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Sundancer7

Chuy's Knoxville Sat, 09/1/12 6:25 PM (permalink)
I am not necessarily a chain fan but this particular chain has been getting rave reviews in Knoxville.  My daughter has been there as well as a number of my friends.  The only issue they had were the long 45 minute waits.  All indicated that the food was outstanding and not cheap.  It is apparently a Tex-Mex type of menu.  I have attached their web site and perhaps some of you have been there?
 
http://www.chuys.com/#/about
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
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    TJ Jackson

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    • Joined: 7/26/2003
    • Location: Cincinnati, OH
    Re:Chuy's Knoxville Sat, 09/1/12 7:27 PM (permalink)
    They must be expanding rapidly - we just got word this week that they will be opening their northernmost location in the Greater Cincinnati area sometime soon
     
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      mar52

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      • Joined: 4/17/2005
      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Re:Chuy's Knoxville Sat, 09/1/12 9:30 PM (permalink)
      We ate at Chuy's in McKinney, Texas.
      Having eaten at a lot of Mexican restaurants in California I was not impressed.
       
      We had to wait close to an hour to get in and the food for me was mediocre. 
       
      What turned it in to a negative meal for me was that on the menu the thing they were trying to impress was their three different kinds of salsa.
       
      I had to ask repeatedly for them to bring me some salsas.  By the time they arrived, the food was cold.
       
      It was terribly loud inside and what's with all the hubcaps on the ceiling?  You have to know that they can't efficiently clean them. 
       
      So I sat there thinking (while waiting for the salsas) that the hubcaps are laden with dust waiting to descent upon my plate.
       
      It would never be my choice of places to eat.
       
      However, if you live in a city that doesn't not have any Tex-Mex or Mexican restaurants you'll probably like it because it's different from what you're used to.
       
      Cookie cutter chain restaurant.
       
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        Foodbme

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        • Joined: 9/1/2006
        • Location: Gilbert, AZ
        Re:Chuy's Knoxville Sun, 09/2/12 2:25 AM (permalink)
         
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          carlton pierre

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          • Joined: 7/12/2004
          • Location: Knoxville, TN
          Re:Chuy's Knoxville Wed, 09/5/12 12:09 PM (permalink)
          Sundancer7


          I am not necessarily a chain fan but this particular chain has been getting rave reviews in Knoxville.  My daughter has been there as well as a number of my friends.  The only issue they had were the long 45 minute waits.  All indicated that the food was outstanding and not cheap.  It is apparently a Tex-Mex type of menu.  I have attached their web site and perhaps some of you have been there?

          http://www.chuys.com/#/about

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN

          I hadn't heard of it, Paul but I think the menu looks rather bland and unintersting.  Maybe you'll be the daring one and give us a full report.

           
          #5
            HollyDolly

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            • Joined: 1/18/2006
            • Location: Schertz, TX
            Re:Chuy's Knoxville Tue, 09/11/12 1:52 PM (permalink)
            There is one in Selma, about a couple of miles from me, and still haven't eaten there.When one of the ladies at work left to go to her new job, we were going to go there after work for drinks,etc. I went there, but couldn't find anywhere to part.The majority of the people sitting out on the patio looked like they were all college age and place was packed.This was last summer.The building had been another restaurant, and the parking lot ,the majority of it slopes down the hill. I have plenty of mexican places in Schertz to eat at. Besides, I could get into Reubens at the bottom of the hill much easier,and Reuben's in Selma has been there for over 20 or more years.It's a bar, but also a restaurant.may have to try it sometime.
             
            #6
              MiamiDon

              Re:Chuy's Knoxville Tue, 09/11/12 2:41 PM (permalink)
              Reminds me of Chevy's.
               
              #7
                fishtaco

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                • Joined: 5/11/2010
                • Location: Roachdale, IN
                Re:Chuy's Knoxville Tue, 09/11/12 4:36 PM (permalink)
                Robb Walsh, the Tex-Mex food guru loves Chuy's.
                 
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                  Uncle Groucho

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                  • Location: Floyd County, IN
                  Re:Chuy's Knoxville Tue, 09/11/12 7:14 PM (permalink)
                  We have a Chuys in Clarksville Ind that has a taco and salsa station in the back of an old Chevy. The Chuys in Louisville had so much STUFF hanging from the ceiling that a 4 x 8 section fell on the customers while they were eating.
                  The food was pretty good and they are always crowded.
                   
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