September 8, 2006
With portions too big to imagine, this barbecue place has all you could want in home-styled hickory smoked meats. Turkey, chicken, beef, and pork are the mainstays here, although you can get a burger (aka: HICKORY) here if you'd like. I opted for the pork ribs, and my hubby did the "barbecue platter," which had a slice or two of all the meats plus a quarter chicken. Add your two sides and you're good to go. The side options are all wonderful, from mashed taters and gravy to warm cinnamon spiced apple sauce. I usually opt for the small side salad and the apple sauce, while he mixes it up a bit. He does like their pork~n~beans and cole slaw, though. Heck, so do I but I try to keep it a bit healthier.
Be sure to save room for ice cream! They have a full-service old-fashioned ice-cream fountain complete with shakes, malts, dips, and sundaes. Did I mention that your place mat at the table is the ice-cream menu? That's right, a full 8.5x11 sheet of paper of nothing but ice cream sundaes and treats! When we indulge in the "screams," I like the FudgeAnna, which is two scoops of vanilla ice cream, slices of banana, hot fudge, and a sprinkle of almond slices—whip cream and a cherry (of course). Hubby likes the "David's Delight," because it is named for him. HA! He likes it because it is slathered with warm caramel and hot fudge!
You will eat a feast, leave fuller than you want to, and be out for less than $30 for a couple. Simply the best dining value, with high-quality food and great friendly service!
From journal Living in Cyclone Country - Ames, Iowa