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AustinChief
01-18-2012, 08:49 PM
I have a buddy who I know from Austin that is going to be driving through my hometown of St Joe on Feb 7th.

I doubt he has the time or desire to do any site seeing, but will have time to stop and eat.

What would you suggest for both quality of food AND overall experience.

I would suggest Barbosa's but he is from El Paso so I doubt he wants to go there.

My old favorites don't seem to exist anymore.. Jerry Anne's, The Bucket Shop, The D&G...

I know that Frederick Inn is a solid safe bet... but what other spots would you suggest?

(and I hope it goes without saying, no chains or new places...)

Demonpenz
01-18-2012, 08:54 PM
beadroux's?

Pablo
01-18-2012, 08:57 PM
beadroux's?

Kinda what I was thinking too.

Chicken fried chicken is the tits.

St. Joe is chain restaurant heaven now. There are too many options.

Pablo
01-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Or sack n save. They BBQ up some mean dogs on the daily.

AustinChief
01-18-2012, 09:00 PM
beadroux's?

Just to be clear, if it's not 30+ years old, I consider it new.

I am also considering the Hoof and Horn or Cordonnier's Place

BigCatDaddy
01-18-2012, 09:09 PM
I don't think you left many options there. It's probably not what you are looking for, but I dig Pizza Royal.

Pablo
01-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Just to be clear, if it's not 30+ years old, I consider it new.

I am also considering the Hoof and Horn or Cordonnier's Place

Good luck man..

It's all chains.

Dr. Gigglepants
01-18-2012, 09:15 PM
beadroux's?

2nd this. It's not 30 years old, but its about 15 years old, and my favorite place to eat in town. Chicken fried chicken, half fries, half rings, harder to beat than early nineties Benton basketball.
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Nzoner
01-18-2012, 09:16 PM
Just to be clear, if it's not 30+ years old, I consider it new.

I am also considering the Hoof and Horn or Cordonnier's Place

Just had lunch at The Hoof today,chef salad,I swear for $6.95 it'll feed three people.

AustinChief
01-18-2012, 09:23 PM
2nd this. It's not 30 years old, but its about 15 years old, and my favorite place to eat in town. Chicken fried chicken, half fries, half rings, harder to beat than early nineties Benton basketball.
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yeah, I don't want to take a chance on a cajun place in St Joe. Austin practically became New Orleans West recently and he is probably like me and fed up with all things Louisiana.

I wish the D&G was still around... how the hell did you guys let that place close!!!

AustinChief
01-18-2012, 09:24 PM
Just had lunch at The Hoof today,chef salad,I swear for $6.95 it'll feed three people.

Right now, I am thinking Hoof and Horn, Frederick Inn or Cordonnier's Place.. which of those three would you send someone to for lunch?

Nzoner
01-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Personally,I'd send him to the Hoof,the owner is a good client/friend of mine so if you decide that route and want him to have a head's up on your friend or you want to treat him etc. let me know.

Just not much left here anymore in regards to the classics.The Spot Cafe just reopened,a high school friend of mine bought it and is doing well with it.

Dr. Gigglepants
01-18-2012, 09:30 PM
yeah, I don't want to take a chance on a cajun place in St Joe. Austin practically became New Orleans West recently and he is probably like me and fed up with all things Louisiana.

I wish the D&G was still around... how the hell did you guys let that place close!!!

Good question, lot of good memories of the D&G. Out of the 3 choices above I'd go H&H. Or sack n sav, if he's price concious.
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Gonzo
01-18-2012, 09:30 PM
I can't believe the god damned D&G closed down. That was my favorite place to eat. It was such a shit-hole but it had character. The food was excellent.

If I had the cash I would totally re-open it.

One thing I always remember about that place was an old advertising painting of two black guys it had in the corner by the bar. It was totally racist, btw but I'm betting it was worth thousands.

Nzoner
01-18-2012, 09:37 PM
I can't believe the god damned D&G closed down. That was my favorite place to eat. It was such a shit-hole but it had character. The food was excellent.

