Random Top Ten
Random Top Ten!
Top Ten Sit-Down Chain Restaurants
10. Pizzeria UNO
They used to have a deep-dish seafood pizza, with no red sauce, just a butter-garlic sauce, that was delicious. Long gone, alas.
Decent steaks and such, and good sandwiches. And quiche, which most joints never have.
8. Charlie Browns
One of the few chains where you can get lamb chops. Not great lamb chops, but still. And I like a good salad bar.
Good appetizers and sandwiches. They had a Jack Daniels pork shank a year or so back that was wonderful, but when I went again a few months back it was nowhere to be found.
I love a good pancake, and damn it, IHOP makes good ones. Pumpkin pancakes in the fall are anxiously anticipated.
5. Cheesecake Factory
Very generous portions and a big, diverse menu.
4. Famous Dave's BBQ
Excellent ribs and pulled pork.
3. Olive Garden
They've got short ribs on the menu now that are actually quite good - tender and meaty.
They make a very good rack of lamb with a superb sauce.
1. Jose Tejas
Crawfish etouffe and blackened swordfish. Divine.