by iluvdatiger on 2/21/12
Our group of 6 went to Mannings on Saturday for lunch. We walked in at about 11:00, no later than 11:15 and the hostess asked us if we had reservations. I looked around at the half empty restaurant and said, "No, do we need one?" She looked at another hostess who kinda gave a huff and they began discussing where they could seat us. I guess for future reference, you all need to make reservations for lunch at Mannings.
Moving on, waitress comes to table and one person asks for diet coke. They don't carry coke products. Another person asks for draft beer. They don't offer draft beer. I ordered a rum and coke, which was strong but that is fine by me. Another person ordered the bloody mary, which looked really good!
Micro-chopped Chicken Cobb Salad-pretty presentation and crazy tasty. great portion.
Fried Green Tomato Bacon & Salad-she liked it but wished there was more of it.
Beer & Cheese Bisque-this was good. must love bacon.
Roasted Chicken-was just ok.
Gumbo-was just ok
Mac&Cheese-was really good, looks more like spagetti.
Archie Burger-gave it a 4 out 10.
Blackened Chicken ceasar salad-she didn't realize that blackened meant the lettuce would be burned, so this was a thumbs down for her.
Spinach Salad-small portion perfect for a side salad, nice worchestershire honey vinaigrette
The overall ranking on this restaurant would be a 5 out of 10. It was way too expensive for a lunch at a sports bar. The Pepsi products were another strike, as well as no draft beer. Service was fine, but probably won't be back to eat any food. Maybe watch a game and drink, but that's about it.
Very nice sports bar with plenty of tvs and a nice atmosphere
by paulie on 2/18/12
We were seated comfortably near the large screen projector tv. I had a cup of the chicken andouille gumbo and the cast iron catfish for my entree. The portion size for the gumbo was adequate with a medium brown roux and a good bit of meat in the gumbo. However, it was a bit too salty for my taste. The catfish was just ok in my opinion and the vegetables were served julienne style so the portion was very small. I would have left hungry if I had only ordered the catfish / vegetables. On the other hand, the fried green tomatoes and shrimp remoulade salad my fiancee had was a rather large dish. I was able to get a bite or two of her dish and wished I had ordered that instead of the catfish. Overall a pleasant experience there. Saw Archie in the back room. This was on a Saturday night.