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Damn Yankee (Harrogate)
Member Name: skooby89
Damn Yankee (Harrogate)
Advantages: A nice place for a cheap family meal out
Disadvantages: Service has declined but hopefully not permanently
Ok so I've lived in Harrogate all my life, i'm 22 years old and must of been going to the dam yankee for the past 10 years... Standards have gone up and down and the place has had a few make overs but all in all it has always been a great place for family and friend's to grab a bite to eat.
We go every year on christmas eve to have a get together with extended family and close friends we wont see on christmas day itself and we have no intention to go elsewhere. Dont get me wrong its not the perfect place to take somebody on a first date or a special anniversary but for a family get together, birthday or just if you dont fancy cooking that night.... it's great, the staff are friendly, there's a nice atmosphere, the food is usually plentiful and to a good standard... there has been the odd occasion when its been below par but it isnt a 5* restaurant and 9/10 its great. Plus its very reasonably priced and you do get a good sized portion for your money.
Obviously i'm not there every day, i maybe eat there twice a year... and i have heard a few people saying that they havent enjoyed their evenings and that the food and service has been poor... I have noticed the whole place is staffed by very young people, even the 'chefs', so it may be a lack of leadership that has lead to the place getting worse reviews lately... who knows.
They have a lunchtime menu which has similar items to the evening menu but with jacket potatoes added in... You basically have a choice from steaks and burgers... there are a few other options, a few mexican dishes and a salad or two but if you're not a big far of the fore-mentioned steaks and burgers this probably isnt the place for you.
I however do like a good steak (am also partial to the scooby snack burger... DOUBLE EVERYTHING plus CHILLI!) and am also partial to reasonable prices :) therefore this restaurant gets the thumbs up from me! its not perfect but neither am i.
Food - Good
Price - Good
Service - Average
Atmosphere - Good
I will say that there are a few steps to get in and i dont recall any other means of entry so wheelchair uses may struggle but they may have alternative access elsewhere on site...
Summary: Not bad for what it is :)