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“Nice Local Cafe”
Review of Sinclair's - Cloverdale - CLOSED

Sinclair's - Cloverdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Sinclair's in Cloverdale is a remodeled Sinclair's service station in a quaint historical neighborhood. It is a cafe with seating at tables and booths adjacent to a relatively small bar area as well on a front patio. The menu contains numerous appetizers, salads, sandwiches, combos, entrees, and desserts, a nice collection of a variety of items, especially salads. Sunday brunch includes several egg dishes. All in all, the food is good. I particularly like the hamburgers, club sandwiches, salads, and Sunday brunch items, but there a number of other items I choose from time-to-time. The dinner menu contains the most popular entrees. Ones of my favorites is the Shrimp Athenian. Service is generally good, but waiters can get busy and service will fall off occasionally. I have one concern, however, that has built over time. To begin with, the decor is dark -- black tables and chairs with chrome and dark carpet, but it sets a bistro atmosphere and is comfortable. The cafe is beginning to look worn, however, especially the carpet. More, the dark carpet looks dirty, and to me, it is beginning to detract from the appeal of the cafe. I wish the owners would step back, look at their dinning area, and do some sprucing up. Sinclair's has for years been one of my favorite cafes in Montgomery, but I'm becoming concerned, not enough yet not to patronize.

Thank Review1965
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Service was excellent and food was average. We chose to eat early and probably should have waited until later in the evening to enjoy the meal.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We were looking around for someplace to eat on a Sunday, not many open, and stumbled across Sinclair's. It has a great atmosphere and a nice variety to choose from. They had a garden burger which you don't find many places and it was WONDERFUL! Very well priced also. I would stop there if you are in that area.

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Thank Braley C
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We arrived after a long day of travel and visiting relatives and were ready for a good meal and nice glass of wine. We all had salads, which were delicious, inventive, and generously portioned. The waiter was prompt and courteous, with just the right level of attentiveness. This restaurant has changed over the years, and it's nice to see a well-mixed dinner crowd now, with younger and older patrons alike. I would recommend the salad with beets or the the salad with shrimp and avocado - either one makes a good meal. The gazpacho had just the right balance of spices, and the house Cabernet Sauvignon paired well with the beet salad.

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Thank Ned B
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We stopped in for a light Sunday lunch and was very pleased. The salad and soup was great. Nice place for a nice lunch. Would recommend

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Thank Pamela H
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