What's your favorite restaurant?

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What's your favorite restaurant?

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:21 am

Val eats at Subway a lot, though that's primarily due to convenience (it's right between work and home and Val is usually hungry when he gets off work). Their vegetarian sandwiches are pretty good. Val used to eat a lot of Panda Express when he lived closer to the city, also mainly due to convenience.

There's a really good sushi joint in Portland called Marinepolis Sushi Land. It's right next to Powell's City of Books, too. You can buy books and then eat food off a conveyor belt.

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:34 am

Raising Caine's. Because I love chicken. It's a problem I refuse to deal with.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:44 am

Michigan-exclusive places: Absolute favorite is the Union Woodshop in Clarkston. Phenomenal BBQ. Supino's Pizza in Detroit is fantastic. I really love burger joints: Red Coat Tavern in Royal Oak, Mason's in Livonia, Sandy's on the Beech in Redford, Nemo's in Detroit, Miller's in Dearborn. I like going to Blimpie for a burger or Zingerman's for a sandwich when I'm in Ann Arbor (these are the most stereotypical "where to go in Ann Arbor" answers ever but it's for a reason). Chinese buffet by my house is pretty great as far as Chinese buffet places go. There's a sushi joint near my old work that has some good stuff but I think they might actually be closed now :( . Also a really great Mexican place in walking distance of my house.

I wish I knew more restaurants in the Milwaukee area.

Dine-in chains: Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, Bennigan's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's, On the Border, Olive Garden

Fast casual: Steak n Shake, Chipotle, Five Guys, Potbelly, Noodles & Company, Qdoba, Penn Station

Fast food: Culver's, A&W, Wendy's, Jimmy John's, Taco Bell, Popeye's, KFC, Cousin's are the only ones that I will ever crave. Anything else is settling.

Pizza chains: Jets, Hungry Howie's, Buddy's, Pizza Hut, Papa John's. In that order. I'm quite partial to Toppers, though I think that might just be a Milwaukee area thing.
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Post by I am nobody » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:10 am

Sang Kee Peking Duck House in Philadelphia is fantastic. I'm also a fan of the amazingly-named "Seafood Restaurant" in Washington's Chinatown.

For restaurants with more than one location, Popeye's, Five Guys, and Jake's are all great.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:28 am

[QUOTE="Panny and the Jets, post: 1501047, member: 29448"]I wish I knew more restaurants in the Milwaukee area.[/QUOTE]

What do you like? More importantly, do you have access to a car? Because most of the good places I know are a few miles out of downtown.
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:10 pm

BBQ and burgers, primarily. Sushi, Chinese, Mexican as well. Also love a good deli sandwich. And yeah I have access to a car.
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Post by Softguitar » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:31 pm

There isn't that much in Belgium, but we do have 'frietkotten': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friterie
Some are better than others.

There's also a McDonald's knock-off called "Quick" but they don't have good burgers. And Panos has good sandwiches and pastries.

American stuff: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Popeye's, KFC, Ben & Jerry's, Shake Shack (good shakes and food).
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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:48 pm

^...can't help you much with deli food, sushi, mex or BBQ, at least not so far as real places go.

Burgers:
Ollie's--------diner. Some people like it. I think it sucks, but it does have the advantage of being downtown. Try googling it.
Ted's--------diner out in Tosa. Good burgers and breakfasts. Pretty rad malts. They don't do dinner (aside from Friday) and they're closed Mondays. 62nd and North Ave.

Pizza:
Mama Mia's--------restaurant/dine-in, also in Tosa. Really good. Excellent garlic bread. It's one of those places where they got hundreds of signed pictures of famous Italian-Americans up on the wall. 78th and Burleigh.
Balistreri's-------similar biz, again Tosa. 68th and Wisconsin, I think(?)

Asian:
Yen Ching-------excellent Chinese restaurant. A little expensive, and way up on the north side, but worth it. Maybe google it.
Mekong Cafe-------really nice Viet/Thai/Laotian/Cambodian restaurant, yet again in Tosa. 60th and North.

Greek/Near Eastern
Pegasus-------excellent restaurant out in Dirty Stallie, across from the state fairgrounds. They make a damn good gyro platter. 80th(?) and Greenfield.
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:52 pm

I've actually been to Pegasus while searching for a nice 24 hour place. Good stuff.

