305 E Superior St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
This post will be much different than any others - the reason? This restaurant and experience was utterly disappointing. Every aspect of our visit was oppressive! I do not wish to spend the time it takes to do an exhaustive write up on a restaurant that was so incredibly terrible and demonstrates no desire to improve.
|Although the St. Mary's river is simply disgusting and not the restaurant's fault, the over hanging branches and vines made for a shaded dining experience - a nice relief from the summer sun.|
|The river is a bad choice for a backdrop for a romantic evening out with your loved one, but not so horrible to hang out drinking after work.|
|Oil bubbles were constantly floating up from the bottom of the river throughout our outing. It's unfortunate that we're all busy "being green" in our personal lives, but yet - our natural waterways are in such disrepair.|
|The Fruity Drink: stunning presentation with red bottom, orange body, and lime topper. It had a peachy flavor and was delicious, but not special or remarkable. Skip it - especially if you are looking to have post-work alcohol happiness.|
Adams L tried to order a drink requiring a grape vodka which they said they were out of - boo! Because our first round was so terrible (and expensive) we couldn't even just sit around drinking 'tinis and having a fun girls' night out!
|The one piece of crab in the cake - aha, there really was some crab in the cakes.|
With everything else failing for this dining experience, we had some hope that dessert could save it from being a complete flop - NOPE!
|Key Lime Pie - sort of! It doesn't look like nor taste like KLP, but this is what they are serving. The texture, flavor, and color were all "off".|
|This Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake also was disappointing. The Belgian chocolate part and fudge topping was delicious but the cheesecake was the wrong consistency - it flaked!|
SERVICE and ATMOSPHERE:
In addition to overlooking the gross St. Mary's river, there was an on and off burning plastic-tar-tire smell. It was really offensive and contributed to the overall bad experience. Despite the river, the smell, and the horrible food - even the worst of experiences can be "saved" by great customer service . . . look somewhere else because you won't find that at The Deck. We simply could NOT have had a server who cared less about his customers, about making us feel welcomed, about helping us make good selections, about doing anything over and above at all!!!! Oh my goodness - I'm not sure I have ever experienced a more apathetic server who showed less initiative. Truly disappointing!
Food is brought from the main restaurant across the parking lot (about 75 yards) uncovered to your table. Want to guess what we saw? We saw a server bringing the plate across the parking lot while he helped himself to some of the french fires on the plate - now that's the exclamation point on the whole evening!
No matter how picturesque the weather is and how excited you are to hang out with friends - this restaurant simply cannot be your choice - eating here will ruin your evening for sure!!!!
Until the Next Bite -