Thanks everyone for your comments on my post and your encouragement. On our first day in the Black Hills on our way from Deadwood to Mount Rushmore we passed a restaurant - restaurant is much to mundane a name for this place - an attraction, that really caught our eye and screamed "RoadFood". We pulled over and stopped to see if they were open for breakfast but unfortunately they were not. On our second day we went back into Rapid City. My husband was an Air Force brat and his father was stationed at Ellsworth AFB in the mid-60s. We wanted to go back and see the base. After our disappointment with breakfast the day before we decided to play it safe and stopped at Denny's for breakfast before going to the base. We spent the morning touring the missile silo, the South Dakota Air and Space Museum and watching planes come in for touch and go practice we headed back to the Black Hills. We wanted to visit what we thought was a railroad museum - the Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Leads and we wanted to eat lunch at Boondocks. This was Friday and our plans included dropping by the BBQ contest in Spearfish to get our bearings there as well. Since I don't have breakfast photos, I'll include a buffalo and antelope :)
Wait a minute...We may not have buffalo in Georgia, but I can tell that's no buffalo, someone slipped a crazy photograph into my trip report! Actually, this is just one of the outrageous, fun, retro items that caught our eye yesterday when we passed Boondocks. Not to mention that the place just screamed Roadfood. After our trip to Rapid City our next goal on Friday was to return to Boondocks and have lunch at this crazy roadside attraction.
Before we went into the restaurant we explored a couple of the buildings and attractions, but we were hungry so we didn't linger long.
After a brief glance at the menu we both decided on hamburger, fries and chocolate milk shake. Can you imagine eating anything else at a place that looks like this?
While we waited for our food we explored the various collections inside the restaurant.
They even had pictures on the ceiling
First our chocolate milk shakes were delivered. The only disappointment of the entire experience was that the milk shake didn't come in an old fashioned, milk shake glass. I understand why, I get that, but it would have only added to the experience to have the milk shake in a real glass. But that said, it was creamy, chocolately, wonderfulness (is that a word?). I can't remember the last time I had a milk shake with a hamburger. The hamburgers were delicious in the way only high fat, old fashioned, bad for your heart kind of hamburgers can taste. The french fries were perfection. We both agreed this was one of the best hamburgers we've had in a long, long time.
After we finished eating we explored a few of the other buildings on the property...
We left Boondocks and turned our direction to the KCBS BBQ contest in Spearfish. Our excuse for traveling to this area was to judge the Taste of Autumn BBQ and we wanted to find out how to get to the contest and meet some of the team members and the reps for the contest. We met several teams including this pit boss who serenades his meat while it cooks.
My final trip report will include the BBQ, dinner at The Lodge, The Alpine Inn where the only menu is a dessert menu - your entree choices include a small filet or a large filet with a wedge of iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing, a baked potato and toast or a veggie pasta meal. We also took the advice given here and visited Bumpin Buffalo
Good night fellow foodies and thanks for giving me a chance to relive these wonderful meals.
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