Loc: New York
|Posted: 12/4/2012 7:12:04 AM|
The Melting Pot
Loc: Florida, for now.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 7:42:26 AM|
California Pizza Kitchen
The food is always consistent, friendly staff and lunch/small portion menus.
Saving one dog will not change the world,
but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 7:46:06 AM|
Freebird's (Texas-based version of Chipotle but much, much better)
Smashburger (Really great burgers and fries)
Pappadeaux (Never ever had a bad meal there. It's pricy, though.)
Loc: the land of lollipops and rainbows
|Posted: 12/4/2012 8:14:35 AM|
Five Guys - I would be lost without them. Best burger and fries on the planet. We try to eat there at least once a month. Conveniently, it is located right next door to our local Costco. Two birds, one stone and all that.
Chipotle - It's all been said. YUMS ...also located next door to Five Guys so the family can pick their pleasure and we eat outside in their communal picnic area.
Bravo - I would have said Carabba's, but we had a terrible meal there last year and have written them off. Bravo is even better food and service imho. My dh orders one meal, I order something different, and we ask the server to split it in the kitchen. You would not believe the amount of food we are served. Fatty McHeaven.
Loc: New York City
Loc: New England
|Posted: 12/4/2012 8:26:40 AM|
Chipotle - best for quick lunch
Red Robin - best for lunch/dinner w/ kids
Johnny Rockets - best for quick mall food
LOVE Shack Shake - wish we had one in Maine!!
Bring me that horizon!
Loc: The final frontier
|Posted: 12/4/2012 8:30:49 AM|
Mad Mex - local chain, awesome burritos
Atria's - another local chain, my favorite is the pork tenderloin medallions with potato pancakes
|Posted: 12/4/2012 8:38:46 AM|
2. Red Lobster
3. Olive Garden
4. PF Changs
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Charlotte, NC
|Posted: 12/4/2012 9:32:56 AM|
Maggiano's -- love the old fashioned Italian atmosphere and the food is great.
McCormick & Schmick -- the one near me has great food.
Panera -- good, reasonable food with healthy options. Wi-fi
Q-doba -- like Chipotle. Their meat is really good and I like the corn salsa.
Children Want Your Presence, Not Your Presents
Loc: San Diego Suburbs
|Posted: 12/4/2012 10:06:35 AM|
Loc: wish I was on my TREK
|Posted: 12/4/2012 10:13:03 AM|
The only chain restaurants I like are:
Chick fil a
and a tie between Chipotle and Panera
Shih Tzu Mommy
Million dollar camera, 10 dollar lock!
Loc: Right here
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:12:03 AM|
Sullivans, we love the steaks, sides, salads and service!
Melting Pot, fun place to go with girlfriends!
Cracker Barrel, because no matter where we go, we can get great pancakes all day, any day!
Dog people are a special breed!
Loc: Central PeA
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:36:35 AM|
P.F. Chang's & Outback Steakhouse. Don't really have a third favorite.
I love the fried green beans at P.F. Chang's but now I'm on a gluten-free diet. Also love Mongolian shrimp (in place of Mongolian Beef).
We love the Outback's bloomin' onion & their pasta with scallops, but again, I'm now on a gluten-free diet.
Support Nuclear Power
Loc: We were southbound 35...
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:46:57 AM|
Freebird's (Texas-based version of Chipotle but much, much better)
Absolutely, we lived off Freebird's in college.
My others would be:
Mom to the Wild Things.
Loc: Poss-a-Dillo Hill, Ozark, AL
|Posted: 12/4/2012 12:16:31 PM|
Chili's. They will cook a burger rare and have great pickles.
Ruby Tuesday. We love their steaks, their salad bar and that wonderful brandy and rum soaked cake.
Cracker Barrel. Not for the food! But when traveling by RV they are everywhere along the highways and always have RV parking.
KC in Philly
Loc: Isn't it obvious?
|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:50:57 PM|
Roy's Hawaiian (spelling?) Fusion - it's an upscale chain but a chain nevertheless, it's also my favorite restaurant.
