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Old 12-08-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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How's the new Beantown cafe in Ballantyne? I visited the one in Matthews and wondering if it's better than that one.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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The Matthews location feels more like a pub, while the one in the Fountains has a sports bar feel. Depends on what you prefer, I suppose.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The food is passable. The service varies from passable to lousy. I know a coworker who went there 2 weekends ago and said later that he wouldn't go back if you paid him. The same weekend, we went and had decent (not excellent) service.

It's a great concept, and well managed it would be very popular, but they don't know how to train (or keep, I guess) good wait staff and if you just want average pub food, there are a million other, more interesting locations (Fox & Hound in Ballantyne springs to mind).
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: weddington
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The food is passable. The service varies from passable to lousy.
We went several weekend ago for the Harvard/Yale Game and had the same experience. Describing the food as passable is being kind.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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Nothing great. Only good for Yanks vs Sox games.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's just ok, not great. The food is average. I like Hickory Tavern much better
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I won't go to Beantown because they don't use Heinz Ketchup. If they skimp on the quality of the ketchup how can I trust anything else there?
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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I find the food ok but the service is indeed spotty. I only go because me and our friends have the restaurant.com coupons, which make the meal cheap.
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