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IntelligentT82

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Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Tue, 10/26/10 10:56 PM (permalink)
Two Words...Frisco Melt.
 
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    PapaJoe8

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    Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Wed, 10/27/10 3:34 AM (permalink)
    Intel, you are the third or? forth to say they like the Frisco Melt but... no one has said what's on it that makes it so good. Is it the sauce, or the cheese, or the bub, or....?
    our fellow Roadfooders always want the details. Sometimes way to many. :~)
    Joe
     
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      Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Wed, 10/27/10 3:34 AM (permalink)
      Oh, Intel caused me to have a question. How many kinds of sauces, and cheeses, does Steak n' Shake offer. We need a list.
      Joe
      <message edited by PapaJoe8 on Wed, 10/27/10 3:43 AM>
       
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        Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Wed, 10/27/10 11:10 AM (permalink)
        It may vary from store to store, but I've always enjoyed the fountain drinks at Steak 'n' Shake. The mix of syrup to carbonated water is just right. They serve Coca-Cola products, and you can add cherry, vanilla, or chocolate flavoring to your Coke.  They also offer Cherry Limeade, but I've never had it.
         
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          Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Wed, 10/27/10 6:32 PM (permalink)
          Regardless of what others say; I like the burgers. I get a triple cheese with everything add extra onions and tomatoes.  The fries are good also but they go south quickly.
           
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            Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Wed, 10/27/10 8:26 PM (permalink)
            PapaJoe8


            CSD, I must try an Orange Freeze then! I am not sure what a Freeze is though. I knew they had shakes but...
            Joe

             
            The S&S orange freeze is an orange flavored milk shake topped with whipped cream and a cherry. This is different from other orange freezes that are made with orange juice and crushed ice. The S&S version is made with ice cream.
             
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              Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Thu, 10/28/10 12:07 AM (permalink)
              In my experience the Steak 'N' Shakes in Evansville, Indiana have always been clean, and the food has been good--and so has the service.  Overall, I'd say they are a better run operation than many other restaurant chains I can think of.  I like their shakes the best; and they try new food items from time to time for people like me who get bored with the same old same old.


               
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                ann peeples

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                Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Thu, 10/28/10 8:36 AM (permalink)
                I tried, but I just didnt care for anything I had there. I have not returned.
                 
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                  Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Thu, 10/28/10 11:57 AM (permalink)
                  Ramuki, good to know. I used to ;ove the old time drug store fountain drinks. Sounds like SnS would be good also.
                   
                  CSD, thanks for "freeze" details! Hey, they sound good to me.
                   
                  Louis, many like the shakes. And sounds like some locations are run very well. Is that location a franchaise or company owned? Bored? With all the cheeses and sauces for the burgers it would take me awhile to get bored. But, what have they had new recently?
                   
                  Ann, many folks have tried it once and just did not like it. They have sooo many options that it confused me. I think they need to give new customers more special attention, so that they might have a better chance of picking out something they would like, on their first visit. Like you, not happy first time, probably no second time.
                  Joe
                   
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                    Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Thu, 10/28/10 8:00 PM (permalink)
                    PapaJoe8, I don't know if the Steak and Shakes around here are company owned or not.  I can tell you this much.  I've been to the Steak 'N' Shake in Terre Haute, Indiana (about 70 miles north of Evansville, IN) and I was not impressed.  It hovered on the dingy side when I visited there one morning two months ago.  I was rather surprised, because I had never seen one of that chain's restaurants so shabby-looking before.  Maybe I am spoiled by the two locations in Evansville.
                     
                    I've had a similar experience with the Burger King in my own town.  Most people on this site would equate their BK's with a vomitorium.  And I have to assume that they are right, so one-sided is the opinion.  However, the one where I live is very well run and produces quality food.  It's been a real head-scratcher for me.  It could be that it is a company-run store and is strictly managed.  Best explanation that I have!  Anyway, that could be the reason the Steak 'N' Shakes in Evansville are well-run.


                    <message edited by Louis on Thu, 10/28/10 8:03 PM>
                     
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                      PapaJoe8

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                      Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Thu, 10/28/10 8:11 PM (permalink)
                      Louis, yep... ether a well run company store or good owners of the franchise. Or bad / bad. Most big chains are like that. Even the Waffle House has a few bad eggs. :~(  :~)
                      Joe
                       
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                        Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Fri, 10/29/10 7:21 PM (permalink)
                        We get a lot of coupons for SnS around here. You can B1G1 on their shakes some weeks and that's a good deal. I've been a big fan for years but like
                        a lot things not as big a fan as I used to be. I used to be strictly a dbl steakburger w/cheese guy but recently I enjoyed their BBQ burger with the crunchy little onion things on it. Don't like their frisco melt, tolerate the baked beans and sort of like the chili not on the pasta.
                         
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                          Michael Hoffman

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                          Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Fri, 10/29/10 7:59 PM (permalink)
                          I guess the one good thing about the Steak & Shakes near me is the fact that there are some good places to eat nearby.
                           
