T J Rockwell's American Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 896 W Grantham Rd

    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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  • 717-766-4200

About T J Rockwell's American Grill

Hours
Daily 10:30am-11pm
3.375 8
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Having eaten at the E-town location, and being very impressed, I was happy to see that M-burg was gaining a new popular spot. HOWEVER, the first time I ate there - it was so-so and I just figured it was because it was 'new'. You know, had to work out the 'kinks'. The next time was a Sunday AYCE seafood buffet and I opted for the shrimp .. and when I say shrimp, I mean SHRIMP!! They were soooooo tiny and ... soggy ... gag! And had absolutely NO flavor! I complained to no avail.

I met people there for St. Patty's Day. One person had the potato soup. It didn't taste burnt, it tasted SCORCHED!! I ordered the crab dip in a bread bowl. AND I EXPECTED CRAB DIP IN A BREAD BOWL ... what we received HAD NO CRAB IN IT .. they used fake crab! FAKE CRAB!!??? And BOY was it salty!! Gross.

Let me bring up the bartenders a minute ... THEY SUCK! It's almost like you're infringing upon their 'free' time because they act like they're doing you a favor by getting you a drink! Well, hello, YOU ARE!! You're doing a job and part of your job is to do me a favor and get me a drink!! During football season I heard the male bartender (and I think there is only one) say to a customer who was waiting for a drink and complaining that it was taking too long that "the game is on" .. THE GAME IS ON??

If you're not expecting much, then this is the place for you. But, really TJ Rockwell's ... you have alot to be desired ...

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★☆☆☆☆

Having eaten at the E-town location, and being very impressed, I was happy to see that M-burg was gaining a new popular spot. HOWEVER, the first time I ate there - it was so-so and I just figured it was because it was 'new'. You know, had to work out the 'kinks'. The next time was a Sunday AYCE seafood buffet and I opted for the shrimp .. and when I say shrimp, I mean SHRIMP!! They were soooooo tiny and ... soggy ... gag! And had absolutely NO flavor! I complained to no avail.

I met people there for St. Patty's Day. One person had the potato soup. It didn't taste burnt, it tasted SCORCHED!! I ordered the crab dip in a bread bowl. AND I EXPECTED CRAB DIP IN A BREAD BOWL ... what we received HAD NO CRAB IN IT .. they used fake crab! FAKE CRAB!!??? And BOY was it salty!! Gross.

Let me bring up the bartenders a minute ... THEY SUCK! It's almost like you're infringing upon their 'free' time because they act like they're doing you a favor by getting you a drink! Well, hello, YOU ARE!! You're doing a job and part of your job is to do me a favor and get me a drink!! During football season I heard the male bartender (and I think there is only one) say to a customer who was waiting for a drink and complaining that it was taking too long that "the game is on" .. THE GAME IS ON??

If you're not expecting much, then this is the place for you. But, really TJ Rockwell's ... you have alot to be desired ...

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-Fun, affordable drinks
-Creative food menu
-Plenty of parking
-Variety and price of food is great
-Fun atmosphere
-BUT it??s the SLOWEST service ever. You can have an enjoyable time if you have a lot of time to kill

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★★★☆☆

-Fun, affordable drinks
-Creative food menu
-Plenty of parking
-Variety and price of food is great
-Fun atmosphere
-BUT it??s the SLOWEST service ever. You can have an enjoyable time if you have a lot of time to kill

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-Fun, affordable drinks
-Creative food menu
-Plenty of parking
-Variety and price of food is great
-Fun atmosphere
-BUT it??s the SLOWEST service ever. You can have an enjoyable time if you have a lot of time to kill

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★★★☆☆

-Fun, affordable drinks
-Creative food menu
-Plenty of parking
-Variety and price of food is great
-Fun atmosphere
-BUT it??s the SLOWEST service ever. You can have an enjoyable time if you have a lot of time to kill

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.Fun, quaint, loud, TVs, bar, not bad food and quality beer selection. Nice place for a decent meal, good beer and a fun atmosphere. Definitely check it out!

