Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Places To Visit In York | Uncle Joe's Roadhouse and Grill

Don't ask me why, but I am a teeny bit obsessed with American themed diners, honestly, I just love them. So as you can imagine I was super excited to discover that an Uncle Joe's had opened up just a short bike ride (and an even shorter car ride...) away from my house – seeing as I live in a nowhere village this is pretty big news. So after a whole bunch of begging I finally managed to persuade a friend of mine to take me there for tea last week and it was not a disappointment.


Ma Bicyclette: Places To Visit In York | Uncle Joe's Roadhouse and Grill

It was about 4pm on a Monday afternoon when we arrived and the diner was pretty much empty and by the time our food came we were the only ones left in the entire restaurant, so if it's a bustling atmosphere you want, your best bet is a weekend afternoon. The décor wasn't quite as authentic American diner as I'd hoped for but they'd combined a mix of Cath Kidston tablecloths with typical Texan items – cowboy boots on the wall. Despite this it was a pretty sweet place.


Ma Bicyclette: Places To Visit In York | Uncle Joe's Roadhouse and Grill

I ordered the BBQ glazed ribs which were pretty yummy despite being possibly the messiest food ever invented (note: NEVER order ribs on a first date) which came with a generous serving of creamy mash, homemade coleslaw and plenty of salad. There was so much food I had to leave some of the ribs. My dining buddy opted for the crumb coated southern fried chicken with corn on the cob, salad, chips and coleslaw, which I am assured was a fantastic choice too. I regretted not picking an ice cream soda float for my drink but I'd completely not have managed to squeeze it in.


Ma Bicyclette: Places To Visit In York | Uncle Joe's Roadhouse and Grill

We were pretty greedy and took some of the diner's delicious pie home for later. I had Mississippi Mud pie which was topped with pecans, chocolate chunks and bits of brownie and it was AMAZING. They even gave us a free tootsie roll pop to take home too! I am definitely going to have to take another trip up there and sharpish because I had a peek at the breakfast menu and it looked pretty special and I am excited to try the Blueberry Pancakes (obviously!)


Ma Bicyclette: Places To Visit In York | Uncle Joe's Roadhouse and Grill

The only thing that may put you off is that the staff were a little on the quiet side BUT I actually sometimes prefer that, I hate being awkwardly asked how my meal is when I have a mouth full of dinner - it's just not attractive!

You can find Uncle Joe's Roadhouse and Grill off the A64.
Malton Ln, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7SG.  
Towards Scarborough where Little Chef used to be.  

Alexa
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2 comments:

  1. omg :) nicest comment i have ever read :)
    regards
    arthur

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  2. Popped in at the weekend thinking it was still a little chief.
    Went in and was greeted by very friendly staff ordered and were very pleased with the food, my burger was really excellent and the sauces very very good,
    my husbands steak New York Style wa big enough to feed two!!
    Will call in again.
    With Uncle Joe's now on the A64 we ill not be missing Little Chief any time soon.
    Best of luck to you all

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