St. Paul >Food & Dining > Chatterbox Pub
800 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN | Directions 5511644.917234 -93.187192
Do they train the floor staff? – Yes, I was sat within the first 5 minutes of standing at the door. It wasn't a busy lunch, there was maybe 8 tables filled in the whole place.
My soup and salad was returned to the kitchen TWICE before coming out correctly.
My server had the demeanor of Eeyor.
I Give Up – In spite of all of the negative feedback I hear about this place, I WANT to like them. Have visited 3 times.
First time. Totally underwhelmed by menu. Finally ordered something like Chile. Disappointed. Diet Pepsi did not taste like anything resembling soda. Hint to wait staff. When customer requests "no ice", they are requesting that no (none, zero) ice be placed in glass containing said beverage. As opposed to speaking a series of words without meaning.
Second time. Waited to be seated for about 10 minutes. Could not locate anyone who seemed to be employed by restaurant. There were few customers. I figured I must have missed the "close at 7:00 P.M." sign. It was after all 7:15 or so. Left. Went to restaurant with more traditional approach to serving customers.
Third time. Got a hankerin' for some "Sunday Brunch" fare. Looked online. Saw they served brunch until 2. Headed out. Arrived around 1:35. Sat almost immediately. Ordered "Diet Pepsi/Coke-no ice from person seating me. Waited around 10 minutes for server to bring beverage and take order. Asked if it was too late to partake of brunch buffet. After a few minutes of anguished explanation that I could do so "at my own risk" and, "maybe you could take several plates and 'load up'" but there was "no guarantee" the buffet would be fully stocked, a manager came to inform waiter that they "had to pull the buffet right at 2". I apologized for causing a problem and ordered (an item from the buffet) off the menu. By now, it was around 1:50 anyway. During the 20 minutes I waited for my order. Numerous people made trips to the mystery buffet area and returned with plates filled with buffet fare. The 1/4" inch high "Mile High Frittata" was overpowered by the Chipotle Sauce (from Subway?) covering. The hash(dark)browns were quadruple seasoned with pepper or similar substance.
Luckily, my bathroom is around 5 minutes from the restaurant. Had it been 5:05, I would have had an unfortunate accident. By the way, when a customer specifies "no ice"............
Not As Good As Used To Be – Have not been there for awhile, last time was really good but the last two trips have been awful. Food has come out cold (gotten more expensive) and the service was just so-so. Used to be very clean and neat and time has not being kind to the place. Hope they can get back to being a fun place soon!
Unique Fun Place – A fun, interesting place to hangout. The place has both the young and the nearing old. The brewed beer is good and a variety of options are offered.
Its a great place to hangout.
review – Great service. Lots of games. The food was good and priced write.acomidations for large groups are great.
Games are Cool – The Chatterbox is an all right place. It's got games and trendy decor. I'm not a big fan of the food though. It was also trendy but pretty disappointing. I would recommend this place as a nice spot to just hang out, though not to get a drink as they have a limited wine and beer selection, so come thirsty for soda pop and gaming.
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