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Olney Ale House - Grrrrrrr!

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Olney Ale House - Grrrrrrr!

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Sean D | | Jun 21, 2009 04:46 PM

We recently ate at the Olney Ale House and I must say that it was a massive disappointment.

The quality of everything was so-so. The beef stew was salty, sour, had very little beef, and the veggies had the appearance of being cooked at least one day before. The ribs were stringy and had this acrid, overly potent sauce on them. The famous molasses oatmeal bread wasn't very fresh. The server was inept. He forgot to bring the salad that came with the entree. I reminded him...and then he forgot it again.

Worst of all, they have a side item listed as "Homemade Potato Chips". (They cost something like $3.25 per serving.) When they were brought out, it appeared that they were nothing more than bagged potato chips, poured onto a plate. I've had fresh potato chips before and these were just, plain fake! (Not a hint of potato skin, hot frying oil, or fresh preparation.)

Oh yeah...this place ain't cheap! A pathetic rack of ribs - $18.95, the beef stew (a small bowl, side salad, and two skimpy slices of brown bread) - $13.95. With a couple of soft drinks and the fake potato chips, the bill was almost $40.

Beware of this place!

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