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Tag: Crockett’s Public House

March
30th

Kicky burger: Hot chipotle and poblano burger at Crockett’s Public House in Puyallup


The Green Chile Cheeseburger has a hit of heat form chipotle mayo.

Give me a dose of heat and I’m a happy burger lover. Crockett’s Public House in Puyallup has a knock-out burger on the menu that’s a punchy intersection of Southwest flavor – chipotle mayo, pepperjack cheese and roasted poblanos. It’s not for the timid. I’m moderately tolerant of spice and this burger made me want a frosty mug of an adult beverage. Read more »

March
11th

First bite: Crockett’s Public House in Puyallup offers a mile-wide selection of comfort eats. And, yes, they have chicken and waffles


Juan Jimenez, executive chef at Crockett’s Public House, shows off an order of fried chicken with cinnamon waffles served with maple syrup, butter and Louisiana hot sauce. Photo by Janet Jensen/Staff photographer

The third time I circled the same block in downtown Puyallup, I knew the restaurant was going to be packed. Crockett’s Public House opened Feb. 21 and has been inundated every time I’ve visited. It doesn’t help that the restaurant has limited parking. So expect to park and hoof it.

After a meal of chicken and waffles, I was thankful for that three-block jaunt after dinner. The food is not for the caloric timid. Mile-wide menu choices offer pub favorites with a backbone of comfort eating: steaks, fish and chips, burgers, melts, sandwiches, pasta and homestyle eats like slow-cooked short ribs and house-made meatballs. Kitsch shows up in the form of sloppy Joes and chicken and waffles. Presentations can be engaging and this is a place with a sense of humor. It’s a great place to dine with kids and friends. Bring grandma, too.

In an economy where diners hound me about value and low price points, the menu pricing will find fans. Read more »