Doe's Eat Place in the news

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2011/05/19 14:46:47 (permalink)

Doe's Eat Place in the news

Al and many of you have eaten at Doe's will appreciate this.  I was there about five years ago in Greenville, MS.  It was a little scary to go there but the food was above outstanding.
 
http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/05/19/a-flood-of-memories-for-landmark-mississippi-restaurant-does-eat-place/?hpt=C2
 
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    buffetbuster
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 15:17:04 (permalink)
    Great stuff Paul!  Thanks for the link.  If you asked me to name a restaurant which best represents what Roadfood is all about, Doe's very well might be my pick.
     
    Here is the official Roadfood review.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 17:22:34 (permalink)
    Thanks for the link. Interesting. I love Does. Great roadfood restaurant and outstanding steaks.  While the neighborhood is sketchy I have always felt extremely safe going there. For those of you interested in blues music Greenville has a great history.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 17:31:41 (permalink)
    Their steaks are great but  I would  rather go to Bern Steakhouse  or  to Peter Luger for a quality steak.  The ambiance and service is  far better.  Does is  great to experience  once or twice  and is  a real Roadfood destination  but  for dining dollars.............I  much  prefer the  two I have mentioned.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 17:40:16 (permalink)
    Everyone needs to experience Doe's in Greenville a couple of times, But the Paducah, KY store, and according to TTM, the Little Rock, Arkansas store, maintain the quality of the Beef and Tamales, while improving the surroundings a bit.  Speaking for the Paducah, KY store... It is operated my "Doe Junior" the son of the Greenville Owner, and is located "On The Square" in Paducah, a rather well-restored historic area.  We love the place and go pretty far out of our way to enjoy dinner there when we can.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 17:45:47 (permalink)
    Greymo

    Their steaks are great but  I would  rather go to Bern Steakhouse  or  to Peter Luger for a quality steak.  The ambiance and service is  far better.  Does is  great to experience  once or twice  and is  a real Roadfood destination  but  for dining dollars.............I  much  prefer the  two I have mentioned.

     
    Apples and oranges. While obviously the ambiance at Does is very different than Berns or Peter Luger or Gene and Georgettis or most any other upscale steak house I have always had wonderful service at Does.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 20:47:57 (permalink)
    It is hard to believe that this place

    is home to one of America's great steaks.

    But it's true!
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 21:06:22 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    It is hard to believe that this place

    is home to one of America's great steaks.

    But it's true!

     
    It most certainly is!
     

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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/19 21:59:19 (permalink)
    I would rather visit Doe's than Peter lugars.While I am sure their steaks are good-look at what Doe's serves.Beautiful. We have a place in Milwaukee called the 5 O'Clock club-its in a bad neigborhood, but they have a security guard and they serve the best steaks anywhere. Everyone I have taken there wants to return.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 00:18:40 (permalink)
    Hey Annie, I WANT TO RETURN, And I Haven't Been There Yet !!!! 
        
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 03:00:28 (permalink)
    mayor al

    ...the Paducah, KY store, and...the Little Rock, Arkansas store, maintain the quality of the Beef and Tamales, while improving the surroundings a bit.

    Improve the surroundings?!?  Why on Earth would I want the surroundings improved?  Walking through that battered and beaten, incredibly historic kitchen, sitting in the shabby dining room and eating one of the best steaks of your life are exactly what makes Doe's what it is.
     
    Improve the surroundings?  Why don't we move Arthur Bryant's Barbecue a few miles west to Overland Park to improve the surroundings.  Okay, not the best example since AB's quality seems to fluctuate wildly of late, but you understand the comparison.
     
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 03:38:09 (permalink)
    I have been to Doe's in Greenville and although the place is terrific, the neighborhood is definately not.  I observed numerous drug use around the establishment.  I was there as a consultant for a pharmaceutical company looking for a location and it was my job to survey the neighborhoods.  The site I selected was not selected because of observations.  It was about two miles from Doe's.
     
    Don't get me wrong.  The food was outstanding and I definately would not have ate there unless they had parking supervision.
     
    Never ever put yourself in jeporady over the temptation of very good food. For me, personal safety is paramount no matter where I go.
     
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 08:27:12 (permalink)
    mayor al

    Everyone needs to experience Doe's in Greenville a couple of times, But the Paducah, KY store, and according to TTM, the Little Rock, Arkansas store, maintain the quality of the Beef and Tamales, while improving the surroundings a bit.  Speaking for the Paducah, KY store... It is operated my "Doe Junior" the son of the Greenville Owner, and is located "On The Square" in Paducah, a rather well-restored historic area.  We love the place and go pretty far out of our way to enjoy dinner there when we can.

    Al,  I'm going thru Paducah and would love to go there.  Would I need reservations do you think on a weeknight?
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 08:39:41 (permalink)
    When in Little Rock on business the locals tried to steer me away from Doe's in their city because of "neighborhood" concerns. It was fine and the food was outstanding.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 09:05:33 (permalink)
    Tony-
    When I first went to the Little Rock Doe's in 2001, the neighborhood was definitely questionable.  I ate quickly to make sure I was out before night came.  When I went back in 2008, it seemed noticeably better and I had no concerns.
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2011/05/20 09:19:36
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 09:08:56 (permalink)
    Didn't I see a picture of Doe's with a security guard wearing a six-shooter in front of the place?
     
    That would enough security for me
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 09:19:04 (permalink)
    Joe-
    Yeah, I've seen that myself.  And usually, you never have to park more than a 1/2 block away.
     
    BTW, beautiful looking steak there WJ! 
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2011/05/20 09:20:51
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 11:01:56 (permalink)
    has anyone been tothe other Doe's locations? They've franchised fyi
     
    http://doeseatplace.com/
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 11:04:46 (permalink)
    forbethel-
    I have been to Little Rock twice, the now closed Starkville, MS location and the family run Paducah restaurant.  The atmosphere is not the same, but the quality of the food remained high.  Especially in Little Rock.
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 11:41:28 (permalink)
    Calton,
     Sorry for the delay. I would call ahead to check on the need for reservations. I don't think they would be necessary, but it wouldn't hurt to check availability anyway.  Paducah Does-  1-270-443-9006
    Jan and My dinners, we shared the shrimp and Rib Steak.

     
    TTM Ate well also, but he was distracted a bit.


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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 11:55:42 (permalink)
    Al, fantastic appearing dinner.  How come TTM always attracts the good looking women?
     
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 14:41:32 (permalink)
    He pays 'em !!! 
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 14:54:23 (permalink)
    mayor al

    He pays 'em !!! 

     
     If that works for TTM, perhaps I should try that.
     
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    Re:Doe's Eat Place in the news 2011/05/20 19:57:44 (permalink)
    I was at the Doe's in Greenville about four years ago, but got there way too early (9:00 in the morning).  All they could do was make a tamale for me.  So I ate at the Doe's in Oxford.  The next year, I believe, the Doe's in Paducah, KY materialized, and I've been there a few times.
     
    In two months, I'll be doing research in the Arkansas state archives in Little Rock for a week.  Guess where I'll be eating downtown for about five nights straight?
     
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