|Address:||801 Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854, USA|
|Working:||11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–12AM 11AM–1AM 11AM–1AM 11AM–10PM|
A Private User
City Limits sits just on the other side of 127 inside the Mason Bowling Center. The parking lot looked pretty full when we pulled up. Then it hit me. Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals had just started. We went inside and there was a hostess station at the door, but no one was there. We didn’t know if we should wait or just sit down. Finally a waitress noticed us and told us to sit wherever we would like. The dining area is divided into a smoking and non-smoking space. The non-smoking is down a couple stairs into a big, open room filled with tables, dart boards, and, of course, big screen TV’s. We chose a booth along the wall near one of the huge projection TV’s. I wasn’t super interested in watching the game, but that didn’t matter. You can’t look up without seeing a TV somewhere. It must have just been our luck that particular day. Everyplace we ate we had a wait. It took five to ten minutes before our waitress finally noticed us sitting there. Once she did, she brought menus and got drink orders. Saturday night is a margarita special, so my girlfriend got a strawberry margarita. I wasn’t in the mood for alcohol so I just got a Pepsi. The menu was full of the traditional sports bar fare. There were burgers, pizza, salads, and chicken sandwiches on the menu, but the interesting thing was the grinders. When I lived near Kankakee, IL, we always used to go to a pizza place called Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders (I’m still trying to figure out if the Mancino’s here in Lansing are the same thing), so we had Grinders all the time growing up. My girlfriend had never heard the term before and was a little surprised when I got my sandwich. I went with the half pizza grinder. The seven inch sandwich was topped with pepperoni, ham, banana peppers (according to the menu anyway. I didn’t taste or see them on the sandwich), mozzerella cheese and pizza sauce. It’s like a little mini-pizza in sandwich form. It was delicious. I almost wish I got the full sandwich because when I was done, I wanted to keep eating. It’s not quite the same as Mancino’s, but this one had a unique flavor with the ham. For an extra buck, I added fries to my sandwich. They were just typical fries…nothing special. My girlfriend got the Southern Fried Chicken Salad with Buffalo Chicken tenders. Again, they have the option of a half or full salad. She asked the waitress what the size of the half was, but didn’t get a really good answer, so she ordered the full salad just to be safe. The salad came with a bed of fresh lettuce, jack cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions, bacon and buffalo chicken tenders. The chicken was hot and there was a lot of it. Almost enough to make that a meal on it’s own. She passed a few pieces of the chicken over to me and it really tasted like a boneless chicken wing. She said the chicken was as hot as she likes buffalo wings and any hotter would have ruined the salad. Her only complaint was the red onions. They were stronger than she likes, but that’s a personal preference when it comes to onions. Neither of us are big onion fans and there’s always the hope they won’t overpower the other ingredients. With all the chicken, she probably finished about half the salad. City Limits is a great space. Yes, it’s a sports bar, but the design allows it to be a family friendly atmosphere as well. The table next to us was a family with four kids. They had a couple pizzas and all eyes were glued to the TV’s. My girlfriend said her eyes got really dry from the smoke, but I didn’t notice it until we were leaving. I think someone opened the door to the bowling alley a little too long and a huge cloud of smoke rolled in, but she said it was there the whole time. We both LOVED the food. My sandwich was delicious and something you can’t get at a lot of places. We both left stuffed and only paid around $20. Even with the crowd for the Red Wings game, our server was there when we needed her after the initial wait.
brad saint aubin
City Limits has the worst staff Ive ever seen. Last night my girlfriend and I went to bowl and have dinner, after waiting to be seated for over 5 minutes with about 10 people total in the restaurant we decided to seat ourselves because and I quote the bartender "theres about to be a brawl in the kitchen". After taking the initiative, the old hag with purple hair threw our menus at us and walked away without saying a word. We ordered our food and it came out pretty quickly. The wings were only half covered in sauce and were hard as rocks... oh and I forgot to mention we had to ask for silverware twice before getting up and grabbing it ourselves. The wait staff here is the worst Ive ever seen. We didnt tip and I hope that she knows she was being a grade A c***. Anyways we went to rent bowling shoes next and the young lady working the counter said what do you want when we walked up. Needless to say we just left without giving that sh**hole anymore money. If I ever return I plan on being rude back. This is the third awful experience Ive had here in 2 weeks
I called on a Friday twice to check about open bowling for Saturday. We were told open bowling didnt start until 7:00pm. When I asked about reserving a lane I was told no but if I get there right at 7:00 they would put my name on a list if a lane wasnt available right away. Fine no problem. However Saturday night when I and the 11 other people showed up to bowl, we were told it would be a 3 hour wait and they had been putting names on a list since 4:00 that afternoon. I asked to speak with a manager who knew nothing and spoke very broken English. The sad part is this is the second time this has happened to us at this bowling alley. I will no longer eat or bowl at this place.
Worst experience ever and didnt even sit down to eat. We were there waiting for a table. We had called ahead for reservations but accidentally made reservations for the East Lansing restaurant instead. We were willing to wait but were told it would be 45 minutes to an hour. The people that came in after us were told 25 minutes. We were still willing to wait. A few minutes later the hostess came up to us and said it probably would be better to drive to the east Lansing restaurant. They were backed up and too busy, that it basically would be better to leave. I did not feel as though they wanted to serve us. Disappointing.
So went here for lunch with my parents and was pretty impressed for my first time. The service was fast the food was hot and plated well. My burger was cooked the way I asked for. It was priced about the same as apple bees. Several of big screen projectors playing sports on the walls. A list of alcohol on the wall with percentages. They have a dining area that is glassed in away from the sports area and the bathrooms were clearly marked so you didnt have to ask a server which way. The bathroom is located between the dining area and the bowling area.