We ate dinner at Flamestone in Oldsmar tonight.  I’ve been here a few times, thinking it’s going to get better, but I always seem to leave rather disappointed.

They weren’t very busy for a Sunday evening.  We started off with some bread, a wedge salad and some sweet potato fries.

The bread was warm and tasty and came with a garlic herbed butter. 

The wedge salad had avacado, blue cheese, tomatoes, onions and bacon bits on it.  The ranch dressing was tasty.

As for the sweet potato fries, I’ve had better elsewhere.  They just didn’t have a lot of flavor or sweetness to them.  I think part of the problem is that they weren’t cooked long enough.  They were a little too soft and needed to be a bit crispier. 

For my entree, I got their chicken special, which was a grilled chicken breast in a sherry wine sauce, with mashed potatoes, and veggies.

I didn’t like it.  It was charred too much for me and I found the chicken to be tough and dry.  The only flavor I tasted was burnt flavor.  The sauce was ok and I liked the potatoes.  I brought most of it home and Loren ate it as leftovers.

Loren ordered the half rack of ribs.

These had to be some of the worst ribs I’ve ever tasted.  They were tender, but had been boiled to the point of complete blandness.  They were almost watery and completely flavorless.  This is definitely a dish I recommend you avoid. 

Total bill was $40 and neither of us left there delighted with the food.  As for the service, our waiter was ok, but he came off with a smarmy kind of vibe.  I don’t know how to describe it.  He just didn’t seem genuine.

Flamestone American Grill
4009 Tampa Rd
Oldsmar, FL
(813) 814-7778

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