Posts Tagged ‘Garland’

Judy’s Cafe, Garland, TX

27 March 2016

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I’m only two weeks behind with this one!

I was in the Dallas area last week, and had dinner at Judy’s. I think I ate here once several years ago.

I had the hamburger steak. I asked that the onions be well cooked, but when the mail came, there were large pieces of onion that were not cooked at all, and a few smaller pieces that were. The hamburger steak and gravy were very good. I had asked for the steak to be medium well, and it came medium rare to medium.

I sent Raegan a text and told her to sue to place if I died of food poisoning :).

The mashed potatoes and gravy were very good, and the side veg (corn) was also. I had a cup of very good vegetable beef soup to start.

Service was a little slow and on the curt side. My check was $9.73. Not a bad place, I would like to try breakfast.

Desperados, Garland, TX

13 July 2011

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I had eaten here a long time ago (10 years or so) and remembered it was good. I went here for lunch today with three work friends, and it was good again.

We got there around 1220 and left at 1255. I ordered iced tea, it was good and strong. My meal was a lunch fajita plate (a little smaller than the dinner size), mixed chicken and beef with no bell peppers. The meat was very good, tender, and with a slight citrus flavor. The one thing that could have been better was having the onions cooked a little more. I let them keep cooking in the dish for about five minutes; they were still a bit crunchy.

Everyone gets chips and salsa. The chips are the thick variety, the salsa medium thick and perfect spice, and wonderful flavor, great stuff.

My fajitas were $10, and the check for the four of us was $44.62, a very good value, I think.

I don’t think I will go 10 years again before going back.

Babe’s Chicken House, Garland, TX

1 December 2009

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After a day at work, I decided that I wanted some fried chicken for dinner. I’ve been wanting to try a Babe’s (there are several in the area) for a while. Conveniently, there was a location a couple miles south of the plant I was working at, on Belt Line Road, so I headed that way.

Ordering is simple, no menus. You choose fried chicken, chicken fried steak, or one of four or five other things that I can’t remember. The entree is brought with bowls of stuff served family style. The green beans were excellent, the pinto beans were good (a bit mushy), the semi-creamed corn was very good, the mashed potatoes good, and the gravy pretty good. These are all served as all you can eat, so it turns out to be huge amounts of food. You also get biscuits; they are a bit flat, but tasted just fine with the butter and honey on the table.

The fried chicken – it was a full half chicken. I could not finish it! It was crispy and good. The breading was not greasy or fat soaked, and the meat had an excellent taste. It was hotter than heck, so it was clearly fresh cooked.

All in all, I really like Babe’s. I would be happy to bring my family. I felt a bit sad to leave so much food on the table. I ate about 90% of the chicken, leaving some of the wing behind. But I only was able to eat about 1/3 of the all the other stuff, and I walked out of there absolutely full. I would make a suggestion to the management: single diners should be given the option of having a bowl for the extras that is smaller than a soup bowl.

The iced tea was good, and provided in quantity.

The place was only about 20% full when I got there at 1745, and maybe half full when I left an hour later, stuffed to the gills.

My check was $13.36. I think this was TREMENDOUS value. Just for the huge amount of chicken provided, not to mention the unlimited veggies. Service was outstanding, always prompt but not smothering.