Restaurant of the Month: Wallaby’s Bar and Grille

The biggest Sunday in sports is fast approaching when Denver and Seattle face off in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. Those looking for a place to watch the big game don’t have to travel far.

Wallaby’s Bar and Grille has been serving up homemade food since 1988, and has the whole package for sports fans and food lovers alike. Wallaby’s is located in front of the West Hy-Vee on Lincoln Way.

It serves up a great atmosphere with sports memorabilia from floor to ceiling and 34 televisions to watch the big game.

Voted one of the “101 Best Sports Bars in the U.S.” by CNN Travel, Wallaby’s offers an extensive list of appetizers, wraps and a burger menu worth bragging about. They feature the half-pound Dingo Burger for those with a large appetite, as well as the popular open-faced Wallaby Burger.

I recommend substituting in the sweet potato fries as your side, as it’s an item that’s worth the extra dollar. Other features include an All-American pork tenderloin, stacked enchiladas verde for when you’re in a mood to fiesta, and a kids menu for those little appetites in your life.

Once you’ve gotten dinner and drinks down the hatch, you may be in the mood for something sweet. Without fail, Wallaby’s has you covered.

Wallaby’s signature dessert is the Wally pie, a delectable slice of ice cream cake. Yet, perhaps Wallaby’s best kept secret is the Cookie Monster, a plate-sized chocolate chip and oatmeal cookie served warm, topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. The Cookie Monster is a must-have item, but be warned, this cookie is meant to be shared with friends.

From drinks to desserts, and everything in between, Wallaby’s Bar and Grille is the place to be on Super Bowl Sunday for food, friends and of course, football.