We get it, sometimes, life feels like it’s rushing by, and you need a bite to eat that satisfies your cravings without costing you too much money. That’s why we were so excited when we heard that a new store, Cook Speedway, had opened near our home. Cook Speedway offers a variety of cheap eats, including some traditional American dishes, as well as healthier options. So, we dropped by, to find out what sets this place apart from others, and whether or not we’ll be ordering from there in the future.
When we stepped inside, we were immediately drawn to the large glass window displaying numerous dishes, all completely visible to the passerby. There were plenty of traditional American foods, as well as some healthier options, so it was hard to know what to try first. We decided, wisely, to order a couple of different items, just to see what all the buzz was about. As it turned out, both the onion rings and the hot dog were phenomenal, but the pizza stole the show. As the name would suggest, the pizzas at Cook Speedway are cooked at the exact speedway, in the center of the restaurant. The result is a light, crispy crust, with perfectly chopped ingredients and a hint of tomato for a little extra flavor. You can’t go wrong with a simple, traditional pizza.
Ambiance doesn’t get much better than a large, bright room, with a massive, colorful array of food prep stations. There were plenty of tables, and plenty of seats at them, scattered about the restaurant. We sat down at a booth, near the front window, and tried to eat our dinner while observing the activity in the kitchen. To our great pleasure, the restaurant was pretty quiet, considering it was still early, and they weren’t serving food yet. It was a little noisy, however, from the dishwashers and other restaurant noises. Nevertheless, the moment we placed our orders, the hubbub level in the kitchen greatly decreased, and we were able to enjoy our meal in relative peace.
It’s always great when a restaurant takes the time to walk you through each step of the ordering process, instead of having a person rush you through it. We had been to Cook Speedway several times, and each time we had ordered from the same restaurant, our experiences had been poor. We weren’t sure why, as the food had always been great, but we had never actually sat down and had a conversation, before. So, when we placed our orders, the waiter came by and talked to us about what we wanted. He then went into the kitchen and got the food to us, as efficiently as possible. If we hadn’t already been there, we feel like we would have gotten lost in the shuffle, as there were several other people waiting for orders, as well. So, all in all, great service, and we’ll definitely be back for more.
If you’re looking for an excellent place to eat, with friendly service and great prices, then you’ve found it. We were originally a little skeptical, due to some bad experiences in the past, but this time, it was totally different. We were greeted immediately, and our waiter, Josh, was very friendly, as well as efficient. The food, as we had mentioned, was phenomenal. A lot of variety, great prices, and great tasting meals, make this place a no-brainer for anyone, regardless of whether or not they’re a fan of American cuisine, in general.