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HollyDolly

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Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Fri, 05/13/11 5:16 PM (permalink)
They are building a Cheddars restaurant on the IH35 North access road in Selma next to the Hooters and the Holiday Inn Express.Has anyone ever eaten at one? from the menu they seem similar to Chili's and Applebee's,and there is one in San Antonio on the other side of town.
Are they any good?
 
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    felix4067

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    Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Fri, 05/13/11 6:29 PM (permalink)
    We used to have one, and they were like every other restaurant you find in the parking lot of a mall. Nothing spectacular, nothing horrible. But after ours burned down for the second time, they gave up.
     
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      Sundancer7

      Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Fri, 05/13/11 6:40 PM (permalink)
      I took Mamaw Smith there for her 89th birthday and she certainly enjoyed it.  She got the catfish and it was outstanding.  I got the country fried steak with extra gravy and it was outstanding.  Some folks may not like it but I thought it was outstanding.
       
      Paul E. Smith
      knoxville, TN
       
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        mayor al

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        Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Fri, 05/13/11 9:49 PM (permalink)
        We have a Cheddar's in nearby Clarksville, Indiana. Top of the menu for us is the Catfish. They offer it breaded and 'deep-fried' or grilled. We like the Breaded and deep fried better.
        The Dinner portion is only a dollar more than the lunch-sized prtion, and is served with two sides for $8.50 They have a side of "Red beans and Rice" which is more like a gumbo...full of shrimp and sausage pieces. I usually get it and some slaw rather than the FF that are one of the 'normal' picks. The dinner portion has EIGHT (8) pieces of Catfish on the plate. I seldom finish it all, but like to take a couple of pieces home for a late-night crackers and fish snack!
        The Onion Rings are a large order of 'heavy' rings worth the $4.00 and the beverages include several flavored teas that I enjoy as well.
         
        We have tried the CFS and some of the Burgers and find them ok...but the Catfish is a real good dinner at a great price. Glad MawMaw Smith agrees with my vote !1
         
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          felix4067

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          Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Fri, 05/13/11 10:08 PM (permalink)
          Huh...seems our Cheddars was either a completely different chain, or they've revamped the menu beyond recognition since they left here. Catfish was NEVER an option, nor was anything remotely resembling red beans and rice or gumbo. Ours was almost a carbon copy of Max & Erma's or Chilis or Applebee's or...you know.
           
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            mayor al

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            Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Fri, 05/13/11 10:25 PM (permalink)
            Here's a link to the Cheddars menu at the Clarksville store. Check the dinners and the sides.
             
            http://www.cheddars.com/Menus/index.php?state=Indiana&menu=348
             
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              carlton pierre

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              Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 7:09 AM (permalink)
              I have one by my house and people are milling about outside waiting to get in from the moment the place opens.  I can't believe anyplace is that good. 
               
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                MiamiDon

                Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 8:10 AM (permalink)
                felix4067


                Huh...seems our Cheddars was either a completely different chain, or they've revamped the menu beyond recognition since they left here. Catfish was NEVER an option, nor was anything remotely resembling red beans and rice or gumbo. Ours was almost a carbon copy of Max & Erma's or Chilis or Applebee's or...you know.


                They appear to have regional menus.  Only grilled catfish down here, but they do offer chicken-fried steak and red beans and rice as a side order.  Really the menu here looks like an Applebee's clone.
                <message edited by MiamiDon on Sat, 05/14/11 8:18 AM>
                 
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                  jajarino68

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                  Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 9:54 AM (permalink)
                  The Cheddar's in our town seems to be always busy. I eat there and am always pleased with what I get. I think what they offer best is cost and value. Their prices are great for families. I always see people leaving with to go boxes as the portions are just very large.
                   
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                    Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 11:01 AM (permalink)
                    There used to be a Cheddars in Peoria Illinois, nestled between several motels near the Interstate exit. It was similar to Apple-TGIF-Chilibees but we went there because my MIL liked it. It closed a number of years ago and now I see they only have 4 locations in Illinois 
                     
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                      Sundancer7

                      Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 11:06 AM (permalink)
                      jajarino68


                      The Cheddar's in our town seems to be always busy. I eat there and am always pleased with what I get. I think what they offer best is cost and value. Their prices are great for families. I always see people leaving with to go boxes as the portions are just very large.

                       
                      My mother, Mamaw Smith has requested to go there twice.  Once on her birthday and on Mothers day.  She really enjoyed their catfish and onion rings.  The chicken fried steak with gravy is very good.  They are really crowded and it seems that folks really like their food and prices.  So did I.  The portions are huge.
                       
