We enjoyed dinner at the new Goode’s Q & Bayou Grill this evening. Here’s the Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, in reverse order:
The Ugly: we had to wait an hour from the time we entered until the time our food was served. The reason: the place was PACKED – not an empty seat to be found! Granted, it is a small restaurant, but I’ve never seen that building so full. Everybody was in the same boat as we were – it took a while for everyone to get their food, but no one really seemed to mind. And in the first week of serving dinner, I understand that the crew was still trying to find their “rhythm.”
The Bad: well, there wasn’t really any bad, except that they had already run out of crawfish. And it was sorta Bad that it was hard to choose from the amazingly large menu! Seriously – there’s something on there for everybody: cajun, seafood, vegetarian, brisket, chicken, prime rib, appetizers…you name it, they’ve probably got it.
The Good: the food! I (duh) sampled a bacon cheeseburger – usually my initial sampling at any new eatery, as it is usually a decent indicator of overall quality. I was not disappointed; three stars out of four. And Krista enjoyed the seafood gumbo, and said that it was definitely worth going back for! And the staff was quite friendly and helpful, albeit a bit (understandably) harried.
I poked my head into the kitchen a couple of times and saw the Goode brothers and their staff working hard, but they looked like they were in heaven; these guys love what they’re doing.
Overall: we were impressed and will be back to sample more of the “Q” grill!
Goode’s Q & Bayou Grill
613 15th Street North; 406-761-5855
Sunday thru Tuesday: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
Wednesday thru Saturday: 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
Which reminds me: I got a very nice e-mail from Patti the other day:
Thanks to your blog, a few of us are going to try Goode’s restaurant tomorrow. We intend to be regular visitors to your site – keep up the good work! For some of us, we may never have learned of your site without Josh. And, for that – amongst other things – we will always be thankful to him.
First, thank you very much, Patti – it really means a lot to me that people appreciate my blog. And second, we look forward to hearing what you & your crew have to say about Goode’s Q & Bayou Grill!