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“Poor service, poor food”

Gus' Italian Cafe and Sports Bar
Ranked #61 of 111 Restaurants in Mechanicsville
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chesapeake, Virginia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Poor service, poor food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Arrived for lunch at 1 PM. Two parties in the restaurant including our party of 4. Waiter offered us 1 menu for 4 people and said he'd be back with more menus. By the time he returned -- maybe 10-15 minutes later, all 4 of us had shared the menu and decided on our order. We finally got our lunch about 25-30 minutes after we ordered.
Two of us got the hamburger special -- something to eat -- nothing more. The potato chips that came with the burger were BEYOND STALE. For $1 extra you could get french fries. The other members of our party got a salad and a chicken sandwich -- both unremarkable. I would not go back to this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2011
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

Everytime my family and friends go there we have a woundful time. We have always get great service friendly staff n all aspects.The food is amazing pizza are out of this world and so are all the great home made pasta dishes....if u are a neighborhood patron you will know all about the everyday chats and fun with the best bartenders n town Brenda randy and Ashley are your weekly night time bartenders they rock as well as karaoke every Thursday and Saturday with Tim and Amee....

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Madison, Alabama
1 review
“Very good value. Good food, good price, good service. Not what they say in other reviews.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2010

I am not sure what restaurant the negative reviews visited but it was obviously not the same as I went to. The food was great, the service friendly and good. This is my first visit and when in the area I plan to visit Gus' again.

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Thank techrecycle
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Had better....Nice Bar!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2010

Food was typical bar fried food service wasn't too bad, the young lady tending bar was entertaining and somewhat cute. She does know how to turn on the charm and talk a little Chiefs football. You know when the regulars show up!! The charm and flirting goes through the roof!! Small town local pub.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
“throw up in my mouth”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2010

if you happen to drive by this dump keep driving! gross! your clothes reek of fried food! my husbands steak sub made him want to puke and he never complains!

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Thank benjones804
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