The first thing that strikes you, before you even taste the food, is what a great place this would be to hang out in, catch up on old times with friends, have a party, or watch a game. Then you notice how many TVs there are – the place is huge and TVs are everywhere! Oddly, though, it’s not that noisy, and no matter where you sit, there’s an intimate atmosphere. Before the food reached the table, plans were made to come here for the Mother’s Day Brunch at $12.95, advertized at each table. It sounds delicious.
The menu is huge – the big problem is narrowing down what you’re hungry for. For example, the Appetizers are many and varied, with interesting-sounding things like Freshmade chips and homemade salsa, and Fried Calamari Steaks. They run $4.49 to $8.95, with those chips and salsa costing $4.49. And of course, a large variety of salads, at $3.69 to $9.95, soups at $2.99 a cup and $3.99 a bowl, and wraps, all around $8.59. Here again, some interesting possibilities – the Greek Chicken Salad at $9.95, with all kinds of salad fixins’, feta cheese, pepperonchinas, Kalamata olives and Greek house dressing. Or how about White Chicken Chili, or a Jersey Club Wrap, with shaved ham, turkey and bacon, with Swiss and American cheese.
There’s also a whole list of great sounding burgers, too, at $7.39 to $8.99, and chicken sandwiches also. And all these sandwiches come with a choice of two sides. Pizzas, Calzones, steaks and seafood, pasta – there’s just too much to cover in one review. But if what was tried at this first, but not last, visit is any indication, you just can’t miss, no matter what you order.
First, you’ve got to try the Open-Faced Philly Cheesesteak. It’s buried among the Signature Sandwiches section – it deserves bold lettering and flashing lights! It’s great – strips of marinated steak, with onions, green pepper and mushrooms, and topped with Cheddar cheese sauce and melted Swiss. If this sounds too heavy, go for the Chicken Salad Sandwich – it’s full of chicken, grapes, and walnuts, topped with greens, and served on toasted San Francisco white bread. What makes it so good is that it’s not drowned in mayo, so all the flavors and textures come through. The only less-than-great sandwich ordered was the BBQ Pulled Pork. The meat was very tender, and the sauce good and spicy. However, there was a little too much fat in the meat, a turn-off for a lot of people.
This restaurant will definitely be visited again – please give it a try. It’s located at 5255 Jersey Rdge Rd, in Davenport, and their phone number is 344-4747.