Originally posted by buffetbuster
Thanks for giving us a report back from Bobcat Bite and I'm glad you love it as much as I do. Considering you have been to a ton of places, to call it your single best Roadfood meal is high praise!
Assuming you also make it to The Buckhorn and The Owl, I am really looking forward to seeing how they compare. Please keep us informed!
In fact, I did not make it to either establishment. They continue to elude me. Going up, we left too late, and coming back, my daughter was spiking a fever and was certainly no mood for a stop in San Antonio. However, I was able to sneak into the Frontier in Albuquerque earlier for a delicious chicken enchilada meal ('Christmas' style).
Since you've been to both the Owl and Bobcat Bite, how do they compare to each other? The reason I ask was I was privy to a conversation between another customer and the proprieter, as I was paying at the cash register. He indicated to the proprieter that his burger was better than the Owl, which was previously the best he had ever had. The woman indicated to him that the Owl is often brought up to her as her most worthy competition, and she said just as many people will tell her the Owl is on equal par, or better, than her offering. She told the patron that it was about a 50/50 split. What's even more amazing was her knowledge of the place, which must speak volumes for the Owl, since it's about 150 miles away from Bobcat Bite.
We had our names on the blackboard outside, and it was about 8 degrees above zero. I kept my mom and the kids in the car down the hill in the parking lot. I was about ready to leave when a man came up to me, put his name on the board and told me "I come regularly from Florida for this meal, you'd better wait it out, usually the list is longer". So after telling my mom what the man had said, we waited the 15 minutes before one of the employees made it down to our car to tell us our table was ready. On the way in, another person (who said he came from Nevada) put his name on the blackboard. It was about then when I realized this was going to be an experience, not just a meal. Amazingly, there were just as many people (I'd say it was tied at 6 tables a piece) that opted for the steak special. One guy was telling the cashier he was going to have the remainder the following morning for breakfast.
This place just rocked. Everyone who posts on here who is traveling down I-25 in Northern NM owes it to themselves to stop off and try it.