Stay Gold, Ponyboy
Loc: The Left Coast
|Posted: 12/4/2012 2:37:03 PM|I also will join on the Panera bandwagon. I also like IHOP (it's the whipped cream ) and Subway for quick and easy.
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." - Louisa May Alcott
Loc: SW Virginia
|Posted: 12/4/2012 2:44:10 PM|
1. Cheddars - Really! I love their potato soup and the chicken pot pie. Cheap and fast.
2. Panera- Chicken Chipotle Sandwich is the bomb!
3. Cracker Barrel - Great variety, reasonable priced, great atmosphere.
I see a lot of people love Chipotles. Ours must be an exception because no one in our family likes it! Slow, expensive and tasteless.
|Posted: 12/4/2012 2:46:17 PM|
|Posted: 12/4/2012 3:03:51 PM|
I usually only eat out when travelling. With my stoch problems I have to play it safe.
1. cracker barrel. I can get safe for me bland food if that is what I need or something yummy and savory. Also when dd is with us we get a discount since she works there.
2, chik fila
3.Carrabbas Italian Grill - love the bread
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 12/4/2012 3:11:05 PM|Cheesecake Factory: they have the tastiest Skiniliscious Tacos. Three grilled shrimp tacos served with rice (i sub steamed broccoli) And they're only 530 calories.... With the rice.
Souplantation: my kids beg to go there. And they actually eat salad without dressing and love it
Rubys Diner: they have delicious burgers and a great Cobb salad. And it's they only place I buy soda at. Their Diet vanilla coke is the best!
|Posted: 12/4/2012 3:48:59 PM|
The only food chain that we go to regularly is Burgerville. I like that they try to use local when they can. They have seasonal menus. And I don't think the beef they use spends more than. 30 days in a feed lot.
I go to starbucks and paneras as they are popular with the people I am generally meeting. We eat at Vivi's a lot which is a local vietnamese restaurant, Syun for Sushi and I like Farm to Fork in Newberg, and Meriwethers and Wildwood in Portland. Red and Black cafe is also good, but none of those are chains.
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 12/4/2012 4:11:32 PM|Taco Time - because I worked there and know what is made fresh
Panera - because I loved it before it even came to my state. I used to eat there in Illinois before it opened in Washington.
Not sure of the 3rd, but I bet it would be souplantation if we had one. I used to go to a soup and salad restaurant in San Diego that I loved 20 years ago!
~ Dori ~
|Posted: 12/4/2012 4:49:35 PM|
Number 1 has to be Zupa's--their Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup is delightful.
Then it is between Texas Road House,
and Red Lobster
"You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find you're never sorry you were kind."
Herbert V. Prochnow
Quilt Walk Talk
|Posted: 12/4/2012 7:45:25 PM|
Mine tend to change particularly if they make a major change to their menu. Red Lobster recently took my favorite thing - Jambalaya off their menu but I'll leave it on the list for now:
Shameless Husker Fan
Loc: Husker Nation
|Posted: 12/4/2012 8:00:56 PM|
5 Guys Burgers and Fries: I like the selection of toppings. The fries are AMAZING!
I have heard great things about 5 Guys. I ate there this summer and thought the fries were horrible.
I need to go back and add Culvers to my list. For the fries and the custard.
|Posted: 12/5/2012 5:28:22 AM|
Chick Fil A, but I don't like their stand on a number of issues
Surprised to see so many votes for Chili's - I am the only one who hates it?
Peaing From Podunk
Loc: North Dakota
|Posted: 12/5/2012 7:44:27 AM|
Shut the PEA UP! Yer gettin me all twitterpaited!
Loc: Husker by Heart in WI
|Posted: 12/5/2012 8:17:25 AM|Just thought of another good one. Fuddruckers. Always ate there in Omaha, and was delighted to find one by the Ikea down in Shaumburg.
|Posted: 12/5/2012 8:19:22 AM|
O'Charley's (there steak is awesome!)
Chik Fil a
Pizza Hut (we have one that only does take out and it is super yummy)
|Posted: 12/5/2012 8:21:20 AM|
Cheesecake Factory - good food, fast & inexpensive
Tony Romas - the one near me has the nices outdoor dining patio
Longhorn Steakhouse - I love their ribs!