                      They have opened a second location on Clinton Hwy.  I understand that they are equally busy.
                       
                      Paul E. Smith
                      knoxville, TN
                       
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                        ces1948

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                        Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 11:09 AM (permalink)
                        My wife used to really like the chicken pot pie. The one we used to live close to in Kingsport, TN was always packed. Sunday's after church there was probably an hours wait.
                        The one in nearby Johnson city wasn't nearly as crowded.
                         
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                          felix4067

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                          Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 11:42 AM (permalink)
                          MiamiDon

                           
                          They appear to have regional menus.  Only grilled catfish down here, but they do offer chicken-fried steak and red beans and rice as a side order.  Really the menu here looks like an Applebee's clone.

                           
                          That would explain it! Thank you! I thought I was losing my mind (which is always a distinct possibility, but I was hoping not in this particular instance).
                           
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                            Sundancer7

                            Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 11:53 AM (permalink)
                            ces1948


                            My wife used to really like the chicken pot pie. The one we used to live close to in Kingsport, TN was always packed. Sunday's after church there was probably an hours wait.
                            The one in nearby Johnson city wasn't nearly as crowded.
                              
                             
                            For some reason, the chicken pot pie is my daughters favorite.  The last time she got the chicken fried steak with lotsa gravy.  She enjoyed it also but not as much as the chicken pot pie.  I really like their catfish and onion rings with their light tempura coating.
                             
                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN

                             
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                              MiamiDon

                              Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 12:37 PM (permalink)
                              New term:  CheddarAppleChiliBees
                               
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                                Sundancer7

                                Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 2:02 PM (permalink)
                                MiamiDon


                                New term:  CheddarAppleChiliBees

                                 
                                Perhaps you are correct but have you tried the chain?  If not, you might be impressed.  I believe they have their act together.  I personally have been impressed although I have only been there twice when my 89 year old mother insisted that I take her for her 89th birthday and Mothers day.  My personal impression was that the food was very tasty and resonable.
                                 
                                Paul E. Smith
                                knoxville, TN
                                 
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                                  ces1948

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                                  Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Sat, 05/14/11 4:00 PM (permalink)
                                  Places like Cheddars never build in our current town. Some would say we are lucky. If we had good local places that would be different but all we have is crap chains like KFC and McDonalds on every corner and overpriced local places that get most of their stuff from Sams Club. I would welcome a Cheddars around here.
                                   
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                                    SassyGritsAL

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                                    Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Mon, 05/16/11 6:39 PM (permalink)
                                    I like Cheddars - good food, good prices and good service. Their onion rings are good and a great burger. Eveything I have tried so far has been good. I think it is one of the better chain restaurants.
                                     
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                                      MiamiDon

                                      Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Tue, 05/17/11 7:45 AM (permalink)
                                      Sundancer7


                                      MiamiDon


                                      New term:  CheddarAppleChiliBees


                                      Perhaps you are correct but have you tried the chain?  If not, you might be impressed.  I believe they have their act together.  I personally have been impressed although I have only been there twice when my 89 year old mother insisted that I take her for her 89th birthday and Mothers day.  My personal impression was that the food was very tasty and resonable.

                                      Paul E. Smith
                                      knoxville, TN

                                       
                                      If you like it, by all means eat there! 
                                       
                                      The nearest one to me would be a 100 mile round trip, so I don't think I'll be dining there.

                                       
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                                        HollyDolly

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                                        Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Tue, 05/17/11 11:30 AM (permalink)
                                        Oh I may give it a try some time.The Texas Roadhouse here has catfish,and we also have a local San Antonio chain,Sea Island Shrimp House,of course they sell other stuff,mainly seafood here. Was just curious about the place, whether it was worth the effort to try it.Chicken fried steak is very common around here.The redbeans and rice sounds fine,would get that over the fries.
                                         
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                                          tkitna

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                                          Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Thu, 05/19/11 5:37 AM (permalink)
                                          We have a Cheddars close by and we vowed it off. Medoicre food at higher than usual prices with lousy service. Same as Applebee's and Chili's.
                                           
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                                            Sundancer7

                                            Re:Cheddars restaraunt coming to San Antonio-Selma area Thu, 05/19/11 7:30 AM (permalink)
                                            Perhaps I am fortunate but I have been to the Cheddar's in Maryville, TN two times and both times the food was super.  The chicken fried steak was outstanding, the catfish was even better and the tempura fried onion rings was outstanding.  I cannot complain about their service, food or atmosphere.
                                             
                                            Paul E. Smith
                                            Knoxville, TN
                                             
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