Over the past couple years my husband and I have dined at Sal?s approximately once a month on Wednesday for the walleye special. Our general experience is that the food and/or service is inconsistent . But we have continued to come, hoping for the best. After our last experience we may not bother again.
We came with a friend, hoping it would be one of the better nights. It was not. We arrived at around 8 PM, thinking this was not cutting it too close. The service was not the worst ever, but certainly not stellar. The problem seemed to be in the kitchen. Our initial serving of walleye was pretty small. My husband and friend had to get three re-fills; the portions were so small they were joking about getting sunfish fillets. We initially got tartar sauce, but when we requested more were informed that they were out.
We were aware the kitchen closed at 9 and did not tarry. Nonetheless, it was 9 PM by the time we left. About 8:45 several waitresses came out and started slamming chairs on the tables throughout the entire room, including the tables right next to ours. Were they in such a hurry to get home they couldn?t wait until we were gone? My husband forgot his hat, so we had to return about 9:30 and I noticed one or more waitresses sitting at the bar.
I wrote a letter to the owner and got no response. It must be nice that they have so many patrons that they can afford to get rid of a few.