Originally Posted by StevenRocks
SouthPark, right? All the cool kids denigrate that location, but how come I can never get a table in less than 45 minutes?
The iced tea at Cheesecake Factory is awful, but I've only had one bad meal there: the pizza, on a slow weeknight. Other than that it's been pretty good. Maggiano's is a little overpriced, but if you order the family-style selections, the food is tasty and plentiful.
My wife was out in Dallas visiting her sister, and they took my wife to CF. She was not impressed. When we sold our house in Southpark this year, we stopped in at CK to eat one evening before heading to the hotel. I thought it was awful, too. Just because everyone goes there, does not make it good. Same thing for Maggiano's. You have to stand outside the Cracker Barrel for 45 minutes on most weekends to get a table, but that doesn't make it a good place to eat.