Enjoy fine dining and fantastic service at Hi-Way House.
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Bizarre Dining Experience
I am actually at a loss for words. I feel really sorry for the wait staff. 2 couples, trying to have a belated Christmas get together. We went here as 1 of the parties had had French Onion soup as well as a decent meal in December with a large party of 10-11. When we reviewed the menu, they were not offering it, when we asked about, we were informed they have not had it for years! So apparently they had just dreamed it? Moving on, the men ordered prime rib. 1 of them was having trouble cutting his steak which was odd, except when he and his wife touched it, it was still partially frozen. The wife took it back to the kitchen her self. Enter Jay Kane, the owner. He came over to our table and verbally accosted the party who sent the steak back, called him a trouble maker and accused him of just trying to get a free meal! Then he went into the kitchen and brought out the whole cutting board that the prime rib was sitting on. After the owner finally removed himself out of our faces, Jackie the replacement waitress came over and apologized profusely. At first they were going to comp the one dinner, but ended up comping the whole ticket, which was probably more than they needed to do, as 2 of the 4 had an ok dinner. The grilled chicken on the salad was ice box cold, but at least it wasn't frozen. It is a real shame as the fine dinning options in this city are limited. Its too bad the system doesn't allow a minus rating. The poor rating is for owner food, NOT the waitress's.
The food is out of this world! This Chef really knows how to cook! The food is amazing the drinks were also amazing! Prime rib and shrimp quesadillas delicious and the sauces, yum!!. The staff is fabulous! We couldn't have found a better place to go out and eat! It is out new secret get away!!! Thanks so much for an all around great evening!
They worked for their bad rating
Friday evening 7pm, about 6 tables of customers, 3 waitresses Our waitress with very courteous, however the others were a bit loud. Background "music" too loud Ordered light dinner (burger and a sandwich). After half hour of waiting, waitress came by to apologize for the delay, saying that there was a large take-out order delaying the kitchen. Another 10 minutes passed, waitress appeared with a complimentary loaf for fresh baked bread (bread needed more time in oven as center was doughy). More time passes, dinner arrives. High point of meal was the onion rings, rest of the meal was forgettable. Hour and a half for a simple meal...really???
Old fashioned and very, very, rat pack cool.
Excellent food, service and old fashioned atmosphere without the "retro fake" look. We had a great meal, good advice on the wine and rolled out to our car, full and happy. Don't let the exterior fool you this is a great place for dinner.
Unique old fashioned restaurant
It’s hard to find a restaurant in small-town America that isn’t serving “comfort” food in a bland cafeteria type setting. But the Hi Way House is different. The dark interior dates back many decades, and the walls are hung with photos of its history as a roadhouse. It still even has a dance floor - we could imagine people fox-trotting there after a couple of cocktails in the 1940’s! (There is a cosy bar next to the restaurant). Even though we turned up quite late we had a warm welcome from a knowledgeable waitress. The food was well prepared with genuinely home-made ingredients. We both had the special (ribs prepared with a mango sauce) and enjoyed it a lot.