It was time for lunch again and we had a hard time deciding where to go. We knew there would be six of us because J’s uncle and his girlfriend were meeting us as well. It took a long time to finally settle on a place. We needed something that would be quick and something that would satisfy a number of different palates. We finally settled on Jedi’s Restaurant.
Jedi’s Restaurant is on the corner of Cicero Avenue and Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn. It’s a typical family restaurant with a large menu and a family friendly atmosphere. The rest of our party was already seated when J and I arrived, so we joined them at a table on the “upstairs” part of the dining room. We were seated right next to the fish tank which was a pretty big draw for the kids in the restaurant.
I know our party all showed up at different times which can be frustrating for restaurants, but we weren’t that far apart. There was maybe 10 minutes between the time J’s parents were seated and when J and I arrived. Once we got there, we waited another ten minutes for our waitress to come over for drink orders. J’s step dad and her uncle already had drinks. J ordered a Diet Pepsi. I ordered a Pepsi and J’s uncle’s girlfriend ordered a Diet Pepsi with no ice and a lemon wedge. Ten minutes later, the waitress brought back only the Diet Pepsi with no ice but with a lime instead of a lemon. She then took care of another table behind us and J and I still had no drinks. J stopped her to ask about our drinks and she rudely informed J that “they” were working on it. A few minutes later, we finally got our Pepsi’s.
Even though it was lunch time, J’s uncle and his girlfriend ordered mushroom and cheese omelets. She ordered her’s very well done and with rye toast. He ordered wheat toast on the side and asked for a toasted bagel which I’m not sure he ever got even though he questioned it when the waitress brought out or meals.
J’s mom only ate the soup that came with my meal. She wasn’t very hungry and tried a cup of their soup of the day which was some kind of lemongass concoction.
J’s step dad went with a club sandwich. He got a pretty large sandwich cut into little triangles and speared with toothpicks. The sandwiches come with soup and fries. He got some sort of beef barley soup.
J ordered the BBQ ranch chicken salad. She got a lot more salad than she was expecting. There was a huge portion of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and five chicken breasts. She only ate about half. She didn’t take the leftovers home because we weren’t actually going home.
I didn’t know what to get. I wasn’t in the mood for a burger, but nothing else jumped out at me. The menu is large. Really large. I finally just gave in and got a burger. It actually wasn’t too bad. The outside was cooked, but the middle was pink and juicy. There wasn’t a whole lot of fries, but I wasn’t super hungry. Like I mentioned earlier, soup came with my sandwich, but I wasn’t going to eat it, so I gave it to J’s mom.
Our bill was a little over fifty bucks before tip. I was really disappointed by the service. We were there just after lunch on a Saturday, but the waitress was not overworked. She only had a few other tables and was really rude whenever we asked her something. I never did get a refill on my Pepsi and I don’t think J’s uncle ever got that bagel. J’s family has been eating at Jedi’s for years. It’s sort of like that little family restaurant where everyone congregates. The food was fine, but I was really turned off by the waitress. Not only was the service spotty, but she was rude about it which makes things a thousand times worse.