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                            PapaJoe8

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                            Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sat, 10/30/10 1:02 PM (permalink)
                            Ces, I think you are the first to mention the onion rings. Can you get those on any burger?
                             
                            I have a few questions about SnS. It was mentioned that Chili Cheese Frys are on the hidden menu. I know you can mix all the Shake flavors and end up w/ over a thousand combinations. Can you do the same w/ their other menu items?
                             
                            Also, what types of cheeses are available?
                             
                            And, what sauces do they offer?
                             
                            Oh, and what other toppings, like the onion rings, can you get on their burger type menu items?
                             
                            If you can mix and match all their cheeses, sauces, and other toppings, then there are allot of combinations possable.
                             
                            And it sounds like anyone who likes very much meat on their burger needs to get a double, or triple, or......
                            Joe
                             
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                              PapaJoe8

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                              Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sat, 10/30/10 1:09 PM (permalink)
                              Oh, Michael, that's good to know. There are probably over 50 other restaurant choices close to the nearest SnS near me, in Rockwall Texas. Looks like they like to be near allot of other eat out places.
                              Joe
                               
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                                IntelligentT82

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                                Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sun, 10/31/10 5:45 PM (permalink)
                                PapaJoe8


                                Oh, Intel caused me to have a question. How many kinds of sauces, and cheeses, does Steak n' Shake offer. We need a list.
                                Joe

                                 
                                @PapaJoe8 The thing about the Frisco Melt that does it for me is the combination of the American and Swiss Cheese, the Special Frisco Sauce (sort of tastes like a tomatoey version of 1000 Island Dressing but better), and the Buttery Toast.
                                Okay for the second question you asked, I will give a list of the sauces and cheeses that I know Steak N Shake offers on their burgers/sandwiches/hotdogs.
                                 
                                Sauces: Frisco Sauce, Melted Wisconsin Cheddar Sauce, Garlic Mayo, Spicy Chipotle Mayo, sweet n' smokey BBQ Sauce, A1 Sauce, and Buffalo Sauce
                                 
                                Cheeses: Swiss, American, Wisconsin Cheddar, Pepperjack, and Bleu Cheese (for the Bacon 'N Bleu Burger).
                                 

                                <message edited by IntelligentT82 on Sun, 10/31/10 5:46 PM>
                                 
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                                  PapaJoe8

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                                  Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Mon, 11/1/10 1:35 PM (permalink)
                                  Intell, thanks! Good start on a list of sauces cheeses. I wonder if you can mix n match them? And, they have buttered toast. I would like better that a burger bun I think.
                                   
                                  Anyone out there have a menu? It's hard to track down all the options from the SnS web site. I can't even find the Chili Mac there.
                                   
                                  I heard someone say they have jalapenos... pickled or fresh? I wonder if they make any kinda jalapeno sauce? Pickled jalapeno mayo sauce is BIG at my house for dogs, sausage wraps, and whatever.
                                   
                                  Ann, what did you have that you didn't like? I have heard only good about the shakes and freezes. Some like the burgers but some say they need to have extra meat added. Some like the skinny frys and some don't. Some like the chili and some don't. Oh, and some like the service and atmosphere.
                                   
                                  I am sure, like almost all chains, some locations are better than others though.
                                  Joe
                                   
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                                    ann peeples

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                                    Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Tue, 11/2/10 10:00 AM (permalink)
                                    I dont remember the actual name of the sandwich I had, but I felt it was skimpy for the price, the toppings overwhelmed the meat...I also had chili and the skinny fries and was underwhelmed by it all. We are fortunate to have independent places that serve a fine burger and I will stick to them.But I tried!!
                                     
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                                      PapaJoe8

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                                      Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Tue, 11/2/10 12:09 PM (permalink)
                                      Thanks Ann! The chili and the fries or ether your cup a' tea or they are not. I have heard many say the burgers need to be a double, tripple or... One point of this thread was to find out what might be good at SnS.. just in case you happened to end up there. The things so far that have had praise w/ no negatives are the Shakes and Freezes. Might be something to try just in case you suddenly find yourself at SnS? Neat that you have some good Roadfood burger places near by.
                                      Joe
                                       
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                                        Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Tue, 11/2/10 2:02 PM (permalink)
                                        Definitely the shakes.  The burgers, fries and chili are okay but nothing I could not live without.  Some of their side items probably just need to go away, like the salad.
                                         
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                                          Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Fri, 11/5/10 8:19 PM (permalink)
                                          everything!!!! wish they come to new england area .have to wait to visit ohio to get my fix. recommend the shakes ,burger and the fries.
                                           
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                                            Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Fri, 11/5/10 11:41 PM (permalink)
                                            PapaJoe8


                                            Anyone out there have a menu? It's hard to track down all the options from the SnS web site. I can't even find the Chili Mac there.

