We do our part to stimulate the economy by taking Scary Baby out to eat on Friday nights whenever we can. We try to pick local restaurants if possible. I know I’ve told you all before I’m not crazy about “chain” restaurants but mostly these days we’re all about “The Deal.”
“The Deal” consists of whatever bargain I can find – usually through restaurant.com or coupons from mailers or websites.
This past Friday we went to a restaurant about 3 miles down the road from our house. We think it has been there for about 8 years or so but we had avoided it until this year because:
- a. it was a chain
- b. we don’t eat a lot of meat
- c. bison on the menu stresses PhilBillPaul
We first visited with Granny in May during the graduation hoopla.
We discovered that every burger can be made with your choice of beef or bison. Whew.
One of the best cheeseburgers I’ve ever had. Fresh cut french fries. Homemade soups. Everything was excellent.
So when we got a coupon at the beginning of July for $10 off a meal, we gladly returned.
This time PhilBillPaul had the fresh fish sandwich and I stuck with the cheeseburger. Excellent food again and great service which included the server returning the $10 off coupon saying it didn’t expire for a few weeks and to please come back again.
OH. MY. GOSH. It was like they were glad we were customers?!!
We went back with another couple two weeks later. And then returned again with Scary Baby.
Because I had to have the most perfect fresh fish sandwich ever.
Can I also mention they have the coolest kids’ packs?
They keep all ages busy at the table while you wait for your food.
Fun Dad’s creativity knows no bounds.
On top of the entertainment, the service was excellent especially when this fluke of an accident happened.
Right as our food arrived, I knocked the ketchup bottle into my glass and we all watched my glass slowly crack and the quick-thinking waitress catch the broken glass overflowing with soda in her hands.
Unfortunately the soda also ran over the edges of the table and onto our feet. Oh yes, we all sat through our meal with sticky feet.
Side note: PhilBillPaul wants everyone to know that a piece of glass actually hit him and it hurt. He also wants everyone to know that if he had broken the glass with the ketchup bottle, he would have never heard the end of it.
Um. Yeah. Whatever. I apologized. Like I did it on purpose?
And when the manager found out, she came over and offered to get wet towels we could take to the bathroom which we declined. Mostly because our hot, fresh food had just arrived and we were all starving!
Instead we ordered two cups of water to go so we could rinse our feet in the parking lot.
The manager caught me on the way out the door and offered another towel I could use in the parking lot.
I’m saying WOW in a big way on every level for this chain restaurant experience!
If beef or bison is not your thing and my raving review hasn’t convinced you to try the fish sandwich…find a location near you and try their summer, not-always-on-the-menu BEST Strawberry Shortcake Dessert I have ever had. In my life.
PhilBillPaul agreed and that’s a big endorsement since he doesn’t even like fruit.
Read more about the restaurant’s eco-friendly goals at their website and sign up for your own coupons and specials via email. I just did because it says you get a free dessert on your birthday…and PhilBillPaul’s birthday is in just a few weeks. Woo-hoo!
I think I can now apply to become their official spokesperson. I’ll let you know if they hire me. 😉
Let me know if you have ever eaten at Ted’s and have you tried the bison?