7371 E. 116th Street
Fishers, IN 46038
The Roost is one of many local restaurants and bars owned by Ed Sahm. Previously, Sahm’s Bar and Grill earned a positive review on Would I Buy It Again? I am a big breakfast eater and decided to check out some local food looking for an alternative to the Original Pancake House in Fishers.
As I walked into the Roost, its old-fashioned small feel got me in the mood for a good local breakfast. Service was quick and efficient at the Roost throughout breakfast. As I opened the menu, I saw the price was right with most menu choices between $4.50-$8.00. Within 2 minutes, I had a kettle of bold coffee on my table, a must for someone like me who drinks about 6 cups of coffee a day. Off to a good start.
Biscuits and Gravy $4.79
A large serving with two biscuits halved and topped with the gravy. I do prefer when the gravy comes in a bowl and you can put the gravy over the biscuit when you’re ready so it does not get soggy as these were beginning to. Although the smooth white gravy, had plenty of sausage and was good, it was not rich like a gravy that is made in the same pan as the sausage. The big problem is the gravy was lukewarm at best and by the time I got to the 2nd biscuit, it was cold.
Chorizo Breakfast Burrito with Hash Browns $6.99
When I see chorizo, I get excited. Yet this chorizo had less spice than most regular breakfast sausage. This burrito failed in every aspect. The shell was either getting stale or over cooked as it was dry and wanted to crumble. The scrambled eggs were dry and overcooked and there was little cheese inside the burrito. Although the salsa that came with it was fresh tasting, it wasn’t enough to come close to saving this burrito. The hash browns were a thick clumpy mess with the potato in the middle not cooked to get that hash brown crispiness most people like and the bottom burned and rock hard. Stick with Qdoba if you want a good breakfast burrito.
Southwestern Omelet $7.99
Apparently the omelet got the cheese that was supposed to be in the burrito. The southwestern came with sausage, parsley, cilantro, bell pepper, chopped tomatoes, topped with cheddar and mozzarella cheese and a bowl of fresh fruit. The eggs had a moist finish and the ingredients were well dispersed throughout the omelet but had seasoning and was bland.
Would I Buy It Again? Between the burnt hash browns, cold biscuits and gravy, stale or overcooked burrito shell the answer is No. I am still hunting for a good local place to get a simple affordable breakfast. Until then, I will stick with the breakfast burrito at Qdoba.