Normally, whenever we head to the Seattle Premium Outlets, it would not be complete without a visit to Eagles Buffet in the Tulalip Casino Resort. Okay, it isn't amazing food, but for the price (especially for lunch), it does the job. However, this time around (on our way to our Alaskan cruise leaving out of Seattle), we decided to hit up Bob's Burgers and Brew. Yes, it is a chain restaurant, but Viv had tried it out last time and it was acceptable. It was amusing that my dad remarked how there weren't any Asians eating at Bob's. I quickly exclaimed that, "They're all at the buffet!". LOL...
My parents shared a Beef Dip which was split nicely onto 2 plates. Funny how we initially assumed that one plate represented an entire order. That alone was enough food for one person. The roast beef was tender, yet had this "Arby's" thing going on where it looked more like ham. The dip itself was pretty generic. For their side, they had the Clam Chowder which was thick and flavourful. It wasn't creamy per se, but it was fine for what it was. Viv decided on the Fish Burger. When it arrived, we were shocked to see 2 large fried pieces of cod. Look at the picture... There was easily twice the amount of fish one would find at Red Robin. The fish itself was fried up crunchy where there was no softening of the batter up until the last bite. Sufficiently moist and flaky, the large pieces of fish barely stayed within the confines of the soft bun. A chunky tartar sauce was served on the side. She had the Split Pea & Ham Soup as her side and it was thick, salty and full of ham.
For myself, I went for Bob's Bonanza Burger because it was the biggest, baddest option on the menu. When it was placed on the table, a large pool of oil began to form as it dripped from the overhanging bacon. Yah, this was a heart-stopping collection of 2 large beef patties, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, cheese and lots of mayo. This was a messy, run-down-your-arm burger which could've benefited from a bit less grease. It seemed like they poured the butter from the sauteed mushrooms onto the burger as well as the bacon grease from the pan as well. I liked the burger despite this and the beef was slightly dry. My son inexplicably chose the Kraft Mac n' Cheese. Dude, I can make that at home for less than $1.00! Anyways, it was predictable and the fries on the side were actually quite good being crispy and light. My daughter had the chicken strips and they were, well... chicken strips. As you can see, the food ain't fancy here nor is it very imaginative. But Bob's offers up predictable food for a reasonable price. Did the job for us this time.
- Large portions
- Predictable food
- Good service
- Predictable food