Jimmy’s! My Favorite Things- Part V

Jun 5
Posted by The Guide's Wife Filed in In Entertainment, Where to eat

jimmysI cannot believe I almost left off reviewing one of my favorite breakfast joints of all time- Jimmy’s here in Walker! What makes it so good? Let me tell you!

1: the atmosphere. They usually have playing coffeehouse cafe on their Sirius music which is right up my alley. Good tunes at a restaurant is well-played in my book. The lighting is dim but nice, you don’t need to look fancy to go here. The booths are roomy and comfy and inviting! We stay way too long when we go, but they don’t mind. There are also tables with swirly chairs to move around in which are also comfy.

2: the food. The food is good and the service is fast! Lightning fast! The servers know what they are doing and they do it well. Their food is delicious as well, which is top priority. I usually order breakfast when I go, the pancakes are killer and they hash browns are perfect. I have ordered dinner there as well. I usually order off the seniors dinner menu because I don’t like large portions and they don’t mind younger people ordering off that menu which is nice. You can also order a glass of wine or a beer with dinner if you’d like to! Prices are fair as well, not outrageous by any means.

So there you have it! We always bring our company here when they come to town and we end up staying and chatting and drinking coffee and sometimes they’ve even closed and we didn’t know it. The staff rocks! Jimmy’s has never done me wrong and I hope they continue with how they’re going for years to come.

Just be sure to call for their hours they are a little different up north! They don’t have a website yet- but check online for reviews on tripadvisor and urbanspoon. I will post a link to their google reviews! Stellar.


The Boulders – My Favorite Things – Part IV

Mar 3
Posted by The Guide's Wife Filed in In Entertainment, Where to eat

That’s right, people, The Boulders. Someone in my last post asked me a question, “Where can we go for a nice, fancier, anniversary dinner?” Granted, it was myself who asked that question however I would tell myself the same thing I would tell you. Go to The Boulders.

When we moved here over two years ago, we would drive by The Boulders every single day. For about three months I thought it was a landscaping company who sold large rocks. Their signage is unfortunate. Right next door to them is a company who makes Log Homes, and they have the exact same sign it seems. Big red letters in what seems to be the same font. So most out of towners that I have talked to, think The Boulders is a landscaping company, as I had previously thought as well. It’s not, it is a fantastic restaurant. When I found out that this location was indeed an upscale restaurant, I wanted to try it immediately. Then two years went by. I got fed-up. We made reservations, for November 5th. Our golden anniversary.

We got dressed up and were feeling pretty fantastic ourselves. We walked in, at last…I was seeing it from the inside! I was impressed! Low lights, fancy bar, tables set with beautiful linens and dishes. The staff was highly professional and exactly what I wanted to see. It was a Thursday night and I was surprised at how busy it was and also surprised to see that no one really dresses up anymore. But I didn’t care, we looked like we belonged there. The sweatshirts and jeans galore looked out of place for a restaurant with much class.

We started with a martini off of their extensive martini menu. I had NEVER ordered a martini before in my life, being sure that I would be disgusted by them. What do you know, I loved it. From what I could tell, it was made perfect. And they were not outrageous, only $8.00 each for a large cocktail! We ordered the crab and artichoke dip with pita chips. Ok, the name of this appetizer does NOT do it justice. It was a meal in itself. The pita chips are deep fried and hot and the dip is warm with cream cheese…sooooo….yeah! DELICIOUS! Let’s move on to the entree’s. I ordered the 3 Cheese Baked Macaroni (I am a sucker for this dish) and my husband being the quirky man he is, ordered the Penne Jambalaya. Yup, they have Jambalaya. And even though I didn’t try it, he gave it a 5 star rating. I had to take my entire entree home due to being full on the appetizer. But I ate it later on that night, and it was simply amazing.

We were surprised after our meals with two little cheesecakes, one vanilla one chocolate with raspberries, and candles on the top due to our anniversary! My best friend and her husband, who live in Georgia, called ahead and paid for our entire meal and had them present the desserts to us in such manner. It was awesome! And our waitress was perfect.

So for your special occasions, please keep The Boulders at the top of your list! If you are visiting our wonderful little town for a special occasion, give this place a try. Any woman would love to be taken here! And what’s that you say….you need somewhere to stay for your special occasion?? Why! I have the perfect place!

The Boulders is on the web! Check out their menu! www.thebouldersrestaurant.com

UPDATE:  We’ve now lived here for 7 years and The Boulders is still our favorite dining experience in Walker, MN! We have been here for dinner many times now and enjoy every minute of it, everything is still wonderful! Make your reservations today.