If I had the cash I would totally re-open it.

One thing I always remember about that place was an old advertising painting of two black guys it had in the corner by the bar. It was totally racist, btw but I'm betting it was worth thousands.

The chains and the like have all but taken over.I'll never forget Bottoms Up,best damned pork tenderloin sandwich ever and when the paper ran the story they were closing they sold 6000 sandwiches in the final couple of weeks.I remember visiting with the owners and them telling me if only a small percentage of those people had supported them week to week they could've made it.

AustinChief
01-18-2012, 09:48 PM
The chains and the like have all but taken over.I'll never forget Bottoms Up,best damned pork tenderloin sandwich ever and when the paper ran the story they were closing they sold 6000 sandwiches in the final couple of weeks.I remember visiting with the owners and them telling me if only a small percentage of those people had supported them week to week they could've made it.

That reminds me. There used to be a bar/restaurant with a badass pork tenderloin sandwich in Saint Joe... I know it was owned by a really nice gay guy my dad knew (yes yes, make your jokes here) and that is about all I can remember.

Any idea what place I am talking about?

(I think it may have been off 22nd, kinda near Bee Wayne... but that may be wrong)

Phobia
01-18-2012, 09:52 PM
That reminds me. There used to be a bar/restaurant with a badass pork tenderloin sandwich in Saint Joe... I know it was owned by a really nice gay guy my dad knew (yes yes, make your jokes here) and that is about all I can remember.

Any idea what place I am talking about?

I don't but I'll bet Buck knows.

stonedstooge
01-18-2012, 09:54 PM
That reminds me. There used to be a bar/restaurant with a badass pork tenderloin sandwich in Saint Joe... I know it was owned by a really nice gay guy my dad knew (yes yes, make your jokes here) and that is about all I can remember.

Any idea what place I am talking about?

(I think it may have been off 22nd, kinda near Bee Wayne... but that may be wrong)

You sure that wasn't in Maryville?

Gonzo
01-18-2012, 11:21 PM
That reminds me. There used to be a bar/restaurant with a badass pork tenderloin sandwich in Saint Joe... I know it was owned by a really nice gay guy my dad knew (yes yes, make your jokes here) and that is about all I can remember.

Any idea what place I am talking about?

(I think it may have been off 22nd, kinda near Bee Wayne... but that may be wrong)

The Snow White?
I remember that place having a pretty good tenderloin.
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Larry
01-18-2012, 11:29 PM
When I was young 30 Yrs ago it was called Millers Grill, its gone now

AustinChief
01-18-2012, 11:40 PM
The Snow White?
I remember that place having a pretty good tenderloin.
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Ha, no. That place was closed before I was a kid even. And that was on the Belt and Frederick.

The Dawg
01-18-2012, 11:58 PM
Hoof and Horn or Fredrick Inn

DonkyPuncher
01-19-2012, 12:31 AM
Or sack n save. They BBQ up some mean dogs on the daily.

lmao and you can get like 4 for a dollar

DonkyPuncher
01-19-2012, 12:32 AM
Boudreouex's is by far the best place to eat in town

chasedude
01-19-2012, 02:43 AM
That reminds me. There used to be a bar/restaurant with a badass pork tenderloin sandwich in Saint Joe... I know it was owned by a really nice gay guy my dad knew (yes yes, make your jokes here) and that is about all I can remember.

Any idea what place I am talking about?

(I think it may have been off 22nd, kinda near Bee Wayne... but that may be wrong)

Jim's Place @ 22nd and Francis. I lived down the street @ 22nd and Angelique at one time and used to run up there for supper. Yeah, they made an excellent tenderloin.

He looking for some great BBQ? Try this place Boogaloo's.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/boogaloos-bbq-st-joseph

The man makes some killer BBQ. The owner is a great guy and one helluva blues drummer.

