The Original Roadhouse in New Middletown has a comfortable country atmosphere, delicious wood fire steaks and more.
Every Thursday Wing Special: All Day, 60 cent Wings! Over 40 Flavors. Dine in only.
Friday: All You Care to Eat Deep Fried Fish with two sides for only $10.95.
Monday-Thursday $10 Early Bird Specials from 4-7PM. Ten entrees to choose from.
The Original Roadhouse
The Original Roadhouse
There’s a lot of history behind The Original Roadhouse and you’ll get a sense of it the minute you walk through the doors.
Owner, Jim Kachelries has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. In 1992 he opened The Roadhouse, a bar in North Lima frequented by truckers who made this their “half-way” stop to their final destinations, hence the name–Roadhouse. In July of 1995 an opportunity arose for Jim to expand to the restaurant business and he opened The Original Roadhouse in East Palestine and now in New Middletown, where you’ll find him today.
I expected to see a menu with a few steaks, chicken and a burger or two from the wood-fired grill, but to my surprise, The Original Roadhouse offers more than just wood-fired fare and I definitely had a variety to try.
There are a few must-orders at The Original Roadhouse but I have to say my favorite was the Crab Cake with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce. Loaded with sweet crab, chopped onion and just the right amount of spice, lightly pan fried and served with the most amazing sauce. The Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is a velvety cream sauce dotted with strips of roasted red peppers. It’s the kind of sauce you want to put on everything, yet it’s good enough to eat just as is with a big chunk of bread.
Another great appetizer to choose is the buttery crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Mushroom pillows are filled with a flaked crab and red pepper stuffing then baked in a light garlic herb butter sauce. They have just the right amount of filling and are a perfect way to start your meal.
The Wings at The Original Roadhouse are fried and then finished off on the wood-fired grill giving them a smokiness that sets these wings apart from anyone else. Cover these wings in one of 40 sauces and you’ve got some of the best wings I’ve tried. If your taste buds can handle the heat, try the As-Kickin’ Bleu Cheese sauce. The base of this sauce is their own As-kickin’ concoction of a mix of hot peppers, seeds and all, churned together then blended with a creamy dressing and big chunks of bleu cheese. I like things hot, I like bleu cheese and I really like these wings. Every wing sauce at The Original Roadhouse is unique and homemade. Smooth sauces with flecks of Parmesan cheese, chopped garlic, each one as good as the next. From Mild Ranch and Goldrush Parmesan to BBQ and Hot Cajun Butter Garlic. From sweet to spicy, to hot and hotter, there’s a wing here for everyone.
The Original Roadhouse may be best known for their wood-fired steaks. With 16 steaks to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding which steak is right for you. Jim’s pick is a 10 oz. center cut filet of top sirloin called the Roy Rogers. He insists that it’s “better than a filet mignon–more flavor”. I personally loved the Billy the Kid. A classic 7oz. sirloin fired to melt-in-your-mouth perfection. For a heartier appetite, Billy comes in a 12 oz. also. Hide the salt, pepper and steak sauce because you won’t need it, this steak could not get any better. Served with two sides, this is the “heart of The Original Roadhouse”.
The portions are large so you might want to loosen that belt buckle a notch but one thing’s for sure: after eating at The Original Roadhouse, you’ll be riding off into the sunset with a full stomach and a smile on your face.