Holly and I had heard of the Route 67 Bar and Grill from several friends, and we were looking for the opportunity to try it. We seldom get out to Mooresville, but we had a meeting with some folks so this was the perfect chance.
The Route 67 Bar and Grill is located in a little strip mall, very close to Grey’s cafeteria. It’s not terribly convenient to get to…you have to cut across a gas station parking lot to get to it, but it’s worth the effort.
Upon entering, the first thing I saw was a very large aquarium, a nice touch! The bartender greeting us warmly, and we were shown to a table for dinner and to conduct our business.
I have to say…I’m seldom felt as welcomed in a restaurant as I did here. The folks really seemed to appreciate the fact that we chose their place for dinner. That, alone, makes me want to return and patronize them again.
On the menu, they advertise their “big, sexy tenderloin”. You can get it either breaded or grilled, and, of course, I chose the breaded version.
This is one HUGE tenderloin. And it’s perhaps the biggest bun I’ve ever seen in my life. Seriously. I’m not sure the scale of this sandwich comes through in the photograph, but you’d better be hungry if you intend on eating it. Better yet, plan on sharing.
This sandwich is certainly hand breaded. Not only is it huge, it’s thick, also, which is my preference. It LOOKS good….however, there’s a problem. When the sandwich came out, it was already starting to get soggy. Maybe not terribly so, but enough to detract from the taste and texture. That’s the problem with a huge sandwich….keeping it fresh and crisp in almost unmanageable.
The meat was tasty, but the sogginess of the breading certainly took away from that. Don’t get me wrong….it wasn’t terrible. It just wasn’t great. On a scale of 0-5 bites, I’ll give it 2.5, just average.
For her meal, Holly chose the Black and Blue Salad. She ordered the steak medium and it came out just as she had asked. The dressing (blue cheese) was good and as an added bonus, they put blue cheese crumbles on as well, which took an above average black and blue salad to the next level! It was the perfect size – an excellent dinner salad she said she wouldn’t hesitate to order again.
All in all, it was a very good experience. The service was outstanding, the price was right, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We’ll certainly go back. Be aware, they are 21 and over, and they are a smoking restaurant. However….I DO believe this was the least smoky of any smoking restaurant I’ve ever been to.
Route 66 Bar and Grill is located at 600 S State Road 67 in Mooresville, Indiana. They have a website at: http://route67barandgrill.biz/