Update (8/2/18): A couple months ago, Jason, the owner of The Trail House, commented on this blog to let me know that they were updating both the regular and gluten-free menus. I was really impressed that he reached out to me. Recently, he let me know that both menus had been updated. This past weekend, we finally had the chance to return. The updated gluten-free menu has tacos with corn tortillas (they’re also soy-free).
We think it’s really awesome that The Trail House updated their menu and added more options. Unfortunately, Nikki can’t have fish or pulled pork. She was concerned how she would react to the carnitas taco, so she decided to get the chicken sandwich with a gluten-free bun and a side of broccoli. Nikki also brought her on dressing this time. She really wanted the chicken sandwich because she doesn’t get to eat them often since most place marinade them with a soy-based oil. While she got the same thing that she did the first time, there are many options that you might enjoy.
They also updated the original menu. Though I really wanted another Trail House Grilled Cheese sandwich, I decided to get the Cuban (which was on the previous menu). This Cuban has pulled pork on it. While it was messy, it was so yummy! I recommend both the Cuban and the Trail House Grilled Cheese sandwich. My dad also ordered the same sandwich as last time.
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. The breakfast buffet is $14 for adults and kids eat for $7. I don’t believe the breakfast buffet has gluten-free options. 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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