It’s been a while since I’d been to Wally’s Roast Beef, so I thought I’d review it again. It also completely changed locations on me and is now on the first floor of an office building near Penn and American Way – just a heads up in case the old address still appears on Google Maps or something, like it did for me. The parking lot is much more generous now, and there appears to be a little more seating inside. It’s also a little bit brighter inside. (Sadly, it is no longer an “air-conditioned kitchenette” like it used to say on the sign at the old place. Don’t worry, it is still air-conditioned, it just isn’t a main selling point in the 21st century, I guess.)
The menu is still the same. Blue Plate Special – roast beef and mashed potatoes covered in gravy. Red Plate Special – meat loaf sandwich with mashed potatoes covered in gravy. Green Plate Special – Turkey slices and mashed potatoes covered in gravy. Sense a theme here? I decided to go with a Red Plate Special and a strawberry shake. Wally himself helped me out and even complimented my tie/shirt combo – clearly Wally has taste.
The food comes out super fast here. I love that. It is actually on a red plate, as well. The meatloaf sandwich is really quite good. The meat is flavorful and not dry and even has a splash of ketchup on the top for some added flavor. Very nice. About halfway through this meal, I realized I had just edged one step closer to becoming my father – this is the kind of stuff he eats and raves about… sigh…
The meal comes with mashed potatoes with the skins mashed in with them – “bugs in a snowstorm style” – and a small cup of corn, which was promptly dumped over the mashed potatoes and swirled in like I’m five.
The strawberry shake was absolutely delicious. I can’t get enough strawberry shakes, it seems. I probably should chill out on them, but I just can’t. hahahaha.
Just like the first time I reviewed Wally’s, the place is really awesome for a diner-style restaurant. Just because it’s a little fancied up in a nice office building doesn’t mean they changed the recipe or the friendly service. I’ll be back Wally. And thanks for the compliment on my clothes! Made my day.
8120 Penn Ave S.
Bloomington, MN 55431