                                             
                                            Here's a SNS Menu...it's kinda old...they have a little more on the menu now...like more hot dogs and stuff.  You can zoom using the zoom button at the bottom of the page.
                                             
                                            http://www.scribd.com/doc...-n-Shake-Carryout-Menu
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                            <message edited by IntelligentT82 on Fri, 11/5/10 11:42 PM>
                                             
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                                              ann peeples

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                                              Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sat, 11/6/10 8:06 AM (permalink)
                                              You are right, Joe. In discussions with Bob, he stated he really enjoyed the chocolate shake he had. And he has a shake anywhere he can...so I concur on that.
                                               
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                                                Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sat, 11/6/10 2:28 PM (permalink)
                                                Colin, I have just had the 3-Way at SnS but I liked it. I just thought it needed a bit more Chili, to go w/ the pasta. I thought. I have not had the Chili Mac yet but since it has NO chili, just Chili Meat and Sauce, it is a completly diff dish. We have a thread about the SnS chili in the Chili section. I'm a Chili nut and this was sure not Texas Chili but I thought it had a good, and unique flavor.
                                                 
                                                Anpmarble, welcome to Roadfood! Others have said they like the fries also. I can tell from the responses here that is you like very much meat on your burger the you need a Double or larger. I think the extra patties are just a buck or so. Oh and, Ohio? Do you like Cincinnati Style Chili?
                                                 
                                                Intel, my old PC wouldn't load that. I also have probs at the SnS web site. It did say this was a take out menu. I wonder how that differs from the sit down menu? I have seen a few older menus on the net. I have heard that they changed some things recently.
                                                 
                                                Oh, I mentioned earlier a REAL funny make believe SnS sign to be posted at the Drive-Thru.  I promise at least one LOLOL! It is written from the perspective of someone who works at the Drive-Thru. It is worth a read and most of it aplies to all Drive-Thrus. Maybe if someone could post a link here??? I tried but *&^$#@
                                                 
                                                Ann, that is good to know! If Bob likes the Chocolate Shake then it is a defenite Must Have next time I wind up there. Now about that McRib Shake? Oh, that's on the other thread. :~)
                                                Joe
                                                 
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                                                  Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sat, 11/6/10 5:24 PM (permalink)
                                                  I know they offer less items in the drive-through than they do if you sit down...could be that's what on the take-out menu as well.
                                                   
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                                                    Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sat, 11/6/10 5:41 PM (permalink)
                                                    Felix, good question. I doub't they have a seperate Drive-Thru, and also Take Out menu If you wre inside eating and then wanted something to go I wonder if you could order some stuff that is not on the Drive-Thru menu?
                                                     
                                                    The reason I hoped someone had a menu was to maybe see if there was an easy way to see all the kinds of cheeses and sauces they have. Oh, and buns / toast / breads.
                                                    Joe
                                                     
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                                                      Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sun, 11/7/10 12:28 AM (permalink)
                                                      Well, shoot.  Now I'm going to have to go there and see what I can find out.  Besides, mom told me today they've brought their white chocolate shakes back already.  I'll see what I can do for you.
                                                       
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                                                        Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sun, 11/7/10 1:22 AM (permalink)
                                                        Felix, thanks! It's just the hunt for the answers that is so much fun with this kinda stuff. And others will learn from what we dig up.
                                                         
                                                        I can usually google around and find out most things but not w/ SnS. We solved most, but not all, of their Chili item mysteries over at the SnS chili thread. And much has been learned here.
                                                         
                                                        Big question is can you mix and match all their stuff, kinda like for their hidden menu Chili Cheese Fries? If you can then they have a BIG hidden menu!!!
                                                        Joe
                                                         
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                                                          Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Sun, 11/7/10 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                                          PapaJoe8


                                                          Clara, thanks for tha good info! Parmasen, oyster crackers, I didn't know. Those would for sure liven up a 3 way! Some talk at the SS chili thread about a secret menu. This sure fits! 35 years... wow. You know your SnS then! You, and mellow, might be the SnS experts here. Happy Hour, nice to know the times. Grandkids, wonder if tha Great Grandzillas will fit in? They are ages 2-4. Hmm, haybe I'll stick w/ CC's for them.

                                                          Oh, great pic of a 3 way at that chili thread!

                                                          Frisco melt, several mentions of that here somewhere. Must be good.

                                                          Thanks yall ! This thread is beyond expections.
                                                          Joe

                                                          Papa Joe,
                                                          Your 2 & 4 year old Great Grandzillas would do fine at S n S.  They have a great children's menu & a children's size milkshake.  Since S n S has a tile floor & lot so metal & formica it is already a noisy place so the grandkid fit right in.
                                                           
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                                                            Re:Steak n' Shake, What's Good There? Mon, 11/8/10 1:17 PM (permalink)
                                                            Good to know Clara! If it comes up right I will take them there. Not that I don't like the salid bar at CC'S. :~)
                                                            Joe
                                                             
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