I was in this place once 25 years or so ago; they’ve been around for about 30+ years in this distant Chicago suburb. It’s fairly standard barbecue fare (for the midwest) offering a full menu, including pork and beef ribs, turkey, sausage, chicken, brisket and additional, non-smoked fare like burgers, chicken fried steak and the like. Standard sides are beans, slaw, and a choice of potato. Food is available on plates, with one, two, or three meats, or as sandwiches.
Meats are cooked in house on a hickory fire.
Order and pay for your food at the counter when you walk in, have a seat and your meals will be brought to you.
The have a ‘sauce bar’, where you can fill ramekins of “mild,” “hot,” or “spicy” sauce, but they all tasted exactly the same to me. We had the ribs/chicken combo, the chicken fried steak, and an order of rings.
The chicken fried steak was a large serving, two pieces, with gravy and biscuits and the aforementioned sides. The menu had stated each entree came with Texas toast and pickles, but no such luck today. Biscuits were the order of the day, instead. If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I go for Texas toast!
Was it great? Not really? Worth a drive? Not really. A good value? Not really. It’s one of those times where as cliched as it sounds, “it was what it was.” But to last over 30 years, he must be doing something right. The Texan BBQ also caters.
Two entrees, plus tip, $35.
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