After spending a long day at an amusement park, my boyfriend and I decided to eat at Charlie Browns Steakhouse in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, our experience at Charlie Browns Steakhouse was a bit worse than expected. Here, I will share with you some of the things that I liked and did not like about Charlie Browns Steakhouse. It can be found located at 1908 Walbert Avenue in Allentown, about ten minutes from the Lehigh Valley Mall and the Lehigh Valley International Airport.
We ended up having to wait about fifteen minutes to be seated. Since it was a Saturday night, a fifteen minute wait is really not all that bad. Charlie Browns Steakhouse has a little bar in the front that can be enjoyed while you wait. The overall décor of the restaurant was decent, though I cannot say that I was overly impressed.
I am personally not a fan of steak, but I knew that my boyfriend really wanted to try this steakhouse, because of all of the good reviews that we have heard about it. This is the only reason that I agreed to go. There was nothing on the menu that really stood out to me, so I just decided to order the chicken fingers platter.
Since I was not that hungry, I decided that I did not want to get anything from the salad bar. My boyfriend did get something from the Charlie Browns Steakhouse salad bar. All of the vegetables looked very fresh and crisp. Later on, I regretted not getting salad.
If I had to choose somewhere that has served me the worst chicken fingers that I have ever been served, it would be Charlie Browns Steakhouse. They did not taste like your typical chicken fingers. Although the breading on the outside of the chicken was cooked just right, the inside was a bit tough and fatty. Needless to say, I did not eat very much chicken.
After I had finished eating all that I could possibly eat of my meal at Charlie Browns Steakhouse, I noticed that there was a tiny piece of straight black hair laying right on the top of my coleslaw, which I had not touched. I found this to be rather disgusting. I was not sure how the cook or whoever put the platter together did not notice this piece of hair.
I have to admit that some of the prices at Charlie Browns Steakhouse were a bit high, depending on the menu item. My chicken fingers platter, which came with about four chicken fingers, French fries and coleslaw, was $12.49. The price of my boyfriend’s steak was only about $14.79, which I guess really is not that bad for steak. As I said, it depends on the menu item. The cost may seem reasonable or overpriced to you, depending on what you decide to order. I personally did not feel that the quality of food that I received at Charlie Browns was worth the price.
The hostess and the waitress that we had at Charlie Browns Steakhouse were both friendly enough. Once again, however, I cannot really say that I was overly impressed. The waitress took my platter away without even asking me if I was finished. Although I was done, there was still a lot of food left on my plate. She did not even ask me if I wanted it wrapped.
I have been to restaurants that I have visited again simply because the staff was very accommodating. I cannot say that this is true about Charlie Browns Steakhouse. One of the things that I did like about the service at Charlie Browns Steakhouse is that they did prepare our food in a very timely manner. I do not think that it was even fifteen minutes before both of our plates had arrived to the table.
If I eat at Charlie Browns Steakhouse again, which is very doubtful, due to the quality of the food, I would not order the chicken fingers platter. My boyfriend did enjoy his steak, though he will admit that he has had much better steaks before. I would recommend Charlie Browns Steakhouse to people who want something that is conveniently located in Allentown, Pennsylvania that also has decent service.