Doughboys Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant has been in business for over 30 years for good reason. They have a huge, varied menu which offers different size meals for different people. All over their menu you can see: “can serve two”, 4 different size pizzas, “mini, small, large” Calzones and Stromboli’s, 2 different size wraps, ‘half and whole’ subs, cups and bowls of soups, ‘huge’ salads, ‘Smaller versions by specific request only’. They have 19 different categories of food such as: Italian Specialties, Combination Entrees, Seafood, Fresh Pasta, Homemade Pasta–okay I don’t know if the fresh pasta is different from the homemade pasta but that’s for another day.

With all the above the food doesn’t disappoint and things run fairly smoothly but I prefer going after 5 PM instead of for lunch. The exact same menu is offered for lunch, dinner and late night bites BUT you don’t get table service for lunch. You line up at the counter, give your order, pay and then wait for your name to be called. I don’t understand why it is full price at both the evening and day time but not the full service.

I had a small traditional Stromboli ($9.95) which was more than enough for my large appetite. There was more than enough sausage, pepperoni, and was overflowing with cheese. It was served piping hot and the dough was excellent.

Allen had the 12” Roasted Turkey wrap ($9.50) and was more than happy with it. We both had fountain diet sodas ($1.95)–well, we would have, but they were out of syrup so we had Zero cokes. It would have helped if we were told when we ordered so we cold have gotten cans ($1.50) instead which I know was Allen’s preference.

My only major complaint was the lack of full service. The ladies behind the counter were friendly but they didn’t give Allen utensils for his which included a side of pasta and, knowing that the Stromboli would take longer than the wrap they didn’t hold back on that knowing we were together. Also, strangely, he got plastic utensils and I got metal.

Though there is no way of knowing it you are expected to clean up your own table as you would in most fast food places.

Parking is free but if you don’t know the area chances are you will wind up having to make a U-turn if you are driving east as chances are you will go right by the end of the shopping plaza they are in. Going west it will come up surprisingly so you might find yourself taking a last minute right turn.

The cry of most restaurants is “Location, location, location” and after 30 years Doughboys proves that isn’t a must just as they show cutting back on service along with small inconsistencies doesn’t discourage business.



Posted April 8, 2015 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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