I've written about DuPar's on this blog before. However, we haven't actually eaten here in about 2 years. Yes, there's a reason for that. The food at the DuPar's at the Original Farmers Market is quite average for the price. The decor is great, the service is just OK. This particular DuPar's was updated and remodeled a few years ago. The family that owned Tiny Naylor's and Biff's Coffee Shop now owns DuPar's. When DuPar's first re-opened after being remodeled in 2006, the service was excellent and the place was buzzing! Not so last night.
We were in the mood for a chicken pot pie. DuPar's still makes excellent pies. The dining room was almost empty when we arrived at 7pm on a Wednesday night. We ordered 2 chicken pot pies. A couple of years ago the pies came with either soup or salad. That choice no longer exists. Those items will cost you extra, but the price for the pie is the same ($10.75/chicken; $11.75/beef). Before the remodel and new ownership, the pie cost $5. I'm not complaining that much about the price, but a salad with the pie should be included for that amount! Our waitress slowly took our order to the kitchen. There was only one chicken pot pie left! There was a beef pie though, so we had one of each. The beef pie was delicious. I liked it better than the chicken pie!Chicken Pot Pie
Beef Pot Pie
My review is mixed. On hot, summer days, it's nice to sit inside the air-conditioned DuPar's and view the Original Farmers Market from their large windows. You still get the feeling that you're at the Market. Forget the burgers, breakfast or salads. Go to Phil's Deli at the east end of the Market for excellent coffee shop fare. Enjoy the decor at DuPar;'s and just order the pies for dinner or for dessert, when you visit.