After reading reviews, we decided to try this restaurant on Good Friday. NEVER AGAIN! Charming, turn-of-the-century building. Little girl opening the front door with a tip bucket....very tacky!. Charming, friendly hostess greeted us inside the front door. She explained that they serve family style (place order, wait in bar, food will be on table when ready). Really? In modern times of shorter serving times (fast food) that is very outdated. The bartenders (Barb and Vicki) are excellent! Personable, fast service, nicely dressed. The bar itself is dingy, dim, dated and cramped with not enough seating. It does not appear family friendly or handicapped accessible. We had a loooong wait! My hubby looked into the dining room several times; it was always half empty with no waitresses in sight. After over an hour wait, our hostess called our name. It was a nightmare trying to get through the bar; standing room only. The hostess apologized for the wait and showed us to our table in the middle section. We were seated right between 2 other couples; tight fit. One couple was regulars (10 years); they shared a LOT of info with us over the course of our meal. The food was on the table, but already cooling. I had baked cod w/fries, hubby had fried cod w/potato pancakes. There were barely any fries and only a couple of fish for each of us. The pancakes were excellent! The fish was average and the fries were undercooked. Our waitress brought rye bread, got us refills on our drinks and disappeared. I had to stop a busser to ask for a reorder. From my seat, I could see our waitress standing in the kitchen, talking. Our reorder was the same as the original order, just hot. The only thing that probably keeps this place in business is the food; not the service. Since I had to wait for reorders, I took a good look at my surroundings. The dining staff REALLY needs better uniforms! The 2 young bussers looked fine and so did 2 of the waitresses (both brunette, one tiny and one taller). The other 2.....WOW! My hubby thought he was at Hooters! Both were big busted; their shirts were too tight and showed way too much cleavage! Our waitress looked like she was not even wearing a bra, hair was messy. The regulars told us our waitress bartends here on Wednesdays and her clothing is even worse then. The dining room itself is a disaster. It obviously has not been painted in awhile-nail holes, yellowed ceiling, faded border (from the 70 s?) with tacky streamers hanging from the ceiling. . The curtains are blah-old, dusty looking. Lighting-dim, outdated. Seating-tight, cramped. Cash register is in the dining room on an old buffet (know idea what it s used for)-tacky. Swinging doors to the kitchen are not beiing utilized-lots of commotion, noise from kitchen. I clearly heard the bussers and hostess getting yelled at (poor girls). I was told yelling in the kitchen on Friday nights is par for the course. We skipped dessert and had quite a wait for our bill. The regulars also told us that the owner wants to sell, is very cheap, will not change or update the business and can not keep workers. From what I saw/heard that day, I can see why. As we were leaving the hostess and bartenders ALL said goodbye and thanked us for coming out. Some words of advice.....uniforms, paint, update. Your hostess and bartenders present a VERY good first impression of the place, but once you get past the bar, it is all down hill! I was told that they have been in business for 25 years and it shows; it probably looks the same as when they opened. With the amount of business I was told they get on Friday nights, there is no reason why the place is in such poor, outdated condition. Reputations only last so long; Ihave a feeling theirs has run its course. I will not be returning, nor will I recommend it.
We have been many times at Nite Cap Inn, in Palmyra. We love the german food.Veal dishes are wonderful. Saubratten is great too. I like the Potato Dumpling the best, Saturday are for German Food, But we also go there for there great fish fry on We nites. We have to wait sometimes. But one or two ddrinks are ok. We like to relax and take it easy. would like to see more people on Sat evening out. will go back many times.
This place still has not lost it's charm, hospitality and great food. The Thursday night chicken is some of the best I've had in a long time. The batter is crisp and tasty. It's served family style and all you can eat. Extra pieces are always fresh fried. The chicken is accompanied by a relish tray which is rarely seen anymore. Friday night fish fries are great too. The people waiting to get in speaks well of their great food.
I heard that the potato pancakes were awesome and the fish fry was good too so had to try it. Got there early and after a brief stay at the bar, the food was ready. For some reason, you wait at the bar and not at your table for your food. Hmmmm. But that's okay, just a little different. The bartender was very pleasant. The fish was okay....nothing great, but yet good. The potato pancakes were very good, but don't see what all the hype was about. Everything else was good. Over all, a decent meal but I thought the price was a bit steep for what you get. Would I go again? Yeah, but only if it was convenient. Would not make a special trip of any distance for it. Give it a try, but don't go with inflated hopes of something really special.
I love this place! Started coming here when I was a kid now I bring my kids. If u ever want a great homemade fish fry with potato Pancakes this is the place to go. Yeah, wait can be long. But, everything is done homemade from the brandy old fashions down to the desserts. This isn t one of those chain restaurants you see today. But it s sooo good and worth the drive and price. Please don t come here expecting fast food. homemade doesn t come from a box so give me time to make you the food. You will be glad you came. Enjoy!
Before I moved into Jefferson County, a gas station owner in Milwaukee told me to hunt this place down. I did, and almost wish I hadn't. The potato pancakes are soooooo good, I wince when I order them at another restaurant. I just KNOW there's NO WAY they will be as good as the Nite Cap's. The fish is awesome, and worth the 1+ hour wait I usually endure. I'm told Wednesday is a little less crowded.
I don't know if they're still so worried about their reputation, but they would not let you do the take out thing with the potato pancakes. They didn't travel well, apparently. Even if that's true, I'll bet they're still much better than their nearest competitors', who most likely use potato flour in a standard pancake recipe. Or fried mashed potatoes with onions. I'd like to see their kitchen staff in action. It must be a sight to behold.
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