We ate at one of our favorite Owensboro restaurants a few nights ago, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. Each time I go, I think, “I don’t eat here nearly often enough!” It’s clear on the other side of town – but is it ever worth it! They’ve recently added on to the restaurant and the expansion has provided a lot more seating… yet another reason to go more often.
Unlike a few restaurants who’ve gotten on my “bad” side lately, Beef’s seems to always, always, always be on top of their game. The food is always outstanding, the servers (and host/hostesses) are always uncommonly friendly and helpful and the entire environment is just a lot of fun.
I ordered the beautiful salad you see, above: The Grilled Shrimp Salad. Heavenly! It comes with an amazing Poblano dressing – but you could substitute another dressing if you wanted to. Personally, I wouldn’t even think of it. Naturally, with the name Poblano Dressing, you can expect a little heat. However, it’s not too much heat – I’m the biggest baby in the world when it comes to hot and spicy food and even I loved this dressing. It’s just ridiculously delicious. The shrimp is seasoned beautifully, the vegetables are crisp and fresh, and you get A LOT of salad for the money. It’s more than filling.
Michael ordered a Chicken Basket and made sure to get Beef’s AMAZING coleslaw. If it’s not the best coleslaw in the world (and it just might be), it’s in the top 3 (with Willow Pond’s and KFC’s keeping it company.). Beef’s coleslaw has pineapple in it which, somehow, just kicks it up into a stratosphere normally reserved for chocolate. He also chose Onion Rings as one of his sides because the dear boy knows I’m obsessed. These are currently my favorite onion rings in the world. This is how onion rings are supposed to taste – and, as far as this fanatic is concerned, their onion rings put the “O!’ in Beef ‘O’ Brady’s!
My husband ordered us a plate of dessert which proved to be outstanding: The platter contained a slice of each:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion
- Caramel Apple Bar
- Chocolate Eruption Bar
Staying true to who I am, I went for the Chocolate Eruption Bar first. HEAVENLY. So delectably rich and chocolate-y – I’m pretty sure I let out the sort of sigh we chocoholics are famous for. I then moved on to the Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion (after all, I detected chocolate – which means I must have it). This dessert is outstanding as well, the chocolate flavor is as wonderful as you’d hope for, then you get that unmistakable and wonderful flavor of the peanut butter in the frosting.
Man ‘O’ man, they’re both as wonderful as you’d expect.
In an effort not to be rude, I licked off my chocolate-covered fork and went for the Caramel Apple Bar (I didn’t want to make her feel left out, you know). The entire world came to a stop when I took a bite. My eyes popped out of my head and I looked at my husband as though he’d kicked me under the table.
What right does a dessert without a trace of chocolate have being so jaw-dropping delicious?! Who does she think she is?! Seriously, I’m still shaking my head in disbelief – she more than held her own with the big boys. She was every bit as delicious and every bit as memorable. I’m not sure what kind of mojo she has, but I can’t wait to meet her again!
Just look at the drizzled chocolate and caramel… and the whipped topping on top of the AMAZING Caramel Apple Pie. Funny thing is, they each taste even better than they look. Whatever you do, promise me you’ll try the Caramel Apple Pie (either by itself or in this beautiful trio). It’ll blow your mind and have your taste buds buzzing for weeks.
One of my daughters (Emily) and I were talking a few days ago about our favorite restaurants in town (Owensboro). I told her how one had recently ticked me off so bad I had no intentions of returning and she shared that a server at another restaurant (ironically famous in town for servers who pull this trick) had recently “adjusted ” her tip from 5$ to 8$. The 5 was already over-tipping, but the server (who apparently wasn’t even good!) helped herself to 3 extra dollars. Em wasn’t concerned about the 3$ but she said she did feel taken advantage of and wasn’t in a hurry to go back.
She said that this particular restaurant actually has a reputation in town for this sort of thing! If you want to eat wings and watch sports – I’d head to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s!
Beef’s is one of the few restaurants in town that you never hear anything bad about. I honestly can’t even imagine running into anyone who’d have anything bad to say about Beef’s. Locals love it and for a very good reason: They’re one of the best restaurants in town for lunch OR dinner. Fun environment, outstanding servers, and food that’s out of this world.
Read more about Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on their website – at the moment, they even have a deal where you can print out a coupon to save $5 on a $25 order!