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Old 09-07-2019, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Never Underestimate the V.K.

We are great fans of the V.K., and tonight’s prime rib dinner was exceptional. The food was very tasty, the “small” plate was generous, and the service was, as usual, professional. These ladies really hustle, yet are always pleasant and anxious to get the job done, and the cooks are pros, too. They had a good crowd tonight (not surprising), but we didn’t have to wait at 7:30. It’s a perfect family restaurant....neat, clean, efficient, great value. They close at 8, so please don’t show up at 7:50 and expect to make a night of it! 🙄
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Totally agree. Few are "frequent flyers" there as well. Great food, great value. Excellent variety. The broiled haddock casserole on Saturday night is also a big favorite of ours. Bravo to a well run business !
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:29 AM   #3
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Our fav is Wednesday. Turkey night is tough to beat!
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Please decode...

VK?

What/where?
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Village Kitchen on rte 25, in Center Harbor.

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Village Kitchen on rte 25, in Center Harbor.

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Moultonboro, actually. It's a good 5 miles or so from center harbor

https://www.facebook.com/villagekitchen.us/
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Moultonboro, actually. It's a good 5 miles or so from center harbor

https://www.facebook.com/villagekitchen.us/
What do I know? I'm past the Walmart side of the lake to the Pop's Clam Shell side of the lake.

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Nothing wrong with breakfast/lunch and really good lobster rolls and world’s best home fries.
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Default Great Food - Super Fast Service - Exceptional Staff

Been long-time VK customers and have tried most of the other restaurants around the lake. Many are good, some, very good but, if you want quality, great wholesome home-made food, and attentive quick & pleasant service, it's really hard to beat the all around consistency of the Village Kitchen

Seth the main chef is terrific; Marion, Sherry and Anna are quite simply the best wait staff in the lakes region.

If you're looking for a good pizza, go to Elvios (glad they're back), but, if you seek a hearty breakfast, tender steak tips, prime rib that is to die for, fantastic club sandwiches and seafood (Haddock & Clams) that is super fresh.....go to the VK, you won't be disappointed.......we never have!

Well done VK.
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Been long-time VK customers and have tried most of the other restaurants around the lake. Many are good, some, very good but, if you want quality, great wholesome home-made food, and attentive quick & pleasant service, it's really hard to beat the all around consistency of the Village Kitchen

Seth the main chef is terrific; Marion, Sherry and Anna are quite simply the best wait staff in the lakes region.

If you're looking for a good pizza, go to Elvios (glad they're back), but, if you seek a hearty breakfast, tender steak tips, prime rib that is to die for, fantastic club sandwiches and seafood (Haddock & Clams) that is super fresh.....go to the VK, you won't be disappointed.......we never have!

Well done VK.
The Village Kitchen is great all around.

Don't forget; this is one of those locations that will not accept Credit or Debit Cards. It's cash or check ONLY.

There is an ATM on premises.

Enjoy!
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We go most Friday nights for broiled haddock with butternut squash
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Default Another plug for the V.K.

On the way home from an outing today, we stopped at the V.K. and ordered prime rib takeout. It was ready in a flash and everything was perfect! We had a delicious, peaceful dinner on our porch, with almost no effort on my part. I recommend takeout under certain circumstances. Just a suggestion: it’s good to show your appreciation by leaving a tip...how much is up to you.
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I recommend takeout under certain circumstances. Just a suggestion: it’s good to show your appreciation by leaving a tip...how much is up to you.
Why recommend tipping for take out?

I thought tipping was for waiters who actually wait on you, not just take your order and hand you a box of food.

This whole tip jar thing which is spreading across America is getting out of hand.
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Village Kitchen on rte 25, in Center Harbor.
I'm quibbling but it's in Moultonboro, not Center Harbor. Right near the School.
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Why recommend tipping for take out?

I thought tipping was for waiters who actually wait on you, not just take your order and hand you a box of food.

This whole tip jar thing which is spreading across America is getting out of hand.
I tip a dollar or two per meal for takeout because the servers and others are still busting their butts for not a whole lotta cash, and it's tougher than ever for them and the restaurants to make ends meet. They're sure not eating a lot of prime rib...
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I tip a dollar or two per meal for takeout because the servers and others are still busting their butts for not a whole lotta cash, and it's tougher than ever for them and the restaurants to make ends meet. They're sure not eating a lot of prime rib...
Fair enough: your money, you can spend it as you wish.

But it seems to me that there is little or no real butt busting involved in handing you a box of food at the counter.

If in fact servers are underpaid and cannot make ends meet they can take it up with the owner who can then pay them more and raise his prices, or they can quit.

Capitalism 101 at work.

Charity begins at home, not in restaurants.

Should we also donate to seemingly down on their luck beggars?

