Beefy King is one of those places people always talk about, and I can’t believe it’s taken so long for me to get over there. They have off hours, so it’s best to go at lunchtime, which I did with a few coworkers. They are closed on Sundays. The restaurant closes at 3 p.m. the rest of the days of the week, but the drive-through stays open until 5:30.
They’ve been open for almost 50 years, and when you look at the restaurant, it doesn’t look like much has changed. Their menu is pretty simple featuring different steamed sandwiches.
As soon as the lady at the register told me they’re famous for their roast beef sandwiches, I knew that was what I would be ordering.
Their sandwiches come with tater tots, which is a huge bonus. They’re such a nice change of pace from fries. I got my roast beef sandwich loaded with all of the extras: cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and onions. They have bottles of horseradish, bbq and hot bbq sauces for dressing your sandwich. I put some horsey sauce on top for a little kick. The sandwich was was nice and warm, and all the flavors melded together nicely. The roast beef tasted really fresh. It’s like a far better version of Arbys.
My boss always orders the smoked turkey deluxe, which also has cheese, tomatoes and cole slaw.
Cole slaw on a sandwich sounds pretty fantastic.
Their sandwiches are a pretty decent size, and they really hit the spot, especially on a rainy day like when we were there. If only they were open later. This would make for a great late-night meal. I love to support family-owned businesses in the area, especially ones that have been around as long as Beefy King.
French fries or tater tots?