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Friday, October 10, 2014

Eddie Papa's American Hangout: Fairly good, nothing to shout about!

Lunch Date #62, September 12, 2014

Looking for more places to go in P-town and had honestly forgotten about this one. When it was new, we went frequently and then became disillusioned for no particular reason. Good idea to give Eddie Papa's anther try: 4889 Hopyard, (http://eddiepapas.com/).

Location 3.5 points: Easy to find, near Chili's. Plenty of parking. Not the quaint downtown location, though. We consider this a no-frills location.  

Ambiance 3 points: Ceiling fans and exposed ventilation piping in an open dining room. Nice bar area and outdoor seating also. Eddie made it a point to stop by to say "Hi". Basic décor, nothing fancy. Typical family style restaurant.

Menu selection 4 points: Very good selection overall. Same menu for lunch and dinner. We both honed in on the "Red, White and Blue Sandwiches" I chose a Santa Barbara style chicken club and Mom (surprise, surprise!) went for the All American Hamburger.

Service 4 points: Good, attentive server with frequent follow up and drink refills. After Eddie stopped by, the floor manager also came over to be sure we didn't need anything.

Food 3.5 points: Good, not great. Burger was Ok, but a bit dry. My sandwich was also OK, but not exceptional. We both liked the accompanying fries and we had plenty to take home for left-overs. Their signature cotton candy brought at the conclusion of the meal was a fun treat.

Value 3 points: A bit on the high side with the burger at $11 and my sandwich was $12.

 Overall score for Eddie Papa's 3.5 points: Overall good, but not exceptional. I'd be happy to go back, if suggested to meet a friend…but with so much competition out there, this one falls just a bit short. 

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