New to me, but oldie to the town of Castle Rock! This little gem gets all five stars except for decor. And generally when you’re looking for a homey, even kitch spot, it’s just irrelevant, isn’t it? I had THE best service by Seria who was a darling waitress. Thank you! Ordered chicken fried steak that had truly, -homemade- skillet gravy. Now if you know gravy the way I do, you also know that almost every restaurant around buys theirs from Cisco or their supplier. Not this place!! Tasted like my mom’s! The steak was pounded thin and although I’m not used to that it was terrific and the batter crunchy and spiced just right. Even the side of veggies where very fresh and not over cooked! The peach cobbler was made right there with Colorado peaches. A big hit with vanilla bean ice cream. If you’re visiting this town it would be perfect to say you’ve been. If you live in this town, I’d say you may become a regular!
I can't believe I didn't come here sooner. I kept wanting to try it but never prioritized it with so many yummy options in the area. However I have been missing out. From the very start when they brought out the Parker rolls, which are more like big fluffy pieces of bread, I was in love. I also really enjoyed the French onion soup with mushroom which isn't an addition I think I have had in a french onion soup but it was a nice compliment. I just think that it should come with more spoons because everybody at the table needed to try it haha. Then for the entree we both got the chicken fried chicken. I think my husband really liked it because after I ate about half of mine he finished that after having had a whole portion of his own as well. People with high metabolisms are lucky they can eat whatever they want haha. My daughter ordered off the kids menu and her burger looked pretty good for a kids meal. They also honored her extra cheese request which most places forget or we order online and they don't have that option so she was really happy about that. The service was really nice. Not only our server was very kind and attentive but the food runner was a really nice guy as well. I also like the ambiance. It is in an old building and it gives a nice historic nostalgia. There's also a lovely painting on the wall. Next time I will have to ask more about the history. They have a little paper about it but there's more I would like to know. I guess it all revolves around the Parker family? Because the painting said Parker on the signature and the rolls were Parker rolls. I will have to learn more. They also have honey that they serve with the bread and that is so yummy. We also loved our desserts. I thought that my husband would need a to go box for his apple pie but he kind of laughed at me because he ate all of that as well. I got the black bottom banana cream pie and it was to die for honestly. A lot of people don't like banana cream pie but this is worth trying. I think the chocolate bottom gives it something extra special. They also have coffee to serve with dessert so that is nice. Unfortunately the restrooms were out of order but hopefully they will get them fixed soon. All in all I thought it was a lovely experience and I look forward to coming back honestly for the bread alone it is worth coming back for haha. Next time I think we will try the famous fried chicken.
Ordered a bowl of Chicken noodle soup and house salad for delivery. The soup was still hot and delicious. The salad was a whole other story. For $7.25 I was given a skimpy, mostly core-lettuce “salad.” They give you one tiny piece of tomato for a $7.25 salad and two thin cucumber slices. For $7.25 there should be at least 3 pieces of tomato and 4 slices of cucumber! Otherwise what is the $7.25 for? One of the cucumber slices was rotted and yellow in the middle so had to throw it out along with numerous rotted/wilted lettuce pieces. They advertise it as a mixed green but it’s mostly iceberg core pieces. There were two spinach leaves but one was wilted and went in the trash. The croutons and dressing were tasty and plentiful but the “salad” part was seriously lacking. I called to ask if one tomato and two slices cucumber was standard. The lady on the phone said yep. I proceeded to tell her about the skimpy amount of lettuce, mostly core pieces and rotted and wilted lettuce and cucumber that had to go in the trash. She said she would let the kitchen staff know and hung up. No apology or offer to remake the salad. Disappointed in the customer service as well.
Kept hearing great things about Castle Cafe's famous fried chicken, decided to try it out. Definitely not disappointed at all!! Absolutely LOVE the atmosphere, vintage historic western building that used to be a bar and hotel back in the day. The spicy devils (jalapeno bacon deviled eggs) we're good but nothing special in my opinion. Not much jalapeno flavor. The chicken takes 30 minutes to make from order, so be prepared for that wait, but it's absolutely worth it. The coleslaw is one of my favorite coleslaws that I've ever had and the rolls were delicious, you can tell they're made from scratch. I can't wait to go back and bring my family!
Great experience for lunch. My wife and I drove to Castle Rock for a late breakfast, but the place we planned to go had over an hour's wait, and it was already after noon. We walked across the street to the Castle Cafe and could not have been happier by the opportunity! The wait was about 20 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. We were seated in a booth and were greeted by a very nice gentleman named Rey. Wife ordered the chicken and waffles, and I had the chicken fried chicken. Both dishes were delicious and were more than enough food! The rolls here are amazing! Also had a bloody Mary, which was just OK. It's not spicy, and there wasn't much flavor. This is a great place for fried chicken!!!!
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