Since there are 6 of us, we thought we'd look at 6 different aspects of restaurants and experiences in and around Lubbock. Here it goes:
Located on the north side of Lubbock in a strip mall off of 4th and Loop 289, Preston says, "it's hooked up with a lot of other stores so that we can get a bunch of stuff done or stop to eat when we are running errands."
On the inside it's sports themed and according to Clayton, "the posters on the wall are cool, especially the ones of local kids and teams." With about 5 TV's any where you look, it's a pretty cool place to go. We arrived at about 5:30pm and there was only one other table occupied, but by the time we left there were quite a few tables full of families.
"You can tell that they like kids here," noticed Addison, "because they have color sheets and crayons. The color sheets were full of activities like a word search, a word scramble and counting games. The pictures and stuff were about school being out, which was neat because we are out of school now.
In addtion to the multiple TV's mounted from the celing, there is also a small game room with a racing game, a shooting game and two prize games for entertainment. There
were plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied until the meal arrived.
The menu choices are varied from fish and chips to salads, burgers and wraps. The guys shared an appetizer combo and an order of chicken wings. My mother and I both chose to try a salad, a southwestern and a shrimp salad.
The kids menu is on the back of the main menu as pictured below, with more choices than most family oriented resturants. Addison choose to have the macaroni and cheese and each kids meal comes with a side dish choice and a cookie. Choices of sides are anything from a fruit cup or broccoli to cole slaw or curly fries.
The food arrived shortly and was seasoned and flavorful. The salads were fresh and the pieces of vegetables and chicken were bite sized, which was nice, those salads at some other places with huge awkward pieces are just, well - awkward. There were 3 dressing choices with my salad and 2 skewers full of shrimp with my mothers.
Addison ate every bite of her kids meal. The boys even tried the broccoli, the side choice with the chicken wings, with some Ranch dressing. "I really didn't want to try it," said Clayton, "but once I did it wasn't that bad." All of the food - even the broccoli - was quite tasty.
The price for the meals are quite reasonable for the amount and quality of food, about $5-10 per meal.
We chose to eat at Beef O'Bradys tonight because we purchased a Groupon for 50% off our ticket. When you cash in Groupon deals it feels like you are really saving some big money, even though you've already paid a portion of the bill. When the tab comes and you only owe $10 or so, it's a great feeling! And my kitchen is still clean too -
They have a punch card for lunch - buy 6, get the 7th free.
The wait staff was friendly, but not overly attentive. The food did not arrive all at once to the table. After asking for some appetizer plates, I had to get up and go ask again. They were helpful is splitting checks and helping with using the Groupon.
We appreciate when restaurant managers come by to check on the tables, to make sure that everything is going well. Even more than that, we appreciate when managers and owners are active in giving back to the community. Beef O'Bradys is pleased to partner with organizations around the South Plains by providing cards that when presented while paying out offers 10% of the check back to the organization.
Overall the kids give Beef O'Bradys an A for the Tv's and games, plus the good, fun food for kids