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Did you know that Bass Pro has a ton of great food?!?!? We ate at their restaurant when it first opened many years and enjoyed it but hadn’t been back. However, we are constantly buying fudge and some of their prepacked food items.
I recently had the chance to eat in the restaurant again and really enjoyed the food! I was really adventurous and tried the alligator, which wasn’t bad. But I can’t stop thinking about the bread that was brought to the table while we waited. It was served warm and the top of the bread had a delicious sugar crust. The bread itself wasn’t sweet, but the crunchy sugar topping was so good. I’m going to have to try doing that with some of my bread. It really sets their bread apart from bread at other places…if it wasn’t inappropriate I would have picked up all the sugar chunks off the table to eat, but I did try to remember the manners that my mother taught me.
Since it was lunchtime and I’m trying to make better choices I ordered the Islamorada Salad which is mixed greens with candied cashews, bleu cheese and dried cranberries tossed with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the salad. I figured it would be good but it had the perfect balance of all the flavors and of course I’m a fan of any salad that isn’t filled with iceberg lettuce.
If you haven’t had the chance to dine at one of Bass Pro’s restaurants give it a try next time you are heading out to the store. I’m not sure if all are decorated the same, but a 13,00 gallon aquarium of beautiful and brightly colored tropical salt water fish is one of the main attractions and totally different from the fresh water fish displayed throughout the store. If you don’t have time for a full meal, try the Fudge shop. Our shop makes their own fudge in store and even takes flavor inspiration from the customers and other employees.
Want to see more info about what Bass Pro has in store for the holidays…check out my local blog for all the details for Santa’s workshop.
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
Megan Palermo says
How do I make your sugar bread I think it has brown sugar and butter please help dinner party Saturday
Wendy O'Neal says
Hi Megan, I’ve never attempted to recreate their bread….it is amazing though. I wish I could help. Have a wonderful dinner party.
Shelley (Ground Beef Budget) says
I love Bass Pro Shop, and I am a female! Though I have never taken the time to sit down and eat there, I spend all my time looking around…. I will the next time I get a chance the one’s closest to me are about a 2 hours drive either direction.
I had no idea they had a restaurant! The family would just love to eat there!
WOW! I had no idea you could eat at Bass Pro! It all sounds really really good too!
We have enjoyed our Bass Pro Shop’s restaurant many times since it has opened. It is pricier than you might expect for a restaurant at a store, and ours features seafood. I say that because I don’t know for a fact all restaurants are similar. We would think that they would serve more meat than they do.
The menu has varied over time and it wasn’t too impressive to me the last time. I guess my food choices have gotten healthier, but there didn’t seem to be much on the menu that wasn’t fried.
If you can go during the day during the week, call and find out when the scuba diver comes to clean out the restaurant’s fish tank. We have been there during that and it is an experience. They also added a lot of new fish while we were there.
I do have a lot of respect for the manager of the local restaurant because he banned a girl that came in there with a male friend and she was drunk. She caused a scene because she wanted alcohol and she was drunk and had an expired license. He told her she had to leave and that she was banned from ever coming back to the restaurant. If more managers did that, there would be fewer accidents etc.
Dinner at Bass Pro! Road trip. My husband has been trying to find a way to get me to agree to the 2-hour drive. This may just be it.