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Am I crazy/cheap? (Jacksontown OH)

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Am I crazy/cheap? (Jacksontown OH)

Diane in Bexley | Jul 28, 2008 09:14 AM

After many, many years of patronizing Clark's Dining Room in Jacksontown, OH (Rts 13 & 40) we made another visit last evening on our way home from a day trip to the Hocking Hills. They serve a choice of one of 3 items (fried chicken, steak, ham) family style dinners with all the fixins' including homemade pie.for a set price. For a million years, this has been a "go-to" place for our family for fried chicken. Last night was a particular occasion because of high price gas, we haven't been doing lots of weekend day trips. Anyway, there were 3 of us and they brought out the salad which was fine, then the big platter of chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, corn, green beans. Frankly, the chicken was REALLY dry and salty. I commented on this to the waitress, who just shrugged her shoulders. I was unable to take more than 2-3 bites of my chicken breast, it was awful. I requested a single chicken thigh, thinking that dark meat couldn't be as dry as this stuff. Well, I was right, the thigh was perfect (obviously another batch). When the bill came, there was a $1.75 charge for the extra thigh or about 15% of the total meal price. My teenage daughter, always horrified if DH or I complain, absolutely wouldn't let me discuss the charge with the restaurant owner when we left. However, when he inquired as to what we thought of dinner, I did say the white meat was bone dry. We left the leftovers as no one wanted the bad chicken and only white meat was left. We know the owner fairly well. Am I crazy and cheap? I really don't think they should have charged us for a little chicken thigh, given the circumstances. Am I making something over nothing? The rest of my family thinks I am nuts. Please comment, thanks!

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