The frontier tastes of the wild west in Lockport
Elk au Jus, roasted and served with melted mozzarella and giardinaro is the chef's choice at this outback restaurant recently opened at 1028 S. State St.in Lockport (815 524-7474).
Elk is among the many wild west options that include cuts of venison, boar and duck and pheasant. It's easy to imagine you've just stepped off a frontier stagecoach and into a western saloon — in fact, a genuine 1800s stagecoach makes up part
of the decór inside this historic 1850s building. Dark wood floors and lighting from vintage lanterns heighten the experience.
Owned by lifelong Lockport resident Sherie Gallas and her husband Joe, Stagecoach seats 90 guests at tables and booths, with space for 20 more on the sidewalk patio.
A popular bar snack or appetizer is the crunchy, deep-fried avocado bites. Fried pickles and goat cheese bruschetta are among other starter options.
Rattlesnake, fully cooked on a skewer, makes for a tale-worthy entrée, as does the Maltese rabbit stew. A range of venison burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and racks of ribs served with waffle fries await the less adventurous diner.Edit Module