Pretentious and poor service. The service was poor at best., it took a while to be seated but the place really was not busy. It has a limited menu and the prices high and uality of food was fair. I have eaten at all types of restaurants all over the country but this has to be the most pretentious restaurant I have ever had the Misfortune to be at. I would not recommend skyline to anyone. The location is in a strip mall the location fits the qualilty of the food
Expensive, Pretentious atmosphere, (children not recommended).
I found this place on a search engine and didn't realize it was so close to my house so I decided to try something different. I took my 18 year old daughter, her boyfriend and my 10 yo son. I'm 47 but this place seems to cater more to the 20-30 crowd. It appeared very clickish or snobby without reason. It's a restaurant start up in a strip mall serving food of Golden Corral quality at double digit prices. I had a sirlon steak for 14.00 that only included a half salad and a ice cream scoop of some kind of rice ball. The steak and rice ball looked lost on the plate. If your hungry stay away from this place. The way I measure a good steak is whether I have to use steak sause. Good thing there was plenty of A1 around! The steak tasted like it was cooked in a frying pan. The salad was very average, dry and you get a thimble of salad dressing. My daughter had Marsala Chicken and said it was good but not for the money. Her boyfriend had a shrimp pasta dish that was not good. Since there is no child menu my son ordered a sirlon steak which added to the cost considerably. The total bill was 81.00 for the four of us and two of us only drank water. We had no alcohol.
There were apparent other staff members socializing at several other tables making you feel as though you entered their private strip mall restaurant. A very awkward feeling.
Unless things change soon at Skyline Cafe this place will just be another start up strip mall restaurant filing for chapter 11. It is still worth the drive to Raleigh or Garner to eat better for less! In fact the cost is in line with Kobe's Steak house in Clayton and Kobe's is MUCH better with enough food served you need a box to take it home.
An all around wonderful restaurant which also serves a brunch on Sunday -. This little cafe in Clayton is a real treasure - especially if you live here. We were so tired of driving to Raleigh for a decent restaurant and were thrilled to enjoy Skylines the very first time we visited. The food is truly excellent and priced affordably.
Great food, great people, great ambience, Skylines Cafe has it all..
Having relocated to this area less than a year ago, I was about to give up on trying to find any restaurant that actually served good food and offered me a reason to patronize a second time. Then the dark clouds parted and the "Culinary gods" smiled down on me, a spanking brand new Restaurant opened its doors on Rt. 70 in Clayton. The name of this little gem is Skylines Cafe and it is far and away the best thing to arrive in this town since I moved here.
They feature an eclectic menu of creative American Fare served by a professional wait staff in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Both lunch and dinner are served with daily specials added to the regular menu. A full bar houses a fantastic selection of very reasonably priced wines by the glass as well as by the bottle, and if you prefer Martini's ask for the Martini Menu and try something totally diferent for a change. For those who prefer to dine "alfresco" there is a spacious patio area that features comfortable seating under brightly colored market umbrellas. After your meal don't forget to try one of the many hand crafted dessert's, even if you're on a diet, you will find them hard to resist. I believe if you find something good that makes your life better you need to share it with others so that they can enjoy it too, and Skylines Cafe is one of those rare pleasures that is a must to experience if you live in the area or are just passing through.
Editorial Review by Christy Buena. Locals flock for diner classics at the cafe that offers a covered patio, reasonable prices and seafood and meat entrees.
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