We had a good and a bad experience at Quillen's. The first experience included my family (3) and another (family of 4) and I would consider a good visit - the place was empty but good food quality and service was acceptable. The only negative from our first visit was it was quite apparent that Larry (owner) was bird dogging the waitress and the tension could be cut with a knife between them, although both were cordial to us (customers). Based on this first visit we invited another family to accompany the 7 of us for a total of 11. We visited on Saturday 4/14/2012. Larry met us at the door ~7PM and looked stressed that we had 11 in our party due to a party of 10 that just showed up before us - but again the place was not that full and there were many open tables, I would not consider the place busy. He informed us that they only had two waitresses and it may be bit. He ended up getting his niece, who was off duty and at the bar to take care of our drinks. After an hour of waiting a waitress showed up and took our orders. Around 8:45PM our food finally showed up. Myself and a buddy both ordered 12 oz Prime Rib medium rare - it came out shoe leather well done. I shared this with Larry and he said they ran out and that is all they had left. My buddies wife ordered steamed vegetables and she handed Larry a frozen carrot and the mixed vegetables were 99% cauliflower and 1% carrot. The cauliflower was also not steamed through...but the carrot was frozen stiff. Larry ended up taking a bit off the bill but after that experience we will not be back. It is very apparent that they are disorganized and not able to handle large crowds with out a melt down. My bill was also messed up but I didn't say anything I was just glad to finally get out of there. I felt bad that we invited another family to such a horrible experience. Just like in Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares - when it takes forever to get food out of the kitchen there is a solid reason as to why and we lived it this past Saturday night at Quillens Big Bear. Steer clear of this place until Gordon can show up and give Larry some pointers on how to run a restaurant.
Quillen's is quality. It is truly a five star restaurant . Larry Quillen the owners father & Mother started this and his brother Robert Earl, made it into a fine restaurant. Unfortunately Bob passed away at an early age of cancer & Larry the youngest child moved back home & continued the wonderful food that this restaurant was always famous for. When you walk into this fine place, you are treated like royalty. Most times Larry himself greets you at the door. The food is incredible. Trust me and try it as I promise you, you will return. DeeDee Orsund Cartwright retired Postmaster of Birchwood
They serve one of the best prime ribs in the state. Waiters are always courtious and friendly. My wife is very happy with thier seafood quality. Atmosphere is woodsy and cozy with stuffed bears around the whole resturant. You can get prime rib at an affordible price, I belive they offer it three nights a week. I've tried dozens of resturants in the state and I always come back here for all the important nights out or when we invite family and friends, to show them a good time out.
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