Castaways Riverside Restaurant

★★☆☆☆

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Mon. - Sat. 3pm - 11pm;Sun. 12am - 11pm

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We stopped here to watch the boats and eat. It had been a while since we had eaten here. My wife had fish and I had a steak. The view was great. The only downside was the food was a little slow coming out due to the large crowd. Will defiantly go back when we get a chance. Good going on the new chef. By the way - the soup on the salad bar was exceptional.

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★★★★☆

We stopped here to watch the boats and eat. It had been a while since we had eaten here. My wife had fish and I had a steak. The view was great. The only downside was the food was a little slow coming out due to the large crowd. Will defiantly go back when we get a chance. Good going on the new chef. By the way - the soup on the salad bar was exceptional.

Pros: New chef - food was great - the outdoor view even better

Cons: food was slow due to the place being packed that night

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Just went there this weekend with my wife and daughter. Told the waitress I would be using my Entertainment card (basically 8-12 off w/ a purchase of a meal with another purchase). Waitress told me the Entertainment Book Company printed this without their approval, and they did not honor it. Fine, whatever, salad bar sucked, meal was okay. Get the bill and they added an extra $10, the mathematically-impaired waitress corrected it, I was pissed but my wife said lets just go. She calls the next day, the manager/owner says they do take the Entertainment card. No offers, refund anything except I hope you will come back again some time soon. So basically the screw me out of $20 dollars or so. I would not recommend this place to anyone, I should have known on a Saturday night with about 10 people in the place what to expect. A waste of $70. I'm really surprised they are in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just went there this weekend with my wife and daughter. Told the waitress I would be using my Entertainment card (basically 8-12 off w/ a purchase of a meal with another purchase). Waitress told me the Entertainment Book Company printed this without their approval, and they did not honor it. Fine, whatever, salad bar sucked, meal was okay. Get the bill and they added an extra $10, the mathematically-impaired waitress corrected it, I was pissed but my wife said lets just go. She calls the next day, the manager/owner says they do take the Entertainment card. No offers, refund anything except I hope you will come back again some time soon. So basically the screw me out of $20 dollars or so. I would not recommend this place to anyone, I should have known on a Saturday night with about 10 people in the place what to expect. A waste of $70. I'm really surprised they are in business.

Pros: Food was edible

Cons: Service, honesty.

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My husband and I had only been to the Castaways for wedding receptions. They were running a "Buy One, Get One" on Tuesday night which excluded any lobster dishes, all you can eat crab legs and frog legs. My husband ordered a stuffed chicken dish and I ordered the nightly special of a sizzling steak platter (Delmonico). I told the waitress I wanted the steak rare, that I used to order medium rare but they always come too well done. The soup and salad bar was included with our meals. The salad was nothing to brag about, but the homemade chicken soup was good ... a lot of broth and carrots, some potatoes, some celery and some chicken. (My husband spotted the chicken bone before he put it in his mouth.) When our meals came, my husband was very disappointed with the canned green beans floating in some sort of sauce. His chicken was very well done but he said it was good. My steak was a very large cut but was cooked medium well at best. Since it was not a particularly thin cut of meat, it should have been able to be cooked properly. I am very fearful of sending things back in a restaurant, so when the waitress asked if there was something wrong with my steak I told her the chef (and I use the term loosely) obviously didn't understand what rare meant and I would just take it home to the dog. She was apologetic but made no offer of trying to make things better. I was offered a refill of my iced tea when it was about 3/4 empty, but my husband was never offered when his glass sat empty. We arrived just before 5:30 and were the first couple in. (That should have been a good indication on a 2-for-1 night a half hour after opening.) Maybe 10-12 more people arrived while we were there. Would I recommend this place? Never. Even at roughly half price, it was a waste of money both for the food and the gas to get there. For a local restaurant, you're better off going to DG's. Or if you really want a good steak cooked properly, drive the extra few miles and go to the Outback.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I had only been to the Castaways for wedding receptions. They were running a "Buy One, Get One" on Tuesday night which excluded any lobster dishes, all you can eat crab legs and frog legs. My husband ordered a stuffed chicken dish and I ordered the nightly special of a sizzling steak platter (Delmonico). I told the waitress I wanted the steak rare, that I used to order medium rare but they always come too well done. The soup and salad bar was included with our meals. The salad was nothing to brag about, but the homemade chicken soup was good ... a lot of broth and carrots, some potatoes, some celery and some chicken. (My husband spotted the chicken bone before he put it in his mouth.) When our meals came, my husband was very disappointed with the canned green beans floating in some sort of sauce. His chicken was very well done but he said it was good. My steak was a very large cut but was cooked medium well at best. Since it was not a particularly thin cut of meat, it should have been able to be cooked properly. I am very fearful of sending things back in a restaurant, so when the waitress asked if there was something wrong with my steak I told her the chef (and I use the term loosely) obviously didn't understand what rare meant and I would just take it home to the dog. She was apologetic but made no offer of trying to make things better. I was offered a refill of my iced tea when it was about 3/4 empty, but my husband was never offered when his glass sat empty. We arrived just before 5:30 and were the first couple in. (That should have been a good indication on a 2-for-1 night a half hour after opening.) Maybe 10-12 more people arrived while we were there. Would I recommend this place? Never. Even at roughly half price, it was a waste of money both for the food and the gas to get there. For a local restaurant, you're better off going to DG's. Or if you really want a good steak cooked properly, drive the extra few miles and go to the Outback.

