Restaurant Review TA Pennsylvania
This "Restaurant Review TA Pennsylvania Harrisburg" is
review of the Country Pride restaurant at the TA (TravelCenters of
in Harrisburg, PA, USA, based upon our
expectations of what a restaurant that caters to professional truck
drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like -- as well as our
own preferences in foodstuffs. This facility is also known as the
Harrisburg Travel Center.
Location: TA Stopping
Harrisburg, PA, I-81, exit 77
Overall facility: Restaurant Review
main buffet is on the four sides of a single rectangle with a hot bar
and desserts on one
long side, the salad bar on the other long side, and soups on
one short side.
- Another hot bar, which we
didn't even notice until after we were done eating, was over near a
- Diners may order from the
- This was a lunch meal for
Pros: Restaurant Review TA
- There was plenty of just
everything on the bars when we came through.
- Mike ate fried
chicken, barbeque pork ribs, cooked broccoli, rice, boiled red
potatoes, a salad, orange gelatin and pineapple upside down cake.
ate baked chicken, barbeque pork ribs, cooked
broccoli, cooked cauliflower, green beans, carrots, boiled red
potatoes, macaroni and cheese, a salad, and a piece of chocolate cake.
- Our waitress, Yvonne,
friendly and outgoing. Mike asked for extra napkins during his initial
and Yvonne provided them. She also brought more napkins upon Mike's
request after he ate ribs and needed them to wipe his hands.
- We agree that the
barbeque pork ribs had a good flavor.
- The salad bar featured
fresh spinach, slightly more mature than "baby spinach."
was chocolate cake available on the bar.
Cons: Restaurant Review TA
- The cooked broccoli had obvious
yellow buds or flowerettes on top, a sign of either age or leaving
it in the refrigerator too long.
- The cooked cauliflower
displayed dark discoloration on top, a sign of age. It was also
- There was no cottage cheese on
the salad bar.
felt that our used plates could have been taken away more quickly. They
were actually taken away by another employee, a man, who wheeled out a
cart from the back.
- Mike's order of water with
lemon was filled with one glass each of water with three wedges of
lemon floating on top (not put on the top lip of the glass).
- Our drink glasses were never
refilled during our meal. Since this happened, two wedges of lemon in
each glass went to waste as there was no additional water to squeeze a
- In order to use TA RoadKing
Club points to help pay for the meal, Mike had to go get a "voucher"
from the kiosk and then return to the cashier. This was senseless as
the restaurant should have been able to accept the points directly off
the RoadKing Club card.
Overall grade for this
facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the
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