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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:26 pm

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nativeomahan wrote:I can't imagine that a significant percentage of customers pay for restaurant meals with cash any more.


Very true. I'm going to try and hit up Strouds on Saturday at some point. I'll be in the area, it's all about timing.. Granted.. Strouds is not a maiden voyage for me. I've eaten at the location in the KC area several times over the years...

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Use there on line reservation. We did the one time we have gone so far in Omaha and got our table within 5 Min of the reservation time.


Cool. Thanks for the tip :thumb: ...

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Mon May 22, 2017 3:05 pm

This place has been open for 6 months and finally I had lunch there today. I think when they first opened they were pretty busy but that is not the case anymore. There could not of been 10 people in there today at 12:30 PM. Right down the street the restaurant called "Pitch" looked packed and must of had 100 cars in the lot. Wonder if I was supposed to be eating at Pitch and just didn't know it? Note to self have to try Pitch one of these days. So back to Stroud's........I don't know about Stroud's having the greatest chicken. What I do know is I would sooner have Popeyes or Kentucky Fried Chicken or even the Millard Roadhouse any day of the week. Sorry Stroud's just keeping it honest. I like Stroud's chicken don't get me wrong it just isn't even close to the best I have ever had. I ordered 2 breasts for 14.95 and when they came they were mammoth in size. So far so good I thought until I laid my knife and fork into that chicken and saw that it was pretty tough. It was over cooked and dried out. In places it was tough enough you could blow a tooth out if you were not careful. Still it was tasty just way over cooked. For a side they give you a bowl of mashed potatoes they say they peel and make fresh. The potatoes and the gravy were pretty tasty except they were only luke warm at best. You also get a side of green beans which tasted like they came out of a can to me. I don't like my vegetables out of a can. Maybe those beans were fresh but I bet they were canned. For desert you get a couple of cinnamon rolls. Those rolls aint nothing to write home about in fact 1 is more then enough. I would definitely go back to this place however I'll not be rushing back. On a positive note the staff was polite and professional at all times and made us feel welcome. The entire restaurant was neat an clean and well maintained inside and out. The fact that the place was deserted and uncrowded was relaxing and peaceful but it might mean this place is not long for the world.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Omababe » Tue May 23, 2017 5:33 am

This is on the try-it list, but sometime just hasn't come around yet. :)

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Greg S » Tue May 23, 2017 8:20 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:This place has been open for 6 months and finally I had lunch there today. I think when they first opened they were pretty busy but that is not the case anymore. There could not of been 10 people in there today at 12:30 PM. Right down the street the restaurant called "Pitch" looked packed and must of had 100 cars in the lot. Wonder if I was supposed to be eating at Pitch and just didn't know it? Note to self have to try Pitch one of these days. So back to Stroud's........I don't know about Stroud's having the greatest chicken. What I do know is I would sooner have Popeyes or Kentucky Fried Chicken or even the Millard Roadhouse any day of the week. Sorry Stroud's just keeping it honest. I like Stroud's chicken don't get me wrong it just isn't even close to the best I have ever had. I ordered 2 breasts for 14.95 and when they came they were mammoth in size. So far so good I thought until I laid my knife and fork into that chicken and saw that it was pretty tough. It was over cooked and dried out. In places it was tough enough you could blow a tooth out if you were not careful. Still it was tasty just way over cooked. For a side they give you a bowl of mashed potatoes they say they peel and make fresh. The potatoes and the gravy were pretty tasty except they were only luke warm at best. You also get a side of green beans which tasted like they came out of a can to me. I don't like my vegetables out of a can. Maybe those beans were fresh but I bet they were canned. For desert you get a couple of cinnamon rolls. Those rolls aint nothing to write home about in fact 1 is more then enough. I would definitely go back to this place however I'll not be rushing back. On a positive note the staff was polite and professional at all times and made us feel welcome. The entire restaurant was neat an clean and well maintained inside and out. The fact that the place was deserted and uncrowded was relaxing and peaceful but it might mean this place is not long for the world.


With it being home style we only go there for dinner, not lunch. Interesting on your green beans. I think they are the best I've ever had.

One thing on Stroud's I'd recommend. They have fantastic take out. On the holidays they do a coupe specials. We do the one for $39.99 that includes chicken and sides. They also have one for $24.99 that has chicken bites.


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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Brad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:09 pm

Heard some 3rd hand information strouds has closed.
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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Padre » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:24 pm

Brad wrote:Heard some 3rd hand information strouds has closed.


Could be. Their Facebook and Twitter seem to be gone, and when you try to make a reservation for a table, it says nothing is available for the next three days.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby MadMartin8 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:30 pm

Brad wrote:Heard some 3rd hand information strouds has closed.



