Welcome To #GrandLakeEats a feature highlighting the various restaurants, chefs and owners who make up the various eating establishments around Grand Lake.
This week we feature the Road Hog Saloon located on Highway 85A at the entrance of Monkey Island.
Tell me about your restaurant. When did it open? Who owns it?'
The Road Hog Saloon, owned by Judy and J.R. Harris, opened six years ago.
Where are you located, what are you hours?
Located at 55900 East Highway 85A, near the entrance of Monkey Island, the business is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Mondays to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays.
What sets you apart from others?
Customers tell Judy Harris that the restaurant's atmosphere and staff make the Road Hog Saloon different from other places around Grand Lake.
It's so different than anywhere else - this is a come in, feel like you are welcome place," Harris said.
The band Big Skillet plays every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Harris said it's one of the best bands found around Grand Lake.
What signature dishes or events are highlights of your restaurant?
Harris said people talk about the restaurant's breakfast menu which is served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and the smoked prime rib served from 6 to 9 p.m.on Fridays. The restaurant also features a full bbq menu from 3 p.m. to closing Monday to Thursday.
What is your restaurant's most popular item?
The smoked prime rib, Harris said, "is the best prime rib around." She said it's so popular on Friday nights, people know to make a reservation to make sure it's available when they get there.
Other popular items include the ribs, sliders and of course, the weekend breakfast, Harris said.
What's the best compliment your restaurant or staff has gotten from a customer?
So many people tell me we have the best reubens around and that our food is just the best.
How can people find out more about you? Website, social media, etc.
The Road Hog Saloon is on Facebook at http://bit.ly/roadhoggrandlake. Harris often features upcoming events, bands and more on the page.