The 1863 Grill had already won me over with its name. I love everything West Virginia, and this is no exception.
I went for lunch with Mary Kay and was surprised to find it mostly empty. It was a busy weekend in Elkins, so most people were downtown celebrating the festival, I figured. Plus, that just means more attentive service, right?
1863 Grill features sandwiches, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, chicken, pork, seafood, pizza, pasta and a large page of Kansas City-style barbecue. A little bit of everything. On this day, they had a lunch special of a fish sandwich. I'll take that with a side of macaroni and cheese, because are there two things that go better together? No. The answer is no.
My sandwich was good. I wish maybe the breading wasn't so thick or maybe the fish filet itself was thicker. But that's being picky; it was good. The tartar sauce was just OK. I think it could've used a bit more flavor; it was a bit bland. And the macaroni and cheese was terrible. There, I said it. It was totally dry - like they forgot to put the cheese on. And it was completely cold.
They serve these amazing cinnamon rolls after your meal. It's like dessert built in! And this, unlike most other cinnamon rolls I've had, makes me realize why people like cinnamon rolls. It was hot and had a lovely caramelized sugary cinnamon coating. Very tasty.