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My husband and I had only been to the Castaways for wedding receptions. They were running a "Buy One, Get One" on Tuesday night which excluded any lobster dishes, all you can eat crab legs and frog legs. My husband ordered a stuffed chicken dish and I ordered the nightly special of a sizzling steak platter (Delmonico). I told the waitress I wanted the steak rare, that I used to order medium rare but they always come too well done. The soup and salad bar was included with our meals. The salad was nothing to brag about, but the homemade chicken soup was good ... a lot of broth and carrots, some potatoes, some celery and some chicken. (My husband spotted the chicken bone before he put it in his mouth.) When our meals came, my husband was very disappointed with the canned green beans floating in some sort of sauce. His chicken was very well done but he said it was good. My steak was a very large cut but was cooked medium well at best. Since it was not a particularly thin cut of meat, it should have been able to be cooked properly. I am very fearful of sending things back in a restaurant, so when the waitress asked if there was something wrong with my steak I told her the chef (and I use the term loosely) obviously didn't understand what rare meant and I would just take it home to the dog. She was apologetic but made no offer of trying to make things better. I was offered a refill of my iced tea when it was about 3/4 empty, but my husband was never offered when his glass sat empty. We arrived just before 5:30 and were the first couple in. (That should have been a good indication on a 2-for-1 night a half hour after opening.) Maybe 10-12 more people arrived while we were there. Would I recommend this place? Never. Even at roughly half price, it was a waste of money both for the food and the gas to get there. For a local restaurant, you're better off going to DG's. Or if you really want a good steak cooked properly, drive the extra few miles and go to the Outback.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I had only been to the Castaways for wedding receptions. They were running a "Buy One, Get One" on Tuesday night which excluded any lobster dishes, all you can eat crab legs and frog legs. My husband ordered a stuffed chicken dish and I ordered the nightly special of a sizzling steak platter (Delmonico). I told the waitress I wanted the steak rare, that I used to order medium rare but they always come too well done. The soup and salad bar was included with our meals. The salad was nothing to brag about, but the homemade chicken soup was good ... a lot of broth and carrots, some potatoes, some celery and some chicken. (My husband spotted the chicken bone before he put it in his mouth.) When our meals came, my husband was very disappointed with the canned green beans floating in some sort of sauce. His chicken was very well done but he said it was good. My steak was a very large cut but was cooked medium well at best. Since it was not a particularly thin cut of meat, it should have been able to be cooked properly. I am very fearful of sending things back in a restaurant, so when the waitress asked if there was something wrong with my steak I told her the chef (and I use the term loosely) obviously didn't understand what rare meant and I would just take it home to the dog. She was apologetic but made no offer of trying to make things better. I was offered a refill of my iced tea when it was about 3/4 empty, but my husband was never offered when his glass sat empty. We arrived just before 5:30 and were the first couple in. (That should have been a good indication on a 2-for-1 night a half hour after opening.) Maybe 10-12 more people arrived while we were there. Would I recommend this place? Never. Even at roughly half price, it was a waste of money both for the food and the gas to get there. For a local restaurant, you're better off going to DG's. Or if you really want a good steak cooked properly, drive the extra few miles and go to the Outback.

Pros: No wait for seating

Cons: Too many to mention

 

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