights there.
                  <message edited by Curbside Grill on Fri, 12/10/10 5:38 AM>
                   
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                    tkitna

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                    Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sat, 12/11/10 6:06 AM (permalink)
                    My family has eaten at Cheddars a few times and we dont care for it. Just like an Applebees.
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sat, 12/11/10 7:46 AM (permalink)
                      Ooooh-then I would hate it.
                       
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                        louisvilleCraig

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                        Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sun, 12/19/10 12:26 PM (permalink)
                        Felix...I'm in Grand Rapids now too! Wasn't the Cheddars where Chili's is now on 28th st in front of Home Depot? And right by there now is a Quaker Steak and Lube...Haven't been yet, but want to try!
                         
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                          ces1948

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                          Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sun, 12/19/10 1:44 PM (permalink)
                          My wife really liked the chicken pot pie there. We don't have one in the area we now live so I don't know if they still serve that.
                           
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                            mayor al

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                            Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sun, 12/19/10 3:30 PM (permalink)
                            CES
                             The Chicken Pie is on the menu. Jan tried it awhile back and found it was good...but very shallow...meaning a big flat crust with only 3/4 inch of chicken-filling under the crust. Disappointing, because what was there was good, just not worth the $7.95 or so it was listed at.
                            We pretty much stay with the Catfish with Red Beans(gumbo) and Onion Rings for the sides.
                             
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                              ces1948

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                              Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sun, 12/19/10 11:14 PM (permalink)
                              When we lived in Kingsport, Tn it was one of the most popular "after Church" restaurants. From about 12 noon till 2 pm on Sunday you couldn't get near the place.
                               
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                                felix4067

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                                Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Mon, 12/20/10 8:13 PM (permalink)
                                louisvilleCraig


                                Felix...I'm in Grand Rapids now too! Wasn't the Cheddars where Chili's is now on 28th st in front of Home Depot? And right by there now is a Quaker Steak and Lube...Haven't been yet, but want to try!

                                I haven't been out that way in ages, but it used to sit in the Woodland Mall parking lot on the East Beltline side.
                                 
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                                  carlton pierre

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                                  Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Tue, 12/21/10 5:20 AM (permalink)
                                  There's one about to open very near my house and I must live uinder a rock as I had not heard of them until I saw the construction sign go up.  I will check it out but usually tend to avoid chains like that.
                                   
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                                    sk bob

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                                    Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Tue, 12/21/10 6:20 PM (permalink)
                                    none here in Daytona.
                                    so far so good.
                                    I've never heard of them.
                                     
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                                      mayor al

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                                      Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Tue, 12/21/10 7:50 PM (permalink)
                                      I would compare them to 'Bombay Bicycle Club' or Mimi's or some of the other chains that would rank one step about TGI Fridays, and O'charleys etc etc. SSDD
                                       
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                                        shivasgirl

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                                        Re:Cheddar's - What is your opinion? Sun, 05/29/11 4:50 PM (permalink)
                                        we love cheddar's, they have a great veggie plate for my kids and I love the monte Cristo, and the dijon chicken. They also have to die for croissants
                                         
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