I used to go to this store to conveniently purchase mice for my pet snake. Browsing around I saw all sorts of ludicrous prices and run-of-the-mill products. No pun intended. You know... with their puppy mill puppies and all. People buy dogs and cats in places like this on impulse or for holiday gifts, then realize they can't or don't want to take care of them, so they get rid of them. A lot of times these former pets end up at the animal shelter (Community Animal Service Center -- http://www.talgov.com/animals/kennel/index.cfm) where they can be had for pennies on the dollar, from their Petland prices. Shop there, the employees aren't on commission.
PROS: They should be shutting down soon when this mall goes out of business.
CONS: The entire company won't be going out of business anytime soon.
I don't go to the Tallahassee Mall all that often except for movies. So imagine my surprise when I went out there recently and discovered that a good number of the stores were no longer there. I now have even less of a reason to go to the Tallahassee Mall.
PROS: The AMC theater is the best in town overall.
CON: There seems to be this huge, empty building attached to the AMC theater for no good reason.
I had a side gig in the mall a couple years ago so I frequented the food court... umm, frequently. One day I made the mistake of going to Sbarro instead of Tropical Smoothie or Cajun Cafe. As I said, mistake. My hard-earned money enabled me to purchase two slices of cold (even after they reheated it), flavorless, dry, sauceless pepperoni pizza. And as a added bonus, one of them had a genuine U.S. Mint-issued penny baked into the bottom of the crust. Good thing I didn't break a tooth on Honest Abe's copperized face.
In a food court with 10 other restaurant choices a few steps away, I can't think of a single reason to ever go back to this one.
PROS: The penny that I found on baked into the bottom of my pizza slice was like a little $.01 discount! =)
CONS: I felt a little guilty when the guy behind the counter had to reluctantly end his cellphone call to serve little ole me. Someday I hope to get over it.
I'd never heard of this place until I saw a coupon in one of those Mint Magazine things. I checked it out and it's not bad at all. It's not great either though. I got a large combo meal so I got a taste of quite a few items. Nothing tasted bad at all, not in the least. But it seemed to me that every single dish could have used a bit of a flavor boost of some kind. There was a bit of overall blandness going on. It makes me miss Smokey Bones that much more.
PROS: Good food for a good price (with the coupon at least). Nice, roomy dine-in establishment in a centralized location. Must be packed on game days.
CONS: Typical Tally staff -- disinterested students who are about as focused on telling their co-workers the details of their weekend as they are in serving you. Must be packed on game days.
Hobbits has a great full menu and a decent selection of drinks. But to be honest the only time I ever go there is on Sundays or Thursdays for their discounted ($.40/wing as of right now) chicken wings. There should be an all out rumble for the best wings in the city between H.A.G. (some unfortunate initials there) and Wing Zone. Tough choice, though Wing Zone being all the way on the other side of town from me has made the choice a lot easier.
PROS: Chicken wings are very good. Carolina Gold sauce is pure gold.
CONS: Chicken wings are TOO good. My weight loss goals are suffering because of you, Hobbit!
I had the same problem as the first reviewer. My chicken definitely tasted a bit like fish. And since I had a combo meal I also got a piece of fish in the same meal. No surprise, it tasted a bit like chicken. ha-ha. Not a HUGE deal since both still tasted great, but if you don't like the taste of one you may not enjoy tasting it on the other. Also, their prices aren't what I'd call fantastic. I didn't walk out the door feeling as if I'd gotten a wonderful bargain, but I definitely got my money's worth.
PROS: Nice food, friendly staff, locally owned. Grilled shrimp kabob is awesome and very well priced!
CONS: Not much bad to say if you don't mind the cross-flavored food. They could trim a bit off the prices, but I won't begrudge a business for trying to turn an honest profit.
No oil change is worth $70. Period.
On top of that, every time you go in there they'll find something far more expensive that needs to be done to keep your vehicle safely on the road. The kicker is that I went in once, for the top of the line synthetic service -- which ended up costing over $100 with a new air filter, and they found a litany of minor problems that they would be happy to work on for me for a few hundred more. I declined. I go back for my next oil change, having addressed none of the problems they "found" the first time, and they came up with a totally different list of minor problems which did not contain ANY of their concerns from my initial visit. Apparently all the problems on their first list were all self-correcting. Nice. I didn't know my car was that awesome! It's like Knight Rider without the annoying voice talking to me.
That will be my last visit there.
Been eating at Samurai for a couple of months now. The food is great, fast, and a great bargain. You can't beat their combo meals when it comes to value. However, the food is about as authentic Japanese as Taco Bell is authentic Mexican. This place could be called Cowboy Express or Eskimo Express and it'd be just as accurate.
PROS: The Samurai sauce is positively addictive! Flavorful food that's not terrible for you (I don't think), and good prices. And they have beer!
CONS: nothing bad to say about them.
I drove all the way across town once due to an unexpected craving for whiskey sours at 1am. Everything else was long closed, and I remembered this place from their catchy jingles. When I got there I was disappointed to see average to above average prices for their liquor, and the sour mix was a dollar or two more than it would have been in the grocery store. I've never been there on the weekend so I can't attest to the usefulness of their "shot girls".
PROS: Open late, that's great.
CONS: They should remove the "Discount" from their name.