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Outpost Bar and Grill

In a word: Grovers rejoice; a decent bar!

The specs: #01001   
227 S. Main St., Cottage Grove, 53527
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JM ate the Haystack Burger with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the Reuben.
The bill was $17, or $8.5/person, plus tip.
JM gave Outpost Bar and Grill an A-; Nichole gave Outpost Bar and Grill a B (see our grading rubric).

We've eaten in Cottage Grove a lot recently, just because of the way the old Isthmus and the alphabet conspired to make trips there frequent. This was both a blessing and a curse for Outpost Bar and Grill. Our general disposition toward Cottage Grove was waxing due to Olde Town Coffee Shop, but Outpost would now be held to a higher standard as well, because we could always go to Olde Town Coffee Shop (unless it was dinner time, which it was).

The good news is that Outpost is a pretty standard Sconnie bar with an nicer than average menu. Outpost is in an historic building that used to be a hotel and became the Outpost in 1997. 

Nichole got a Reuben on grilled rye that was amply buttered with a good ratio of kraut, dressing and corned beef. It was very good and none too dry. 

Reuben

JM had good luck with his Haystack Burger, which was cooked to a beautiful medium rare with a pink drips mixed in with the clear ones. The fried onion straws were also perfectly done, though a tangy barbecue sauce may have sealed the deal. The thick-cut fries were also enjoyed by all with ample table sauces.

Burger

If you are in a Cottage Grove rotation, Outpost seems like it would be picked to click especially given the uneven outcomes of Cottage Grove bars. Be sure to check out the pictures on the walls, too - we appreciated them, since for some reason we have become local history buffs.

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