March 12, 2009

Dew Drop Inn

By Eric Shangraw

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM CDT

A pub in Farmington is trying to put more emphasis on the grub.

Eric Shangraw makes a stop at the Dew Drop Inn, in this week's You Gotta Eat.

The Dew Drop Inn is on the main drag in Farmington. The owner, Tonya Alexander, is trying to bring in families to balance out the bar crowd. She has some simple suggestions on what to order from the menu.

"The homemade tenderloin that my mom makes are good. She does a great job. The big daddy burger is something a lot of people like. It is like a half–pound burger stacked really high," said Alexander while wating on tables.

We met Tonya's fiancé Jeff. He sent the email that brought us to town and obviously felt obliged to show us how a grown man downs the Big Daddy Burger. You could hear him take in a deep breath as hunkers down on the unsuspecting burger.

My big daddy partner Josh Simon went with the same order as Jeff. Josh decided to go with half a Daddy at a time.
Josh and I also split a combo basket of fried cauliflower, cheese sticks, mushroom, onion rings and corn nuggets. You'll find the combo basket under "Red Neck Appetizers" on the menu.
I ordered the monster tenderloin. It is two hands across. I spent about ten seconds trying to figure out how to stretch my pie–hole around the goliath before drawing my sword and slicing the beast into thirds.
With pickles, onions and mustard, the middle third was all I could conquer. Our bill with drinks, $19.50 plus tip. We had some station money left over and decided to throw some darts.
It is just another element of small town fun if you get a chance to stop by the Dew Drop Inn.
In Farmington, Eric Shangraw News 25.

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The Do Drop Inn is at 36 East Fort Street, also known as Route 116 in Farmington. The kitchen is open seven days a week.
Monday-Saturday 112am-1am
Sunday Noon-1am
(309)245-2300
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