In 1994, Kym and Pete Buttschardt opened the first Roosters Brewing Company on Historic 25th Street in Downtown Ogden. The 119-year-old building ... More
Roosters Brewing Company - Ogden
In 1994, Kym and Pete Buttschardt opened the first Roosters Brewing Company on Historic 25th Street in Downtown Ogden. The 119-year-old building (constructed in 1890) originally housed everything from Chinese laundries to a House of Ill Repute in the early 1900 s. The restored building, with a unique ambiance and outdoor patio made the 25th Street location a perfect place for meeting and mingling with friends. Roosters quickly became THE PLACE TO GO and a community gathering spot for Ogden's diverse and eclectic population. It's not unusual to see mud-splattered mountain bikers enjoying burgers and brews at one table while more formally dressed couples enjoy herb-crusted rack of lamb and fine wine at another.
We used to love Roosters... the last several times we have taken friends from out of town it has not been a good experience. The Veg sandwich was to die for until they put it into a wrap which is nasty. The service was terrible. My friends and I stood in the doorway almost ten minutes before being sat. We probably won t go back for sometime. BUT... I love their beer. So it is nice you can just go in and grab that.
The atmosphere was cool, but kind of loud. The food was average. The fish in the fish and chips was mushy. My son said I cook better salmon. The ahi wrap was ok; the sauce was good. The pepperjack shrimp appetizer and curry pumpkin soup were good. The beer lacked character and body. I saw our waitress leave the restroom without washing her hands. Won't go back.
The day was beautiful and we were headed to Ogden, Utah for a day visit to the historical town. The Front Runner train, courtesy of UTA, looked immaculate, all clean and shiny and painted in patriotic colors of red, white and blue. After a photograph or two, we boarded the train and took up seats in the elevated cabin.
We couldn’t get over how clean the interior of the train was. A young man was in the process of cleaning the windows and we complemented him on what a great job he was doing. He was quite appreciative of having his work noticed.
It was a clear sunny day and the views from our seats were beautiful. There was still snow atop the peaks of the rugged mountains as we headed north. Upon reaching our destination, we stepped off the train and felt as though we had gone back in time. Here we were in Ogden, Utah…the old west. After a short tour of the old train depot, we headed up-town seeking a little tavern we had heard so much about. We heard that the tavern brewed fresh beer and we had built up quite a thirst and hunger by now.
Rooster’s had indoor and outdoor dining and we chose the latter. As we entered, the aroma of fresh hops and beer could be detected on the nose. We were politely accommodated and given a great table. Our waitress, ‘McCall’, provided us with outstanding service, and all with a big smile and lots of personality.
She patiently explained all the various types of beers made at the establishment and told us that the brew-master had even donated his time to brew up something special just for the day. He donated his wages for the day so the price of a pint of beer was a mere two dollars. We quickly ordered pints of beer for everyone.
‘McCall’ directed our attention to the chalk board which showed the specials of the day. There was shrimp ‘n pasta, baked chicken, salmon pasta and prime rib. Everyone else went for the lighter dishes and I chose the prime rib. I made the best choice.
It was an Angus beef prime rib and I’m here to tell everyone, it was by far the best prime rib I have ever eaten…anywhere! The meat was tender and moist and cooked to perfection. That first bite literally melted in my mouth. My eyes lit up and I told everyone at the table that they would have to take a taste of the prime rib.
Everyone agreed. It was the best tasting prime rib they had ever eaten. I’ve been around for quite a while and I’ve had many opportunities to eat prime rib at numerous establishments, but this prime rib beats them all.
I asked ‘McCall’ to tell the chef just how great the prime rib was and she said he would be happy to receive such compliments.
I told her that I am going to tell all my friends and relatives about Rooster’s and I will definitely return upon my next visit to Utah.
On a scale of 1-10, Rooster’s gets an 11 and it’s just because of their excellent Angus prime rib.
This is an EXCELLENT place for a variety of locally brewed beers and ales!(If you are able to overlook Utah's lame brewing laws.You have a choice between 3.2% and 4.0%. Everywhere else i have ever been is6.0%!) They even cater to vegetarians and vegans! Which is cool considering all the overweight meat eaters in this town. The atmosphere is casual and the decor is is very 'pub-like'. Not like an Irish pub. But, pub-like. Located in downtown Ogden. A place rife with American history. Al Capone is reported to have said that Ogden was too rough even for him!
If you visit Ogden, you should check it out. You can get what they call a 'growler'. Which is a gallon of their home brew to take home. The bottle can be refilled every time you visit.
I went to Roosters for the first time ever a couple weeks ago. I was very pleased!
We went on a Friday night but there wasn't much of a wait for a table and there wasn't a rowdy crowd either! I was surprised to see the rest of the buisnesses along the same street closed.
I ordered a chicken breast. And it was really delicious! All the chicken I've had after that just isn't as good!
I also had the Sparkling Wine on the Wine list and it was good too!
It was a very nice night up in Ogden.
One of the few places in this area that has a fun atmosphere. They brew right in the restaurant which is pretty awesome. The Ogden location has so much character/great atmosphere--the dining area is a greenhouse style and they have pretty lights. Before we moved to Ogden, we used to go to the Layton one and the food was just as good, but the atmosphere isn't as fun.
I've only been to Roosters during their slow time (after lunch, but before dinner) and service has been nothing, but terrible. For being empty, they sure take forever bringing the food. And by the time they do bring the food, it's COLD. The first time this happened, we thought that it was an anomaly, but the second and the third.....Totally disappointed, will never eat there again.
If it wasnt for Roosters, I would have lost all hope for resturaunts in Utah. The place is awsome! Im sure if it wasnt for the Utah liquore laws they would make one strong beer if they could. The place can get buzy but when its the best place in Ogden what do you expect
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