A couple of coworkers and I stopped by Jake's Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham on Moody Street yesterday for lunch while in Waltham for training. Overall I wasn't too impressed, but I'm open to hoping it was an off-day.
It seemed like we were bothering the staff by being there at all. Our waiter got everything right, but had the personality of a stone.
The sandwiches come with baked beans & cole slaw. They charge you $2.00 for *any* substitutions on the sides, of which I swapped cole slaw for mashed potatos. When the food got there, it was insulting to look at what you just paid $2.00 for. The sides came in souffle cups about the same size as you see nurses handing pills out in nursing homes. $2.00 for that? Excuse me while I throw back my baked bean & mashed potato shot.
The beans were ok, nothing to right home about. The mashed potatos a little dry yet flavorful.
My pulled pork was ho-hum. It was kind of dry and without any substantial flavor itself. I got the hot sauce on the side when offered house, sweet, or hot because I didn't notice the squeeze bottle of hot on the table. I kind of wish I got either of the other two as the hot sauce was literally just that, hot with no flavor. One of my coworkers who grows his own peppers and makes some of his own stuff also got the hot sauce and agreed it neeeded more flavor. Had I gotten the house or sweet sauce I'd of mixed them for some more flavor in the sandwich.
Our other coworker got the burnt end sandwich and said it was just ok, but had enough fatty peices in it to make him say he'd try something else the next time.
Ok so did we hit a good place on an off day, should you never go there for Lunch on Thu/Fri when they open at 11:30, or is it just not that great all the time? I was kind of hoping for better and would try it again if you folks tell me it is worth it.