About Our Reviews
CourthouseBites is designed to provide information only about courthouse restaurants worth writing about. We are looking for places within each jurisdiction that have exceptional or unique qualities making them stand out above the rest. In some places, that may be the award-winning four-star restaurant. In others, it may be the local meat-and-three that’s been in business for over 50 years. Essentially, we’re looking for those special places and we’ll likely be leaving out several others that just don’t fit the bill. When you suggest a restaurant, we will set up a spot for it on the blog so others can comment about it before a formal review will be posted.
Since this is a courthouse dining guide, our reviews are subject to certain limitations:
- We focus on restaurants that are open for lunch during business hours. Therefore, we may be omitting several very good restaurants near the courthouse simply because they don’t serve lunch during the week.
- The hours posted on the blog are only intended to assist us lawyers. Therefore, we post when the restaurant opens during the business day and do not include any information about nights and weekend hours. Most of the restaurants that we review are open on nights and weekends so please contact the restaurant directly for more information.
- The menu items we review are limited to what’s offered during business hours. Dishes served at dinner or on weekends will not be discussed here.
About Our Ratings
Restaurants receive a rating ranging from one to five gavels. The ratings are based solely on the factors that make these restaurants interesting to us lawyers, such as: the food, the proximity to the courthouse, the history or unique qualities of the establishment and how quick we can get in and out of there at lunch. The ratings are intended simply to distinguish the restaurants on this blog and shouldn’t be used to compare with ratings received by other sources.
Remember, CourthouseBites is limited to great and unique restaurants. Therefore, if its on the blog and it gets “1 gavel”, you can go eat there. We won’t review a restaurant if it’s not worth going to.
Also, since this is a blog, your comments matter and can be much more important than what we think about the place. So, PLEASE comment and tell us what you think!