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TxSissy
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Does anyone have the phone # for Zizzler's Restaurant on St. Croix? They are not listed in the phone book or directory assistance. They've been advertising open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I tried calling the old Tivoli Garden's phone # and got a generic voice message. I've got friends that want to make a reservation for Friday night during Jump Up. Any info will be appreciated.

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Topic starter Posted : February 4, 2008 2:41 pm
letahl
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TxSissy
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Thanks! Great link.

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Topic starter Posted : February 4, 2008 5:48 pm
STX46
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We recommended Zizzlers to guests for Jump Up and this was their comment;

we had a great location at Zizzlers to see the Moko Jumbies
but "mixed reveues" on the food is correct. We did not have a good
experience with the food/services. The waitress was trying to "smooth"
things over but one friend ordered Creole and it was only rice. All of
us got our meals at different times. One friend ordered catfish and
didn't get it at all and finally just went down to a street vendor to
get food. Luckily everyone was cool as they were in Paradise.

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Posted : February 10, 2008 12:14 pm
Linda J
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We went in at about 6:15 and were told we couldn't be seated until 7:30 even though there were plenty of empty chairs both in the dining area and the bar.

I've also heard that this place has ALREADY been sold by the original owners.

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Posted : February 10, 2008 5:59 pm
welsley
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I heard this place had recently sold as well. I was there for jump up. Food was sub standard at the most. I ordered a burger,figuring that was my safest choice. Well-it came out cold... as did the fries. Should have went w/the potato salad as my side....at least it's supposed to be cold!

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Posted : February 10, 2008 10:48 pm
DanielB_STX
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welsley,

"Should have went w/the potato salad as my side....at least it's supposed to be cold!"

I tried that and it came out warm and inedible. I told that to the "waiter" when I was able to find him and he thought it was very funny. Everything we had was poor at best. We left everything on our plates. They never asked why we didn't eat the food.........just gave us the check and walked away. Our last visit!

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Posted : February 11, 2008 12:53 pm
NebraskanInSt.Croix
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For what it's worth, I heard the head chef moved back to the mainland just over a week ago.

I also heard that the owner of Zizzler's, Chuck, is subletting the remainder of his lease to two other business owners starting Tuesday.

Island rumors so take them with a grain of salt . . . .

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Posted : February 11, 2008 6:04 pm
Trade
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I've never understood why anyone goes through all the headaches & expense of opening a restaurant & then NEVER serves edible food. I've seen that so frequently & it always makes me shake my head.

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Posted : February 11, 2008 9:05 pm
Juanita
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Trade,
Ditto to that. Plus these guys have really done a lot of advertising. That ain't cheap!
It's not just restaurants, but they're usually the worst. There is a business here on STX that used to advertise several times an hour on the radio. (I haven't heard them lately.) When you went to their business, there was no real front door. You had to kind of wander around until you figured out where to go, then you had to be buzzed in by a secretary/receptionist type, not a salesperson. She continued to work on her computer and you were left to look at the products , one of each, on a shelf, with no prices. We didn't buy anything. There wasn't anyone to buy it from. As we were leaving, I expressed the same type sentiment. Why in the world spend all that money and not back it up?

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Posted : February 11, 2008 9:37 pm
snapper
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anyone know who bought zizzlers?

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Posted : February 11, 2008 9:54 pm
letahl
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I heard it was someone that's never owned a restaurant before.

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Posted : February 12, 2008 12:40 pm
chefnoah
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Restaurants are never easy to run especially on these islands.
I've never been so frustrated by product shortage or lack of availability.

I heard there's a good amount of folks here from New Orleans that should be a built in market for a place like Zizzlers. Maybe the new owners can turn it around but the damage may be done.

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Posted : February 12, 2008 3:00 pm
Julie_barstow
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It's funny the little things you miss...

When I saw on the menu that the entree I ordered had hush puppies, I was excited. I don't know when I had hush puppies last.

Of course when the food came out, no hush puppies :(.

And the service $UCKED also!!

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Posted : February 12, 2008 7:17 pm
Joanne
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My friends on island know the owner rather well and informed me yesterday that "last night (that would be Monday)they shut their doors. New owner coming in today with plans for a sports bar."

Am I the only one here who thinks that is a total waste of a great space and that the last thing downtown Christiansted needs is a large sports bar? I have nothing against sports bars (I hang out in them frequently - love football and basketball) but I just don't see the need - there are plenty of places to watch a game.

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Posted : February 13, 2008 1:23 pm
snapper
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only my opinion but..............I think a total waste of space ..........and with no easy parking a sure way to loose cash........as a chef and restaurateur I can not believe someone would not do any basic research ........There are plenty of unique one of a kind concepts that would work exceptionally well downtown and could become a huge draw ..........I will not drive downtown for chicken wings and burgers and with the late night crime ???............you would need to have at least 100 t0 160 covers to just break even ........TV's...and salt air don't mix well .............well another empty space this summer..........

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Posted : February 13, 2008 3:58 pm
Alexandra
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watch out our we'll have a Hooters in there next!

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Posted : February 13, 2008 5:48 pm
Juanita
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At least the guys would go downtown for Hooters!

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Posted : February 13, 2008 7:18 pm
Trade
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I heard through that famous grapevine that the Hooters girls aren't real happy down here since they're not making the tips they do elsewhere. I also know a few of their customers who weren't really happy with the service there. I won't go there so it's no skin off my nose one way or the other but they sure must have laid out a lot of $$ getting their site here on STT open & running.

It just seems like there should be so many options on both islands for different kinds of restaurants that it just doesn't make sense to let a good spot go to waste.

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Posted : February 13, 2008 9:06 pm
terry
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I'm coming down next Wednesday to stand in line to be Hooters first customer. LOL

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Posted : February 13, 2008 11:10 pm
trw
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well years ago moonrakers used to be a sports bar and the owners wanted more and more money so they lowered drink prices and now they have fights in the bar and the street,they have a hard time keeping bartenders on staff because of the thugs and all the bull that goes on there nightly,this is the big reason you see ads in the paper all the time for sharkeys,because they own the moonraker and make their bartenders work there as well.

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Posted : February 14, 2008 1:38 am
Joanne
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Exactly!!! Who needs another place to eat "bar food" with no parking? Once upon a time Stixx seemed to have the right balance - it helped that the bar was downstairs, but then Katie left and it has been downhill ever since. Talk about a great location and no ability to capitalize on it.........

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Posted : February 14, 2008 6:00 pm
Betty
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Ditto on moonrakers, the girls that work at Sharkys are often required to work at moonrakers and they will tell you how dangerous it is and how much they hate it.

Ate at Hooters last month with about 6 others and it was horrible, the service was good but the food was the pits. Some of it was so bad it was inedible. Its not my favorite stateside either but this was really bad.

And downtown is definitely a bad place for a sports bar. Its hard enough to find parking at sharkys some nights let alone downtown. Zizzlers food could have worked if it had been of avg quality (or of coarse better), they had had decent service and music! People that go downtown want generally want music at least on the weekends. Its a great space, it seemed like a no brainer but who ever was running that place did not know what they were doing.

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Posted : February 14, 2008 6:04 pm
LG
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dp

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Posted : February 14, 2008 9:37 pm
letahl
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I've been really pleased with Zeebo's for the most part, which opened around the same time. It's not somewhere I would go for a "full dinner" more than once in a while, but for appetizers and atmosphere it's great.

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