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“Service so bad, we didn't even eat!”

Carls Fargo Restaurant & Banquets
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Carls Fargo Restaurant & Banquets in Sycamore, Illinois provides great food, generous portions and a courteous, professional staff to service your dining needs. It is our mission to provide you with the highest quality food and hospitality as well as an enjoyable atmosphere. Stop by to try our elaborate Sunday Brunch featuring your favorite breakfast and lunch entrées as well as homemade salads, fresh fruit and desserts!
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4 reviews
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“Service so bad, we didn't even eat!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

Went to have dinner on New Years Eve. Before seating us, even though there were 1/2 dozen empty tables, the hostess informed us that there was a group that the table was reserved for. we could have it so long as we were wrapping up our meal in about 1.25 hours. Rude! Then, the four of us sat there and watched pretty much nothing happen in the dining room for about 20 minutes. Finally, a woman that appeared to be a manager stopped by and filled up our water and let us know that a server would be with us shortly. Another 5 minutes went by and the server showed up and struggled taking a simple drink order of 2 Cabernets, a kettle 1 on the rocks, and a coke. We finally got up after waiting 10 more minutes for our drinks to arrive, and left.
Long story short, there are very few restaurants in the Dekalb/Sycamore area, and its disappointing that the service, and management was so bad. It's likely that this local historical site will likely close its doors eventually, as it has come so close so many times before. I will never patronize this restaurant or recommend it to anyone. What a waste. Staff lacked direction and any sense of urgency.

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Rockford, Illinois
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114 reviews
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“Fargo Restaurant is Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Carls Fargo Restaurant is a disappointment. Steak and salmon alike were tough. Remodeling has destroyed original charm of an historic building in downtown Sycamore.

Visited August 2012
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Maple Park, Illinois
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is a beautiful old restaurant attached to a historic downtown hotel. Beautiful woodwork, tall windows, antique-style lighting. We have been eating at this restaurant off and on for several decades -- it has always been a beautiful restaurant & the food better than average. I always like to wander into the antique hotel lobby, and have even gone upstairs to peek into the rooms. (It appears to have gone through a major, major restoration, and looks quite comfortable.)

Visited June 2012
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Thank Wilma608
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