Review: Charlie Brown's
We ordered the appetizer sampler (chicken fingers, chicken toquitos or rolled-up quesadillas [or something], mozzarella sticks, and wings). Everything was obviously frozen and just heated up for service. The wings were decent, but everything else was godawful.
I was in the mood for a ribeye. This is a steakhouse, yet they don’t have a ribeye on the menu. What they do have is lots and lots of prime rib, which I don’t generally care for. Yes, it’s the same cut as a ribeye steak, but I like it cooked as a steak. Big difference.
The menu says something called the “Cowboy Steak” prime rib is seared. I thought that was my best chance to have something steak-like—sear a piece of rare or medium-rare prime rib, and I’ve got a steak. I was wrong. The seasoning did not work at all, and I guess their idea of searing is having some burnt patches on the meat.
The wife had a sirloin. She ordered it medium rare, and it came well done (mine was overcooked as well, BTW). And it had no flavor to speak of.
The meal came with a trip to the salad bar. It was nothing different than you’d see at a lot of supermarkets or other places with salad bars. The stuff was fresh, at least.
We didn’t stick around for dessert. This is perhaps the worst chain restaurant we’ve been to. We will not be going back.
1 out of 5 stars