Dekkers Mesquite Grill is Now Open for Business in Fulshear
As I snapped pictures of the outside, we were greeted by Mike Knoblock. He and his wife, Patty own the restaurant. Mike seems to be a real nice guy. You’ll enjoy meeting him.
When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by the friendly staff who quickly seated us. The restaurant was full and we were glad to have a table – especially on opening day.
On the right of the entry is the bar and seating for the bar. To our left was the restaurant main room. In the back, there is a fair-sized private area which I presume can be reserved for groups (or poker tournaments, I’m not sure if they’ve decided). There is an abundance of seating available outside on the covered deck or open patio area – so I’m sure they’re prepared to handle groups of any size.
We were seated facing the Kitchen. The wait staff area is in front of the kitchen and they had a ton of servers available this evening. The kitchen was a buzz with workers as well. Through the opening I could see their chef and kitchen managers working to get the food out without delay.
We had a look at the menu (we scanned the menu for you. It’s available here). It features a fairly broad array of food categories, although the menu choices are a bit limited – but remember, this is a grill.
After a brief wait, our server approached and took our drink and food order.
The menu is understated to say the least. No unnecessary platitudes or glowing descriptions here. The menu descriptions seem to be intentionally minimal with selection categories ranging from Appetizers, Salads, Burgers and Sandwiches, Chicken and Pasta, Seafood, Beef and Pork as well as desserts. It’s almost like you need to look around at what everyone else is getting before you order – or maybe just order and know that you’re going to like what you get.
As I said, to simply describe the outline of the menu is not really enough. Take a good look at the menu. You’ll find some great selections there. This is the kind of grill that sells fine wine along with your order – whether burgers, grilled Salmon, Fettucini Alfredo, or a Rib Eye Steak.
We were in a bit of a hurry so we each ordered a hamburger. It comes garnished with onion rings and served with great fresh cut seasoned fries – enough to fill you up. The Burger is the ‘real’ kind – 1/2 pound of fresh ground beef, thick and grilled – not fried. It tasted like I had cooked it at home on the grill. At $9.00 it ain’t cheap – but we didn’t come for cheap. We came for good – and it was good.
The couple at the table next to us had ordered Chicken Fried Steak – the Texas kind: huge and covered with cream gravy, smashed potatoes, and green beans. They got rolls too. They went on about how good of a ‘deal’ it was. It was big. Next time we stop in, my wife and I will probably try that and split one.
The staff seemed to be quite proud of their desserts. As they brought them out to serve them, they would display them for the patrons to see. The descriptions of the deserts are understated as well. You’ll enjoy your dessert.
So, how’d they do?
We thought Deckers Mesquite Grill hit a home run. The food prices are a bit on the high side, but still relatively affordable and there’s something on the menu for just about anyone’s taste. We didn’t see a kids menu. Not sure if they have one (yet?) , but they’re off to a great start.
By the way, according to Mike Knoblock, owner, during this initial period, the restaurant is only open in the evenings. Once they settle in, they’ll open for lunch as well. No word if they will offer a lunch menu.
So, I’d encourage you to try Dekkers out for yourself. I think you’ll find the food is good, the people are friendly, and the atmosphere is pure Fulshear.
Congratulations Mike and Patty on the opening of your new restaurant. Jenni and I wish you both the very best!