“The Red Oak Grill had only been open for one day when we visited, but they were packing customers in. I was somewhat disappointed to see you have to place your order at the counter because, feeling a little lazy, I wanted to settle into a comfortable booth. The atmosphere was fine and the service friendly. But, best of all, the menu was full of surprises. With “grill” in the name, I expected burgers and sandwiches. Yes, they have them, but I wanted to try a chicken shawerma as soon as I read the description. It’s a signature pita wrap. The roasted chicken slices were complimented with tomatoes, great pickles and a creamy white sauce. It was a pleasant departure from some of the sandwiches I usually get and, if you haven’t tried a shawerma before, I would say that now is a good time. It was good sized at * $5.49 and, if you have a bigger appetite, you can have it served with tabouleh and hummus. The hummus, which my friend had with her gyro, was fabulous. The gyro, which had roasted beef and lamb slices, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and a special sauce, was also a big hit. The price for her lunch was *$8.48. If you prefer, you can add fries and a drink to the pita wraps for an extra * $3.28, and sandwiches come with chips and a pickle.
They also have plenty of salads, and platters that include a chicken breast, catfish fillet, wings, chicken tenders or chicken fried steak. Separately, you can order mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, spinach pie, meat pie, chips and artichoke dip and a few other sides. But, let’s not forget about the list of ½ lb. Burgers. You can get a basic or kick it up a notch with a mushroom Swiss, Tex-Mex, or turkey to name a few. And, if that’s not enough you can try a baked potato with different topping options.
The kiddie menu offers hamburgers, cheese burgers, grilled cheese, hot dog, chicken tenders and corn dogs all for * $3.59. They come with fries, drink and a cookie. You might save room for dessert while you are there because they have baklava, cake, éclairs and cookies with coffee or soft drinks to wash them down.
I liked the Red Oak Grill because it was a little different. If that’s something you are interested in, then go try a shawerma.
I’m glad I did.”
*Prices reflect current menu prices and were revised from original publication.