After a search thru all the topics and many positive reviews posted about this little restaurant in Columbia, Pennsylvania my family and I decide to stop there on our way back from Strasburg. I must say I was very dissapointed. Maybe all the nice things I had read got my hopes up but this is not a tucked away treasure by any means and we won't make our way back there any time soon.
I won't complain about the service as it was a busy bar afternoon (there was wedding down the street) and there seemed to be only one bartender/server. Sharon did a good job of keeping up with the tables and the bar customers and was very pleasant while she did it. The food however was nothing to be praised. It wasn't bad...we did't send it back.
We had a 1/2 bucket of crawfish, some fried alliagtor tail bits that tasted like swamp and were very greasy (maybe alligatior tastes like swamp, I always heard it tastes just like chicken!) A cajun style french onion soup (velveeta jack with croutons and some sort of vinegary watered down beef broth, not broiled) A dish of red beans and rice and blackened catfish with a rice and and some sort of red shrimp and veggie sauce (maybe this is etouffe). Oh and some Mamou Poppers which I was warned repeatedly about because of there flaming hotness...tasted like a green pepper and someone forgot to put the cheese in them.
I confess I don't know much about cajun food and this first sampling has left me unimpressed. To all those cyclist touring the hills of lancaster county looking for a good bite to eat on the way home...keep your wheels turning.