Emerald Isle, North Carolina
September 8, 2006
We were delighted to find that they do not allow smoking in the restaurant. The restaurant has a lovely outside porch with tables for dining, as well as many tables indoors. We were seated indoors without any waiting at a high table for two. I had a view of the new bar with two HD TVs showing the current sporting events.
Our drink order was quickly taken and served along with a complimentary bread basket. I ordered a cup of chipotle soup and burger. My husband ordered pork chops.
The soup arrived in good order and was deliciously spicy in a mild way. Homemade tortillas were added on top, which made it especially good. The burger was cooked just the way I like it and served with waffle fries. I couldn't finish my dinner (especially after slurping down all that soup), but I did have room to try my husband's dinner, which looked like a sandwich with fried green tomatoes on the outside of two slices of pork, with mashed potatoes stuffed in between. It was also delicious. The menu has a Southwest flair but represents a variety of different foods. Bluegill, hot browns, and fried green tomatoes are on the menu, as well as steak, pasta, and chicken.
I was very pleased with my dining experience. The price for both of our meals was $35, which is a little higher than you might pay at a chain bar and grill, but the convenience of being within 2 miles of our home added to the friendly service and good food.
From journal My New Kentucky Home