Albatross Sports Grill and Golf Club is now fully open for business near the Ralph Engelstad Arena and in the former location of Suite 49.
If you’re reading this on Saturday, head over for a beer and some eats before the hockey game!
We’ve got the menu of the place now, too. When you’re not bellying up to the bar or honing your swing on one of the golf simulators, you can try the Irish Nachos ($8.99). They’re beer-battered waffle fries topped with cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, green onions and served with salsa. You can add chicken, beef or chili for $2.
Other stuff on offer are boneless chicken wings, onion rings, salads, breaded cheese curds and spinach dip.
For something a bit more substantial, they have burgers like the Habanero Burger ($9.49), which is a patty topped with habanero cheese, fried jalapenos and onion straws.
There’s a BLT Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chicken Strip Basket, Fish and Chips or Shrimp and Chips baskets, too.
Now obviously this is not fine dining. It’s bar food. Especially in the winter, I could see the place packed with people trying out the simulators, watching a game on TV, having a beer and a bite before heading over to the Ralph for hockey.
One thing, though. And I want to preface this by saying I have not tried any of the food at Albatross yet, but the prices seem steep for the apparent quality.
At a place like JL Beers, you can get a great burger for a very cheap price. But have a few beers and your tab starts to pile up.
Albatross should charge less for food to entice customers to drink more. But that’s just my two cents.
Update: Don says in the comments: You haven’t eaten there and are giving advice about prices and how to price items on the menu? What is it about local places you don’t like?
For Don and anyone else wondering, I’m saying drop the prices because I want local places to survive, not open up with high prices and close 6 months later. You can get a burger at JL Beers for $3.49 and Albatross charges $8. What would you rather have. That’s why JL just opened up its 6th location.