RW's BBQ opened for business just six weeks ago and you may already find a line out the door on a Saturday night. RW's offers southern style smoked BBQ, along with premium ice cream and milkshakes on the deck and an updated mini-golf course for entertainment.
We stopped in on a recent Sunday afternoon with our three kids, not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. We started with a round of mini-golf on a course that I'll call "restored vintage." For $5 per person you can play 19 holes; some are new, like the rotating pig with a chef's hat, and some are vintage, like the hole with the cement cannon. The course is perfect for young kids and has a relaxed feel. There is only one water element on the course, which limits greatly the opportunity for one of my kids to "accidentally" get soaked.
After an hour of mini-golf, we headed into the restaurant to try out the food. After ordering at the counter, the food was ready in a flash, which is almost fast enough to keep a hungry kid from whining, but it's as good as it gets.
My husband and I shared the Memphis Style Ribs ($10.95), which came with a side dish, BBQ sauce, bread, a pickle and coleslaw. We both thoroughly enjoyed the juicy ribs. My oldest daughter tried the Brisket ($9.95), which she said she liked and shared with her dad because she didn't feel like finishing it. My younger two children (the real tough customers) ordered Hot Dogs ($2.69) and French Fries ($3.00) and sampled the creamy Mac and Cheese side ($3.00). They were happy with their food, especially the fries, which were a hit with everyone. I was a disappointed with the cornbread, which was a little dry and could be improved.
We didn't have enough room to try out the Pulled Pork Sandwiches ($6.95) or the Chile side ($3.00), but we will next time around. The bill came to around $40 for our family of five.
After sitting still to eat for an entire 15 minutes, the kids were ready to head outside to the deck for some ice cream. The deck at RW's overlooks a little pond that's home to a family of ducks, a giant fish named Walter, dozens of smaller fish and a bunch of hungry geese. Feeding these creatures entertained my kids for at least another 20 minutes while I shared my daughter's Oreo Cookie ice cream. The premium ice cream runs $2.69 for a single scoop cone, $4.69 for a double scoop.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing spot to enjoy some ice cream, a filling BBQ dinner, or a quick sandwich on the go, RW's has it covered.
And don't forget to check out Walter the giant fish. They say he waves his fin if you watch closely!