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Spanky's Bar & Grill
Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Downhome ICooking”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We heard Spanky's was a local tradition, so we tried it and liked it. I had the butterfly shrimp basket which, while a good value, wasn't the best shrimp I've had. The catfish basket was great, however, and high marks for the onion rings and the fact that you don't pay extra for them! Plus we had good service from the friendly staff. Worth a stop if you're in Orange.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Ed H
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  • English first
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English first
Cumming, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Most everything on the menu was fried. I ordered the ribeye and it was thin and chewy. I didn't feel it was worth the money.

Visited June 2014
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Thank gawildcats
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Orange, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

I go once a week they have great food and a good variety. Everyone is nice and the atmosphere is for everyone.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank missthiggy
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Go for the salad bar and service”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Susan and I went to Orange for a Saturday road trip to visit the Stark Museum, and stopped first at Spanky's, close to noon. Susan says her shrimp po' boy and waffle fries were very good. I got a combo of fried shrimp and oysters and it was ok, not excellent, but not bad. My side of "dirty rice" was really jambalaya on the level of a hamburger helper type box dinner - not bad, really, but decidedly NOT dirty rice, or rice dressing, if you prefer - that requires chopped chicken or pork liver in the mix, and restaurants which cater to "average" palates just won't take the risk. I don't blame them, but I wish I could find the real thing.

But I advise you to visit Spanky's if you like good salad bars and good service. Both, at Spanky's, are top notch. Sharon was a friendly, cheerful, attentive server. Let me tell you, the salad, throughout, was fresh, clean, and pretty - but, be warned, it's salad, not meat. Wonderful tomatoes. Fresh greens. Plenty of "extras." But just one bit about why the salad bar is really special. Down where the vats of salad dressing were waiting was a bowl of blue cheese - not, mind you, blue cheese dressing, but rather nice, fragrant, fresh chunks of blue cheese. How many salad bars have you visited that offer you all the blue cheese you want on top of your salad?

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Robert H
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Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Generous portions-good price”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Food was good-nothing really special. Great service! Very casual and seemed to be a good place for family and friend get togethers.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ksm99
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