Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint

This joint is out in the burbs of El Cajon, surrounded by fast-food places in a much-needed oasis. The parking lot is usually jammed, so if you can brave the traffic, park in a shopping center and travel across the street.

The bar is big and filled with what seems like at least a dozen bartenders mixing drinks and schmoozing with the customers. It’s a real bar, but when you look past the bottles, you’ll see families, couples, and lots of singles enjoying the vibe.

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This place deserves a possitive mention. I am a retailer myself and I know service and I love food. Our server, Sean, was the most upbeat guy we have had serving us in months! He was helpful, friendly and cheerful. We have three kids under the age of four and he treated each one like an adult and served them as well My wife and the kids loved him...Ask for Sean, you will enjoy him. As to the food, everything we had was great! My wife is South African and SA's LOVE meat. Ruth Chris is our favorite steak house and she said this, "Next time I want a steak we are coming here!" So now we have two favorite steak houses. The salads and oyster Rockefeller were very good too. It is not a cheap place to eat (nice steaks never are) but the food and atmosphere make it worth the prices. It is NOT just a steak house. The menu is BIG and they will have something for everyone. From King Crab, to roasted hens, fish, hamburgers (I had one and it was excellent) and even a kids menu for $5.95 (The Mac and Cheese was all consumed!) Give the place a try and review them if they deserve it! Thanks Sean...Leo and Family."

Gosh I wish I was as lucky with my Savanna Grill experience as Leo and his family was but I had just the opposite experience with my service. It was AWFUL! I have tried Savanna's 4 times and 3 out of 4 times we have had very slow service, unfriendly waitress and just felt like walking out after this last visit.

The food is good especially the fish tacos and that was why I tried it 4 times. But after my last visit and the unfriendly service we received today I will never be back. I plan on calling the manager tomorrow and lodging a complaint and hopefully I'll be the last person getting crappy service at Savanna's.

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