Moab, Utah (last visit: May 2009).
This may be the most famous restaurant in town, and perhaps the busiest as well. It's a focal point for socializing.
The menu offers typical bar food - lots of greasy appetizers, hamburgers, Tex-Mex and the like - but makes an extra effort and also offers soups, vegetarian items, and slightly more interesting variations on bar food.
Pretty much what you'd expect. It's a large, noisy space, with little in the way of decoration. You're here to talk and drink, not appreciate the artwork.
Service was friendly and prompt. Food arrives fast!
I had been hiking for the better part of a week, so I decided to play it safe and counteract all that healthful activity with some nice cholesterol: the mixed sausage grill dinner.
There were three kinds of sausage. Standard white bratwurst was good but, well, standard. Andouile bratwurst was chewier and quite spicy; about as good as the regular brat. Lastly, mild Italian sausage was chew and dry, but not in a bad way; it was my favorite of the three.
Accompanying the sausages were some kind of tasty mustard, OK sauerkraut, an average steam table baked potato, and some steamed vegetables. There was also a house salad that consisted mostly of lettuce and croutons. Portion size? Enormous.
Not being much of a drinker, I tried their home made root beer. The large glass of soda had good flavor, and wasn't too sweet. A worthy drink.
This is not gourmet food. It's food you eat while you're enjoying the atmosphere.
The meal was $18 plus tip.
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