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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204


State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood restaurants that's as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it.

A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.


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Mark Your Calendar: Puppy Pool Party at State & Allen!

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You already know that State & Allen has the most dog friendly patio in Uptown Dallas.


In fact, we were the FIRST patio in Dallas to allow pets!


And with National Dog Day just around the corner, State & Allen wants to honor both you and your four-legged best friend with the perfect way to beat the summer heat – a Puppy Pool Party!


The party will take place on August 26 (National Dog Day), and here’s just a preview into what we’ve got up our sleeves!


Puppy Pools


I guess it goes without saying that you can’t have a pool party without a pool. We’ll keep your pup cool with pools conveniently located on the State & Allen patio for them to splash around in. It’s fun for your dog – and entertainment for you – all in one!


Snackin’ Waggin’ Truck


Have you seen the Snackin’ Waggin’ around town? Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli and Bakery runs the Snackin’ Waggin’ and provides – you guessed it – a food truck for dog treats! Treat your dog to wholesome doggy treats that give them great nutrition and proceeds from the sales go to the dog rescue Hound Haven.


Adult & Puppy Snow Cones


We’re not sure what goes into puppy snow cones, but they are sure to be good! Adult snow cones will be on hand too! (Feel free to ask us to spike yours with something good!)


Dallas Drink Specials


Speaking of spiked drinks, State & Allen will be serving up a wide variety of Dallas drink specials featuring Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, and Crown Royal. You won’t want to miss our handcrafted cocktails at just a fraction of the price! Of course, we’ll also have a wide selection of craft beer and wine on hand as well.


The event runs for 4-7pm on the State & Allen patio, and we can’t wait to see you there!


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Calling All Dog Lovers: Mark Your Calendar for the Spring Pup Crawl

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We know what you’re thinking… “What the heck is a PUP Crawl?”

It’s actually pretty simple. Thinking PUB Crawl, but with your favorite furry, four-legged PUP included!


On Saturday, April 29 from 3:30pm-6:30pm, State & Allen, The Nodding Donkey, and City Council will all be a part of BarkHappy Dallas’s Spring Pup Crawl. The event starts at State & Allen – the first patio in Dallas to allow pets – and then you’ll gradually crawl to the City Council, then to The Nodding Donkey.


What is included with admission?

Enjoy exclusive Dallas drink specials and more at each stop! Your ticket gets you into the event, access to specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine, entry into our raffle, and a Spring Pup Crawl swag bag loaded with $80+ in FREE goodies! Here is what’s included:

·      Goody bag for your dog loaded with fun stuff from Pet Supermarket

·      $10 off a pet CPR and First Aid Workshop from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE Ask the Trainer Hour and 5% discount on private training packages from Power to the Pawz Pet Services and Education

·      FREE day of playtime at Dogtopia

·      $30 gift certificate from Unicorn Pooper Scooper plus a free bandana!

·      FREE 30-minute dog walking service and specialty doggy treats from Furbabies

·      FREE photo session from VKM Shuttergraphy


It’s Drinking for a Good Cause!

Proceeds from the Dallas Pup Crawl go to benefit Paws in the City, a non-profit organization committed to finding loving homes for all the dogs in Dallas and to supporting medical bills for dogs in need.


Buy your tickets now for this fun Dallas pub crawl on Saturday, April 29! For just $15 a person, you can’t afford to miss it! Plus, it gives you and your furry best friend a chance to enjoy the best patio in Uptown Dallas at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

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Goodbye Summer: Labor Day Specials at State & Allen

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So summer is officially ending, but there is no reason to be sad! Our Fall schedule at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is jam packed with beer tastings, football watch parties, and more to help make the transition a little easier.


As a last hurrah for summer, we are hosting a Labor Day Event, complete with food and drink specials all day long!


Labor Day Brunch


Join us from 10am-3pm on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5), and get an amazing Dallas brunch at an amazing price! State & Allen is proud to offer the best brunch in Uptown every weekend, and now you can come on your day off too! We’ll be serving up scratch kitchen favorites like Mediterranean Egg White Scramble, Grilled Shrimp and Green Grits, Crab Cake Loco Moco, and more. Feeling less adventurous? We’ve got the best biscuits and gravy, egg and bacon, etc.


And let’s not forget about our brunch drink specials! $2.50 Mimosas, $3 Screwdrivers, $3 Tequila Sunrise, $3 Greyhounds, and of course, the only bloody mary bar in Uptown for just $5!

