Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Iron Skillet – N. Little Rock, AR

Truck stop restaurants are usually a safe bet for good food and service. Truckers look for good home-cooked food to keep them going; fast food doesn't work for those folks. A bad review from a trucker can spread fast and severely damage the reputation of a restaurant. With all the truckers on the road, any restaurant on a major highway is going to have plenty of opportunities to prove what they can do, otherwise, they won't be in business for long.

The Iron Skillet at the Petro Shopping Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas on I-40 is a good one.

We had been on the road all day, and we were looking for something better than fast food, and less than 5-star dining. Although none of us had ever eaten at an Iron Skillet, we had seen several along the highway that day and decided to give it a try.

Iron Skillet Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoAs with most truck stops and associated restaurants, the Iron Skillet is right off the highway and easy to get to – no need to try to navigate through an unfamiliar town. After being on the road all day, the last thing we wanted was to hunt for a place to eat. The easy access to the Iron Skillet was the first selling point. Even though it was dinnertime and the restaurant was busy, it was big enough to accommodate the diners with no waiting. We were shown to a table immediately, and within minutes, a server took our drink order.

Our server returned minutes later and took our food order. She was friendly, quick, efficient, and helpful when several of our party had questions about the menu items. Our food was delivered in a reasonable amount of time, and we settled in to our meal.

The restaurant was clean, the service was prompt and friendly, the food was great, and the prices were reasonable. What else do you want from a restaurant? The Iron Skillet was the perfect choice for us that day.

The next time you're looking for a great place to eat and don't want to break the bank, look for that Iron Skillet sign.

Iron Skillet
Petro Stopping Center
3205 Valentine Rd
I-40, Exit 161 (Hwy 391 N.)
N Little Rock, AR

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories', 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'. His books are available in paperback and e-book.

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