Fireside Bar and Grill in Wickenburg
Sorry I haven't been posting since the Holidays but I have been very busy. I have recently moved back to Wickenburg, AZ from Wasilla, AK. I haven't had much opportunity to eat out but I came upon this place near Wickie.
It is called The Fireside Bar and Grill and they bill themselves as " Every bikers favorite cowboy bar and every cowboys favorite biker bar." I don't know about that but I did see a lot of cowboys there who work at the local ranches.
I got there at about 6:00 p.m. to a half empty dining room that was decorated in cowboy chic. Lots of rodeo pictures, ropes, branding irons, etc... Red checkered table cloths and heavy wood booths. The waitress nice but seemed either new to her job there or just having a bad day. I ordered decaf coffee and a glass of water to drink. The coffee arrived luke warm
and I had to wait about 10 minutes to get a new cup. She made a fresh pot. After looking over the menu which offers several signature burgers and the usual ribs and steaks I went with the Cowboy Burger. 1/2 lb. fresh beef, cooked to order, topped with house made BBQ sauce, bacon, cheddar cheese, and an onion ring. I also ordered the fires instead of the beans or coleslaw which were the other choices offered. The burger came and was a magnificent sight. I ordered mine medium rare and it came out perfectly pink in the middle!!! It was hard to wrap my mouth around it was so big. I was in burger heaven. I needed to order more napkins from my server but she was nowhere to be found. Moving on to my fries i pulled a few out of the pile on my plate but alas they were cold. Like they had been sitting under the heat lamp too long. Still waiting for my server, I finished most of my burger. She finally arrived and brought refills and inquired about the meal. I told her the fries were cold and she promptly whisked them away and had the cooks make a new batch for the table to share. These were much better. HOT!! Skin on and seasoned with salt and black pepper.
Mom ordered the Fish and Chips. Obviously hand battered, they had a rough, crispy, and light coating. Since they use cod for the fish, it was only fair. As with my fries, hers were cold. The Nieces split a cheeseburger cooked well done and as with mine it was perfectly prepared. We were too full to order any of the desserts that were offered after the meal.
All in all, I wold go back to the Fireside
but will wait until they work out some of their bugs. They have only been open about 3-4 months. Located at 50507 N. Hwy 60 about 3 miles south of Wickenburg, AZ Ph.# 928-684-4906. You can also find them on facebook.
Hope this review is helpful.