A few weeks ago, my dad invited Nikki & I to dinner. I told him that I had reviewed all the restaurants we’d been to and instead of going to one of our regulars, we should try somewhere new. He suggested a place he’s been to a couple of times about 20 minutes from us called The Trail House. We agreed to try it out, even though the menu on their Facebook page didn’t say if they had anything gluten-free. At the very least, Nikki could order a hamburger with a lettuce bun. Not very filling, but it works when needed.
The Trail House is located in Indian Trail, which is a town just outside of Charlotte. It’s in a really good location near a movie theatre along with a handful of other restaurants. On Sundays, they have a breakfast buffet including a waffle bar. One side of the restaurant has a stage for live music on the weekends. We were seated on the opposite side (their bar area is between). Since it was a Friday, it was quite packed when we got there.What to Order at The Trail House if you have dietary restrictions Click To Tweet
Though it isn’t on their Facebook (their website domain hasn’t been renewed), they do have a separate gluten-free menu. I thought I took a picture of it, but can’t find it. They had a small variety of options. Nikki chose the grilled chicken sandwich with a gluten-free bun and a side of broccoli. Nikki has come to discover that there are some good gluten-free buns and some that are gross. She approves the buns from The Trail House.
I decided to try the Trail House Grilled Cheese. It’s American cheese, pulled pork, and mac & cheese. It came with a side of tater tots. My dad’s service dog, Caine, was thrilled as he is a huge fan of tater tots. We all had so much food that he got his fair share of tots. When I was in Dallas several years ago, I had a similar sandwich and it was delicious. The Trail House Grilled Cheese did not disappoint! I ended up taking one half of the sandwich home because it was so big. It made for a delicious lunch the next day.
My dad went with Ol’ Blue’s Breakfast Burger. This burger consists of fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, mayo, and American cheese. He also got a side of tater tots. He really enjoyed his meal and made a happy plate.
I definitely recommend The Trail House! There are a variety of yummy options for everyone.
I forgot to take pictures of the Ol’ Blue’s Breakfast Burger. Never fear, I have several pictures of my sandwich to satisfy your #foodporn needs.
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