Wednesday, August 10, 2011

8/5/11-The Homestead Rest, Sparta, NJ

On our way out of town for the weekend with friends, we stopped at this popular local joint. It is adorned with photos of horses, riding gear and above the mantle is a gigantic set of horns--this place is both country AND western! They had a large, lively bar area filled with people, but we were interested in the food!

We were quickly seated at a table and drink orders placed. For our dinners--Jill had the Homestead Burger-with bacon, american cheese and fried onions, served with their house-made chips and a pickle spear. Tom had the Cheyenne Chicken Fried Steak-- Smothered in sawmill gravy & served with mashed potatoes & string beans-- he enjoyed the white gravy that coated the entire dish and it was such a full plate he couldn't finish it all! I had the Fistfull of Dollars burger--Gruyere cheese, onion rings, lettuce, tomato & chipotle mayo-- I enjoyed this burger, it was cooked to my liking and gruyere, while it is so underused, worked really well on this burger.

Overall, a nice stop on our way to our destination--good food, clean bathrooms and prompt service.

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