Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar

We have heard a lot of good things about Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood, so when we found ourselves on that side of town (which doesn’t happen too often) we decided to check it out.

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Baked Goat Cheese spicy tomato sauce, basil, crostini

We really wanted to start with the reuben pierogies, but they were out of them, so we went with the goat cheese.  It was good, but not really a memorable dish that we would go back for.  

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Meatloaf mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, mushroom gravy

He said…The meatloaf was seasoned well and I really enjoyed the mushroom gravy. However, the meatloaf was not served hot and the mashed potatoes were a little bland for me.  With the mushroom gravy, it would have been interesting to turn the dish into an open face sandwich with a killer homemade bread.

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Chicken & Waffle cheddar-scallion waffle, collard greens, cayenne butter, maple syrup

She said…The chicken was good.  It was super crispy.  I also thought the collard greens were pretty tasty.  I didn’t really care for the waffle or the cayenne butter.  I couldn’t taste the cheddar or the scallion in the waffle, and the cayenne butter was lacking in flavor. Usually, with a chicken and waffle dish you get that great sweet and savory combination, and it just didn’t come through here.

We liked the casual atmosphere.  Although we sat in the bar area, it still had a family friendly feel.  The beer selection was a high point for us, and we also appreciated the focus on local, seasonal products.  There were quite a few things on the menu that looked worth trying, so we would be willing to go back.

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