beth0407 on Citysearch
11 years ago
04/19/2011, 05:18 AM
Worst Food In My Entire Life – First of all, if I could give less than one star, I would. My husband and I had been wanting to try Byram's Lobster House for a little while now, and yesterday we decided to go ahead and try it. The waiter was relatively friendly, I'll give them that.
The entire restaurant was coated in some kind of filth. On all of their decorations there is a noticeable layer of dust and cobwebs. On the table, there was some type of crumbs. I guess they don't clean the tables between uses. We declined an appetizer, after reading another review about the $90 appetizer I'm sure glad we did.
For drinks, my husband and I both ordered sweet tea. It tasted absolutely vile. My husband said "I think this is leftover dishwater". It truly could have been, if you count the FLY that was floating in my husband's glass.
I ordered a meal consisting of shrimp, steak, and chicken - for $19.95. My husband ordered "surf and turf" - for $34.95. His food looked relatively normal. He ate it all so I guess it was fine. My food however, was terrible. I ordered the steak medium. It came out raw. It wasn't even rare, semi-cooked, a "little" undercooked, or trying to imitate having been on the grill whatsoever. They put spices on a raw piece of meat and threw it on a plate. I sent it back, and it came out less than 5 minutes later. I know it takes more than 5 minutes to take a steak from raw to medium.
The second time, the steak was BARELY in between rare and med. rare. I can usually tolerate med. rare so I tried to eat it. There's no way I was sending it back a second time, I've heard too many horror stories about food that gets sent back. No doubt that with the low quality of this restaurant, it would have been one of those stories.
The side baked potato was not good, and I ordered it with butter and sour cream. Apparently they don't carry butter in their restaurant since I got sour cream and that's it. The lettuce to the salad was a bit wilty.
The bill came and we didn't even get an apology for the terrible food, the fly in the drink, or anything. Most restaurants will give you a % off of your order, or a free meal, or SOMETHING, if the food is disgusting, or if you encounter vermin in something that you have ingested. This place didn't really care at all about minor things like sanitation or customer service. Or really about even getting customers to come back. Our bill was incredibly too high for the quality of the restaurant and food. We would have been better off going to McDonald's. It would have tasted better.
Today, I woke up with vomiting and "the other" issue as well. I probably encountered food poisoning from their nasty food and undercooked (raw) steak. This place sucks. I've made sure to let everyone I saw today know how awful this nasty place is.
Do NOT go here. Unless you're into paying way too much for food poisoning.
P.S. Another review said "bring the family". I wonder when they figured that half naked statues of Greek goddesses were family appropriate. I would never bring my 6 year old there to be asked "Why is that woman not wearing clothes?"