My parents, my aunt and uncle have a standing tradition that they go hiking on Sundays (when their schedules allow). Then afterwords they have drinks and food! Several times I have joined for the drink and food part LOL. But this past week I was in town and awake to go for the hiking part too! After a 4+ mile hike (2.5 hrs. in total) we were all ready for some great grub. We looked up local places and the spot we picked ended up being closed for a private party when we got there🤦🏽♀️. Union Station Grill was our second choice – but for now on, it will always be choice #1 when we are in the area. This gem is worth checking out!
Ambiance/Atmosphere: This spot is right on the corner of the street. They have a bar and indoor sitting, but a great outdoor patio with a bar too! The staff and bartenders were awesome. So friendly, welcoming and gave us top-notch service!
Cocktails/Drinks: They have a variety of cocktails, draft beers and bottle beers! After looking at their menu, I really wanted to try one of the cocktails/crushes because they sounded so delicious. But sometimes you have to be an adult (not an irresponsible college kid). After a long hike in the hot sun, and several hours of no food, I could not have liquor first LOL. We all went the beer route! I had a Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® and everyone else ordered a Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA. They were perfect for a post hike refreshment!
Menu: Ironically enough, on our way to the first restaurant, my dad was reading off this menu in the car. I wasn’t completely happy because I didn’t want to get my hopes up for a place we weren’t going to. But it all worked out in the end! We all had a hard time ordering, but did end up ordering all different items. After ordering, we were well into our first beer and realized how hungry we really were. So we found the bartender to order an appetizer. We wanted the fried pickle chips, but they were completely sold out from the weekend. So mental note that they must be good and we should try to order them next time! So we decided to go with the nachos, and the bartender recommended getting the pulled pork on top! We give it a 10/10. The pulled pork was so tender and juicy. The chips were perfect thickness to hold all the toppings! It was the perfect appetizer.
As I said before we all ended up ordering different things and would recommend them all! They have fresh cut fries, beer battered fries, onion rings or a side salad to have on the side of all their sandwiches. We ordered the bullhead, fish & chips, 30th Street Station, Big Dipper and Stock Pen with marinara. We would recommend them all. The rolls made each sandwich so perfect. The beer battered fries with so crispy but still soft potatoes on the inside. The fresh cut fries with delicious as well. The batter fish was massive but not over battered at all! It was perfectly crisp with juicy, flaky fish on the inside. Their menu is big, so check out the other good eats here!
Tips/Recommendations: Their menu is huge, if you have a hard time deciding, then read it on your way there LOL. Definitely order the nachos for an appetizer. Try any of the sandwiches because the rolls are amazing. On a nice day, sit outside on their patio! Lastly, as always, try something new every time you go!
Live to Eat,