MOFFAT— After a lack of any eatery in the area for several years, Moffat residents welcomed the opening of Grammy’s Kitchen last month and the restaurant has been busy ever since, owner Tina Freel said Tuesday.
“We’re doing better than expected,” Freel remarked. “This town needed something.” She added that the restaurant is already busy and she has not even done any advertising yet. Last Friday Grammy’s was bustling with luncheon traffic and staff was hustling to fill a large order made by those at Moffat school who had scheduled a work day.
Grammy’s Kitchen is located at the northern end of Moffat on Highway 17. The cozy, country atmosphere makes it feel like home and the staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant floor is recycled oak from the gym floor laid at Moffat School in 1950, and the more recent maple gym floor laid 10 years ago. The window that divides the kitchen from the dining room area at Grammy’s was taken out of the 1921 wing of the old Moffat School.
Both sit-down and takeout menus are available at the diner. The menu offers breakfast selections (served until 11 a.m., 1 p.m. on Sundays) that include omelets with the customer’s choice of toppings, breakfast sandwiches, biscuit and gravy, chili relleno and huevos ranchero plates, steak and eggs also pancakes, French toast and cinnamon rolls.
Luncheon plates include hamburgers with various toppings, chicken fried chicken and steak sandwiches, hot beef, French dip, Philly cheesesteak, several meat and cheese grilled sandwich selections, a veggie sandwich and burger, BLTs and burritos. Lunch is served all day and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to closing time.
Dinner plates range from steak dinner, chicken fried steak dinner, chicken fried chicken dinner, and chili cheese fries to the wrap of the day. The kids’ menu offers more selections than most restaurants, including Mickey Mouse pancakes, corn dogs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Freel said the restaurant was “Dad and I’s dream — to have a place for everyone to sit down, have coffee and visit. But Dad passed away in June 2016 before it was finished. He just really liked to have coffee and visit with the old-timers.”
Perry Freel was a longtime rancher in the Moffat area. Freel said that after his death, she and her mother finished up the restaurant. A memorial photo of Freel hangs in the restaurant’s entryway.
For now, Freel says, she is enjoying building her customer base and in the future will be making any adjustments she needs to make to satisfy their needs.
Restaurant hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To place an order, call 719-256-6000.