Carrâ€™s Restaurant and Bar
11006 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Chris and Ellenâ€™s Carrâ€™s Restaurant is fun. In the 4 Â½ years it has been open, the restaurant has become a local favorite in the community. The walls are covered with automobile memor-abilia and the chairs at the tables have a Hawaiian theme, giving you the feeling you are on vacation.
The menu has breakfast, sandwiches and entrees, at prices from $1.49 for an egg to $20.99 for a big steak dinner.
The portions are very generous, and the service is friendly but during a busy lunch or dinner hour be prepared to wait. I went at 12:45 p.m. and food came in ten minutes.
I ordered the Hummer at $13.99, and substituted onion rings for French fries for $.99. This is a huge hamburger, which can easily serve 4, with a pound of meat, lettuce, pickle, tomato, cheese, bacon, onion, mushrooms, and mayo. I added ketchup. It was eight inches across, with a six inch sesame seed bun, and a patty an inch thick, with a total thickness of five inches. I measured. I tried the medium well done burger and it was delicious. Juicy, crunchy, with lots of different flavors and textures. The onion rings on the side tasted like they were wrapped in yummy little crispy biscuits. A cup of the house soup was $3.49 and was Italian vegetable, very good, and served blazing hot. It was full of chopped vegetables of every kind, including squash, beans, carrots, potatoes, celery, tomatoes and onions, in a slightly spicy base that left a little bite on the tongue.
I also had the chocolate cake, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, at $7.99. This was rich, dark, sweet, and had lots to take home for later.
The restaurant is accessible with an easy open front door, wide aisles between tables, and a nice handicap friendly bathroom with dÃ©cor continued from the dining room.
Donâ€™t be in a rush when you go to Carrâ€™s. Be hungry and enjoy.