June 13, 2004
We sat down on wooden benches that were made of the most beautifully finished pine, and after looking around I realized the entire restaurant glowed because it was all made of the same type of pine tree that had been finished with a shiny coat of lacquer. After looking over the menu, I noticed that the restaurant served such items as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, grilled and fried fish, and chips covered with gravy, which, by the way, seems to be a northern Canadian favorite. Both my husband and I decided to have a cheeseburger with chips, which is what many Canadians call French fries. I also noticed that the food here is very reasonably priced as both my husband and my lunches came to about $20.00 Canadian.
After around 40 minutes, our food was served, which would normally annoy me that it would take so long, but considering where we were and the fact that there was but one cook made me just shrug and take a bite into my cheeseburger, which was delicious! I’ve never tasted a better cheeseburger anywhere in the lower forty-eight. Maybe it was just the long soak in the hot springs that had totally relaxed me, or that I was on vacation, but the food here seemed almost heavenly. Even the family that was seated next to me with their little boy that seemed to constantly want to know who we were didn’t seem like that much of an annoyance.
This restaurant is a great place to stop for families, couples, and singles, as it offers good food at a good price and it is so conveniently located right next to the hot springs. If you’re ever in the area I would definitely suggest it.
From journal North to Alaska!