I think not, as that only masks and exacerbates the underlying problem.
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On the way home from an outing today, we stopped at the V.K. and ordered prime rib takeout. It was ready in a flash and everything was perfect! We had a delicious, peaceful dinner on our porch, with almost no effort on my part. I recommend takeout under certain circumstances. Just a suggestion: it’s good to show your appreciation by leaving a tip...how much is up to you.
I tip over and above 20% most of the time. When you frequent establishments that “serve” you, no matter if you eat in or take out, the kids (usually) behind the counters and waiting tables will remember you. Although it’s their duty to serve the public tip or no tip, it’s hot, sometimes hectic work. They do appreciate it when you do.
My wife “lost” her favorite blue jean jacket about a month ago and pretty much forgot about finding it. We went out for breakfast yesterday and when we walked in the waitress that is there rushed over to my wife with her jacket. I believe in treating service workers well and I also believe it pays back in many ways!
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I tip over and above 20% most of the time. When you frequent establishments that “serve” you, no matter if you eat in or take out, the kids (usually) behind the counters and waiting tables will remember you. Although it’s their duty to serve the public tip or no tip, it’s hot, sometimes hectic work. They do appreciate it when you do.

My wife “lost” her favorite blue jean jacket about a month ago and pretty much forgot about finding it. We went out for breakfast yesterday and when we walked in the waitress that is there rushed over to my wife with her jacket. I believe in treating service workers well and I also believe it pays back in many ways!
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I tip over and above 20% most of the time. When you frequent establishments that “serve” you, no matter if you eat in or take out, the kids (usually) behind the counters and waiting tables will remember you. Although it’s their duty to serve the public tip or no tip, it’s hot, sometimes hectic work. They do appreciate it when you do.
My wife “lost” her favorite blue jean jacket about a month ago and pretty much forgot about finding it. We went out for breakfast yesterday and when we walked in the waitress that is there rushed over to my wife with her jacket. I believe in treating service workers well and I also believe it pays back in many ways!
Well said Hill! Totally agree!

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When you frequent establishments that “serve” you, no matter if you eat in or take out, the kids (usually) behind the counters and waiting tables will remember you.
.......... This ^^
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I am so glad that almost all of us think that tipping for takeout is the right thing to do. There doesn’t seem to be any real guideline...but it shouldn’t be a big deal for anyone to show appreciation for good service. We have gone to the V.K. for decades and have never had a “sour puss” serve us.
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I almost never tip for takeout. In fact, I've posted on other threads about how much I hate the auto prompt tip line at places like Elvio's (I mistakenly pressed 10% while paying at a place last week and felt bilked by the way it appeared on screen).

Do you tip the person at the Kohl's return counter? Or if you have a great experience at the RMV? I know, fantasy, but you get the point.

Where's the line, and should I put a tip jar on my classroom desk?!

NB: I tip a minimum of 20%, even with not great service, when being waited on.

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I almost never tip for takeout. In fact, I've posted on other threads about how much I hate the auto prompt tip line at places like Elvio's (I mistakenly pressed 10% while paying at a place last week and felt bilked by the way it appeared on screen).

Do you tip the person at the Kohl's return counter? Or if you have a great experience at the RMV? I know, fantasy, but you get the point.

Where's the line, and should I put a tip jar on my classroom desk?!

NB: I tip a minimum of 20%, even with not great service, when being waited on.

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The minimum wage for restaurant employees is less than those at retail stores as part of there wage is based on tips which is why I have always tipped for take out. Now obviously they are doing less work than a sit down meal so it’s not 20% that I normally leave but it’s always about 5.00.


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The minimum wage for restaurant employees is less than those at retail stores as part of there wage is based on tips which is why I have always tipped for take out. Now obviously they are doing less work than a sit down meal so it’s not 20% that I normally leave but it’s always about 5.00.


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Exactly!!

Thanks for pointing this out. I'm always comfortable {cheap-ing} out and leaving zero in the tip jar.

I love it when I can hear the birds sing, cheap,cheap,cheap,-cheap.
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For 'comfort' food, Village Kitchen is a no brainer. If I want to bring it up a notch, I would go to the Bob House. Can't beat Inn on Main for fine dining!
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Thanks for pointing this out. I'm always comfortable {cheap-ing} out and leaving zero in the tip jar.

I love it when I can hear the birds sing, cheap,cheap,cheap,-cheap.
Your sarcasm is noted.

Too bad your aim was errant.

I leave a good tip when it is earned, but not when it isn't; not when the establishment tries to shame me into tipping by leaving out a tip jar.

Has nothing to do with being cheap; has everything to do with drawing the line against greed.

What's next, a tip jar at health clubs, McDonalds, and your doctor's office?

Give me a break!
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