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Half Priced Pizza


Another favorite at State & Allen is our gourmet pizza in Dallas. Scratch kitchen pizza doesn’t get much better than this! All your favorite pizzas are half off all day on Labor Day! You’re going to have trouble deciding which to choose, so bring a whole group and order several! A few customer favorites include The White, Wild Mushroom, The Tony, and the Meaty Meat. And a fun fact for all you foodies out there: all of the tomatoes used in our homemade sauce are local, Texas tomatoes. We shop local whenever possible to bring you the freshest, highest quality food.

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Make Labor Day plans to come see us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar and say goodbye to summer in style!

5 Ways State & Allen is Promoting Green Dining in Dallas

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State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is known for crazy good drink specials, an amazing Uptown Dallas patio, and delicious scratch kitchen dining. But did you know that we are also committed to protecting our environment?


State & Allen never wants to be “just another Dallas restaurant and bar.” We believe in giving back and in helping make this world a better place for us all. We are proud to say that over the years, we’ve been the recipient of various green dining awards, including the prestigious 2-Star Green Restaurant Award.


It’s the small things that add up, and here are a few of the simple things we are doing to go green:


1.    Compostable Paper Products


Have a to-go order at State & Allen or need a doggie bag? We offer to-go products you can feel good about. All of our to-go boxes are made by Ecotainer, a company that makes their containers with a plastic liner derived from plants; no Styrofoam here. And that bag that the box goes in….we get those from a company called Trellis Bioplastics. They are 100% biodegradable and will not harm the environment.


2.    Bring Your Own Mug. Get FREE Coffee!


Looking for a freebie? We want to encourage you to bring your own coffee mug in for Uptown’s best Sunday brunch, and we will give you a cup of joe for free! It’s coffee you can feel good about.


3.    Water is Optional


Most restaurants automatically bring water to the table when you are seated. A nice gesture, no doubt, but some may not want water. At State & Allen, we do it a little differently. If you’d like water, ask your server and we will gladly bring you a glass. And if not, we just helped conserve water by using less waste and less water and energy for cleaning the glass.


4.    We Recycle our Cooking Oil


Bet you didn’t know you could do that, did you? All of our cooking oil is recycled and then turned into other cool things like biodiesel.


5.    Recycle. Recycle. Recycle.


You may think recycling doesn’t matter or doesn’t add up, but at State & Allen we beg to differ. We recycle everything we can – plates, straws, napkins, cardboard, office paper, etc. And it adds up. We are proud to say that we recycle over 17,000 lbs of paper each month!


Feel good about your dining choices and do Dallas green dining at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar.

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Try the New Menu at State & Allen!

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At State & Allen, we never want your experience to grow predictable. That’s why we offer live music, an open concept dining experience for mingling, and we change up our food and drink menu often.

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Executive Chef Rhett Dukes has been on the Dallas culinary scene for quite some time now, specializing in taking old favorites and infusing them with new flavors. He takes a scratch kitchen approach to cooking, creating dishes with the highest quality, using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Check out a few of the new offerings he’s prepared, available at State & Allen NOW!


Bistro Favorites


Our bistro favorites are a collection of farm-to-table, scratch kitchen specialties sure to delight even the pickiest eater. Bistro favorites are meant to be entrees, perfect for a dinner out with friends or a date night in Dallas.

On the bistro menu, may we recommend the brand new Crab Stuffed Manicotti, drizzled in a vodka sauce and served with asparagus, corn, and mozzarella toast. Or maybe a Berkshire Pork Tenderloin? Juicy tenderloin is wrapped in bacon and covered in a warm cider glaze, served alongside fingerling potatoes and an arugula salad. Either one is sure to please.




Burgers are a specialty around here, and we don’t take the term lightly. At State & Allen, you won’t find an average burger. How about giving the Sweet Heat Burger a try instead? The secret is in the patty, made from a special blend of Waygu beef and Berkshire Tenderloin. Peppery bacon, brie, and candied jalapenos top this burger masterpiece.




Want to go meatless? Give the Garden Veggie Pita a try. You’ll find it loaded with avocado, greens, heirloom tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, parsley, and a little Oaxaca cheese. Or there is the new, hearty Steak Sandwich, chock full of sliced steak, sautéed onions, pickles, melted Swiss cheese, homemade kamikaze sauce, and then heaped high on a tasty ciabatta bun.


Are you hungry yet?! Try these and other delicious NEW menu offerings at State & Allen today! Join us for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or Dallas happy hour!

