3.12.09

YORK STEAK HOUSE



YORK STEAK HOUSE 
Warwick Mall - a national chain of restaurants located primarily in
shopping malls it shut down in 1989. Popular in the late 1970s 

and early 1980s cafeteria-style,
specializing in steaks and potatoes.


 

24 comments:

  1. My parents and I went here frequently when it first opened. Unremarkable, but decent food. Eventually the prices went up and the quality went down and we ate elsewhere.

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  2. It was my first job. Every night I came home smelling like mushroom sauce. I was a great busboy, a decent dishwasher, but I was a horrible cook...burned myself on every shift.
    Helped me develop my work ethic.

    Made some great friends there, like "Brother" Mark and "Brother" Sammy. I still pass along stories to my children, like playing Jai Alai in the kitchen and eating cheesecake in the walk-in refrigerator. I thought the food was great. But what did I know, I was 16.

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    1. My first job there too where I met my first girlfriend!

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  3. HAHA, I worked here from late 1986 (When it was still York Steak House) till they closed in the spring of 1989 (When it was known simply as York's).

    Fun drunken times though.

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  4. some of the best work fun I have ever had - still remain friends with core work group - Yorkies for Life

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  5. The yummyiestm steaks ever!

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  6. Oh man, Oh man, Oh man...the York Steak House marked my passage into adulthood. I was a very, very skinny kid who loved going to the York Steak House with my family. We would eat there once or twice a month, always ordering a #1 Medium (Sirloin). On my birthday each year I would get a T-Bone. Think about a 60-lb Grade 4 student eating a whole T-Bone dinner! I could not even carry the tray (they would ring that little bell) but I would devour that dinner.

    Well, I never seemed to gained weight and the joke was I would get yet another T-Bone Steak dinner when I reached 100 lbs. Well, I finally did (Grade 10). Ate a T-Bone, ate an extra Baker, and ate an extra chocolate puddin!!! Now I was a man!!!

    THE YORK STEAK HOUSE RULES!!!!

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  7. I use to work for York Steak House, in Euclid Ohio, at the Euclid Square Mall(was the name at the time) in 1984 through most of 1985.The food was always great. And, my memory not being too good, I BELIEVE, Ponderosa bought them out, at the time.Thought they had all disappeared.

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    1. Who are you? I worked at the same Euclid location from 1981-1987.

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  8. York was a favorite of me and my brother! Who cared about the actual food food, we were awestruck by all of the deserts that we could choose from. The deserts were in these little cups with a dash of cool whip on the top. I remember one day when we were bugging our mother to each have multiple deserts when an old lady behind us yelled at me and my brother to give our mom a break. I remember it being very dark and those flickering candelabras on the walls! It was like a medieval castle. York was so vintage 70s, there was no way it was going to have any longevity. Generation Y just won't eat at a cafeteria style restaurant that pays homage to The Dark Ages. Time moves on and so do styles. RIP York Steak House, we loved you!

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  9. i worked at the one in Chicopee mass.started the day i turned 16,yes lots of cute girls and drinking

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  10. Went to the one in the Warwick mall all the time with the family in the 70's-80's. Loved the burgers, (doused in that steak and chop sauce in the bottle, or maybe the mushroom sauce). The steak fries, cheesecake, whole mushrooms. Miss that place. Wish it came back!!

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  11. I also worked at York Steak House in the Ridgedale Mall. It was my first job and I was a "cold sider". I had so much fun and loved the food! Their baked potatoes with brocolli and cheese, their dinner rolls, the burger with pizza topping and the steak fries were bomb!!! I miss that place and would definitely go there again if it were still around!!!

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  12. Regularly went to the one in Sioux Fals, SD, occasionally to the one in Sioux City, IA, on our annual Labor Day weekend trip to Kansas City, the one in Independence, MO, and over the years, a few others here and there throughout the Midwest. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED York Steak House. The presentation/cafeteria line was attractive and appetizing, the atmosphere was "memorable", most of the employees were kids/young adults who one could tell were having a great time, the food was good (and reliably standard), and the prices were reasonable. Just thinking about it brings back many good memories. Ah, the fish almondine, the chocolate pudding and the jello in the little glass dishes, the simple on-the-wall menu, the hot, buttered dinner rolls, and so much more. If only the old York Steak Houses could be revived, they'd have at least one customer for life!

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  13. I also worked at the warwick mall york steak house when i was 16 till when they closed,i was 21.I met a lot of nice people there,george,john,mike demayo and of course howie our boss.We had a lot of fun,and served a lot of people,working back then was fun now it sucks,i wish the 80s never left,but time goes on.It was a fun place to work and im glad i did. km

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    1. Who is this. Worked there two. Same time!

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  14. My first job was at the York Steakhouse in the Maine Mall (South Portland, Maine). That was October of 1984 and it remains the most fun job I've ever had. We worked our asses off and left smelling like grease, stale beer, mushroom sauce or whatever else we worked near that shift. But we partied like rock stars after.
    It was overrun with French-Canadians in the summer so we had to speak some sort of pig French. Incredibly busy place (the 300 hour was the holy grail).
    Shout out to Wes and Chrissy, Paula and Laura, Bill A., Mike A., Barbara and Katie, Lisa L., Buzzy, Brad B, Kevin and Steve...and the Mgrs - Hondo, Coop, Pesche, Turcotte.
    BTW - Comedian Bob Marley (Portland native) does a great piece on York on one of his discs.

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  15. I loved york steak house and wish I could find the recipe for that yummy mushroom sauce.

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  16. # 4 (steak burger withy steak fries)with an extra roll and piece of cake

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  17. Loved going there with my buddies at the one in Danvers,MA in the late '70's.Food was secondary to flirting with the cute girls who worked there.

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  18. Another great place. Could never afford a real steak, always ended up getting the chopped steak dinner. LOL. My buddies and I wouls start the night at York Steak house, hit DG's arcade and Walt's for a night cap!!

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  19. We still have a York Steakhouse in Columbus, Ohio. I do believe it is the last one.

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  20. If any of the former/current employees would share the mushroom gravy recipe, that would be awesome. I miss that stuff, and I am way too far from Columbus.

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