TRAVELING to GROVE CITY? STOP by this RESTAURANT for a BITE to EAT and a BREW
Located just off Interstate 79 and slightly south of Interstate 80, the Grove City Premium Outlets are a sought-out destination for people from all around the tri state area. An open-air shopping mall by design, it includes roughly 130 brand-name outlet stores and a food court. It is also one of the largest outlet malls in the United States of America. Local folklore indicates that on Black Friday, there is a traffic jam for miles and miles on route 79. Whether you are traveling to the Grove City Outlets, or just in the area, one restaurant remains a staple in the community. Let us explore why TimberCreek Tap & Table cranks it up a notch from your average everyday chain restaurant.
The cuisine – TimberCreek Tap & Table balances their menu with classic American favorites and gets creative with more complex appetizers and entrees as well.
Appetizers – The Sticky Fingers are chicken fingers and fries on steroids. It consists of hand breaded chicken tossed in the house sticky sauce topped with sesame seeds and scallions plated over fresh cut fries. The Lobster Nachos start with a base of tortilla chips topped with beer cheese, onions, jalapeños, lobster, and cheddar cheese served with salsa and sour cream.
Burgers and sandwiches – The TC Classic Burger (captioned) are Two ¼ pound patties of locally raised Angus beef built to order. Choose your cheese, toppings, and specialty toppings. The Exit 113 features Two ¼ pound patties with thick cut pork belly, cheddar cheese, a fried egg, and sriracha aioli. Looking to diversify your meat selection? The Tap Head Melt showcases prime rib, ham, turkey, bacon, and cheddar with lettuce, tomato, and Dijon mayo on toasted sour dough bread.
Entrees – Choose your category from farm, pasta, sea, or bird. Choose from different cuts of steak such as filet mignon, rib-eye, and NY strip. A crowd favorite is the 20oz braised pork hind shank falling off the bone served over mashed potatoes with a garlic pan gravy. Who doesn’t love a solid Lobster Mac and Cheese? TimberCreek’s features cavatappi noodles in house beer cheese with shrimp and lobster. It is finished with melted cheddar and asiago. If you are looking for seafood, the Shrimp and Scallop Risotto might be right up your alley. Blackened sea scallops and scampi style shrimp are served over lobster risotto. Finished with a lemon sherry cream and accompanied with steamed broccoli.
Beers – TimberCreek also prides itself on brewing their own beers. Check out their menu/website for updated selections.
My final take
When you visit an area which draws a lot of tourist and outsiders, you typically have a lot of chain restaurants. Chain restaurants are very serviceable as they serve solid food at reasonable prices. It is a bonus however to have a family-owned restaurant in the area bursting with character. Upon arrival and entry, you are immediately drawn to the rustic design. The cathedral ceiling creates a light and airy space which makes you feel cozy and at peace. The menu is extensive, descriptive, and easy to read. The food is tasty, and the beer is cold. What is not to like?