Red Rock Canyon Grill

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Bunkhouse St. Louis Ribs
Filet Seared and Sliced
House Made Key Lime Pie
John B Good Chick Ench Platter
Millionaire Shrimp
North Coast Salmon Caesar Salad
Skillet Cornbread
Something Chocolate

Red Rock Canyon Grill brings Southwest flare to Lake Hefner
By Greg Horton

Red Rock Canyon Grill was the first Hal Smith Restaurant at Lake Hefner, and it has been the most consistent performer at that location. Except for a fire that closed the restaurant temporarily, Red Rock has remained open as Red Rock since its grand opening.

Red Rock is a popular destination for many metro residents because it has one of the best patios and best views in the city. The patio on the north and west sides of the restaurant overlooks the lake at sunset.

In addition to the excellent view, Red Rock puts out some excellent food with a Southwest flare. The restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week, and there is a special menu for brunch on Sunday. Perhaps the most unique of all the HSRG concepts, Red Rock’s menu is full of items you can only get at Red Rock.

The rotisserie is one of the restaurant’s specialties, and the chicken is most and falling off the bone. You can get the rotisserie chicken as a combo meal with beef tenderloin or St. Louis style ribs. They are served with redskin mashed potatoes and sweet glazed carrots, but feel free to sub on the sides. The sides at Red Rock are half the fun. Choose from couscous, deviled eggs, or mushrooms, in addition to other choices.

Meatloaf is typically comfort food, the sort of stuff mom used to make and then finish with ketchup on top. Red Rock elevates the dish and makes it one of the best things on the menu. It’s a mixture of ground beef tenderloin and pork sausage, but it’s served spicy and topped with a fire-roasted tomato sauce that sets the perfect tone. This is the perfect dish to have with one of Red Rock’s signature starters: iron-skillet cornbread.

That delicious rotisserie chicken is also the star in Red Rock’s John “B” Good chicken enchiladas. Rotisserie chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, and a tangy salsa verde are stuffed into corn tortillas and served with pico, sour cream, and Red Rock’s own guacamole. If you are super hungry, go for the steak and enchilada platter, served with Red Rock’s skirt steak.

For dessert, the key lime pie is a must. HSRG has been serving one of the best key lime pies in the metro for decades, and Red Rock’s is no exception. The restaurant has also benefited from the recent change and upgrade to its wine menu, and a full bar is available.

The brunch menu has many of the same items, including the meatloaf and the enchiladas, but a few items appear only on the brunch menu. Choose from omelets, tortilla soup, or Red Rock’s delicious chicken pot pie. The crust is made in-house, and then filled with carrots, peas, and herb-roasted potatoes. For a more traditional brunch, the quiche is a delicious bacon and spinach served with two salsas.

Healthy and vegetarian options are available on the menu, including a seasonal vegetable platter served with couscous, and Red Rock always has salmon and fresh fish options.

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