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Old 05-31-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Shoney's is planning to build a new restaurant in Sabraton to replace the worn out one in Star City, which is located on land owned by The University. In a new strategy, they will be offering beer and wine at the new location...

Article - Shoney’s hopes to open location in Sabraton
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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That is a ways away from the original Shoney's, but Shoney's fans will certainly drive anywhere in town as long as they have that option. Plus this location will pick up a few more highway customers than the other one did. The dunkin will be a nice add as well. Having lived the past year with a Dunkin literally less than 5 mins away, and 20 others within a 20 mile radius, I now know the greatness of living near one.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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1) I figured shoneys would close its doors before opening a new location. 2) shoneys is disgusting.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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1) I figured shoneys would close its doors before opening a new location. 2) shoneys is disgusting.
I do think the new concept has promise. It will be similar to a NYC area diner.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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1) I figured shoneys would close its doors before opening a new location. 2) shoneys is disgusting.
Think of it as charity that they'll put their money into a nice, new restaurant building, and eventually vacate due to lack of interest, allowing a real restaurant to open up for a low price.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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That is a ways away from the original Shoney's, but Shoney's fans will certainly drive anywhere in town as long as they have that option. Plus this location will pick up a few more highway customers than the other one did. The dunkin will be a nice add as well. Having lived the past year with a Dunkin literally less than 5 mins away, and 20 others within a 20 mile radius, I now know the greatness of living near one.
20 Dunkin's in a 20 mile radius? I'd imagine that to be an area with a real weight issue. I think it's fair to say that is high fat saturation.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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I remember when the old Shoney's in Bridgeport closed and a new one off Emily Drive in Clarksburg was built. The Clarksburg location was very nice and it stayed fairly busy. It eventually closed down a couple of years ago.

I visited my brother over in Belpre, OH and we went to the Shoney's in Parkersburg for dinner a few weeks ago. It was remodeled and the food and service improved a lot.

I've never been to the Star City Shoney's. I always thought it looked kind of drab stuck back behind that Econo Lodge hotel. Hopefully the new one in Sabraton will work out.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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The new twist is they will be offering alcoholic drinks. That makes it more like the New York/New Jersey type diners that are highly successful in those areas. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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The new twist is they will be offering alcoholic drinks. That makes it more like the New York/New Jersey type diners that are highly successful in those areas. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
Sounds like Shoneys is going to try a new twist and keep up with the times. I wish the. Good luck an dhope this works out.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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My husband and I went to the new Shoneys yesterday...6/18/14... for dinner. It was the absolute worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant. The floors were so greasy that we and other customers could not walk without our feet wanting to slide out from underneath us as if walking on solid ice. We ordered the Country Fried Steak dinner which came with the Salad, Soup & Fruit Bar. The Soup containers at the bar were near empty (and remained that way our entire stay even though the waitress told us they were heating up more soup) and the soups looked like they had been there way to long with a crust formed over the top of them. The Ranch Salad Dressing we both got for our salads was watered down to the point it tasted like little more than water and the Country Fried Steak they served us was a very small, thin, nasty tasting substance that we were sure was not real meat and it and our instant mashed potatoes might have had a total of 2 tablespoons of nasty gravy slapped on them. The iced tea my husband ordered tasted like we would imagine dirty dishwater would taste. And last but not least the ladies restroom was nasty dirty.

When paying our bill at the register I asked the cashier "Don't you see all of these people here sliding all over the floor trying to walk without breaking their necks?" She said "Yes I do, we have to wear a good gripping shoe to walk on these floors ourselves". That explained to us why the employees were not sliding around as bad to get where they needed to go. Then she preceded to explain that it was the humidity in the restaurant that was causing the slippery floors. My first thought was this...."How do you have a humidity problem in a place that is air conditioned and quite chilly due to the air conditioning?" And if it was really a humidity problem wouldn't a descent restaurant want to resolve that problem before someone gets hurt? We have been to many restaurants and never had such a bad experience as the new Shoneys was. We have never ever written a review before good or bad about anything but we left the new Sabraton, WV Shoneys with empty stomachs vowing to warn others...do not waste your money on that place!!!! And consider what the kitchen could possibly look like if they do not care about possibly being sued when someone likely breaks their neck etc etc !!!! Yuck!!!!
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