After my first trip to Mueller State Park it was time to find some great local food. I have to be honest, I saw the sign for Grandmother’s Kitchen on my way to the hike and had already made up my mind. In fact, I passed several closer restaurants just to make it back here.
The only sign that beat’s “Diner” is a sign that say’s “Grandmothers” when looking for good food. You know that you are about to get some old school comfort food and it is going to be delicious and I was not disappointed.
I started out with a side salad. The big step here is that the “Fatman” ordered a side salad.
Grandmother’s had an assortment of sandwiches and burgers but I was looking for more of that home cooking specialty and oredered off their “Luncheon” menu. I went with the meatloaf and wasn’t disappointed!
The dish came out with 3 pieces of meatloaf, mashed potato’s and corn. There was also a side of toast. The best part may have been the brown gravy that was generously ladled on the meat and potato’s.
I really enjoyed this even though it was departure from my normal bar style after hike eats. The meatloaf was filling and mixed with the gravy combined for a really rich flavor. I used the mashers to soak up the rest of the gravy on the plate and of course mixed the corn in as well. How can you eat mashed potato’s without mixing the corn in with them???
I will say that the place had a bit of a country vibe that mixed in perfectly with the food. All that kept going through my mind was this song by the late, great Joe Diffie:
If you find yourself in the Woodland Park area I would suggest giving Grandmother’s a try. It was a great vibe and wonderful comfort food.
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