A classic diner in a small town setting. Not many options on the menu. As we said while we were there, "either you get the ice cream or the special." It's well priced with a full pie being around 15 dollars and a very healthy scoop of ice cream costing 2.50. A much needed break from the expensive ice cream shops in the Twin Cities that would probably cost upwards of 5 dollars for the same scoop. I had the cherry and nut ice cream and it was amazing. It had full cherries in it and walnuts. They also had an all you can eat fish fry on Friday for 8.99. If you happen to be passing through I would highly suggest stopping by here.
Friendly service, great Reuben and philly ! Homemade chips are a must with the homemade Green onion dip.
The Savanna Portage has an attractive exterior and interior. The good news stops there. We stopped there Monday on Labor Day weekend I ordered the JoJos for an appetizer. "Sorry, we are out of JoJos." Ok we will have the sweet potato fries. My next choice was the Reuben for my meal because they noted it as a specialty. It's not ready yet." It's 5:45 and the kitchen closes at 8. My boyfriend wanted the Reuben also, so we decided to split the nachos. One daughter ordered the broaster chicken and the other a Cesar salad. The nachos arrived way before any other food including the fries we ordered as an appetizer. I lost my appetite when I saw them. Cheese whiz. Nasty round corn chips. However, my boyfriend who can stomach corn beef hash out of a can and who was very hungry, was willing to eat them even though it was a scavenger hunt for any meat. Later during the meal, we were razzing my ketchup crazy daughter and said oh maybe the ketchup could help the nachos. To which the BF replied,"Nothing could help the nachos." Evidently the broaster chicken was good and the chicken on the Cesar salad was edible. Other notes: The server was clearly disappointed that we weren't ordering alcohol. She had another server bring out the nachos and she took them to the wrong table and stood there dumbly until we said they were ours. Lastly, she brought the check with the wrong item but as she noted the same price but then was not picking up my debit card. Clearly this was not the A-team, but who leaves their C-team in charge of a restaurant on a holiday weekend? Fortunately, my BF had cash to cover the meal so we could end this most unfortunate experience quickly. I'd sure like to have that $50 back as well as my appetite.
Great burger! Excellent homemade soup! Perfect stop when traveling Hwy 2. New owners are featuring more homemade items.