Although I did not stay overnight at the Dougherty hotel, my daughter treated me to dinner on July 3rd in the evening. We had an excellent server! I ordered a full slab of spare rib dinner and was very disappointed and should have sent it back, but I ended up having them boxed up and I brought home (3 hours away) for my husband to eat. The ribs were not baby back ribs like I had presumed they would be; they were tough and they were stringy, so I ate the French fries and the side salad and that was my meal along with an appetizer. I was very disappointed and the price of the rib dinner was $30. I hope they get some better ribs on stock .
I am leaving a 5* Review based on the food which was Excellent!!!!! The hotel is outdated however, it was clean and the staff are friendly. almost didn't come here based on the low reviews and also the 3.5 stars. However, upon further inspection of the online Menu it was worth a visit because I was staying overnight through Father's Day and my husband wanted a brunch Buffett. I must admit I was very disappointed that they do not do a Father's Day Prime Rib Buffett as they go for Mother's Day. Oddly Nobody does within a 50 mile radius? so I will not fault them for that. My husband and I travel quite frequently and search for Restaurants with either scratch kitchen items or unique items that we would normally not find at our local places. We chose the Lamb Stew because the Lamb is locally sourced and it's not something we've seen on a menu previously. The bread bowl was an in house made Irish soda bread and was fabulous. Also. We chose the Greek salad and added on the homemade Gyro meat with homemade Greek dressing. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised by both meals. Furthermore, if you're ever in the area I highly recommend stopping in and give them a try. For the unique items on the menu. I will be back to try the Rueben next:)
Although I didn?t have the pleasure of actually staying at the Doherty Hotel, I went and visited the rooms and other parts of the hotel. The ambience was amazing! Seeing the rooms that were from the 20s, you felt like you had stepped back in time. I loved the feeling I had while I was in that hotel! That in itself is priceless! Hopefully, I will get to stay there next year when we make the trip! I would love to stay in the old part. I?m from Indiana, and to me it?s very reminiscent of our historic hotels, French Lick and West Baden. The staff was so accommodating and friendly! I immediately felt like a welcomed old friend! Thank you so much for the tour! It made my weekend! I will definitely be returning to stay!
EVERY employee we talked to was so friendly and personable. The rooms really need updating but the bed was so comfy. The food was excellent!!!!! Salad bar was clean and fresh. I will definitely be back for dinner again as well as renting a room for the night.
I am just reviewing the bar and restaurant part, We did not have a good experience especially on st. Patrick's day, some workers were rude, you can clearly see that they were underpaid and overworked, when we got our wrist band at the gate after showing ID, the bartender was very rude to my wife asking if she was old enough to drink, when she showed her wrist band, she didn't give her the drink until she showed her the ID, then what was the point of wrist bands? She was very rude, not coordinated enough with workers? we were like we are not coming back here, then we went right across the street to the timeout tavern and the workers were so friendly and respectful, and we were like yes thats the service we were looking for.
This was for the Easter Dinner. Horrible. Our server was hardly ever seen. When we did catch her. It took 5 minutes or more for her to return. She was never really seen in the dining hall. So unless she?s taking tables at the bar or other side, she couldn?t be accounted for. Heck she couldn?t even ask how our Easter was going. Me being a server myself, I wasn?t pleased at all.
Review is for the restaurant. Save yourself some time & pain & go across the street to Timeout Tavern. The beer & soda is all flat (the bartenders say it?s fine tho!) & the food is subpar, fried chicken came out wet & falling apart. Menu does not match what is online, just honestly avoid this place.
The wait staff at the restaurant was great, everyone was friendly. The bar seems like a local spot where the bartenders know who you are. The food has room for improvement, the salad bar has no meat included and is not fresh. There is one soup sitting out on the soup and salad bar, but two other soups were available upon request. The atmosphere was laid back with many open tables on a Saturday night, probably attracts an older crowd. The decor needs to be updated, it probably was never updated since it was opened.
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