A little history for you: The Triple J Chophouse opened in 2006. The historic building was once the Hub City Brewery for 11 years. We also have learned at one time it was a glass company. If you know any other information about the building, let us know!
I did not know what to expect from the atmosphere or the look of the restaurant. The first thing that caught my eye was a long wall full of pictures and trinkets. It was cowboy themed with a lodge-type feel. There were unique light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. Some looked like rustic wagon wheels and others were artsy chandelier styled. The interior is red brick with wooden ceilings. The lighting was dim which also added to the atmosphere. The kitchen is not behind closed doors. You can see your food being made and really see the quality of the cooking. There is even a brick oven for the pizza. The demographic was pretty diverse as far as age goes.
After we sat down we were greeted very quickly. The waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. Everything is homemade: the salad dressings, the potatoes, the pizza, and everything else on the menu. I was also really impressed with the waitress’ knowledge of all the beers. She was able to make suggestions based on what we liked and gave the science behind the alcohol percentage and IBUs.
The food came out extremely quick! We had just gotten finished eating our salads and bread (they have delicious butter that is sweet and salty), before our food came out. We got a steak and green chile chicken with mashed potatoes. They have a wide range of food on the menu (pizzas, steak, chicken, fish, dessert, pork chops, beef, salad, and more). Again, really good food! Of course, we had to get a custom brewed beer. We ordered the Raider Red Beer and the Winter special. There were several beers to choose from with different alcohol % and stoutness. You can even buy kegs, bottles, and mason jars of the locally brewed beer.
The bar was extremely busy as you can see from the pictures. There are multiple TVs throughout the area along with a small live music stage. You can also view the brewery part of the restaurant through the panel of windows.