I know I am always complaining about the dearth of meat and threes around here. Well we found one. Shame you have to drive to Whiteland to visit. Actually it is a meat and three for dinner and a meat and two for lunch. In either event it is definitely a place to consider. Drive and all.
I am not sure how long they have been open. Pat came across it more by accident than intent. They do not have much of an electronic presence so don’t look for a menu. However I believe they have a new menu so that may change.
All of their dinners are mostly $9.99 and come with 3 side dishes. The luncheon plates are $6.99 and $7.99 with a choice of 2 sides. They offer a nice variety of sides even including asparagus.
I agree with Pat about the trout. It is not the usual fish you find on a restaurant menu around here. I was impressed with Pat’s plate. The broccoli appeared to be fresh and I tasted Pat’s fish and I found it to be outstanding.
I opted for a more traditional comfort meal. Chicken and dumplings with mashed and coleslaw. The chicken and dumplings were good. They just weren’t made the way I prefer. I like my dumplings to be fluffy pillows. These were rolled and cut. They were good dumplings just not what my mouth was “set for”. It is like biscuits. Rolled and cut or dropped. Both good it is just what you may prefer.
Regardless of the style of dumpling this was an excellent lunch, and for $6.99 I don’t think you could find a better bargain. This joint is farther from me than Pat but I can see myself driving just to try their breakfast. If a place can do a lunch like this I am always curious about their breakfast service. Especially the biscuits and gravy.
This is one of the biscuits we received for lunch. It is of the dropped variety. It was pretty darn good. Now I want a couple of those smothered with sausage gravy; maybe with a side of crisp bacon. Well that will be for another day.
This will be the last post featuring Pat for a couple of weeks as he and his wife are going to visit their eldest daughter. I intend to “carry on”. Perhaps I will visit some joints Pat would never dream of going to. We shall see.
Dale’s is in a small strip mall at South Emerson and Thompson Road. I was in the area on Monday and decided to stop for breakfast. I had a full order of biscuits and gravy for $5.99. The gravy was tasty but the biscuits were more fluff than flake. A nice bite and a large amount of food for 6 bucks just not stellar.
For lunch I opted for one of their specials. Chicken fried steak covered with white gravy served with 2 sides and a roll for $7.99. The steak was reasonably tender but the breading job could have been better. While tasty,it didn’t cover the meat entirely and it fell off while cutting. As for the gravy is was like the breakfast gravy,sans sausage. I chose the brown gravy for my mashed potatoes. I don’t believe it was house made but it was really pretty good. The potatoes were real and home-made,which is always nice. My second side was chicken and dumplings. Not a whole lot of chicken and the dumplings are more what I would call noodles. The flat kind that some folks call dumplings. It was okay as a side and you could get it as an entrée for $6.99. I am sure that will both warm and fill any belly.
I think the picture of Pat’s burger says a lot. A slightly wilted piece of lettuce sent out on a burger is not a good sign. Regardless of the lack of attention to some details the food they serve is pretty good and reasonably priced. I would eat there again.