"Where do you want to eat?"

"Where do you want to eat?" generally followed by a responding "I don't know" is an exchange that is a little too familiar for a lot of today's diners. With an abundance of restaurants to choose from, deciding on one common restaurant to satisfy the desire for a good meal can seem daunting. Now enter the motivation behind this blog. The city of Great Falls has a multitude of restaurants to choose from, offering a wide variety of options depending on the dining experience you seek. A good number of these restaurants are "chains", corporate giants offering the same menus in a variety of locations throughout the country. Nothing personal against these chain restaurants, but especially in today's economy, it is incredibly important to support local businesses. When the public invests in locally-owned buisnesses, the money is recycled back into the local community. Therefore, this blog will only feature the locally-owned restaurants of Great Falls. Each week, one local restaurant will be featured and reviewed, with the intent that the next time "where do you want to eat?" is proposed, a locally-owned business will be supported.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Eddie's Supper Club

On the corner of 2nd Ave. N. and 38th St. N, the stark white building of Eddie’s Supper Club, plain in appearance, is easily passed by, fading into the background as you continue your commute. 
The appearance of the building itself does not offer much to the imagination, and unless this restaurant serves as the destination, many commuters who never venture inside miss out on a fantastic dining experience.
The Coffee Shop

The Supper Club
Advertised as “The King of the Supper Clubs” since 1944, Eddie’s Supper Club consists of the unique aspect which combines two locations in one building.
Just inside the doorway with teal painted walls, the Coffee Shop offers a cheaper menu consisting of more casual meals such as sandwiches, burgers, and soup and salads.
Located on the other side of the Coffee Shop is the Supper Club, a more sophisticated setting with a more specific menu.
Red dominates the interior of the Supper Club from the carpets to the windows; even the tables are equipped with a red, flickering tea light candle.
Old-time western art and paintings line the perimeter of the Supper Club, hanging on the wood paneled walls.
Several chandeliers hang from the ceiling, casting a soft glow throughout the dining room.
The staff at Eddie’s Supper Club is incredibly friendly, helpful and observant, never leaving a dirty dish on the table.
The menu for the Supper Club, more refined and selective in options, showcases the “World Famous Campfire Steaks” for which Eddie’s Supper Club is most proud, ranging in price from $25 to $30.
Both the Supper Club menu and the menu for the Coffee Shop are available to order from however regardless of where you sit in the restaurant.
The toasted raviolis came highly recommended by the waitress, saying she will never again eat ravioli the traditional boiled way.
Smothered in a tomato meat sauce, the toasted ravioli contained ground beef encased in a ravioli shell, lightly toasted just enough to provide a slight crunch.
The homemade sauce was delicious, and possessed a hint of brown sugar in taste.
Almost immediately following the appetizer, the waitress returned with the main course, a Campfire Deluxe Burger Sandwich with a side of potato skins.
The hand-formed 12 oz beef patty sat on a toasted whole wheat Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles piled on top.
The unique seasonings used in cooking the thick, juicy burger gave it a smoky, cooked-on-an-open-fire taste.
The potato skins, similar to incredibly thick French fries, surrounded the burger.
The fluffy potatoes were served crispy and hot with a side of a homemade sour cream-bacon mixture for dipping.
Despite the blizzard occurring just outside the windows, I opted for the homemade peppermint ice cream sundae for dessert.
Probably one of my most favorite desserts since the start of this blog, the vanilla ice cream contained little pieces of peppermint embedded within providing a very pleasant peppermint taste to the ice cream.
Topped with a modest amount of chocolate syrup, this finishing touch resulted in a taste identical to that of an Andes Mint, an absolutely perfect way to end this meal.
Eddie’s Supper Club offers quite an individualized dining experience, as the crowd never grew to more than a dozen patrons.
The staff strives to provide you a relaxing and enjoyable meal, constantly making sure everything is ok and that the water glasses stay full.
Families, friends, coworkers, and any other diners should, if they haven’t done so already, consider Eddie’s Supper Club when deciding where to eat.

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