mrsprell

mrsprell

September 06, 2021
Rated 5.0

Delicious fungi (mushroom) pizza. The thin crust Neopolitan style presented the crispy-to-chewy ratio to perfection. Lovely (white?) sauce enhanced the flavor without overpowering the overall experience. We also ordered the gigantic meatball in a subtle tangy-sweet marinara sauce. Two generous pieces of dipping bread accompanied the meatball and added to the enjoyment of the entire meal.

Hubs and I shared both the pizza and meatball--hungry coming off the highway for a dinner break on our full length Route 66 road trip. Portions are generous; we took three slices back to our hotel.

Easily one of the best American pizzas I've had!

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September 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

1. A welcoming, friendly staff; excellent pre-arrival communication
2. Clean, large comfortable room
3. Delicious hot breakfast; cold options available, too
4. Excellent location surrounded by lots to see and do
5. More than fair rates (great value)

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September 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

The approach is the best: Suddenly, it appears out of nowhere. The anticipation of seeing it for the first time, i.e., the build-up, makes passing by the best. So good that I requested my husband return to the cute little town, turn around, and then re-approach the giant condiment while I took video footage. I then plan to incorporate the clip into our final vacation vid to showcase highlights of our Route 66 trip.

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September 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

Lovely proprietor who was willing to share the process of making pure maple syrup. She gave us some tasty samples; our favorite was bourbon flavored. Delicious. We bought the smallest of two sizes and plan to order this syrup as it almost runs out each time. All in all, we spent about $100 in syrup, mixes, and various souvenir, including postcards, a t-shirt, and nature journal. We love supporting small businesses, especially when we find a unique one off Route 66 like FGPMS.

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September 02, 2021
Rated 2.0

* One star for being a Route 66 icon
* One star for friendly service

I'm not sure what I'm missing. Based on many positive reviews, this institution is a popular one in Saint Louis, and I believe it based on the number of customers ordering custard at 11:30AM on a Wednesday.

After planning a Route 66 trip for years, which included reading many reviews, I anticipated an experience I would never get in California where I live.

Now I've had frozen custard on the East Coast before and really loved the overall experience from beginning to end. Well, I can say that today's experience started positively with the friendly server making recommendations then presenting our orders upside down very quickly before putting it right side up.

As we made our way to the benches to sit down, the cup tilted a bit and and some of the concrete came sloshing out onto my phone and hand. This surprised me since I was expecting the treat to be completely frozen, especially with a name like concrete and the fact that she held it upside down.

I wiped my phone and hand with a napkin, and when I proceeded to pick up my spoon to scoop it, I realized I didn't even need a utensil because the entire cup of custard melted into a warm soup of strawberries and oreo crumbles that I could sip.

I drank the mini concoction. I had planned on ordering another flavor but changed my mind.

We then strolled over to the gift shop, which was closed for another hour and a half.

I returned to the window to chat with one of the servers and to verify if my experience was typical. She confirmed the custard did melt quickly then apologized. I made a comment that she need not apologize since it is what it is.

Considering that the after taste added negatively to the experience, I cannot recommend the product, but I can recommend the stop for a check-off-the-Route-66 bucket list.

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September 01, 2021
Rated 5.0

This was our first stop on a mostly Route 66 road trip home from Chicago, Illinois to Palm Springs, California near our home. The app Roadtrippers listed Dell Rheas as a Route 66 staple, so we planned an early (11am) lunch here. I'm still dreaming about the meal I ate as I prepare to retire in our hotel room in St. Louis for the evening. It's been hours since the experience, but here I am writing this review thirteen hours later.

From our waitress with the personal disposition, to meeting the friendly owner, Annie, and of course, the delicious buffet meal, Dell Rheas fulfilled every fried chicken fantasy I've ever had. Besides the signature chix that started it all, my favorites were the mashed potatoes (so creamy, gravy (perfectly seasoned--and not at all salty) and mellower-than-usual-but-ultimately-delicious sauerkraut. Okay. I had seconds. Darn. Didn't leave room for the salad bar, soup, and dessert, but that's the sacrifice I had to [willingly] make.

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