Absolute worst- place of full of sad/ angry people waiting for food. Several groups got up and left, reporting that they had ordered an hour ago. We were more patient- after waitng 70 minutes, we asked of the kitchen staff, since our waitress was nowhere to be found. Kitchen help said porkchop and burger would be ready soon- great, except that was not what we had ordered. Who know how much longer we would have waited for our order???? We joined those others who left without eating.By the time we left, the place was nearly empty, and we felt sorry for people at table behind us, half of whom got their orders while other half of group did not, and for the couple who came in 20 minutes earlier and still had not received a menu. The problem was not lack of help- there were plenty of cooks in kitchen- problem was lack of help who had a working brain cell. Honestly, even in-bred halfwits should be able to cook a couple of burgers in 70 minutes...
Ate here twice while at Mt Magazine for 3 days. Wonderful rustic feel. Interesting classic metal advertising signs on the knotty pine walls. Super pies and cobblers. 16 oz T-bone special for $15. Played Checkers on giant board they have on one table! Young waitresses offered excellent service.
I took a drive up to Mt. Magazine in hopes to eat lunch at the new Lodge restaurant. When I arrived it had a wait of 1.5 hours before you could be seated. This was on a Sunday afternoon. I decided I couldn't wait that long so I drove a few miles down the road to Shirley's Outback. It had quite a few cars but I said what the heck. I went in and was seated promptly. After about 5 minutes the waitress with a bad attitude came and took my drink order. When she brought it back I was ready to order. I ordered a cheeseburger and fries. After she took my order I looked around the room and noticed the other customers with saddened looks on their face and no food. One man looked at me and said I hope you aren't in a hurry. Long story short, it took 52 minutes to get my order. I had to basically beg for a refill and the waitress said she would get me one but I had to remind her twice because she forgot. There was another waitress there and she was on top of things but mine seemed to be carrying a little lead behind her or something. As I finished my meal and proceeded to checkout there were 8-10 people waiting to be seated. I went to the cashier to pay and the man asked how everything was and I advised him the food was great, a little pricy, however the service was poor. His response was yeah every weekend it seems to get like this...my thoughts are if you know it's like this, HIRE MORE HELP! It was my first and last trip here.
The store was sold in 2010 and has been under new management ever since. The food is great, excellent selection of beer and wine, and the staff strives to provide the best service. If you have not been there since the store changed hands, you need to try it.
I'm eaten here twice on my ride up to Mt Magazine. Both times I enjoyed a good Cheese Burger and fries. I'll admit the service was slow but I enjoyed visiting with my fellow riders. Shirley also hosted a bike show this fall and served some good BBQ.
We are proud of the fact that "we start from scratch" to prepare you meals. Every morning we're making our
famous homemade bread before most folks get out of bed.We offer Breakfast, from 6 AM to 11 AM Tuesday ...