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Ruidoso, New Mexico
October 20, 2010
October 2, 2004
As we enter this establishment, I realize how much more dilapidated the place has become. We were seated in the front dining area amongst old formica tables and old, cheap, diner-style chairs. The waitress handed us a thin, uncovered paper menu that was soiled. Someone had made a short lunch menu and then run copies of it on cheap copy paper. The copies were then used over and over. I remember this place being a little nicer than this. They must have gone downhill fairly quickly here. The waitress advises that she will bring our drinks and be back shortly to take our order.
Lunch turns out to be reasonably priced. For two lunch entrees (including the salad bar and a slice of garlic bread), two non-alcoholic drinks, and tip, the cost was approximately $23. As I walked to the salad bar, I realized that this was the nicer side of the restaurant, with nicer furnishings that I remembered (not fabulous, but 10 times better than what we were sitting in). I've heard people rave about this place, but I’m not sure what all the hype is about since there was nothing above average about their spaghetti (my homecooked tastes much better than theirs). By contrast, their bowtie pasta with yellow squash at the salad bar was very good. I could have eaten a whole plate of just that and would have been happy to skip the spaghetti. I noticed one of the lunch menu offerings was shrimp and fries. I may have been better off to have ordered that. Who knows?
I do know that in the future, I will choose Pelican's Landing or Trout Street over Seafood and Spaghetti Works.
Overall, I was not all that impressed with this restaurant and will probably not return.
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by Joy, Jr.
May 7, 2004
There are wonderful selections from the menu, daily specials, and a salad/soup bar. Our meals were delicious and well-prepared, and the portions were large. It's great for families. Beer and wine are available. My best meal on vacation was here!
From journal Life's a Beach