Did I mention service was vile? After being dragged to the 'legendary' Cotton Bottom, I only agreed to go because the garlic burger was 'the best' available anywhere according to my friends. They will have their karmic reward for misleading me so egregiously. I met them after a morning cycle jaunt--they on their Harley's, me in my trusty Volvo. Place was fairly busy & has a suitably 'dive' vibe. Loads of beer signs, rank smell of stale spilled beer, Pinesol, and ciggy smoke. Our server came to take drink orders & then disappeared permanently. We never saw her again. Another server went to get our 'lost' drinks & returned quickly with the wrong order. We re-ordered & 18 minutes later, we were served our drinks. We detained the waiter to order food---garlic burgers all around. 20 min. later, no food. We snagged our waiter who was cheerfully chatting w/an adjacent table and asked where was our food? The look on his face indicated he's a) forgotten to pick up our order b) never placed our order c) was from another planet and didn't speak our language! Total of 30 min to get our grub. Eons in restaurant time, tho I can barely call this dirty dingy joint a restaurant. Fries were frozen & greasy, totally gross. The burger was on a big cottony bun that took all the moisture from your mouth & you had to take a swig with every bite just to wash down the dry mass. Meat was dry, gristly, had zero garlic flavor, or any flavor but that of stale grease. Cooked extra-extra well done in spite of requesting medium rare. Wilted brown lettuce, mushy tomato---save your money, time & karmic energy, this place isn't worth the effort. When we explained to our waiter--when he finally reappeared to present the unrequested check--that the burgers were inedible, he told us 'everyone else likes them!', made a big deal of asking the manager if he could take them off the bill. Awful service, food and atmosphere. How did anyone give this dump 5 stars?
Pros: I'm still trying to think of one
Cons: wretched service, awful food not worth eating even if you are starving