Friday, May 15, 2015
I hadn't made it to Madrid since my trip to the Town & Country Cafe in 2013. A recent recommendation to try Elmo's Bar & Grill meant that I could stop in here after a short drive from Des Moines
Location: 605 S Kennedy in Madrid, Boone County, Central Iowa.
Directions: Kennedy is the main drag through town when driving from Des Moines on Highway 17.
Online at: website is HERE.
Price: $9.50 a la carte, I went with some hand cut fries on the side for an extra two dollars.
Also on the menu: Bar food like hand pattied burgers and a giant sandwich named The Elmo. There is also Taco Tuesday and a Steak Night.
Ambiance: This is a small town bar that looks renovated with beer signs and video game machines and televisions.
Final Thoughts: Elmo's is a nice small town bar that isn't a long drive from Des Moines.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Location: 108 East Maple St in New Sharon, Mahaska County in Central Iowa.
Directions: New Sharon is best reached by taking Highway 63 from Oskaloosa or the Interstate. Scooters is half a block off the main drag on Maple Street.
Online at: Facebook page is HERE.
Price: $7.99 with a side.
Also on the menu: the menu is a gigantic with multiple pages of steaks, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and bar foods. There is also a cajun tenderloin.
Service: There is table service in part of Scooter's or bar service at the bar.
Final Thoughts: I've been to a lot of small town bars and roadhouses and Scooters Pub is a relatively new place with a good tenderloin. I may have to update my list of the Best in Central Iowa soon to account for some new places that have opened since my last update.