After three attempts to enjoy something at Golden State, I'm over it. I live very close and was really hoping it would be good or at least decent, but no. They may have good beer and scoops ice cream, but neither redeems the mediocrity they deliver food wise.
First visit I didn't bother ordering because there were no available seats and the place was crawling with loud rambunctious children. Second visit I had the burger and fries. Small disappointing burger, not cooked as ordered, crumbly bun, under cooked fries and bad curry catsup. Today I tried the hot dogs. Like the previous visits, the room is way too loud and again, kids running around unchecked.
I ordered the spicy frank with kraut and grilled onions with a cucumber salad and the italian with peppers and onions with a cabbage slaw. They arrived and the first thing I noticed was how small the buns are, the franks are small and the toppings are small. The sides are big. The spicy frank was totally dry, over cooked, hard on the ends. The italian had no fennel/anise/garlic flavor or any other flavor that you'd expect from a sausage called italian. it seemed more like a bad veggy concoction. It too was dry and over cooked. I tried the "hot" mustard, expecting something like colemans, but no more heat than Frenches. The cucumber salad was lame. tasted like it was dressed with only oil. no seasoning, no acidity, bland. The slaw was very under dressed, dry, under seasoned and tasted more of bell pepper, or something. just bad. The two bad hotdogs were $15 plus tax. The guy at the counter asked me how everything was. I told him it was very disappointing and I told him why. He was very nice and apologetic and asked if there was any way he could make it up to me. I said no. I already ate the food so I wouldn't think of asking for a refund and since six out of six items I tried off their menu were very poor, I saw no point in asking for something else since the kitchen and I clearly have different ideas about what is acceptable for good food. I wont be back.
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