Summa Summa Summa Timeeeeee…… Am I the only one that thinks of barbecue food when that song comes on? Well.. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 21st (according to the Northern Hemisphere) but that doesn’t mean everyone won’t be outside firing up the grill Memorial Day weekend! One of my favorite parts about the summer is eating crabs, barbecue food, southern food, and hanging with friends. Even though temperatures reach “complaining” levels, it’s still better than being in the cold, right? I decided to try out this restaurant called Lincoln’s BBQ in Silver Spring because I seen they had these huge milkshakes which looked appealing. Coincidentally, when I dined at this restaurant it was over 80 degrees outside, so this definitely fit the occasion.
The restaurant is located in the circle of the mall area in Silver Spring and is surrounded by shops, a movie theater, and other restaurants. When I walked into this restaurant it gave me a feel as if I was about to dine at TGI Fridays or Famous Daves. Too bad the food was on the level of Applebee’s. (No shade to Applebee’s but… Anytime a restaurant gives you 2 for $20, something ‘aint’ right..) I decided to sit in the bar area because there was better lighting and if you sat anywhere else, it had the look of a dungeon. Maybe I should contact their interior designer to have a couple of words with them? I was able to order a couple of things off the menu, and as much as I’m going to loathe describing these items to you, it is my duty to.
The items that were ordered were the Two Meat Combo which consisted of Ribs and Brisket with a side of Collard Greens and Potato Salad, Brisket Macaroni and Cheese, and Tumble Weeds, which is the equivalent of having onion strings. I also opted to order the Super Crazy Milkshake and got the Cookies & Cream flavor. The Ribs and Brisket were nothing special. No seasonings, no flavor, just regular barbecue food. It tasted as though it was prepared in a microwave with salt and pepper, and the ribs were mostly bones. If I were a dog, I would be quite pleased with those ribs, sadly, I am a human being. (Wait, that didn’t come out right.. Does that mean I’d rather be a dog in my after-life?) The meat was so disappointing that I fully regretted coming to this restaurant after I tasted it because I knew the other dishes would be equal or if not worse than what I just tasted. The Collard Greens were extremely watery, lacked the proper seasoning, and I’m pretty sure the cook was in the back with a blind-fold on. Well, there is a silver lining to my visit, the potato salad was pretty good. I was upset that the potato salad was good, because I couldn’t get full off of a side.
The next dish that was ordered was the Brisket Macaroni and Cheese. There was absolutely no thought put into this dish. It was Kraft macaroni and cheese with dry dog meat added on top. Well, I hope it wasn’t dog meat, but you understand what I’m saying. The cheese wasn’t cheesy, the brisket was cold, and I should’ve asked them to pay me to eat their food now that I think about it. Well, let me continue to be humble and provide you all with this humbling experience. Lastly, what I actually came to the restaurant for… The Milkshake. It was.. Good? I think. I can’t really remember because I was so upset about how bad this food was. I’m sorry.
Overall, I’d rather you go to McDonald’s and get a number two before dining at this restaurant. Of course, this is my opinion, but I’m not here to provide you all with lies. This place sucked. There was absolutely nothing good about this place, well.. the Potato Salad was pretty good, but once you get past that what’s next?