The smell of broiled steaks and barbecue ribs hits your nose the minute you pull open the door at Aaron Schat’s Roadhouse. Chickens turn slowly in the roaster just behind the cashier next to shelves of cold beer. The place is chill; friendly staff, a Western motif, lots of light inside, lots of parking outside.
Choose from fat sandwiches, juicy burgers, steaks, salads and ribs. Ribs are served all day, steaks- rib eye, flat iron and top sirloin – and served after 5 p.m.
Pick a fight with the “Italian Stallion” sandwich, with salami, ham and capicola and provolone cheese. Try and go the whole round with that monster. Pick a burger by name; the “Bluey Armstrong” has bleu cheese and grilled onions; “Inyo Mouth” has pastrami and provolone; “Hot Shot” is a burger with pulled pork, Ortega chiles, pepperjack cheese and chipotle sauce.
Turn these monstrous burgers into a meal with garlic parmesan or sweet potatoes fries. Try the Roadhouse Cheese Kickers, you won’t be disappointed.
Go the other way and get a humus wrap, veggie or tuna sandwiches. Salads are fresh and delicious. There’s a couscous salad with dried cranberry, feta and pine nuts, or the Oriental chicken with mandarin oranges.
Kids can get macaroni and cheese, kid ribs and cheeseburgers.
It’s not a roadhouse without beer on tap and Schat doesn’t disappoint. Draught brews include PBR, Sierra Nevada, Stella, 805, Blue Moon, and there are also several local craft selections and bottles as well.
Aaron Schat is carrying on the tradition of great food began by his father, Eric Schat, founder of Schat’s Bakkery.
Located on North Main Street, across from Taco Bell and Starbucks with ample parking for any sized vehicle. For more information call 760.873.0000 go to schatsroadhouse.com or look for them on Facebook.
Mike Bodine has been reporting on the small town news and gossip of the Eastside for more than 15 years.