Living very close to this place I had such high hopes for it when it was opening a couple of years ago.
My friend and I went in and sat at the bar. We were pleased that someone brought some fine beers to Hellertown.
We ordered some starters. I don’t remember what at this point, but they were all bad. Not just bad, but horrible.
We moved on to the entrees. They were also very bad. I don’t remember what I ordered, but we both stronly disliked our meals. In addition the prices were just too high for the quality.
Went back several months later. A chef from the Melt had supposedly come over. Had some duck. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t worth the price. (It was over cooked).
Okay, so after many more months I thought I would stop in again and see how things have changed… considering some of the good reviews on this site.
Well folks, I have news for you. The beer is still great. And the food is still dreadful and over priced. I don’t know how the entrees are as I just settled for the Chicken sandwich and fries. (How can your screw that up, right?). Well it was pretty bad. With toppings… Mushrooms, Cheese and bacon it was $10. The chicken was tasteless. It was untrimmed and tough. It seemed like they steamed it.
I love to eat and I didn’t even eat half of the sandwich. Oh yeah, the fries are pretty bland as well.
Can I suggest that you please tenderize and/or marinate your chicken as well as trim it. It will go a long way.
I really want to come back, have a good beer or two and eat something that doesn’t make me want to scream.
Next time (if I get brave enough) maybe I’ll try the burger. You can’t screw up a burger, can you?
Folks, if you are considering this place give it a try, but if your luck is like mine, the next time you might want to try Ricardo’s Tavern House about 30 yards down the road. It is much cheaper and most of the food is great. Try their Steak Madrid, Fajita Enchilata, Cheese steak enchilata, etc. Look it isn’t Mexican as some would like, it is Hellertownican food… but it is good and priced very nicely.