Bobby Simone's in Doylestown has landed top sport for my worst dining experience ever.
And in Doylestown, I've been fortunate enough to never have a bad meal.
Saturday night, 4/18 - we (and by we, I mean there were 4 of us) arrived around 6:30 for dinner. No reservations. We had about 1/2 hour wait. When we finally were seated, we ordered apps and our entrees at the same time. We waited. And we waited. We were not the only ones. Everyone sat waiting and waiting. Our apps arrived. Slowly. Spaced far apart. The 4 people sitting next to us had arrived earlier than us and waited even longer than we did. A long lull between apps and our dinner. We ordered salmon, gnocchi, steak (medium) and pork chop. At 8:30, I grabbed the waitress and explained that our guests had a train to catch. Within two minutes, the salmon and gnochhi arrived. The gnocchi dish was the worst excuse for gnocchi I'd ever had. The 'gnocchi' all 4 of them, resembled burnt scrambled eggs. The chicken in the dish were rubbery nuggets. I sent it back, and because 2 people in our party STILL were waiting for food the people who had arrived before us still hadn't received ANY food, I declined to order anything else. After 10 minutes, the pork chop arrived. It was dry and overcooked. 10 minutes after that, the steak arrived. It looked like a Swanson Frozen dinner piece of meat and it included, what we all thought was a biscuit, but turned out to be mashed potatoes that didn't taste like either potato OR biscuit. I watched diner after diner approach their waitresses and complain. Long after we received our meals, the people (who had arrived prior to us) received their meals (2 of which were also steaks).
My gnocchi was comped at well as a round of drinks - still - my worst meal at TGIF like establishments were far better than our experience at Bobby Simones. This was by far, the worst experience I've ever had. Luckily, we were with people who were fun and made the most of the night.