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Old 01-15-06, 06:44 PM
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Any one like Steak n Shake

I do! I went there last night for the first time and it was so good I never knew that it was a sit-down place unlike chickfila or wherever, and their shakes are good too. I almost got away with a free $3.50 shake because they forgot to add it to the bill but the guy remembered
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Old 01-15-06, 06:50 PM
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No...I HATE Steak & Shake.

Without going into a loong story...I had a HORRIBLE experience there on a date back around the early 90s.

Went an about 6 or 7 years until I even attempted them again....and the first time I tried them again I had another HORRIBLE experience.

Since then (only because dragged by others) I've been there a couple of times and other than shakes, everything else is mediocre at best.
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Old 01-15-06, 06:51 PM
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oo tell me about the date!
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oo tell me about the date!
To be honest, it has been so long since then I don't really remember the details. All I remember about both bad experiences is waiting FOREVER for food.

The second time was the night I graduated college and I was with my family. There were about 10 of us there, but all we ordered were snack type stuff....french fries and chilli, etc.... We ended up waiting for something close to 1 1/2 hours and ended up with cold fries when they finally did come.
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Mmm...I love the following:

Orange soda (actually sprite with orange syrup...pretty tasty)
Frisco melt (pure grease, but tasty grease)
Cheese fries (pure yum on a plate, plus it stays warm)

Thing is their fries are always cold due to being shoestring cut, which allows them to cool at at very fast rates.
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Thing is their fries are always cold due to being shoestring cut, which allows them to cool at at very fast rates.
In the case I mentioned, they were cold because they apparently sat on the "ready" counter for about an hour.
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ugh, then that place just sucks....the one on MLK here is like that on 3rd shift...I learned to not order anything from them on third....or I just walk up and grab it off the ready counter and serve myself.
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Originally Posted by catatonic
ugh, then that place just sucks....the one on MLK here is like that on 3rd shift...I learned to not order anything from them on third....or I just walk up and grab it off the ready counter and serve myself.
Both of my bad experiences were at the one on Fowler Ave. in Tampa, up near USF.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:02 AM
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Stean 'n Shake rules. My wife and I go there every time we make it as far East as KC. I love the Frisco melt. Whoo hooo!!

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-Frisco melt platter, with fries, chile and a diet coke (ok you talked me into a chocolate shake.) I wish one would come to Colorado Springs, or even Denver.
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In Houston, I had some of the best steak at Saltgrass Steak House
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Old 01-16-06, 12:28 AM
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That place is really good too! I like their spinich dip.
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Saltgrass is definitely one of my favorites, along with Lawry's (which is $$) and a place here in SoCal called Pinnacle Peaks where you sit on haybales and where they ring a cowbell at the lobby if you wear a necktie. Someone in the back then brings a gigantic scissor and snips it off to pin your tie to the ceiling. The ceiling is covered with thousands of peoples' neckties, lol

I never had Steak n Shake, but I'll have to try it the next time I visit TX!
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Their food is crap. If you can get past that, they're okay, I guess.
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Old 01-16-06, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Both of my bad experiences were at the one on Fowler Ave. in Tampa, up near USF.
That was your first mistake. That location has always sucked. Why do you think the club rats hit the Denny's down the street? Besides tradition of course
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Steak and Shake is awesome. A great place to go when it's 1:30 am and you need some post-revelry grease to keep the stomach at ease.... always open!

Love their fries with some melted cheese on them.... and the shakes and freezes are so tasty!
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Old 01-16-06, 09:34 PM
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The ones around here suck. There used to be a few that were ok, and a couple that were good back in the day. The quality just does not seem to be there anymore. And to me, it's a little over priced.
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Used to really like them when I lived in Atlanta. I have not been to one since I moved away. I don't think they're in central NC. But there sure is plenty of fried chicken & grits here!
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Garg its after school and im starving! Me need STEAKBURGER!
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I think they put heroin in their shakes.

Once you've had one, you're hooked.
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i came home to find that my mom ordered pizza and wings but i think my sis and I will sneak over there to get a shake later
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Love it!!! My favorite burger joint. Although I do not get there as much as I like because the wife does not like it. My stepmother rode skates carhoping at the Steak N Shake in St. Petersburg back in the early to mid 60's.
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The one here in Tallahassee is good but it's no Whataburger.
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Going to Whataburger now. Double meat Whataburger w/cheese, fries, and a choco shake. Should set me back 8 bucks or so. It aint cheep but it is good.
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I always liked the Gordon Biersch burgers and fries....yummy, and goes great with their beer.
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