Monday, December 3, 2012

Rattlesnake Salloon

While visiting family during Thanksgiving my brother decided to take us to a little restaurant he had found out in the middle of nowhere. It was the Rattlesnake Saloon. We traveled over 60 miles to get there and there is nothing within 20 miles of this place.

Upon arriving in the parking lot shown we waited for the "Saloon Taxi" shown below to take us to the restaurant.

 We were driven to a gate and down a narrow trail, the first 200' or so seemed like an impossible slop to navigate in a pickup, here the trail had leveled out a little and we descended in a open cave where this place had been constructed.

At the bottom we unloaded
 Here is the Saloon/Restaurant nestled in the cave.

You can see some tables here outside. The food was good and the prices reasonable.
 The front of the Saloon.

 We ate outside, there were tables inside as well as out but we sat and ate with thousands of tons of rock over our heads.

Here is a picture looking straight up to a tree on the edge of the cavern over our heads.
 The Rattlesnake Saloon is located in NW Alabama not too far from the Mississippi and Tennessee lines. Below is the menu, it was an adventure worth having.
 How can you go wrong naming a burger after the "Duke"

Saddlin' Up
$4.00 Campfire Chips & Salsa a basket of fresh cooked tri-colored tortilla chips with fire roasted salsa for dippin'.
$4.00 Hay Stacks
$5.00 (loaded)
a basket of our fresh hot spicy fries to get your taste buds goin' or try them loaded up.
$5.00 Skunk Rings a big pile of crispy golden onion rings with dippin' sauce.
$5.00 Cowboy Buttons golden deep fried whole mushrooms with dippin' sauce.
$5.00 Giddy-Up Sticks 6 of our melty cheese sticks with marinara for dippin'.
$7.00 Chuckwagon Nachos fresh tri-colored chips smothered with chili, cheese, and jalapenos.
$5.00 Snake Eyes and Tails fried sliced jalapeno peppers and fried green beans with dippin' sauce.
$5.00 Bronco Bits tangy breaded and fried pickle slices with dippin' sauce.
$30.00 Tombstone Platter a huge help'n of various Saddlin' Up vittles.
$5.00(6) Wild Bill Cody Wings
freshly cooked wings like you want'em. Mild, Medium, or Hot.
Chow Time
$7.00 Polish Trail Dog* tender polish sausage on a hoagie with cheese and tangy sauerkraut.
$8.00 Buckaroo* smoked ham, turkey, cheese, and bacon on a hoagie with all the fixins.
$8.00 Prairie Fingers* our chicken tenders cooked fried or grilled. ask for the mild, medium, or hot sauce if you want'em
$8.00 Prairie Sandwich* our chicken tenders cooked fried or grilled on a Kaiser roll with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and pickles.
$8.00 Rustler Burger* half pound burger on a Kaiser roll with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and pickles.
$9.00 The DUKE* our famous Rustler with bacon and snake eyes on an onion Kaiser roll.
$6.00 Saloon Salad choose from grilled or fried tenders, ham, or turkey on a bed of lettuce with tomato, onion, pickles, and cheese.
$5.00 The Fred
(kids 12 and under only)
choose from a grilled cheese, giddy-up sticks, or prairie fingers served with fries and a drink.
* selections come with choice of fries or onion rings
End of the Rope
$4.00 Don't Forget Dessert! get some apple fritters or deep fried cheesecake with raspberry sauce... you will be glad you did.
Waterin' Hole
$2.00 Drinks
(with refills)
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Sierra Mist, Mt Dew, Diet Mt Dew, Lemonade, and Tea
$1.00 Coffee
$2.50 Draft Beer
$9.00 Pitcher Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, and Yuengling


  1. That sounds GOOD. If it weren't for the pesky 4,000 mile commute, I'd check it out!

    1. Thanks Rev Paul, 4000 miles is a bit far but almost worth the trip.

  2. Interesting sounding place... And there HAS to be a backstory there. :-)

    1. Old NFO, you are probably right about a story, I wish I knew.

  3. Menu looks great. Too long of a day for us. Can you pick us up & place us there in just a few minutes? However, anyplace that sells Yuengling by the pitcher is a good place.

  4. Sounds like a great place to check out (sight see) and eat when in the area. Thank you for sharing, we wouldn't have know this place existed. I'm printing this out, so if were in the area we will check the Rattlesnake Saloon out.

    1. Sandy, I would never have found it, even driving there I saw no signs. Thanks.

  5. When I first saw the road I would have sworn you were in West Virgina. I still have nightmares of some of those roads Papa Bear took me on.

    So did you have the Duke Burger?...Bet it was good. What an interesting place.

    1. Mamma Bear, Actually I got the Rustler burger and it was huge, I had to leave some of my fries, very good burger. The Appalachian mountains come down into Alabama so there are quite a few mountain roads. Thanks.

  6. Dayum. Now I'm hungry again. That place looks great.

  7. I sure like the scenery and the menu! What a cool place to visit!

    1. Hermit Jim, glad you enjoyed my friend. Thanks.

  8. I didn't know what to expect so I followed the photos carefully. SO carefully in fact, that the photo of the caverns with the saloon inside nearly gave me a heart attack! (I'm horridly phobic about caves) At first, as the truck carried you away, I was hoping you were armed. lol

    1. Lotta Joy, It was not a scary cave and I was armed as usual. Thanks.

  9. That is such a neat place. I would love to go there and the prices seem very reasonable. Glad you got the chance to go there.

    1. JDM, It was neat, glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks.