North Judson, Indiana and I’m hungry! Do I stop random strangers on the street to ask for restaurant recommendations? You betcha! Really, it’s the best way to figure out where to go — and even what to order! So, based off a young man’s suggestion who said “everything is good at Route 10,” it should be easy to guess where we ventured next.
Right on the main road, there is one entrance directly to the bar and one for family dining so, with the kid in tow, we headed to family dining.
Very, very small…I don’t think there were even 15 tables, maybe not even 12, but business at the Route 10 Bar and Grill was absolutely steady. Surrounded by mostly Chicago-land sport memorabilia (go Bears!), large, wall-mounted flat screen TV, and a big fish tank in the corner, the kid had plenty to look at, and I could see why a young, high school to college-aged guy would dig the atmosphere. Added bonus: the waitress was really nice and not only talked to the kid, she actually pointed out various fish, etc. in the tank, making a friend out of him for life, I do believe.
Of course, I had to check out the restrooms, and when I turned the corner, there was a very large group of Amish teens! I walked right past the (very tidy) restroom I was so surprised. One of the Amish ladies nicely pointed it out to me. Oops.
Hubby and I both ordered the Philly Steak Sandwich, fries, and potato salad (I hate when we do that!) and the kid got a hot dog, fries, and a little cup of Jell-o. Everyone was pleased with their order, and, after peeking at the bikers next to us…Whew! Those mile-high burgers looked fantastic! Next time – I’m getting a burger!
For dessert: well, I was hoping for some yummy pie, but all they happened to have left was Turtle Cheesecake. I just wasn’t feeling it, and since I wasn’t exactly hungry anyway, I passed.
Overall: We were satisfied but it might be a good idea to call ahead if there are members under 21 in your group, just to make sure there is enough room for everyone.
Route 10 Bar and Grill
613 West Talmer Avenue
North Judson IN 46366
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