Sunday, September 7, 2008

Claim Jumper: Filet Mignon & Australian Lobster Tail ($70.00) Rating: 7

Mark Lim - How can the ugliest sea monster on Earth have the most delicious tail? The answer is: Butter. Lots and lots of butter. Slathered like sunscreen on a pale old woman at the beach. Mmm...

Last night I ate at a Claim Jumpers and if you don't have one in your area the quality is a few steps above T.G.I. Fridays and a couple below that restaurant where they kick you out for wearing sandals and greet you by saying, "Heeeelllleeeooooowww".

I started the meal off with Parmesan Onion Rings the size of dog collars:


I guess I only have fast food onion rings to compare them to but these were pretty awesome.


The lobster tail looked like it had popped right out of an infected alien host:


It was really good. I love lobster. Normally I go to these places with the tiny little lobster tails sliced in half but this one was plump and pillow like. It rocked.


Enjoying my tasty meal.


The Filet Mignon wasn't very good. I had it Medium Rare and the meat didn't have that meaty-goodness flavor. I was actually disappointed.


The Potato Cakes were killer. They were flaky and soft at the same time and had a terrific sauce. They saved my meal.


I ended dinner with a Sundae served in a schooner. Horrible. It was the weirdest tasting ice cream I've had. Half of it was whipped cream and chocolate sauce. No good. Avoid if you ever eat here.

Claim Jumper - Filet Mignon & Australian Lobster Tail + Onion Rings:
Taste ------------ (7) Lobster was great, Filet Mignon wasn't
Presentation ---(8) It was pretty to look at
Price ------------- (3) $70.00 - Expensive
Availability ----- (6) 45 Restaurants around the country
Quantity --------- (7) Lobster was big, steak was small
Satisfaction ----- (8) Pants unbuckling satisfaction

Rating: 7 out of 10

There was about an hour wait before I was seated but the good service made up for it. Decent meal overall but would have been an amazing one if it were $10 bucks cheaper.
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