Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Depot Bakery & Restaurant

As you may have guessed, we were on vacation for a while.  My mom came up for a visit this past week.  We took her up to the cabin for long weekend.  Funny, but she has not been up there during the summer in all the time we have owned it.

Last Friday, the weather was naturally rainy so our plans to spend the day at the beach were scrapped.  Kevin and I decided to take my mom for some antique shopping in Crystal Falls and some shopping in Iron River, Michigan.  After doing the antique shopping, we decided to stop for a late lunch.  Rather than the usual spots, we opted for a new place based on a billboard we saw.

The Depot Restaurant is located on north 4th Street in Iron River.  As you can see by the photos, the restaurant is a converted rail car.  Not knowing what to expect, we walked in a bit apprehensive.  At 2:00 p.m., the restaurant was empty.  However, after we did enter, we were quite surprised.  Dark mahogany walls and stained glass lighting adorned the place.

The menu at The Depot is a bit limited for lunch offering only appetizers, sandwiches, and hamburgers.  We ordered a sampler platter of appetizers.  The plate came with stuffed potato skins, deep-fried mini-tacos, and some of best chicken wings I have ever eaten.  These wings were not swimming in sauce but the vinegar/hot sauce was infused into the light breading mix prior deep frying.  The tender, juicy wings were served with a blue cheese dip.

Once the appetizers were done, out came our burgers.  My burger was THE best burger I have ever eaten!  The burger had grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms with a slice of muenster cheese on a hard roll.  The burger was so juicy that it dripped down your hand.  But, it wasn't a greasy drip down your arm.  I know my description can not do any justice to this burger.  All I can say is that we WILL be going back to this restaurant even if it is an hour away! 

If you ever get to Iron River, Michigan, I would HIGHLY recommend a visit!

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 29, 2010

    We did have fun - didn't we!!



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