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First, the restaurant is located in a house converted to bar restaurant.
The food was great and fairly priced. The meats are smoked on sight. I had the smoked Turkey sandwich. Never had better and it was a large sandwich. Other things ordered were grilled...cheese, tomato basil soup and salad.
Driving along IL 143 through Perron you might drive past it. iwas there for lunch. If going for a late dinner a reservation may help. There are two private dining rooms upstairs for birthday parties or larger family gatherings.
Make sure you ask for the history of the place. It is interesting and fun local history at its best.
My husband & I brought another couple. We had the pulled pork platter with baked potato & coleslaw, which we split since their servings are very generous & quite delicious. The wood stove kept it very cozy. And the bread pudding is like that gooey...kinda French toast with a little crispiness, yum! Also sized to share. Our friends will be back! tooMore
Worth seeking this place out. If you make it to Pierron, you'll find it. I usually get a combo plate because I like to try everything. Very comfortable and family run. I've been there a few times and will be going back.
Revisited the wooden tie to see if it was a good as previous visits. And to my surprise, I think it was better. I've had BBQ in Texas and Kansas City, but this place is better, in my opinion. Everything on the menu is delicious....A must try is their signature bread pudding. We always take some to go.More
My friend and I stumbled onto this cafe in the tiny town of Pierron while we were cycling. We had already eaten lunch, so we ordered drinks and a serving of incredibly delicious bread pudding. We spent 45 minutes or so chatting with the delightful...staff.
Today we cycled to the cafe again, but this time we ordered a full meal. I ordered the pick 3 lunch special of salad, sandwich, and soup. The food (cranberry walnut salad, chicken salad sandwich, and butternut squash soup) was delicious and the portions were generous (sadly we were too full for more bread pudding!).
Again we had a delightful conversation with the staff. The chef visited with us and presented us with a signature hot dog as an appetizer. The hot dog was wrapped in bacon, smoked, and served in a bun with pulled pork and PEANUT BUTTER. It was delicious!
Lunch + drink was $12.50.More
We stopped at the Wooden Tie Café for lunch on a Sunday. There was no one to greet us or to tell us if we just picked a table or waited for someone to seat us. That was the only negative thing about the Wooden...Tie. I enjoyed being in a house and would have loved to see the upstairs. There were servers going up and down the stairs with drinks and food. I don't know if the upstairs is for large parties or for overflow when the downstairs is full. I had the turkey sandwich, and it was delicious and huge. The turkey was very moist and flavorful. I had the homemade potato chips, and they were excellent, too. Great place to stop for a great meal.More
Best BBQ in the Metro East area. This place is located in a small town but brings many travelers far and wide. The restaurant is located inside of an old house so make sure you don't miss it. Would recommend the brisket and bread pudding...for dessert. Also has the local soda company products which is a joy. Have a refreshing ski and some great BBQ. Will be returning for sure.More
First time here, I had the Big Bad Pig sandwich with slaw, husband had Big Bad Brisket with potato salad. The BBQ I had was very good but would've liked it better without the bacon and cheese (but that's just me, I'm sure most folks...would love the bacon). Both sandwiches were very generous, took half mine home. Sides were tasty, service good, and the owner spent a little time chatting with us about the history of the house. Beautiful stained glass windows, cozy seating downstairs. It's a nice little gem of a place serving good food at a reasonable price.More