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Quincy's Family Steakhouse, 498 Piney Grove Road: 1990s   11 comments

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I think I had only a vague idea that this Quincy's location existed while it was open, even though I really liked the chain -- in fact I used to keep a promo brochure with all of their locations in my glove compartment so I would have a sure thing on business travel. Generally though, we went to the one on Two Notch, and rarely got to this part of town.

I'm not sure when it closed and became a San Jose, but it was presumably while I was living out of town, so I've just guessed "1990s" in the title. They haven't changed the distinctive look of the building, though the murals are nice.

Written by ted on March 24th, 2023

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11 Responses to 'Quincy's Family Steakhouse, 498 Piney Grove Road: 1990s'

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  1. Yeah, back in the day I preferred Quincy's over other chains like Western Sizzlen. I'd swear that the latter cooked their steaks in an uncleaned area of the grill that previously was used to fry liver.

    Perhaps it was the grade of the steak they used. You could count on Quincy's to offer a marginally better rib-eye.

    Mr BO

    25 Mar 23 at 7:36 am

  2. I agree 100% with Mr. Bo that Quincy's was the best of the "budget" steakhouse chains. They seemed to have higher standards and the quality was consistent no matter at which one you ate at.

    One thing that stood out about Quincy was their yeast rolls. They were awesome, especially when they just came out of the oven.


    25 Mar 23 at 11:56 am

  3. I was always torn between Quincy's and Ryan's. I'd split my visits about 50/50. I used to go quite often with my family and always got a kick seeing how much salad my Dad could cram into those little bowls they used to supply.


    25 Mar 23 at 3:08 pm

  4. According to the CAMA property card, Quinceys Realty Inc sold the property to FFCA Acquisition Corporation on 5/25/2000.

    Quincey's was my favorite of the steak places. I've thought about going to the one in Florence on my way to the beach many times, but I worry the experience won't be a good one and it will ruin the great memories I have of eating at the ones in Columbia.


    25 Mar 23 at 9:21 pm

  5. Man, oh man, those yeast rolls!


    25 Mar 23 at 9:34 pm

  6. The only Quincy's I've ever eaten at was the one in the time I came along most of the ones in Columbia were gone...

    The main redeeming quality Ryan's had for me was their ice cream machine...


    26 Mar 23 at 10:34 pm

  7. Quincy's was gone by the time I moved to Columbia from AR in June 2000. I grew up in a small town where the Western Sizzlin was the steak place in town but there were much better steaks in Texarkana, 30 mins away.
    The 2 things I remember about there food was the order by # system and the machine that buttered the TX toast. They used a machine that looks crazily similar to the machines they make to automatically apply wood glue to boards.


    26 Mar 23 at 10:48 pm

  8. Man, I forgot about the ice cream machine at Ryan's!!


    27 Mar 23 at 8:15 am

  9. Quincy's used to have an awesome breakfast buffet. It was always a treat to get a little ice cream after stuffing myself with breakfast. I really thought they had made a couple of years into the millennium.

    Mr Bill

    14 Apr 23 at 12:08 pm

  10. Pretty sure it was around 2004 that San Jose moved in. I used to work over that way, and I would snag a combo and 32 oz beer on my dinner break occasionally.

    Mr Bill

    14 Apr 23 at 12:11 pm

  11. When I worked at Quincy’s…Sundays after church….


    14 Apr 23 at 7:29 pm

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