Thanks for the suggestions though!!
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Post by Thanous » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:04 pm

[QUOTE="Soft Pecan Pie, post: 1501099, member: 37690"]There isn't that much in Belgium, but we do have 'frietkotten': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friterie
Some are better than others.

There's also a McDonald's knock-off called "Quick" but they don't have good burgers. And Panos has good sandwiches and pastries.

American stuff: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Popeye's, KFC, Ben & Jerry's, Shake Shack (good shakes and food).[/QUOTE]
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Favorite restaurant: Asheville pizza and brewing company

Favorite chains: noodles and company & fazolis

Old favorites that are now shut down and now suck respectively: digable pizza Asheville NC & Applebee's

There was this one fat sandwhich place in Chicago that was pretty good, I don't remember the name. It didn't blow me away but it was still the best fat sandwhich place I've been able to get to. I love the concept but just can't seem to find a place with some really fantastic ones.
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Post by Deepfake » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:47 pm

Steak & Shake, the Winking Lizard, Frankie's Wok, Fischer's near my hometown. When I was a kid, I really loved Bob Evans. Their food still tastes good but none of it's made with real stuff anymore. Pizza Hut was amazing back then, too.
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Post by Bomby » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:56 pm

New Seoul or Sol's for Korean food. New Seoul has a larger menu but Sol's consistently tastes better.
Sa Bai Thong for Thai food.
Five Guys for burgers.
Sizzling Hut for takeout Chinese, Imperial Garden for sit down Chinese.
Greenbush Bar for Italian.
Sushi Box for Japanese.
Maharaja for Indian.

That's all I can really think of right now. Most of these are local places, except Five Guys of course.

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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:56 pm

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:22 am

Whilst in LA, I ate at In-N-Out every day.

My favourite restaurants here are mostly Chinese or sushi take-aways... :D
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:00 am

^ I love In-N-Out. Wish it had more of a presence on the east coast.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:32 pm

^ It was so awesome and I'd eat it again if it were available. I also enjoyed The Cheesecake Factory food but we went there only a few times. :D
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Post by LOOT » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:33 am

you jerks have the nerve to expose me to a Steak and Shake in Chicago

and the closest one from Lincoln is in goddamn Kansas

I HATE EVERY ONE OF YOU

ESPECIALLY YOU PANFAN[DOUBLEPOST=1417671146,1417671041][/DOUBLEPOST]for my Lincoln stuff, Raising Cain's and Schlotzsky's are my fav places right now. Popeye's I visit only because it is the closest to my friend's apartment that doesn't make me regret my life right away[DOUBLEPOST=1417671192][/DOUBLEPOST]dp: okay, Culver's is okay, but it is expensive as HELL

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:08 pm

I feel guilty saying this because it's a chain restaurant but Chili's. Specifically the Chili's near home. They never once did something stupid. Total 100% satisfaction. God I love their food. God I want some right now. God I'm hungry.
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:05 pm

[QUOTE="Looto Brando, post: 1502872, member: 21459"]you jerks have the nerve to expose me to a Steak and Shake in Chicago

and the closest one from Lincoln is in goddamn Kansas

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ESPECIALLY YOU PANFAN[/QUOTE]

i wasn't even at the meetup :(
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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:51 pm

Update for the [USER=29448]@Classic Panfan[/USER]:

The Mama Mia's I named no longer exists. There does exist another Mama Mia's, but I've never been there, and don't know where it is.

Japonica makes really good sushi. My pal Shane insisted on trying it once. A little expensive, and a little out of the way (74th and...Forest Home, I believe? Twenty-minute drive, I think). Worth it, though, and especially if you're already on that side of town visiting Lost of World of Wonders, Milwaukee Metro's best comics/magic/gaming/manga/weeaboo sh*t store (70th and Oklahoma).

A new Thai restaurant has coalesced into being on 65th and North. It's pretty good. (That makes three restaurants in the same quarter-mile stretch of North Avenue that Boo has named now. It's almost as though Boo knows this area intimately and frequents it. Perhaps if one patronised these restaurants, one might see Boo's hunched asymmetrical flannel-clad form at a corner table, his baleful yellow eyes glaring madly about, well away from the windows lest the hated sun burn his dracul skin! Or even just observe him skulking about in his dark cloak, keen on a night of illicit murder!
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