Rev. Jim's Roadhouse
In a word: Better than expected, but still not much.
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JM ate the burger and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the Monte Cristo.
The bill was $18, or $9/person, plus tip.
JM gave Rev. Jim's Roadhouse a B; Nichole gave Rev. Jim's Roadhouse a C+ (see our grading rubric).
Rev. Jim's Roadhouse is along the trail that leads to Madison Casino, which is either off the beaten path or a main thoroughfare depending on how appealing casino-style gambling is to you. It is a converted fast food joint, which explains the disused drive thru and generally strange entrance points. This is a bar with a nice menu and friendly staff that plays its country music a little too loudly.
Their menu was surprisingly broad, but none of what we ordered was in the top tier. JM's 1/4 lb burger was the closest, which had some nice lightly grilled onions along lettuce, tomato and very nicely prepared patty. This was a solid burger that would not make anyone so sad they couldn't eat it. Nichole's Monte Cristo, well, it wasn't really a Monte Cristo and it shouldn't have gotten her hopes up. This was some sort of grilled ham and turkey affair with two kinds of cheese served betwixt buttered Texas toast. It was fine, but not a Monte Christo of the form that Nichole wants (French toast at a minimum). Our two sides of fries were both a little underdone.
The ambience is "Sconnie-bar-in-former-fast-food-restaurant," and as always when we go to a place like this the smoking ban still tops our gratitude list. We're certain that Rev. Jim's does a decent trade in Casino and outer McFarland traffic. And you could do worse, but we'll likely dine elsewhere.