Often, I eat at a restaurant based on the feel of the place. For years now I have driven by Tickles. It’s definitely a dive and is located not far from my home. As my friend and I were discussing where to eat for lunch, I thought, “it’s time to try Tickles.”
The place looks like with a huff and a puff, you could blow it down. It’s obvious that nothing has been updated for probably 20 years. Maybe that is how the owner likes it; keeps the overhead down. There is still the menu board from many decades ago, the run down tables & chairs. One table even had a folded wad of newspaper under the leg to keep it stable.
As for the food, I ordered the Gyro combo. It’s pretty much that or a cheeseburger. They said that they had spaghetti but I wouldn’t dare. When the gyro & fries arrived, it was painfully small; maybe because I was really hungry.
|Like a school lunch gone bad|
In addition to the small portion size, the food was awful. The fries were freezer burned, and the Gyro had a large glob of vanilla yogurt sauce; far too much. Maybe it was to drown out the flavorless meat. The only thing that was good were the little bits of parsley in the yogurt sauce.