Special Event: Lakewood Brewing Company Beer Dinner

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If you’re free next Tuesday night, then you will want to make plans to join us for a very special night of fun, great food, and an amazing Dallas beer tasting!

On Tuesday, April 14, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar will be hosting a prix fix dinner in Dallas starring one of our favorite breweries – Lakewood Brewing Company.

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The menu will be 5 courses, as follows:

  • Course 1: Pate Potstickers served with Lakewood’s Rock Ryder: Rock Ryder is a smooth American Rye Wheat that nearly everyone loves. Named for the cyclists who circle Dallas’s White Rock Lake, the beer has a dry finish, citrusy nose, and a touch of peppery rye. The perfect pairing for our potstickers!


  • Course 2: Carrot Curry Soup paired with the Hop Trapp brew: A Belgium style IPA, Hop Trapp is the perfect complex brew for the craft beer enthusiast and novice alike. Brewed with Trappit yeast, you’ll immediately sense the complexity of the floral hops and the bitter backbone this beer gives off.


  • Course 3: Organic Arugula Salad and Lakewood’s Till & Toil: Peppery arugula, topped with goat cheese, hazelnuts, and more, is balanced by Till & Toil, a fruity, crisp beer that is perfect for a Spring day on the patio.


  • Course 4: Beer “Can” Hen with Lakewood signature Lakewood Lager: The perfect pairing for any course, Lakewood Lager blends new and old – just like the Lakewood area of Dallas! It’s  a Vienna style lager that wins you over with its malty sweetness, bitter hops, and caramel finish.


  • Course 5: State & Allen’s homemade beignets served with the Lakewood Holiday Bonus: Cheers! It’s time to finish the meal with the perfect dessert beer! Holiday Bonus is a chocolately beer with hints of orange peel and spice. You’ll love the bold, smooth finish on this beer.

Tickets for the beer dinner are only $50 a person – an amazing value for a night of gourmet food and amazing beer tasting! Call State & Allen Kitchen + Bar today to reserve your spot!

State & Allen Celebrates Women's History Month

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No doubt, women make a huge contribution to society, let alone the restaurant industry! The month of March is Women’s History Month, a month when we celebrate and pay tribute to the countless women who have made this nation – and this state – great!

For the restaurant industry specifically, women make an invaluable contribution.

Countless women hold roles as restaurant owners, chefs, wait staff, hostesses, etc. In fact, over HALF of the restaurants in America are owned or co-owned by a woman! Boil that down to a state level: with 41,000+ restaurants in the state of Texas – supporting 1.2 million jobs and accounting for 10% of the state’s employment –it’s safe to say that women are pretty valuable to the overall balance and infrastructure of the restaurant industry!

State and Allen is proud to have many amazing women on staff, and one such woman is Eleanor Moore.

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With over thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry, Eleanor recently joined us as the Controller for State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, Savoring Catering, and Calabrese & Winkler Holdings, LLC.

She began her career as a waitress early in her adult life, working her way up to hostess, and then short order cook. In 1980, she was offered an office position and jumped at the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of how a restaurant was run. She loved learning new things and seeing the corporate side of the restaurant business. She stayed with that company for 33 years, developing business savvy and hands-on experience into how a restaurant functions on the business side of things.

State & Allen is proud to have a woman with such experience and knowledge of the restaurant industry leading the charge!

Join us this week for Women’s History Month and the best happy hour, lunch, dinner, or brunch in Uptown Dallas, Texas.

Meet State & Allen's Founder - Jonathan Calabrese

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For over 10 years now, State & Allen Kitchen + Bar has been cranking out some of the best food in Uptown Dallas, Texas. State & Allen prides itself on making food that is not only delicious, but unique and fresh as well, all while maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a vision that began with founder Jonathan Calabrese.

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 In 1996, Jonathan Calabrese graduated from the University of North Texas with a Philosophy degree in hand, ready to begin a career in health care consulting. That stint only lasted two years before Jonathan realized that his true calling was food. He enrolled in the Art Institute of Dallas where he excelled, graduating as the valedictorian of his class.

Upon graduation, Jonathan accepted a position with The Grape Restaurant in Dallas, Texas. Under the instruction of Executive Chef Brian Luscher, Jonathan learned how to run a kitchen with precision. And before he knew it, he and his best friend began working on a venture of their own – Savory Bistro in the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas. As Savory grew, so did the positive reviews. Encouraged by his efforts, Jonathan began adding more restaurants to his portfolio. Our beloved State & Allen Kitchen + Bar opened in 2004, followed by The Nodding Donkey Sports Bar – the best sports bar in Dallas – in 2010. And we can’t forget about the company that started it all – Savory Catering – Jonathan’s catering business that he opened while still in culinary school.

