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Old 06-12-2019, 07:49 PM   #1
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They’re not off to a good start. Tried texting people with info to meet up. Multiple fails within their facility. I have never experienced a failed text on my Verizon account anywhere else in the lakes region. WiFi also wouldn’t work. Service was fine, but kitchen was slow, even though it wasn’t busy. They had run out of two of my wine options. A good chunk of the menu was unavailable because they’re transitioning to a new menu. So I can’t get a basic steak cause you’re transitioning? Lame. Won’t return. Too many other stable options in this area to choose from.


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Old 06-12-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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They’re not off to a good start. Tried texting people with info to meet up. Multiple fails within their facility. I have never experienced a failed text on my Verizon account anywhere else in the lakes region. WiFi also wouldn’t work. Service was fine, but kitchen was slow, even though it wasn’t busy. They had run out of two of my wine options. A good chunk of the menu was unavailable because they’re transitioning to a new menu. So I can’t get a basic steak cause you’re transitioning? Lame. Won’t return. Too many other stable options in this area to choose from.
I wouldn't be so quick to blame the establishment for the lousy Verizon service. It's been noted quite often lately that Verizon has cell issues in the lake region, it's not the restaurants fault your cell wouldn't work exactly as you want, when you want it!.
As to the lack of options on the menu, that is probably on them but don't be too quick to write them off, Many or most of the local "stable" businesses are having trouble getting help this year and service or quality are destine to suffer no matter where you go.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:09 PM   #3
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They’re not off to a good start. Tried texting people with info to meet up. Multiple fails within their facility. I have never experienced a failed text on my Verizon account anywhere else in the lakes region. WiFi also wouldn’t work. Service was fine, but kitchen was slow, even though it wasn’t busy. They had run out of two of my wine options. A good chunk of the menu was unavailable because they’re transitioning to a new menu. So I can’t get a basic steak cause you’re transitioning? Lame. Won’t return. Too many other stable options in this area to choose from.


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I have never had cell service there at all and their Wi-Fi is terrible. However I do love their food and the bar.


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Old 06-12-2019, 10:17 PM   #4
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I have never had cell service there at all and their Wi-Fi is terrible. However I do love their food and the bar.


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Exact same here....

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There never has been useful cell service there; it is at the base of ridge line (Gunstock Acres). The food has always been very good.
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I wrote them off long ago! Don’t know what people see in this place.
3 strikes you’re out, I’ve given them plenty of opportunity to right the ship and they have failed each time...service, food, all terrible. I line this place up in comparison with Patrick’s.

Plus their parking needs attention, almost killed a guy who decided it would be a great idea to park his SUV on the white line across the street and open the door as I was driving by... not a good situation.
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I wrote them off long ago! Don’t know what people see in this place.

3 strikes you’re out, I’ve given them plenty of opportunity to right the ship and they have failed each time...service, food, all terrible. I line this place up in comparison with Patrick’s.

Plus their parking needs attention, almost killed a guy who decided it would be a great idea to park his SUV on the white line across the street and open the door as I was driving by... not a good situation.
I take it for what it is. Good pub type food. There burgers and steak sandwiches are really good and their fries are awesome. I also love the bar and they make a good drink.

Service can be slow at times but that as we know has been an ongoing issues in the area with having enough staff. Conversely I do not like Patrick’s. Too each his own.


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Cell service can be spotty (Verizons fault as noted) but generally can text and rarely (if ever in the past year) have a problem with wifi.
Food is very good and the atmosphere friendly. If parking is a problem its because they are so busy and attract more customers. Happy to have you not go there so more parking and seats for us
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I've always liked it there but it's not at the top of my list of places to eat. And like Canoe, the parking situation suxs. Many times I've driven in and driven right back out at both those places because of the lack of parking.
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I've always liked it there but it's not at the top of my list of places to eat. And like Canoe, the parking situation suxs. Many times I've driven in and driven right back out at both those places because of the lack of parking.


Love both places but definitely not in the same class for sure. I would never compare them.


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Love both places but definitely not in the same class for sure. I would never compare them.


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I was only comparing the parking situation although Canoe does have someone there directing parking when it's busy. The barn is kind of a free for all.
I saw the owner of the barn one night at Lago's. I've been to the barn a half a dozen times and have never seen him in his own resturant.
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Yes parking terrible at both I absolutely agree. Honestly at Canoe when I drive there I really do not want to take a shuttle.


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If Canoe's parking lot is full I just keep on going to the Bob House. They always have plenty of parking.
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If Canoe's parking lot is full I just keep on going to the Bob House. They always have plenty of parking.
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At least you know what you're getting at Canoe, though--The Bob House can have what appears to be only a few cars in the lot and then be jammed inside.

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Probably one of the best kept secrets in the lakes area, very consistant, great food and in the past several years, have never had a parking problem.
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Probably one of the best kept secrets in the lakes area, very consistant, great food and in the past several years, have never had a parking problem.
I don't think it's a secret. It's always packed when I go.

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You don't want to return to this restaurant because the cell service is terrible?

Right now, I can't tell you where my phone is. And if I was in a restaurant, it would be in my car.
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Cell service in that area is terrible (from Ellacoya to Mt Major) and Wi Fi in a restaurant should be irrelevant in an area known for it s aesthetic beauty and relaxing surrounds. It's not Manhattan, and that's why we are there. Drinks are good, bar friendly, reliable pub food. What do you want in casual dining-- put down your phone, have a drink, eat your nachos, talk to your friends, and enjoy!

And yeah, parking is crappy in season.
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