Grandpa got one right! :thumb:
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Postby Coyote » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:50 pm

Just called them and a message says that they are closed and will not reopen for business.
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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby bbinks » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:57 pm

Food was good, but pricy.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:14 pm

This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby bigredmed1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:31 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

Ciao..LiO...Peace

Haven't been to KC's version, but that place was not worth a second trip from what we could determine from our meals. Very expensive for what we got.

Agree that some consistent quality at a fair price point could do good there.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby bbinks » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:33 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


My one visit to Mimi's was not a memorable experience. I just figured that was the normal, hence their demise.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:35 am

Friends, lol.. I’m not saying Mimi’s Cafe was the mecca of casual dining.. But the Strouds’s location in Omaha didn’t last more than 1 year. This speaks to their pricing and most importantly (at least to me) their quality. I liked Stroud’s very much when I visited their Kansas City area location multiple times back in the day (the 90’s). Their Omaha location was sub par.. And while Mimi’s Cafe was not a mind blowing experience from a “foodie” perspective, at least it lasted multiple years and their food was of a higher quality than Stroud’s..in my opinion..

In the end, this location at Village Pointe deserves a much better attempt at giving Omaha diners a higher quality product for the price than Stroud’s ultimately provided. Their one year demise is evidence of that fact...

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby GrandpaaSmucker » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:09 am

MadMartin8 wrote:
Brad wrote:Heard some 3rd hand information strouds has closed.



Grandpa got one right! :thumb:


You got a restaurant in the high rent district with a empty parking lot on weekend nights and most of the restaurants around it are packed. :cry: Even the most optimistic of owners had to come to the realization that the game was over. From reading what many of the posters on this forum have said and from my own personal opinion I would sum up Stroud's demise most simply by saying "The chicken just wasn't that good."

P.S- I see a couple of more unlucky candidates for the Restaurants Hot Seat.
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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Omababe » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:12 am

Coyote wrote:Just called them and a message says that they are closed and will not reopen for business.


That was fast!

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby nebugeater » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:43 am

bbinks wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


My one visit to Mimi's was not a memorable experience. I just figured that was the normal, hence their demise.


Tried Mimi's a couple of times and never really found a draw to come back. The name always made me thing of the Drew Carey Show character Mimi and the decor kind of matched.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby BPHusker » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:57 am

I bought a gift card as a Christmas gift two weeks ago and now they close? They had to have known they were closing, yet were still selling gift cards.

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Postby Padre » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:05 am

BPHusker wrote:I bought a gift card as a Christmas gift two weeks ago and now they close? They had to have known they were closing, yet were still selling gift cards.


I imagine the owner knew. Probably none of the employees did, although they might have sensed it.

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:03 pm

nebugeater wrote:
bbinks wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


My one visit to Mimi's was not a memorable experience. I just figured that was the normal, hence their demise.


Tried Mimi's a couple of times and never really found a draw to come back. The name always made me thing of the Drew Carey Show character Mimi and the decor kind of matched.

MV5BMjE2MDc2NDE0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTI4MzU2MTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,667,1000_AL_.jpg


Can't disagree with that imagery LOL...

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Re: Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:24 pm

BPHusker wrote:I bought a gift card as a Christmas gift two weeks ago and now they close? They had to have known they were closing, yet were still selling gift cards.


Said on a WOWT news story they were offering refunds.
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Postby Uffda » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm

Brad wrote:
BPHusker wrote:I bought a gift card as a Christmas gift two weeks ago and now they close? They had to have known they were closing, yet were still selling gift cards.


Said on a WOWT news story they were offering refunds.


Article also said everything is out of the restaurant also

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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
bbinks wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


My one visit to Mimi's was not a memorable experience. I just figured that was the normal, hence their demise.


Tried Mimi's a couple of times and never really found a draw to come back. The name always made me thing of the Drew Carey Show character Mimi and the decor kind of matched.

MV5BMjE2MDc2NDE0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTI4MzU2MTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,667,1000_AL_.jpg


Can't disagree with that imagery LOL...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


I also thought of Mimi from the Drew Caray Show. That’s probably the reason I never really thought to go there.
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Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Postby nebugeater » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:22 pm

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
bbinks wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:This is not surprising. The Stroud’s here in Omaha was completely underwhelming. The food was average at best..

It did not resemble Stroud’s in Kansas City at all in my opinion..

Now it’s time for a real quality restaurant with a commitment for providing consistently good food to move in and take over where Mimi’s Cafe left off...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


My one visit to Mimi's was not a memorable experience. I just figured that was the normal, hence their demise.


Tried Mimi's a couple of times and never really found a draw to come back. The name always made me thing of the Drew Carey Show character Mimi and the decor kind of matched.

MV5BMjE2MDc2NDE0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTI4MzU2MTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,667,1000_AL_.jpg


Can't disagree with that imagery LOL...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


I also thought of Mimi from the Drew Caray Show. That’s probably the reason I never really thought to go there.


Glad I was not alone on that!
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