Hayward >Food & Dining > Sizzler
24107 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA | Directions 9454537.652153 -122.109950
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 9:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Mt. Eden
HEADLINE: Sizzler still got it =) – "Great steaks, seafood, & salad" ....yep, I found myself @ Hayward's Sizzler Sunday (7/16/09) for din w/ my sis & 3 couzins. Good food & great service =)
LOCATION: Intersection of Winton Ave & Hesperian Blvd inside shared parking lot to Toys R Us, & next to Tomodachi Sushi Bistro. Plenty of parking in shared lot, but likely may have to drive around to find a spot. Restaurant itself is spacious, clean, & friendly-ready for anyone. It was pretty crowded for a Sunday early evening. Not much of a long line @ register, & a few tables/booths left to chose from.
CUST SVC: The staff here overall awesome customer service! Cashier was patient with all of us putting in our orders. Table Hop/Busser friendly w/ drinks & helpful combining 2 tables together for us (that's right, we all need our elbow space when it's eating time..have no time to squeeze all our cakes inside no flippin' booth). Our waiter, Ahmad, was an older gent w/ a lot of spunk/character, but definitely great cust svc. Thorough w/ check up, prompt fulfilling a request, & quite friendly. Unsure if this geezer was flirting w/ us @ times, but he did seem geniune...be on the look out for Ahmad. Keep up the good work team ;-)
FOOD: I got the $13 Endless Shrimp *muuuhahaha*! Yes, I hurt myself...my sis was pushing me since I ordered it...she's my cheerleader. Others got burgers & steak. All of us were happy w/ our entrees. The salad buffet bar clean, plentiful, fresh, & tasty w/ veggies, dessert (ice cream machine was out of order...i know, WTH!), & soups. Their clam chowder soup was pretty good I have to say. Banana Pudding was yummy...my vanilla wafer cookies weren't soggy @ all *KUDOS*.
END OF DINNER: End of our meal we wrap it up w/ 2-go containers, get the tab for about $100 bucks (another entree 2-go), & leave pymt on the table. Our waiter, Ahmad, comes over to give his speech about call this ph# to say how his svc was yada yada yada. Well, we gather our purses, fix the chairs, Ahmad comes over to say thanks & come again, but also then says "Where did you leave the tip...here on the table or up front w/ cashier?" I could not HELP but to give a dumb look to my sista like "I'm sorry, did he just ask that?". Well my couz was polite & let him know she had it in her hand & was planning to give it to him, at which he took & thanked again for our visit. My older couz said likely in his culture it's ok to be that straight fwd...before we make it back to the car, I realized his nationality had nuthin' to do wit' it...he asked 'cuz we're in Hayward, where some spots are ghett0 & some folks can be ghett0. If cash was left on the table, it could've been possible that a non-employee would've noticed & snatched it up when no one was looking. Hence why my couz was going to hand tip to him; mom & dad taught all of us right! All in all, great service & good food. I'd recommend this location ;-)
SIDE NOTE: Oh & my sis said if Ahmad is your waiter, he WILL NOT give you a carry out for food from the buffet bar...per her previous visit w/ other folks who were trying to take home some fried chkn from the buffet bar. Ahmad knows exactly where he works & holds it down for Sizzler's!
Comfortable family restaurant serves up grilled steaks, seafood and a mammoth salad bar. – In Short
Established in California in 1958, this all-American chain is decked out with stone accents, dark woods, and classic photography that hearkens back to the restaurant's beginnings. The original menu featured four steak options; today, guests choose from steaks, burgers and sandwiches, St. Louis-style pork ribs, and signature "sizzlin' platters" of garlic-herb chicken or grilled seafood. The famous salad bar offers more than 90 items, including desserts and hot appetizers.
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