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Green Tree Grill

In a word: Unless you're playing a round, there's not much point.

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JM ate the cod sandwich with fries and a fountain drink.
Nichole ate the Big George burger with pepper jack, potato salad, and a Spotted Cow.
We split some nachos.
The bill was $26, or $13/person, plus tip.
JM gave Green Tree Grill a C+; Nichole gave Green Tree Grill a B- (see our grading rubric).

The best time to go to Green Tree Grill is when they're offering specials in conjunction with the Vitense Golfland driving range (weekend breakfast is an especially sweet deal) or when you're in the mood for Dippin' Dots. There are so few places to get the ice cream of the future nowadays - and in fact, when their current supply is out, that's probably the end.

Logistics sent us there for dinner on a weekday. It's an order-at-the-counter setup with a pleasant, superclean dining room down the hall, complete with fireplace and easy chairs; pretty nice. It was totally empty the night we went, but it got us thinking that a weekday trivia night here might be a collaboration to look into.

The food is somewhere between bar and fairground. We started with nachos. The chips were all red or blue, no plain yellow, and topped with cheez, cheese, red onion, tomato, and - lettuce? All but the depressing, soggy lettuce was fine. For meatless nachos, we found the $7.50 price tag a bit high. Indeed, all the prices are like that.

Nachos Supreme

There are salads, wraps and sandwiches on the menu, too. The Big George burger is pretty great, though - let's use Kate's burger rating guide again:

  • Bun: Toasted potato. Hearty.
  • Meat: Handmade 1/3 lb. patty of Black Earth Meats goodness, stuffed with a choice of cheese. Never had a Jucy Lucy before, but the concept is done pretty well here.
  • Bun/meat ratio: Good. A less robust bun would not have held up, but this diminutive demi stayed true to the last bite.
  • Cheese: Nice stretchy pepper jack.
  • Misc.: A few stringlike fried red onions didn't look like much, but added a lot in texture and flavor. About a 7.5 of 10 overall.

Big George BurgerHook Shot Cod sandwich with fries

The fried cod sandwich was as flaky as it was small.  There's not much to this breaded and bagged fish sandwich except to say that the fry grease was very clean and the french fries and the fish tasted differently which is a good thing.The fries were the coasted, crispy kind.

The potato salad was from a tub - the cook called it "Don's" - and was made with Miracle Whip. Pro or con, your call. The pickle spears were fine.

So, while we love us a mini golf date night, we'd usually choose neighboring Babe's, Michael's or Copper Top - or, heck, Vintage - if we also wanted food. That said, Green Tree Grill looks like a great place to host a kid's birthday party or grab a surprisingly tasty burger.


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We'd love to take you to Matt's and 5-8 to compare the Juicy/Jucy Lucy.

James, I would love to work with you on a trivia night! Thanks for the review!

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