Went to Arbuckles at Downham Market for the first time last week. I ordered the BBQ Rack of Ribs with Chicken Wings. WHAT A MEAL!!!! Will DEFINATELY be going back there again.
I had the same meal at The Running Horse in Fakenham what a contrast. Total opposite ends of the scale where presentation is concerned.
You can compare the two here on my facebook if you don't believe me.
I decided to go to Arbuckles after reading the many positive reviews on Tripadvisor. As an American, I've learned that you really can't get American food in the UK, but with all the positive reviews and full parking lot (all the time) I figured it would at least be decent. I was wrong. The people who are giving this place good reviews just haven't had better so they have nothing to compare it to. What was good about the place is the waitress ( very nice) and the order of nachos that we ordered were ok..our main meal (some got burgers, another ordered fajitas) was not good at all. My mom ordered a milkshake and what came was a tall glass of milk with some Nesquik added!! That's not a milkshake and we told them so....the menu stated it was with real dairy ice cream as it should have been. The manager knew we were unhappy and did nothing..waitress just said he checked the batch number. What's that supposed to mean?! All the McDonalds in the UK make perfect milkshakes so they can't play stupid on that one. They serve enormous portions which probably makes some people happy. But I don't want a giant portion of slop. Bottom line is if you are a local, high chance you will enjoy it, (no offense) but, if you are from the states or have been to the states and expect even a tiny bit of that quality, stay away!
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