Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
1829 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
- Mon - Thu
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
- Fri - Sat
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Went to Cheddar's, and enjoyed it so much! Service fast, friendly server, tasty but reasonably priced meals!
Good environment for the family also. Always busy; a great sign!
Good American style food! They have dishes that are hard to find at other American style restaurants (shepherds pie for example).
The only reason I'm not giving cheddars a 5 star rating is because of the service I experienced tonight. I've been here a few times before, and every time everything was great. However tonight, my servers name was Hayley, and she was terrible. I have been serving for 4 years and counting, so I am usually very lenient with servers when I go out. But when I ordered my chicken tender salad, I asked for no carrots. She said only a very little amount of carrots came on it, so I said that was fine. When I got my salad, the thing was COVERED in a bed of carrots. Then I asked for another ranch, and I waited a good 20 minutes as I watched her text on her phone and sit up at the bar and flirt with the customers sitting there. My friend ordered an alcohol-free mudslide, and she asked to see his ID due to her claim that they're not supposed to serve even non-alcoholic drinks to minors. Bull crap, but good thing he is 21 so he could get his mediocre non-alcoholic drink 15 minutes later. When she gave us our checks when I wasn't even half way done with my food, she said "no rush". After 10 minutes she came back and told us she needed us to pay right away, when she brought our tickets back she told us to sign them, and she stood at our table waiting for her tip. NUMBER 1 RULE OF A SERVING NO-NO!!! She didn't even deserve the $2.00 I generously left her. So go ahead and go there, but with the risk of not knowing whether you're going to get good service or not.
The food was great, and the atmosphere was great. Everything was awesome except our waiter was not very good. She was extremely awkward and acted like she didn't want to be there. It took her 10 minutes to bring out my girlfriend's water and 15 to bring my lemonade. The appetizer onion rings took about 30 minutes to come out and they came out after our meal was on the table. But as far as the quality for the price, you can't beat it. I just want a different waiter next time. I'll be back again and again no matter what the waiter/waitress does because of the food and atmosphere.
I have already been to the Murfreesboro Cheddars twice. The first was complimentary as they were still training new staff. Cheddars opened on 12/4 and we visited tonight 12/7 @ 4:15. There was already a line and we waited for 15 for seating. I had the Talapia the first time and it was teriffic, done just right. The sides were cole slaw and broccoli. The cole slaw was slightly sweet and had a wonderful taste. The broccoli reminded me of Outback, which has the best in town. One of the unique things about this restaurant to both my wife and me is the broad range of good offerings. If I can find 3 items on most menus, I am happy. There isn't a thing on the Cheddars' menu not worth trying. Additionally, we both noticed that the prices are very reasonable and the servings quite large. My daughter joined us tonight and the three of us couldn't finish the delicious chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream (Blue Bell) and whipped cream...it was only $5.49. Tonight my wife had the salmon and said it was done just right, and she is VERY picky about how salmon is done, since it is usually overcooked. She had the rice as a side last time, and it was slightly spicey and very tasty...not that dried out rice we often get elsewhere. Tonight she ordered broccoli and carrots, which she also thought were quite tender, tasty and not overdone. I decided on the honey baby back ribs and realized later that I did not ask if they were Danish, which they obviously weren't. A full rack for $13.99, but not up to TGI Friday because they weren't Danish. I'm picky about ribs and won't order again. I'd give them an 8 out of 10 however. I just like 10 !!! Service was faster this time than 4 days ago, in spite of the large crowd (which was even bigger when we left !!!) We had appetizer, entre and dessert and out in about an hour and 15 minutes. We had a lively conversation and were very hungry, but didn't notice any inordinate delay like the other reviewer had. Many restaurants we go to seem to take FOREVER to get us the food..not here...not tonight.
I am having an Army buddy/ college classmate in town next week. I am taking him to Cheddars for lunch. I would give Cheddars 4 1/2 stars as a casual dining establishment. Cheddars is not gourmet, like a Ruth Chris, but it is the best CD in town, and I have been here for 12 years and tried them all. For ribs, I'll go to TGIF. I think I'll try the salad for lunch and get to the readers on that.
I will ask my wife to write a review and we'll see what she says.
Run as quickly as you can away from here.
My husband and I were anxious to try this restaurant as we have eaten in the one at Smyrna. We ate there this evening (12-5-2012) the second day they were open. We did not have to wait to be seated. HOWEVER, that was the last good thing that happened.
I had the tilapia with mango salsa and my husband had the Dijon Chicken with mushrooms. NOTHING FANCY. It took 30 minutes to get the food (they were not that busy) and then upon arrival my husband's chicken was not cooked inside. The carrots on both plates were not done, they tasted raw and were hard, but were warm. They took my husband's plate back to the kitchen and I was almost done eating when they brought it back, 30 minutes later. Upon seeing my carrots were hard and underdone they replaced them with corn. I was done well before my husband. We had planned on dining together. We then waited 10 minutes for refills after the waitress walked past the table 3 times. Another manager came to the table and stated that he was sorry but they were having "some kinks" tonight. I told him that on the second night there should be no problems like this. Raw chicken is a health issue NOT A KINK. When told we would not return he stated "oh, we don't want that". Visit the one in Smyrna, not the one in Murfreesboro.
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