If you have been driving down 121 heading from Lewisville, then you might have noticed a new restaurant pop up. Green and white, this building sticks out like a sore thumb. After being posed a question from Sean Switzer of Plano, Tx who asked,
"What are they? Do they do oil changes while you eat?" This examiner wanted to find out what Quaker Steak & Lube was, and whether or not it was healthy.
Arriving to the scene, it appeared the parking lot was completely full, and the employees (and some customers) had to park on the grass. Needless to say, Quaker Steak and Lube is now open, and it is a definite must hit on the restaurant scene. This restaurant is being rated based upon three elements: service, decor, and food.
Walking up to the restaurant, it is easy to spot the giant gas tank in front, along with a delivery mobile. From the outside, it appears as though this is a place would be a Steak & Shake type of restaurant. As soon as people walked through the doors, however, people become immersed into Route 66.
As soon as the door closes, people are greeted by several hosts. At lunch, there is no wait, and seating is immediate. The table offered was underneath what appeared to be a large car suspended from the ceiling. There were life sized motorcycles crashing through windows as decor, and here were more vehicles hung from the ceiling besides the car the table was under. A Harley Davidson, and a full sized race-car were also hung from the ceiling! Needless to say, the decor was top notch for any gear head or vehicle fan!
On to the food. This place has giant hamburgers, hot wings, baby back ribs, shrimp, and the list goes on and on. Do they have anything healthy? Yes! They were featured in Healthy Dining Finder.com, and their list included the Boneless Wings which were served that day. The server was prompt, and the drinks were given with a cute straw with a curl in it. Kids would love that, and in my view, this restaurant is very family friendly.
The order that was placed consisted of four boneless wings, (they were chicken strips) which came with a coleslaw, and they were served on top of a nice crisp pita bread. The entire dish consisted of only 550 calories, and was quite yummy. Since they allow the choice of picking your own sauce, it was decided to try the Buckeye BBQ Sauce. In their online menu they boast that 1 in 4 vegetarians secretly eat wings with this sauce, so it had to be a good choice. The sauce was a little too spicy for this examiner's taste buds, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a high quality BBQ sauce. Next time, picking one less spicy will be the key to taste-bud delight, and another visit is definitely in the future.
So in total, the food was still great, even though it was spicy, the service was top notch, and the decor was out of this world. They even handed over the bill complete with a Twizzler, and a hand towel. Total cost for 1 person, $12. This restaurant just gained a spot on this examiner's top places to go for lunch list. Please do also note, that this is a restaurant chain with two other locations in both Carrollton and Waco. They do not have farm to fork method, nor any organic food.