Cowboy Dinner Tree - Nearest Town Silver Lake, Oregon
The Cowboy Dinner Tree...When I first heard that we were going to be stopping there for dinner I was curious about the name. What kind of name is that? Well, years ago there was a dinner tree....and what is a dinner tree? The dinner tree or juniper tree that grows just outside the restaurant was the half way point for the cowboys who were herding their cattle from Silverlake to the Sycan Marsh. It was just that, the cowboy dinner tree. They stopped there twice a year for the night and to eat dinner as they herded the cattle back and forth between the two points!
This restaurant is out in the middle of nowhere. I can now officially say that I have been to nowhere and that there is no electricity but there is a restaurant!
There were seats on the porch but we passed through and went into the main dining area.
And what exactly is on the menu? You have a choice of one of the two items on the menu when you make your reservation (and reservations are required!)
You place your order for a 26 to 30 oz. Top Sirloin Steak
or a whole chicken. There is no sharing!
Did we eat it all? Nope! Large plastic bags are passed around at the end of the meal. Since we were on the road....we had wonderful beef and chicken sandwiches for lunch for at least two days! That was a lot of food. It was also a lot of fun....who would have thought that there was a popular restaurant down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere!
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