 Today, Jonathan spends most of his time behind the scenes, handling all operations aspects of the company and working closely with Executive Chef Rhett Dukes on creating menus with lasting appeal.

Join us at State  & Allen Kitchen + Bar today to experience what has made us one of Dallas’s favorite restaurants since 2004!



What Sets State & Allen Apart

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When founders Jonathan Calabrese and Tony Winkler were putting together a concept for State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, they knew they wanted their new Uptown Dallas restaurant and bar to be set apart. To be effortless and fun. A true neighborhood restaurant where friends could meet to mingle, watch a game, and enjoy a few drink specials. In laying the groundwork, they put together a plan for an incomparable experience with great food, location, design, and service.

  •  FoodWhether you join us for lunch, dinner, happy hour drinks and apps, or Sunday brunch, you’ll notice that our menu is anything but typical. At State & Allen, our goal is to plate the best food; food that inspires surprise and delight, while being simple and unpretentious. At the heart of each dish you’ll find fresh food purchased from local farmers and artisans. Our chefs believe food should be simple, local, fresh, and delicious. That’s why our chef-driven concept hinges on an appreciation for local foods and flavors – harnessing those flavors and turning them into unforgettable meals.


  • Location: Located in the heart of Uptown Dallas, we love being your neighborhood restaurant and bar! A hub for young professionals, Uptown is an upscale area of Dallas with many modern conveniences right at your fingertips. Yet, there’s a comfort and ease that comes with the walkability and vibrancy of the area.  It’s where we feel right at home.


  • Design: The design for our Uptown restaurant and bar mirrors the vibe of Uptown itself. It’s not stuffy and frou-frou. But it’s not a dive either. State & Allen offers a comfortable atmosphere that’s laid back and fun – and designed as such! Warm brick, butcher block tables, French-bistro style garage doors that can open on game days, honey cedar planked walls, etc. – these are the elements that feel cozy and inviting, offering casual elegance to your everyday meal.


  • Service: Our team prides itself on offering impeccable customer service – whether it’s when making a reservation or placing an order with one of our wait staff. Count on State & Allen to offer top notch service!
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Host your next event at State & Allen!

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Over the last few years, we’ve seen the growth in business; we thank all of you out there who consider us the best restaurant and bar in Uptown. We knew we were running out of space. Not only that, but we’ve gotten countless inquiries about hosting events at State & Allen. The good news is – we heard you all loud and clear!

State & Allen Kitchen + Bar is excited to unveil our brand new event space, perfect for work parties, rehearsal dinners, personal dinners, showers, and more!

Our new space is gorgeous, with a flexible, open concept that allows us to customize the space to whatever your needs may be. Full sit down dinner – to cocktails – to buffet style, our restaurant has you covered! It’s the same casual, sophisticated style you have come to expect from State & Allen, but suited perfectly for your next party.

Speaking of flexibility, one of the great features of the space is the indoor/outdoor capabilities. State & Allen is known for having the best patio in Uptown, and now that same ambiance can be a part of your next party!

Not only can the space be customized to your desires, but so can the menu! Either a full plated meal or buffet style, our chefs can deliver whatever style of food you are looking for. All of our menu items are prepared with the freshest ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Choose from our amazing selection of soups, salads, appetizers, bistro favorites, or put in a request for something all your own.

Book your next party or event with State & Allen, and you will not regret it! Give our staff a call today, and we can work out all of the details to make your event exactly what you want it to be. 

Make Valentine's Day Fun this Year!

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We know that Valentine’s Day can be….well…complicated.

Sometimes it’s easy to make Valentine’s Day plans with your sweetheart; other years you’re more than happy to just go party with friends. And then there are the years when “it’s complicated.” Right?!

State & Allen wants to make Valentine’s Day easy, stress free, and FUN this year! Skip the mundane and join us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for an amazing Valentine’s Day Traffic Light Party!

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If you haven’t attended one of these before, here’s the deal: if you’re taken – wear red. If you’re not, wear green. And if you just plain aren’t sure and “it’s complicated,” go ahead and wear yellow. Super fun way to mingle with others and immediately find out if they are here with someone or meeting new people.

