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Overland cafe - review/Happy hour deals

Sunshine Girl | Jan 14, 2005 12:24 PM

Okay, so dinner at the Overland Cafe.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I read in small print on the menu that Happy Hour is every night (I'm not positive that includes weekends), and that ALL beers (including some microbrews, Duvel, other imports, as well as the standard american beers) are all $2.50, and that the house wines are also $2.50 (did not ask what the house wines are). Sorry, but paying $2.50 for a Belgian beer makes me very happy.
Also, all appetizers are only $5.00. While we didn't order appetizers, the menu included such things as corn and green chile tamales, calamari, crab cakes, bruschetta, etc.

For dinner, my dining partner ordered the Chicken Penne, with sundried tomato garlic sauce with mushrooms, spinach and shallots. Very generous
portion size, served with a side salad (nothing special there), but she loved the pasta and had ample for leftovers. Cost was $11.95, I think.
I ordered the Mojito chicken served with plantains, black beans and rice. Love plantains. The chicken was okay - not as flavorful as I had hoped, and served with a heaping amount of sauteed onions, which seemed
to detract from the chicken. That was also $11.95, and I'll be having the leftovers for my lunch.

We skipped dessert, but they did look quite tasty.

I had looked at the website prior to dinner, and noticed that I was eligible for one of the 15% discounts. Definitely see if you can get your hands on anything for the discount.

All told, we had 1 beer, 2 side salads served with our entrees, and 2 very large entrees, and our total before tip was $23.83. Our server was delightful, very attentive, and I thought the place quite charming.

Additionally, they have a Sunday brunch special, where if you purchase one of their brunch entrees, you can pay $4.99 for all you can drink champagne. Not too shabby.

I'll definitely be back. While I wouldn't give the food 5 stars or say it's the best food you'll ever eat, for the price and the setting, I thought it all quite reasonable, quite tasty, and made for a nice night out.

Link: http://www.overlandcafe.com

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