Salty Dog Saloon “out of the ordinary”

Joshua Whitney

The Salty Dog Saloon on the main street of Steele City gets recommended.

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One of the best small town bars around would have to be the Salty Dog Saloon located in the small town of Steele City, Nebraska.

The town consists of roughly 65 people, and this is one of the local hot spots for the surrounding community.

Every year, they have a biker rally called, “The Dog Dayz of Summer,” and around four to five hundred people from Kansas and Nebraska come and go as they please.

The main attraction for this biker rally is the Salty Dog Saloon, so if you know what bikers are like, you can about imagine what the bar is like.

It was Tuesday night when I arrived at the Salty Dog Saloon with my friend Ty.

The bar was very easy to find, and we found a parking spot right next to the bar.

As Ty and I walked into the bar, the song “Foolin’” by Def Leppard was playing, and we immediately knew this was the place to be.

The place seemed very dark, but it was definitely cool. It was not very modern like other restaurants, but it was still a very neat place.

They had all kinds of things around the bar like biker memorabilia, old instruments, beer signs, furry friends mounted on the wall, money stuck to the ceiling and behind the bar and Mardi Gras beads. There was plenty to look at.

The waitress came our way and handed us menus and asked us what we wanted to drink. I asked for a Mountain Dew and Ty got the same thing.

She gave us a few minutes and came back and asked us if we were ready to order. I then ordered the Bowser Burger, along with the side of black pepper fries.

About fifteen minutes later, our food came, and it looked delicious. My Bowser Burger consisted of a pork burger, melted Swiss cheese, grilled jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and, of course, ketchup and mustard. The burger tasted very good, but it was kind of greasy. This did not bother me, though; it was worth every penny.

The restroom was very clean like the rest of the bar, which is impressive for it being as old as everything is. One would not see a restroom as being very interesting, but over the years, people have left their mark on the walls. You’ll have to go to this bar and see them for yourself.

Lastly, I noticed the waitress’s seemed to keep close attention to keeping the tables clean.

All-in-all, I would rate this bar at an 8. They could update some of the technology and maybe improve on the food, but over-all, it was pretty good compared to other bars.

As for the sanitation, from what I could see, it looked pretty clean, including the bar, bathroom, floors, silverware, and plates.

If you are ever in the area, I would recommend going to this bar for the experience. It is a great place, and it definitely something that is out of the ordinary.

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