4
★★★★☆

.Fun, quaint, loud, TVs, bar, not bad food and quality beer selection. Nice place for a decent meal, good beer and a fun atmosphere. Definitely check it out!

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We've eaten at Rockwells in Mechanicsburg quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent. I particularly enjoyed the tortellini salad and lobster bisque. I was also very happy that the waitress was able to help me select low-cal dishes after the holidays. She put the sauce on the side and gave me two servings of veggies rather than rice.The place is gorgeous and the service is great. We've always seen a really happy group of people there, and we leave satisfied.

5
★★★★★

We've eaten at Rockwells in Mechanicsburg quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent. I particularly enjoyed the tortellini salad and lobster bisque. I was also very happy that the waitress was able to help me select low-cal dishes after the holidays. She put the sauce on the side and gave me two servings of veggies rather than rice.The place is gorgeous and the service is great. We've always seen a really happy group of people there, and we leave satisfied.

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I recently visited tj's for my first time and wow, out of this world food, service,cleanliness.I was with a group of 11 and the service was super, food came out together,and the waitress,sam, was very good. Will definitly go back, if you mind the wait grab a beer and just relax.

5
★★★★★

I recently visited tj's for my first time and wow, out of this world food, service,cleanliness.I was with a group of 11 and the service was super, food came out together,and the waitress,sam, was very good. Will definitly go back, if you mind the wait grab a beer and just relax.

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I know who your server was and she did a fine job. If I go to a restaurant and the wait is 30 min+ I turn around, rockwells is a 5star restaurant that obviously is doing well because they are on a 3 hr wait most of the time. It also depends on when you went, because Rockwells opened in the beginining of March, and most of the employees were brand new, that's not an excuse, but most of the customers who come in to eat come in to eat with an open mind ready for the experience. She tried hard to fix the problem, but she couldn't. I am sorry you had such a crummy time here, but I can gaurantee you that you can't get any better service anywhere around the central PA area. I would like to read all of your reviews, because I'm sure they are all similar. You probably only right negative reviews.

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★★★★★

I know who your server was and she did a fine job. If I go to a restaurant and the wait is 30 min+ I turn around, rockwells is a 5star restaurant that obviously is doing well because they are on a 3 hr wait most of the time. It also depends on when you went, because Rockwells opened in the beginining of March, and most of the employees were brand new, that's not an excuse, but most of the customers who come in to eat come in to eat with an open mind ready for the experience. She tried hard to fix the problem, but she couldn't. I am sorry you had such a crummy time here, but I can gaurantee you that you can't get any better service anywhere around the central PA area. I would like to read all of your reviews, because I'm sure they are all similar. You probably only right negative reviews.

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Be prepared to be there a very long time. We waited 15 minutes before a waitress even came to our table and then it took forever to get the food and check. I tried the french onion which was acceptable but could be improved (diner style) nothing I would get again. I also had the chicken quesadilla for an entree..it was very slimy, I opened one to see what the problem was and it was all dark meat chicken and gross. Luckily I only had taken a few bites but wanted to gag. The wine menu wasn't very impressive but I think the place would be ok for a happy hour after work for maybe some beer and onion rings (you can't mess that up too badly). Its kind of a shame, I was very disappointed with the quality of food and service. Would suggest the owners consider making some adjustments to their new investment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Be prepared to be there a very long time. We waited 15 minutes before a waitress even came to our table and then it took forever to get the food and check. I tried the french onion which was acceptable but could be improved (diner style) nothing I would get again. I also had the chicken quesadilla for an entree..it was very slimy, I opened one to see what the problem was and it was all dark meat chicken and gross. Luckily I only had taken a few bites but wanted to gag. The wine menu wasn't very impressive but I think the place would be ok for a happy hour after work for maybe some beer and onion rings (you can't mess that up too badly). Its kind of a shame, I was very disappointed with the quality of food and service. Would suggest the owners consider making some adjustments to their new investment.

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