Happy Hour time--this week's destination? Best Little Roadhouse. I've never been a regular, but they must know how to appeal to their customer base. Every evening I drive by, the parking lot is jam packed. Thankfully, Jennie and Erica arrived early. At the popular Best Little Roadhouse in south Salem, tables and booths in the bar are few and they don't serve off the happy hour menu in the dining area.
Soon all 4 of us were settled in around the booth. It was quite awhile before someone came over to take our orders. Rebekah decided on a glass of the house red, Erica - Blue Moon, Jennie and I both ordered the seasonal Cinder Cone Red from Deschutes Brewery. (sigh) One sip of my beer in the ice cold mug and suddenly I was thinking of summer.BLRH has a nice selection of some standard and some signature bar fare: potato skins, quesadillas, ribs, Tennessee Rolls, nachos, etc. When our food arrived, our table top was filled with yummy baskets of food. My loaded potato skins were more than I could eat--even after sharing a few. Rebekah and Jennie both chose 4 of the tender "buck a bone" ribs, one basket with watermelon sauce and the other hickory. Two people ordered a basket of the fried Tennessee Rolls, filled with a combination of cheeses and jalapeños. One of the servers commented on the popularity of the Tennessee Rolls. Someone at our table seconded that vote.
Once we all were served drinks, our table was well tended. The service was friendly and the waitress eventually fixed one of our orders when the wrong beer was delivered. After spending a relaxing happy hour chatting, we made our way out to the parking lot through the line waiting to be seated and returned to our responsibilities waiting at home. TGFHH!
Sun-Thurs 11 am-11 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am-12 am
1145 Commercial Street S.E.
Salem, OR 97302