My husband mentioned a family restaurant on Farmington Road, and I was game to check it out.
Oscar's Family Restaurant is located at 3118 W. Farmington Road in Peoria.
The dining room is a bit rough around the edges and decorated with pictures of John Wayne and likenesses of what I assume is Oscar the hound dog, based on the dog on the sign on top of the building. There were poker machines lining the front wall.
Our friendly waitress told us to have a seat anywhere.
I noticed the specials board listed a pork fritter with mashed potatoes and gravy plus green beans, which I think was $6. Sounded great to me, so I ordered that, while StfRon ordered a cheeseburger and fries.
My meal arrived piping hot, complete with a dinner roll. The pork fritter, reminding me of a Schnitzel, was topped with a brown gravy that had a bit of hickory smoke flavor to it. It was a great comfort food meal, and despite liking his cheeseburger, my husband sampled my meal several times and said he should have ordered the same thing.
Oscar's does not accept credit cards, but will take checks.
I love a good special that includes veggies, and it seems to be getting harder to come by. Oscar's delivered.