[Fredericksburg, VA] Quaker Steak and Lube
Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:40 AM
Fiberglass models of several stock cars are suspended above the dining room and bar, engine blocks are prominently displayed, several motorcycles adorn the walls, and pictures, jerseys, etc of famous race car drivers abound. Waitstaff are clearly picked for their appearance, the guys are incredibly buff, and represent many physiques. (one guest had some problems at the bar, and found himself lifted and helped to the exit by the security staff.)
An excellent cheese steak sandwich ($9), with abundant sliced and chopped steak, chopped onions, (the O-rings noted above), cheese sauce, peppers, on a lightly toasted but fine bun. A very good cheeseburger, 8 oz, with onions on the side and several lattice sweet potato fries ($7). A pint of Blue Moon and a tall boy (22 oz of Fat Tire). The bill came to $30 with tax, before tip. Excellent deal.
Loud, but a lot of fun. Many after work people were still at the bar by 8.30, as the family trade was exiting.
The chain was founded in northwestern PA in 1974, and has grown by franchise through the midwest, VA, parts of the northeast, and 11 states.
Contrast this to Rutt's Hut, an old school Jersey hot dog legend. You can't even get across the parking lot without encountering pigeons who are so bold that they try to take bites of hot dogs from people who are walking to their cars. These pigeons are so brazen that they routinely shake down rats for lunch money.
hotdoglover, describing the well known Clifton NJ dog house