Imagine a children's store where everything is brightly colored and feeds the imagination and you can get a general idea of what Bug A Boo offers. A giant giraffe greets you at the door and beautiful clothing is lined up on the racks inside. Customer service is top notch here too. I love their selection of stuffed toys-- what are you looking for? Dragons, fairies, bears, dogs and so much more await your discovery here.
This is such a popular store for a couple of reasons. First they are very friendly and make you feel good about shopping there. They offer high quality, gently used children's things at a fraction of the retail price. They are choosy about what they sell too, so you can browse knowing that everything is super clean and nice, truly "like new". Since they are popular they get a wide variety of things in on a regular basis, so they are worth seeing if you are looking for baby or kid gear or clothing.
For a small town store, this is a good place to pick up groceries. We like to go into Jacksonville sometimes and make a day of it and we often stop in here for snacks or treats. Prices are kind of high, but since there are no other grocery stores around, I always expect that. The people who work here have always been friendly and helpful if we are having trouble finding something. I like this store.
Sherm's food 4 less might not be the fanciest store in town but prices are low and employees are friendly and helpful. Sherm is well known for being active in supporting the community and both he and he wife are well loved and respected people which says a lot about their business. I like this store because I like to support local business and this is about as local as you can get. You have to visit Food 4 Less and see how inexpensive groceries can be.
I was not impressed by Roosters and that was a shame because I wanted to like them. The food was barely average and I thought the prices were high for what we received. They were kid friendly, but that alone is not enough to make me want to go back. They have been in business for quite a few years now, so maybe they have gotten better since we tried them? I can't imagine them being as popular as they seem to be based on the experience we had there. Maybe I will give them a second try someday.
Personally I don't get the hype about this place, but it has been in business for a lot of years and locals seem to love it. It is fairly cheap, but not a true bargain as portion sizes on burgers are fairly small. The food is just okay too, I am not crazy about much of anything here and I generally like this sort of a menu. The milk shakes are probably the best bargain. I do not like that they charge for "fry sauce" either-- I think they should just include it in the price of the meal. How much does thousand island cost anyway?
I love Breadboard. The owners of this place are so friendly and they support various things in the community (I always look for that), food is EXCELLENT, customer service is beyond outstanding and you just can't go wrong going here to eat! try their homemade breads with marionberry jam or their home fries. The ice tea is a light herbal flavor here (wish they had regular tea, but that is my only tiny complaint about the whole place!) They are fabulous!
It's getting harder and harder to find "fast food" here in Ashland and A&W is one of the few surviving places in town. Overall this is a good place, the employees are nice and the place is well maintained. Prices are fairly good. They are not the best place to get a burger though. I do like that they are close to the I-5 exit as it is convenient to get into. All in all this is a fairly good place and you should give them a try.
Big Al's is one of my favorite places to go. The owner is a great guy who supports the schools and his community. The food is excellent and is a good value for the portion sizes and everything we've had is always delicious. This is a very friendly place too-- you can come in and get a meal and when you leave you will probably feel better about things. I really like Big Al's and hope you will try them.
Brothers serves good food, but they do not give free drink refills and when you are eating out with a large family this can be one of the things that can keep people from going back. If I am paying about $2 for a small soft drink, I want to be able to get a few refills on it while we are waiting for our food. I figure they have lost hundreds of dollars in revenue, just from us not stopping in over the years. Kind of silly really.