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Lake Wylie Junction Grill and Pub

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on April 5, 2009

Tonight, my wife and I went to the Lake Wylie Junction in Steele Creek. We received a coupon in the mail, and decided to give it a try.

My recommendation: Give it a try, if it isn’t too far out of your way. The food and service was good.

Overall: We enjoyed our meals, the service was good, the price was excellent (with the coupon), and the restaurant was nice.

Ambiance: As we walked in, the restaurant looked far more upscale than we anticipated. With cloth napkins and tablecloths (under glass), I was a little intimidated. However, the clientele did generally appeared casual and good-natured, which put us at ease. The waiter was friendly and made us feel right at home.

Menu: Mostly “American”or “Southern” food. The food was very reasonably priced (~$10/entree, ~$3/side), and with the coupon discount ($10 on a bill of $30 or more), the meal was a good deal. The drink menu was complete with a significant wine list, complete martini list

Something you won’t find on most menu: “Pixie Stick Martini” made with grape vodka, blue pucker, and pineapple juice, in a sugar-rimmed glass.

Service: Good. Our waiter, Damon, was friendly and remarkably attentive. He had clearly listened well during the “suggestive selling” portion of his server training, but was not pushy, although he did ask us 3 times if we would like a half-price bottle of wine.

Food: We had the pimento cheese dip as an appetizer, which was ok, but not great. It was very cheesy, but lacked the real creamy texture that I would have expected from a cheese dip. The melted cheese left a significant layer of oil on the surface of the cheese, which was generally unappealing. Amanda had the chicken and dumplings, with a side of baked mac n’ cheese, while I had the southern fried chicken salad with a side of baked mac n’ cheese and steamed broccoli. We both enjoyed our main courses, but we had conflicting opinions on the mac n’ cheese. Amanda felt the cheese was generally too thin, and the taste wasn’t particularly cheesy. I thought the cheese was thin, but gave a great overall texture to the dish, and the taste was good (not great).

Of note: The Junction has specials nearly every day, including all-you-can-eat crab legs (Mondays), $0.35 wings (Tuesdays), bottomless pasta bowls (Thursdays), and a varied assortment of daily drink specials.

13105 South Tryon
Charlotte, NC 28278

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