Lone Spur Cafe
When you walk into this great breakfast spot you are taken over with the immediate feeling of being in a bunkhouse. The restaurant has an eclectic design feel, which includes Old West Wanted poster, License Plates, and even boots. We visited the downtown Durango venue, and were greeted quickly and warmly by the host. Once we settled into our seats, the waitress was quick to get drink orders started to give us time to look over the menu.
There were so many great options that it was hard to narrow it down to a few to sample. We decided to each enjoy a mug of their fresh brewed coffee and some of their specialty Cowboy Grits ($6.49). The grits are served warm in a large soup bowl. You get an option of butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, brown sugar, or raisins. We decided on butter and brown sugar to make it a sweet version. We mixed a small amount of butter into the bowl and then lightly added some brown sugar. The combination made a rich and sweet mouthful each scoop we brought to our mouth. While it is designed to be an entrée option, it served as a great starter or accompaniment to the meal.
We then ordered a few items from the a la carte menu, in order to sample a few items other than complete entrees. The first item was one biscuit ($2.49) and one cup of sausage country gravy ($2.89). The biscuit was large and fluffy with just the right amount of density to hold up to the gravy. The gravy was full of flavor with a delicious hint of pepper. The sausage gave it great depth of flavor that when combined with the biscuit made a complete bite.
The next a la carte item was a single pancake ($5.19). This pancake filled the entire plate. The batter had just a hint of buttermilk and the pancake had just the right color to make you want to attack it as soon as the plate hit the table. Served with butter and syrup, to accent the flavors if need be. I like to lightly butter the top then gently lift the pancake edge from the plate and pour a little gravy underneath the pancake. This allows each bite to have a hint of syrup and butter along with the pancake.
The final item was Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs ($10.99). This is a hearty piece of chicken fried steak that is served smothered in their sausage gravy. It comes with two eggs, prepared any style. We chose scrambled with cheese. It also is served with hash brown potatoes. This is a nice well-rounded meal that provides great protein. You can easily share it if you are a light eater, but the flavors may be too good to want to share for some of you.
The restaurant is open seven days a week for Breakfast and Lunch; some of the locations also serve select dinner meals as well. So if you are in any of the three locales looking for a hearty and flavorful meal head over and pull up a chair at this great spot. You may want to hang up your spurs here every weekend.
Location and Website –
106 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
1300 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
619 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301