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    Advice For Travellers - Chain Restaurants That Actually Are Good

    I've only found two, Seasons 52 and Bonefish Grill. At least the ones I have eaten in.

    Neither is inexpensive, both are what I would call moderate. The interesting thing is that Bonefish Grill is much better than it's stable mates Outback Steakhouse and Carabba's Italian Grill. The same corporation also operates Fleming's steakhouses, but I have never eaten in one.

    Anyone else found any good chain restaurants?
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    I like TGIFriday's. Food isn't great, but then. . .

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    Hooters. Food isn't great, but then...

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    A few years back I would have said Montana's

    I would travel far and wide for their Rotisserie chicken---thus they broke my heart and removed it from the menu---I have not returned (Wonder if I take my food too seriously? )

    Otherwise my favs have to be indys---can no longer suggest a good meal in a chain

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    Funny, I'd take Outback over Bonefish Grill any day.

    Denny's is always solid (assuming you're white of course). I like Applebee's, my wife likes Perkins (never been to one until moving to Iowa).

    Fleming's is on par with Capital Grille.

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    One other...it's kind of a newer chain and I think only Midwest...but Granite City.

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    I have found that Famous Dave's BBQ is very consistent. It's not the best, but it's far from the worst and like I said, always consistent.

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    I like Applebees too. Good stuff.

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    You guys are going to mock me for this.

    When we were in Florida last month we met up at Legoland with my mom for a day. She was in Florida for the winter, in a condo.
    At the end of the day we left the park, and were going to go to Applebees for supper, but I saw a Perkins directly across the street. I thought "That looks like a place old people would like". So we went there.

    I was really surprised at the quality of the food, and the selection. Expected deep fried or re-heted shit, but there was a decent selection and it was actually quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Denny's is always solid (assuming you're white of course).
    Otherwise, Sambo's, right?


    Setebello's Pizza is good but I don't know how widespread of a chain they are. Definitely not Americanized pizza, but if you are ok with that (and who isn't?!) then it is damned good.

    Famous Dave's is totally acceptable too.

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