Ky Depot Restaurant
Idontno

Danville, KY

#1 Jun 5, 2012
Is it just me or do others think that the Depot Rest. has gotten higher while giving smaller portions? My mother used to love to go there to eat but she can't hardly afford it anymore. Just a normal meal with 2 vegetables and a drink plus a tip will run one person $15.00. That is quite a lot for older people that are on a fixed-budget. I was excited when I saw that they were going to have a salad bar until I saw the price of it was something like $13.00; I don't think anyone charges that much for a salad bar/buffet in our area. I wish they weren't so high; it was our favorite place to go and sit down for a decent meal where it is clean and large enough to spread out, kick back and talk awhile with family and friends. Oh well, am I being ridiculous? What do you think?
datahaza

United States

#2 Jun 5, 2012
I agree their prices have gone up and the portions are smaller. We used to eat there at least once a week, but no anymore. Do they still have the large crowds for Sunday lunch?
numb nutz

Danville, KY

#3 Jun 5, 2012
Which one? Mckinney or Stanford. Mee and the wife used to go to Mckinney but they also went smaller and the food just seemed to get worse with time. If I wanted a happy meal I would have went to Mcdonalds.
for certain

Pikeville, KY

#4 Jun 6, 2012
I also agree with higher prices and smaller portions @ Ky. Depot!! We used to eat there on a regular basis, until one time, we decided to just order burgers, instead of a homecooked meal like usual. I ordered 3 deluxe cheeseburgers, 3 fries, 3 coleslaws, and 3 drinks, and paid $30.00 (plus a tip) for it!! Don't get me wrong, I don't care to pay that much for a good meal, but cheeseburgers....you have got to be kidding!!I said then, "never again" and we haven't!! It's a shame that it's so high because they have some of the best food in Lincoln Co.
Cry Me A River

Lexington, KY

#5 Jun 6, 2012
To paraphrase a popular kids movie, this village could use with a little less feeding. Smaller portions are a great idea!
FoodCritic

Lexington, KY

#6 Jun 7, 2012
I haven't tried the Bluebird in Stanford. Any suggestions?
Idontno

Newburgh, IN

#7 Jun 7, 2012
Cry Me A River wrote:
To paraphrase a popular kids movie, this village could use with a little less feeding. Smaller portions are a great idea!
It isn't a great idea if you are paying more and getting less!
Cry Me A River

Nicholasville, KY

#8 Jun 7, 2012
FoodCritic wrote:
I haven't tried the Bluebird in Stanford. Any suggestions?
Tried it a couple of days ago. California Wrap was the special that day. not sure if they have it every day or not. It was pretty good. The homemade chips that came with it were delicious. Not a bad price for good sandwich, chips and tap water - i got mine to go - 9.50 ish. Subway runs that much for a footlong, chips and drink. I'll pay a touch bit more for fresh anyday.
o well

Clay City, KY

#9 Jun 7, 2012
use to be my wife and i place of the week to eat but haven't been in the last 6 mo. due to the prices and believe me money has never been the object for me but what we got for 32.50 plus tip was a bit to much so we got to where we go to the farmer market and buy our veg. and go home and cook them but beware watch some of the market because they are some of them are useing the get rich quick method and charge you 3 prices for the thing you by so shop around to find the best prices .......
Stallins

United States

#11 Jun 17, 2012
In their defense, look around you. Everything is going up. They're paying more for it, so they have to charge more for it. Smaller portions? Well, maybe. Trying to figure out how to stay affordable and provide quality service is very difficult in this economy. They realize that raising prices might affect business, so they may curb portions to try and not raise prices even higher. It's only going to get worse people. It's not Ky Depot's fault. The time may, and probably will, come when Ky Depot will no longer be able to provide the quality of food that they do at a price that enough people around here can afford, and will either have to severely curb quality, or shut down.
local for 30 years

Nerinx, KY

#12 Jun 21, 2012
Their prices are too high and their quality has gone WAY down !
And, as for the Bluebird....went there once. It was OK, but way over priced for our small town. And, they had a counter full of baked goods sitting open ! ALL OF IT !.. and, they were NOT that busy !
lts

United States

#13 Jun 22, 2012
Hate it. Too high and the food all taste the same. Change ur oil more often. Gross. Lunch cost me and my husband $25-$30. We stopped going there about a year ago. They got to High and mighty for us little pee-ons. We also don't care to pay for a good meal, but get real.
eats out alot

Mount Sterling, KY

#14 Jun 22, 2012
Honestly, I have never thought it was that great. I've eaten there 6-8 times since it first opened. The only reason I went back was because it was something different than the "same old same old" and to see if maybe anything was different/if the food had improved. Every time I went in I was disappointed more than the last time I went in. Yes, it is WAY overpriced for what it is - fried chicken on the buffet every time I went in and canned vegetables......and I know because I've done some work for the owners before and had to go into the kitchen. Maybe the bigwigs in Stanford who have money to waste will pay to eat there but I stopped eating there a long time ago.
HonestyRegret

Lexington, KY

#17 Jun 22, 2012
Hope that there was improvement? Habit? but, maybe you're right. We shouldn't.
Newman

Prestonsburg, KY

#18 Jun 23, 2012
I have never been a big fan of the Depot and it is not because of the price, quality/quantity of food, or even service as all are excellent.

My biggest issue is that they have "homecooking". I love home cooked meals but since my grand mothers, my mother and mother-in-law, and my wife either were or still are excellent cooks, I see no reason to go out to eat and get the same type cooking I have gotten (and still get) at home all my life.

When we go out I like to go to a rib joint (Tony Roma comes to mind), a seafood place (Red Lobster) or a good mexican restaurant (several of these around).

No disrespect to The Depot but I get the same food at home (unlimited portions!!) as they serve and I never have to wait for a table.
local resident

Mount Sterling, KY

#19 Jun 23, 2012
Newman wrote:
I have never been a big fan of the Depot and it is not because of the price, quality/quantity of food, or even service as all are excellent.

My biggest issue is that they have "homecooking". I love home cooked meals but since my grand mothers, my mother and mother-in-law, and my wife either were or still are excellent cooks, I see no reason to go out to eat and get the same type cooking I have gotten (and still get) at home all my life.

When we go out I like to go to a rib joint (Tony Roma comes to mind), a seafood place (Red Lobster) or a good mexican restaurant (several of these around).

No disrespect to The Depot but I get the same food at home (unlimited portions!!) as they serve and I never have to wait for a table.
Sorry, but their food IS NOT "home cooking". Opening a can of green beans or corn and warming them up is not home cooking. I also agreed with the earlier comment that the service is lacking....but that can be said for most restaurants. That's why when we get a good server we tip them well. If they suck as a waiter/waitress we let them know by not tipping much. They either deserve it or they don't.....and I'm sure not gonna tip the girl ringing up the bill at the counter - why should she deserve a tip?
Newman

Cynthiana, KY

#21 Jun 23, 2012
local resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but their food IS NOT "home cooking". Opening a can of green beans or corn and warming them up is not home cooking. I also agreed with the earlier comment that the service is lacking....but that can be said for most restaurants. That's why when we get a good server we tip them well. If they suck as a waiter/waitress we let them know by not tipping much. They either deserve it or they don't.....and I'm sure not gonna tip the girl ringing up the bill at the counter - why should she deserve a tip?
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