The party will start at 8pm on Valentine’s Day – February 14 – and you will need to purchase tickets for the event. We are expecting the event to sell out, so be sure to come in to State & Allen to buy your tickets today! They are $15 a person and that includes a glass of champagne and access to our buffet of delicious appetizers and finger foods.

And as you have come to expect from State & Allen, we will also be having some great drink specials that night – including but not limited to - $3 Specialty Smirnoff cocktails and $2 beer specials. Something for everyone to get you in the mood to mingle!

Come by State & Allen Kitchen + Bar today to purchase tickets for the party and plan to join us beforehand for dinner and drinks to start your night off right! We’ll be offering our full menu of delicious entrees, pizzas, salads, and more, fit for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

This is a party you will not want to miss! 

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P.S. Ryan Gosling will probably not be showing up for this shindig...but we're guaranteeing a great time anyway! :)

New Beers on Tap!

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At the end of last year, we told you about our new affiliation with TapHunter: a great resource to stay up-to-the-minute on what State & Allen Kitchen + Bar in Uptown Dallas, Texas has on tap! Here are a few of the refreshing beers we’ve recently added:

·        Samuel Adams Cold Snap: Part of Samuel Adams’ spring collection, Samuel Adams Cold Snap is an unfiltered White Ale. Both sweet and spicy, the beer offers smooth, subtle flavors of plum, orange peel, and freshly ground coriander. It’s refreshing with just enough bite. Definitely one to try and only available from January to March!


·        Ballast Point Big Eye: One of Ballast Point’s star beers, Big Eye is a smooth IPA that helped raise awareness for fine San Diego IPAs. Taking a cue from the early English sea travelers who put extra hops in their beers to help preserve them longer, Ballast Point uses both American Columbus and Centennial varieties to produce a strong Imperial Pale Ale. It’s hoppy and flavorful. A good accompaniment? Try our Togarashi Crusted Catch or a Hawaiian Pizza.

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·        Lakewood Holiday Bonus: Brewed right here in Dallas, Texas, Lakewood’s Holiday Bonus is a signature holiday brew. It’s brewed from November – January, so come in and try it before it’s gone! With hints of chocolate and orange peel, it will warm you up on a cold winter day. This is a great dessert beer, so save this one for after the meal.

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Come on in to State & Allen Kitchen + Bar to try these great draft beers and more! We currently have over 16 great beers on tap – all unique and specialty crafted throughout the United States. Bring some friends for one of our fabulous happy hours with happy hour specials galore, or bring a date for a date night not soon to be forgotten.

Great Food at Great Prices.

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We’re all trying to eat better in 2015. More healthy, less calories, higher quality.

At State & Allen, you can rest assured that our meals are made with only the highest quality ingredients. Our team works to meticulously create each meal, with the results to prove it.

And every day of the week, various menu items are featured as specials. The same quality, mouth watering dishes, just at lower prices.

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·         Monday: Half Price Pizza! That’s right, all Monday long, our handmade, gourmet pizzas are all half price. Classic pepperoni – to BBQ Chicken – to Margherita – and more! One of try? The White Mushroom. Fresh mushrooms atop ooey gooey gouda cheese, goat cheese, and freshly sliced tomatoes, then drizzled wth garlic oil. Heavenly.

·         Tuesday: National Tuesday Salad. Didn’t you now that Tuesdays are salad days? Well they are here! Our salad is just $8.95 and it includes a drink!

·         Wednesday: Shrimp Fettuccine with Fresco Cream Sauce. Who isn’t a sucker for warm pasta and succulent shrimp tossed in a white cream sauce?! So perfect for these chilly January days. And only $8.95 on Wednesdays! It’ll make you look forward to Hump Day.

·         Thursday: Texican Thursday. We put our flare of Tex Mex and give it to you for just $8.95 on Thursdays! Delicious, fresh, and infused with hints of international cuisine, our Texican special is a cut above the rest.

·         Friday: Beer Battered Fish & Chips. By Friday, you’ve earned the right to eat some fried comfort food. Hand dipped and then fried to golden perfection, our fish and chips will become a weekly staple. And at just $8.95, it’s easy on the wallet too.

·         Saturday & Sunday: Brunch Specials. Starting at 10am each Saturday and Sunday, come on in for our amazing brunch menu. Eggs, bacon, waffle, Bloody Marys, the works. And a bonus? All of our eggs come from Free Range chickens, ensuring the highest quality eggs.