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My 10 year old daughter & I created LadyBug Restaurant Reviews to write about the restaurants we eat at from a parent/child perspective. Our ratings are for food, service, presentation, friendly waitstaff and overall experience. We rate on a 1 - 5 ladybug scale, with 5 ladybugs being the highest score. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment and give suggestions!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Olympus Cafe & Bakery!

Sophia says:  Hi Readers! Tonight for an early dinner we went to Olympus Cafe & Bakery. Before that it was Neto Cafe & Bakery. When it opened it was a soft opening. (soft opening: a restaurant that's open but hasn't worked out all the "kinks" yet) When we got there, we ordered at the counter. I ordered penne pasta off the kids menu. After we ordered, the waiter gave us a number for us to put on our table so they would know where to find us. It was a nice day so we sat outside. The food took awhile to come but when it came it was good! I liked the way they made my pasta, very plain and with no sauce. We also ordered the Turkish delight dessert which was good.  I would love to come back!

                     135 Castro Street, Mountain View 650-336-7613

Josh says: Hi Readers! Tonight we had dinner at the Olympus Cafe. We walked to the Cafe and ordered at the counter. I ordered chicken nuggets. They were good but they were so tiny and I was still hungry when I finished them.  I had a good time tonight with my family and I would come back.

Something happened after we left. We saw millions of ants all in a pile on the sidewalk. It was disgusting! I asked my mom to take a picture of it so we could show you.  Here it is! P.S. It looks like a pile of dirt but all of it is ants!

Jodie says:  We drove by the Olympus Cafe this morning and saw they had a 'grand opening' sign so we decided to come back tonight and check it out. They have a really big menu selection and a huge pastry selection too. I ordered the Athenian Panini and shared it with Paul. It had grilled eggplant and bell pepper and it was delicious! Their proportions are mixed, Sophia got a huge plate of pasta and Josh had a very small amount of chicken nuggets.  The Olympus has a very casual atmosphere and it's a nice place to relax and have a light meal - we ate everything! I would love to go back and try something else.

Food: ***1/2
Service: **1/2
Atmosphere: ***
Overall:    3 1/2 Ladybugs!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dickey's Barbecue Pit!

Sophia says: Tonight we went to a new restaurant that just opened a few days ago called Dickey's Barbecue Pit. We came here today because we have been watching it get ready to open and we got a flyer that said on Sundays kids eat for free. When we got there, it was pretty busy. There was a long  line because you order in line and then at the end of the line you get your food.We waited in line and walked around the restaurant for about 20 minutes. We waited so long  because they were out of everything! When we finally got our food we sat down and ate. The food was pretty good but the service wasn't. After dinner we got a free ice cream. I would come back but in a few months.

570 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View 650-933-4939

Josh says: Tonight we went to Dickey's Barbecue Pit!  When we got there, we got right in line. And it was a long line! I ordered a kid's plate that was a pork sandwich. I was going to get a chicken sandwich but they were out of them. We sat in the back and there were a lot of tables. My dinner was delicious and I got lemonade to drink. You get to pour it yourself. I didn't really eat my green beans because I forgot to. After dinner, my dad made me and my sister little ice creams for free!  And that was the best part for me. 

Paul says: The line was total chaos. The food was good but they were out of most everything. They have a nice room in the back but be prepared because if you eat there you will leave smelling like bbq smoke.

Jodie says:  Dickey's opened only 3 days ago and I don't think the staff was prepared for how popular it was going to be!  We got there at 5:30 and there was already a line that almost reached the door.  We waited about 25 minutes and when it was our turn to order they had run out of their bbq ribs, chicken and turkey.  They had ham, sausage and pulled pork left. Paul had the ham dinner and I had a baked potato. It's a little confusing to order because you order from a few different people and they were all really busy. We had fun making the ice cream cones and when we left there was another group of people waiting in line.

Food:  ***1/2
Service: **
Atmosphere: **

2 1/2 Ladybugs!

Monday, April 1, 2013


Sophia says: Happy April Fools Day Readers! If you read our blog, and you do not celebrate April Fools, it is always on April 1st and it is a day where you play tricks on people. So we decided to do a review at McDonald's! :0) When we got there, my brother and I both ordered a "happy meal" with a cheeseburger and chocolate milk.  There were hardly any people there and  we went at dinnertime. Once we sat down and got settled we saw our Uncle Tony and our cousins Will and Matty! I have 2 Uncles named Tony just so you know. In my happy meal there was a cheeseburger, french fries, apple slices and a toy.  I thought my dinner was good. We come to McDonalds maybe once a year so this was a fun treat! I had a great time. Happy April Fools!

                     1060 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View,  (650) 428-0960

                            our cousins Will, Matty and Uncle Tony!

Josh says:  Happy April Fools Day! We went to McDonalds for dinner! The most fun part was that we saw my cousins Will & Matty! The service was really fast. First I ordered at the counter and then got my number and then we sat down and waited for the people who work there to call our number.  I ordered a happy meal and my cousins ordered one too. Then we started to eat. We never get to eat here and I had a fun time.

Paul says: I had a quarter pounder with cheese. It was about a quarter pound of meat and cheese. I also had a Dr. Pepper soda with as many free refills as you can drink. If I'm in a hurry, I might stop here again and feel guilty.

Jodie says: I ordered a crispy chicken wrap and french fries.  Our fries were a little cold like they had been sitting out and we brought them back to the counter and they replaced them with fresh ones.  And I shared Paul's Dr. Pepper. I thought it was going to be a lot busier at 6:00pm but McDonalds was pretty empty. The high point for us was running into our cousins. We will go back in 2014 and try it again!