It is with a heavy heart and empty belly that I write this review. We have been going to 5 D for 12 years since moving to the area from Austin, Texas. Although we sorely missed the fantastic culinary scene in Austin, we were pleased to find a place to eat that is close to our house in the rural area of Avinger. It was comforting to know that the quality of the food was consistent and delicious.
We heard they were building a full service bar (it used to BYOB) which was welcome news, but it seems since they did this the quality of the food has gone downhill in a hurry. We normally order takeout and in April the hamburger and dun was burnt, they neglected to put any veggies on the burger and forgot the baked potato I had ordered. My husband's steak was way overcooked and so tough it was impossible to eat. Okay, every place has a bad night so the next week we tried again. This time, the chicken was raw, the salad greens were wilted and brown and although we did get the baked potato this time, it had the taste of being leftover from the night before and simply reheated in foil.
We had out of town guests the next weekend and decide that perhaps the problem was with the takeout orders and decided to eat in the restaurant. It took our waitress forever to take our order
because they had switched from paper tickets to a POS system. I am not faulting her at all, I think she just needed more training. So, was the food any better? In a word, no. Tough steaks, greasy chicken fried steak which appeared to be of the frozen variety instead of the one they used to make from fresh breaded beef. The baked beans perhaps canned with added sugar (too sweet to eat). I am so disappointed that this lovely place has has apparently decided to cut corner when it comes to the quality of their food. The only other restaurants are 45 miles from our house, hardly worth the drive. I hope this family owned business will read this review and do something about the swift decline.
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