Sherman's Food Adventures: Log Cabin Diner

Log Cabin Diner

Convenience is often not a consideration when it comes to foodies.  You know, will travel far and wide for food regardless of the distance and cost.  Well, that is not really practical when on a road trip.  This is especially true when you find yourself in the middle of nowhere.  When we had just finished visiting the Trees of Mystery, there weren't a whole lot of choices for eats nearby.  We definitely didn't want to do the tourist trap across the street, so we drove a bit further down the road to Log Cabin Diner.  This little unassuming spot doesn't serve up gourmet eats, but that didn't matter to us.  We just needed solid eats for the road.

Simple and inexpensive, the menu provided the basics including my Bacon Cheeseburger made with a 1/3 lb beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and mayo.  For what it was worth, the burger was solid.  The beef patty was cooked just enough where it wasn't dry while sporting a caramelized sear.  All of the ingredients were super fresh and the bacon was crispy.  I found the bun to be appealingly firm that it held everything together.  On the side, the krinkle cut fries were fried up golden and crispy.  My son's Ham and Cheese Melt was equally well-prepared.  The sourdough bread was cooked on the flattop until golden brown and crunchy.  Inside, there was plenty of melty cheese as well as seared slices of ham.  That was important as it reduced the amount of moisture and also caramelized the ham.

For Viv, she went for the Toasted Club with bacon, ham, turkey, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and mayo.  Again, this wasn't a complex food item, but they constructed it with care.  The bread was toasted just right as it held up the the wet ingredients.  There was more than enough for impact and the produce was fresh.  Even the side salad sported supremely fresh veggies (there was more sandwich on the plate, I removed it to put the salad on it).  My daughter wasn't really all that hungry and ended up with a bowl of Chicken Rice Soup.  It was rather thick and ate like a gumbo more than a soup.  No matter, it was flavourful with plenty of rice and tender chicken.  As you can see, the food at Log Cabin Diner was pretty basic.  However, it was good for what it was.  Combine this with super friendly people and reasonable prices, this makes for a great stop for anyone in the area needed food. 

The Good:
- Cheap
- Simple but well-prepared eats
- Super friendly people, they let us feed the emus out back!

The Bad:
- That wasn't a soup...


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