Rock Creek Tap and Grill, Lloydminster, AB

Rock Creek Tap and Grill, Lloydminster, AB

Rock Creek Tap and Grill, Lloydminster, AB

I accompanied my friend Rick on day trip to Lloydminster, the small city that straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.

We needed a place to grab an early lunch, and a local recommended Rock Creek Tap and Grill.

Rock Creek is a small, chain restaurant with 8 locations, 7 of which are in Saskatchewan and the one location on the Alberta side of Lloydminster.

We arrived just before 11:30 AM and beat the lunch hour rush.  Inside the restaurant, the decor is modern, with a combination of booths and tables on the restaurant side of the enterprise; the lounge side is your typical bar/pub operation.

The menu is straight forward and will appeal to the typical Western Canadian customer.  Burgers (including bison burgers), fish and chips, steaks of various types – you get the idea.

Louisiana Stacked Prime Sandwich with Thai-style Tom Yum soup

Louisiana Stacked Prime Sandwich with Thai-style Tom Yum soup

I ordered the Louisiana Stacked Prime Sandwich with soup of the day, a nicely flavoured, not too spicy Thai-style Tom Yum soup.  The Thai style hot and sour soup has coconut milk for thickening and flavour as well as bits of rice (not typical in Tom Yum soup) and lemongrass, herbs, lime, and a level of spices moderated to match our Canadian palate.

The Prime Sandwich was stuffed with a good amount of thinly shaved prime rib beef in a thick, hearty sub bun that had good structural integrity to keep the large sandwich ‘holdable’ without crumbling apart or soaking through with juice.  The sandwich was served with a slightly spicy Jack Daniel Bourbon aioli, and made for a nice lunch at a reasonable price, $15.95.

Service was prompt and friendly.  Rick asked for a non-alcoholic beer, and our server returned to inform him the restaurant carried a light and dark non-alcoholic beer.

From our experience, Rock Creek Tap and Grill is one of those safe restaurants where there is likely something on the menu for anybody.  I’d go back.

Rock Creek Tap and Grill8120-44 Street, Llyodminster, AB., Tel.: 780-874-7625, Open Sun-Wed 11:00 AM-11:00 PM; Thurs 11:00 AM-12:00 midnight; Fri-Sat 11:00 AM-1:00 AM

 

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