This used to be one of our very favorite places to go, starting about four years ago after the rebuild. Pleasant servers, although never quite "quick". Menu was a bit limited due to the small kitchen, but what was served was dependably decent. Three nights a week there was tasteful live music. But the live bands got louder and louder. We started figuring out which nights they did not have live music. But now there are none!
Before, you'd get a server right away and wait to be served, eat, pay, and leave. Now, it's common to sit 15 minutes before anybody notices you...then they clean the table and leave again for ten minutes. When you finally get served, you go on ignore again - nobody coming round to ask "more beer?" or "ready for your check?".
The last time we went there, they had a musician. One. Not a band. One. Playing blues on a steel guitar. I love that stuff. But the moment I cracked the door open, my ears bled and were in pain. We didn't even bother to go in. Another couple came up after us and did the same thing. We thought of sitting on the outside patio, but it was painful out there, too.
The food used to be fairly dependable, but often now it's greasy and the quality varies from shift to shift.
It's as if they had new management that is trying to court a new clientele that just doesn't care about service and quality and somehow they expect...a dedicated crowd that wants to go deaf?
Maybe OK for lunch, but I work during the day, and could never take enough time out for their slow service.
Pros: Rustic atmosphere in the country
Cons: Live music WAY too loud, food and service declining