AustinChief
01-19-2012, 03:45 AM
Jim's Place @ 22nd and Francis. I lived down the street @ 22nd and Angelique at one time and used to run up there for supper. Yeah, they made an excellent tenderloin.

He looking for some great BBQ? Try this place Boogaloo's.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/boogaloos-bbq-st-joseph

The man makes some killer BBQ. The owner is a great guy and one helluva blues drummer.

YES! That's it! Jim's Place!

jbwm89
01-19-2012, 06:08 AM
Right now, I am thinking Hoof and Horn, Frederick Inn or Cordonnier's Place.. which of those three would you send someone to for lunch?

Fredrick Inn's is the place to go for lunch, if you don't want beadreaux that is.

Gonzo
01-19-2012, 06:44 AM
Ha, no. That place was closed before I was a kid even. And that was on the Belt and Frederick.

Shit, really? I remember my parents taking me there when I was a kid. I know it was closed down, but that long ago?
Meh, all the good places are long-gone.
I never lived there but we used to visit a lot. My dad grew up there, dirt poor. His mom was a little lady, 4'11 and like 120 lbs. She worked as a 3rd shift guard at the nut house when it was still operational.
(I'm sure you've been to the museum)
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MoreLemonPledge
01-19-2012, 06:46 AM
Hit up the Ground Round.

Molitoth
01-19-2012, 07:24 AM
Hit up the Ground Round.

Hah... overpriced terrible food.

Unless you are going for the atmosphere of hanging out in a cloudy room full of senior citizens.


Boudreaux's is by far the most unique atmosphere and best food combination in town.

There is usually a new decent restaurant in the now "Napoli's" building every year.

Gonzo
01-19-2012, 07:27 AM
I went a while back and we ate at the Casino.
It wasn't bad, really. Nice view of the shit-river and all.
Worth a thought.
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Molitoth
01-19-2012, 07:31 AM
This thread is actually depressing if you think about it.

Nzoner
01-19-2012, 07:32 AM
There is usually a new decent restaurant in the now "Napoli's" building every year.

We finally tried Napoli's and I'll give it a :thumb:

Nzoner
01-19-2012, 07:36 AM
This thread is actually depressing if you think about it.

Yep,it got me to thinking last night of places like

Miller's Grill
Southgate Inn(when in southside)
El Rancho
Bottom's Up
Bucket Shop
Valentino's (one place I miss dearly)
and on and on

Molitoth
01-19-2012, 07:41 AM
Em Chamas is nice I suppose.

Not a place I would frequent due to the price and amount of food.... but a classy place with a nice atmosphere.

BigCatDaddy
01-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Fords anyone?

Nzoner
01-19-2012, 08:55 AM
Fords anyone?

Back when I was a youngster it was Henry's Hamburgers

BigCatDaddy
01-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Back when I was a youngster it was Henry's Hamburgers

I think I remember that. I remember it as something else before Ford's. I also vaguely remember "The Thirsty" where the car dealership is now.

Nzoner
01-19-2012, 09:33 AM
I think I remember that. I remember it as something else before Ford's. I also vaguely remember "The Thirsty" where the car dealership is now.

Oh hell yes Thirst-T,famous for broasted chicken and potatoes,I still make the potatoes at home every so often,absolute best way to eat them imo.

MoreLemonPledge
01-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Barbosa's is the shit. Nothing touches their pork burrito covered in cheese.

haljordan
01-19-2012, 09:46 AM
...harder to beat than early nineties Benton basketball.
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As an early nineties BHS basketball player, this line made me smile. Glory Days.

gblowfish
01-19-2012, 09:51 AM
It's hard to find authentic one of a kind restaurants in any town now. The Applebee's Chili's Cheddar's TGI Fridays kinds of restaurants have killed a lot of mom and pops off.

kcmaxwell
01-19-2012, 10:36 AM
The Hoof is definitely one of my favorite places!

Cave Johnson
01-19-2012, 10:46 AM
How's the Ken-Taco-Hut?