April 12th, 2008. My family and I head out to celebrate a great accomplishment. My cousin made it to the glorious age of 30! So in true family fashion, we decide to honor his achievement with a tasty dinner at a decent restaurant. He chooses Road House Grille in Skippack, PA. Now, Skippack is usually known for their upscale-style restaurants so we know we’re in for a good meal.
My cousin, my girlfriend, and myself arrive 45 minutes early to scope out the bar and hopefully get a few good beers in before the rest of the family gets there. Walking in from the back parking lot across the small wooden bridge, we’re taken in at how pleasant the place looks. Heading right to go inside the restaurant we find an empty bar and quickly grab three seats. I look around to see what they have on tap but somehow, the person that designed this restaurant forgot to put beer taps at the bar. Instead, they have an assortment of about 10-15 bottles that are pretty much commonplace in any normal bar. Disappointed, I order myself a dirty gin martini and it’s definitely delicious. GF orders a house specialty Mango Mojito and Cuz orders a Sam Adams White Ale. Not too shabby all-around.
7pm, the rest of the family arrives and we’re seated quickly as there isn’t much of a crowd yet. We all take our time glancing over the menu and order a few appetizers as well as our main entrees. GF and I split the Pan Roasted Clams, with applewood smoked bacon, sweet corn, & red pepper in white wine-butter. She orders the Chipotle-Lime Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, baked Mac n’ cheese, grilled zucchini and I order myself a nice “Steak n’ Shrimp” - Petit tenderloin steaks (2), grilled Prawns (2), with garlic herb butter, baked potato, & French beans.
A drink later, our appetizers arrive and they’re as scrumptious as imagined. The clams are extremely flavorful and cooked to perfection. We finish off our appetizers and order another round of drinks. By this time I had switched over to Sam Adams White Ale. We finish off that round of drinks and order another. Time is flying by and we’re getting very hungry. Over an hour later our entrees arrive. Keep in mind we only had 6 people and the place wasn’t even close to being busy. GF is delighted with her meal and eats nearly the entire thing. I finish off my potato and my beans but am left wondering why my medium-rare steak is impossible to cut and is way undercooked. Cuz’s medium steak is cooked to about the same level of doneness. The food service was absolutely horrible. I’ve only had to wait that long a few times and each time the restaurant was completely packed and I was with a large party. Would I go back again? Perhaps. The total bill with 15% tip for 6 people was $300. A bit pricey if you ask me. For these prices I would’ve expected better service.