Muddy Paw Coffee and Creemee - Waterbury, VT
This is a review of the new place occupying what used to be Kelli's Grill in the Sunoco station on south Main Street in Waterbury. They have another location at the Cabot Creamery outlet on route 100, but I've not been there. :)
Today they were out of the summer chicken salad, so I opted for the Vermonter club sandwich. It's a turkey sandwich with provolone, cranberry sauce, granny smith apple slices, and bacon (I had tomato, onion, and "lettuce" added to mine). I went for the 6 inch and I don't think I'm going to be able to finish it, and not just 'cos I have a smaller stomach than most folks. :)
It's piled high with turkey that looks like it's roasted on site, but I didn't think to ask. The "lettuce" is actually mixed spring greens, not just plain ole iceberg (YUM). There are two thick slices of crisp bacon, not sure if it's local bacon or not, but for the price of this sub (only $5.75 before tax) I'd be surprised if it was. Still, the bacon by itself tasted REALLY good, so maybe it IS local? This sandwich was really awesome. Messy but awesome. I am -very- happy.
My sub also came with a little cup of potato salad. It had egg and onion and some spice I'm not entirely sure what it was, it was delicate and I plan on getting more in the future to figure out what it was. I prefer a not-sweet potato salad, and this totally hit the spot. Some people might prefer that there was more of it, but I'm not going to be able to finish the sandwich, so the amount of potato salad was just fine for me.
They offer a 12 inch version for only $2 more.
Staff were friendly and they have a brand new dining deck outside, along with some picnic tables on the lawn by the parking lot. Also, they have creemees. I have yet to try those, but I am -so- going back.
This is a great place for an inexpensive but filling lunch. Go! Go now!
What ARE you still doing here? :)
Can't say enough good about this place, so I'm putting in another plug. I got a cobb salad there (sans blue cheese) with maple balsamic vinaigrette and adored it.
One of my friends is a cook there now, so I have some inside scoop. They DO roast their own turkey, and while it's not a whole turkey, but a deli turkey breast, they do at least roast it and slice it themselves. They also make their own dressings and have incredibly fresh ingredients.
I've never had anything disappointing from there, sandwiches, fries, burgers, salads, soups, cupcakes, and creemees, it's all good! :)
Stopped by the other morning for an awesome breakfast sandwhich. 3.00 for Bacon egg and cheddar on a bagel... You could also have sausage or swiss, and it can also come on an english muffin or croissant. Over hard medium egg was delicious, great bacon, great cheddar, on a well toasted bagel. Unbelievable for the price. Will definitely be back to try something on the lunch menu!
I have now had lunch there three times since I posted. Me, out to lunch THREE times in ONE month to the SAME place. That's unheard of.
Last time I went (this last Mon) I got a Early Riser hamburger. It's a burger topped with bacon, cheddar, fried egg, and avocado. It was -really- good. :) And I got sweet potato fries. They were not soggy AT ALL.
This place is AWESOME.
I got a creemee, too. Definitely way worth it. :) They offer a doggie bowl of ice cream, too. Plain vanilla with a doggie biscuit on top. ;)
Thanks for that. I stumbled across this place, having stumbled across Vermont Artisan Coffee and look forward to stopping in. We'll be staying at the Old Stagecoach in August for a couple days (great breakfast last time we were there by the way) and will also be going to The Alchemist.
I love the breakfasts at Old Stagecoach too and have stayed there a half dozen times - always the same guy cooking (owner/operator) and you can tell he really cares about the food he makes. I always get the Heuvos Rancheros one day and the pancakes (with a potato pancake and a couple eggs on the side) the next - but the bacon is an everyday thing. ;-)