Originally posted by Sandy Thruthegarden
cajunking - A question:
Have you ever eaten at the Watkins Barrel in Lawrenceburg, IN? It's at the same location where the Whiskey Barrel was several years ago. We loved the burgers at the Whiskey Barrel. They were grilled with sweet onion, very juicy, and not greasy. We get to Lawrenceburg during sprint car racing season and we're interested in finding a casual place to have supper before the race. (We'd prefer to avoid the salty metts and the gooey nachos at the track.) I'd like to know if the Watkins Barrel is worth a try. We also miss Whiskey Island which had pretty good fish. Thanks for any help.
Watkins barrell and Whiskey Barrell were two different places.
Watkins Barrell never impressed me at all and has been closed for some time now, the building was recently torn down for the new US 50 expansion across Tanner's Creek.
Whiskey Barrell was good but alas it too is gone, for a while it was a little italian place, but that too is gone, now it is being rehabbed and will be another mexican food place sometime this spring.
If you liked Whiskey Barrell, you might try it's parent restaurant
"Whiskey's" located at the corner of US 50 and Front Street. The food has been good, the BBQ is good too.
Unfortunately SE Indiana does not have much in the way of good food places to eat at.
That is why I love living so close to Cincy.
My picks for the area are:
Whiskey's - Steaks, BBQ
Applewood - Ny Strip stuffed with Boursin cheese, Steakhouse soup
Delaney's - Daily specials are usually always good
Acapulco's - Mexican (L'burg and Aurora have them, Aurora is better)
(yes it is a "chain", but they do have some real good and authentic foods)
Aurora has a new BBQ place open called Big Daddy's BBQ & Lil Mama's Fixins, I have been there several times.
I have tried:
Ribs, very disappointing TOOOOO much rub, rub had an off taste to it
Shoulder, not too bad
Chicken, not too bad
Fixins - not worth it
Other than that, we got fast food