We arrived in Vernal at 8:00 pm on a Friday night, hungry and ready for dinner. We saw the 7-11 Ranch Restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were seated immediately and our waitress arrived to take drink orders within minutes.
The place was brightly lit and looked clean. The only thing that really bothered me was the honey butter sitting on the tables. It's out in the open on the table and the first thing my 5-year-old did was picked up the serving spoon and took a bite. The problem with that, it appears that same honey butter will be sitting there for the next group who have no idea what my child has done (though I did tell the waitress so she could replace it). Which only makes me wonder who else might have done something similar before we arrived.
The waitress was fast taking our order and bringing our food but slow to check on us for drink refills. My husband ordered breaded pork chops ($12) served with soup and salad. He said it was good. I had a 7-11 Double Burger with fries ($7.50) and a dinner salad ($2.50). I'm a picky eater so I liked the salad because it was plain, lettuce with croutons, two slices of onion and a cucumber slice. The burger was good. It was two thin patties stacked on top of one another with a slice of cheese and bacon (extra). The fries were delicious, sort of thick sliced. My 9-year-old had a kids burger and fries. My 5-year-old had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with fries. Everything looked like something we'd made at home and tasted that way too (very good).
The only problem we had was paying the bill. The front of the restaurant is a gift shop and the same place we pay for our meal but there wasn't anyone working the cash register. We were second in line and after waiting 5 minutes and seeing 3 more people behind us, I went to find someone. I saw a door that said management and went in to find an older man sitting at a desk. When I asked if someone was working the register, instead of asking why or apologizing he quickly said, "Yes! 5 people!" Well, obviously, that wasn't true. He got up and went in the kitchen yelling that customers were waiting. Again, never an apology.
We'll definitely go back again. Good food. Average price. Great place to take a family.
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