THE EATBEAT: Variety at Eagles Crest Grill proves to be quite popular
Eagles Crest Grill at the city-owned King's Walk Golf course has become a popular place for lunch, dinner and all sorts of large gatherings. During the summer, it has been the scene for wedding receptions that extend outdoors in tents and on the ...
Eagles Crest Grill at the city-owned King's Walk Golf course has become a popular place for lunch, dinner and all sorts of large gatherings. During the summer, it has been the scene for wedding receptions that extend outdoors in tents and on the patio overlooking the course.
It also is the scene of the very popular Sunday brunch that offers everything from scrambled eggs to eggs Benedict to meat and potatoes to pancakes with special syrups. There are main meat and vegetable dishes. And there is a table with fruits, sweets and a chocolate fountain that draws the attention of kids.
I found a scone with the baked goods on a recent Sunday that was so good I will have to go back for another. It was the right firm consistency with a minimum of frosting. The sausage was nicely flavored. The melon was ripe. And there were donut holes and large cinnamon rolls.
The choices seem unending at the King's Walk buffet. The cost is $10.99 for adults and $5.99 for children younger than 11.
Lunching at Eagles Crest is popular. Daily specials include lavosh with Long Island Tea, barbecued pork ribs, walleye, burger and beer. Recently, the Friday evening special was shrimp dinner ($9.99). And on Saturday, a dinner special was featured for $16.99 including prime rib and shrimp.
Ribs are a specialty, since lease-holder Paul Waind formerly operated GF Goodribs in Grand Forks. The restaurant also has special features, including an apple crisp dessert--- the recipe courtesy of Waind's wife, Marcia.
The approximate 50 employees at Eagles Crest look ahead to fall and winter menus and events after a very busy summer. Eagles Crest also does catering.
A recent visit for lunch found three of us ordering Mandarin chicken salad in the small $5.99 half-size. It was adequate but would have been better with a piece of bread or small roll.
While there are many pluses, there are a few minuses. One is the air conditioning that makes it seem too cool -- even sometimes in summer. Servers vary from excellent to nonchalant and sometimes are rushed.
The restaurant is inviting with a Scottish-golfing theme. There is dark green plaid carpeting in the main area with large windows on both sides. The large stone fireplace in the center of the restaurant is inviting. Beyond it is bar and counter seating.
My thoughts on what to order for lunch vary. I enjoy the soups. I like sharing lavosh. For dinner, it would be prime rib or shrimp -- or maybe pork ribs or shrimp. And when I am in the mood for a really good hamburger, I would order one here.
Reach Hagerty at email@example.com or call (701) 772-1055.