2534 Kestrel Rd.
Hiawatha Kansas 66434United States
Large, juicy steaks and cheddar potatoes are crowd-drawing specialties at this rural Kansas restaurant and hunting preserve.
The perfectly cooked steaks at The Country Cabin Restaurant keep locals on both sides of the Kansas/Nebraska state line packing the parking lot. You'll need a map to find the place, but the search is definitely worth it. This is a meat and potatoes kind of place, and the food is delicious. Our 14-ounce Black Angus ribeye was tender, juicy and all-out wonderful. The dinner salad and garlic bread were standard fare, but the white cheddar mashed potatoes were yummy. The service was excellent. The menu does get a little more varied, with escargot-stuffed mushroom caps and fried catfish as selections in addition to the beef cuts. Our early Friday night visit found the dining room half-full with a mix of casually dressed couples and extended families. Kids are welcome here, and their artwork is featured on the back of the menu. By 8 p.m., the parking lot was nearly full. The log cabin is 14 years old, but it's not showing any age. Quilts hang from exposed beams and framed prints of ducks adorn the walls. Window seats and a large outdoor deck overlook the property's 12-acre fishing pond, five rental cabins and a hunting preserve. The hunting preserve is part of the atmosphere, so if the sight of folks walking around with rifles is bothersome, visit outside the September through March hunting season.