Yes, we totally misjudged this Coconut Creek restaurant. Skipped going here to Red Rock Oasis restaurant countless times for really no reason. Waiting for us inside were solid comfort food appetizers and great craft beer prices.
After a few craft beers at World of Beer across the street also located in the Promenade at Coconut Creek, we decided to head over to Red Rock Oasis Restaurant. Sure, you could get the food delivered to World of Beer, but we wanted to take a look at the inside of the place and see how the service really stacked up.
Red Rock Oasis has a great location in the Promenade, with a large outside patio that can hold a good number of customers. Today, the outside was packed and there was a wait for a table, so we chose to sit inside. The large bar area is to the left with many ‘high-top’ tables and tons of TV to catch the game. To the right there were mostly booths with high backs that gave some better than expected privacy. More TVs are on this side as well. There has to be at least 30 TV’s in the place and you can see a good number from anywhere in the place. They even had a few ‘arcade’ games in the very back for the kids. The inside is a bit on the dark side with cool lighting features that actually set a pretty cool mood. Each table had a table lamp so you could read the menu without any issues and see anything you were eating. We actually liked the look of the place and found it very enjoyable. The inside was starting to fill up as well and there were a good number of people at the bar.
Our server stopped by right away to take our drink orders. Jeff ordered an iced tea and I went for a beer. They have a regular draft beer selection on the menu, but they also have a rotating craft beer list that our server filled us in on. Not a bad list (and they have a full bar) and the price wasn’t bad either. He left to get us our drinks as we looked over the menu. The menu has lots of different options, most of the regular options you find at the other sports bar/restaurants in the area…but they do have some twists here and there. Flatbreads, wings, tenders are some of the appetizer highlights and along with burgers and sandwiches they do have some large entrée selections like sirloin steak, baby back ribs and fajitas. I was looking at the few steak options, but we decided to get a few different dishes and share.
The food didn’t take too long to come out and our server was always checking on us and refilling Jeff’s iced tea. So far so good. The restaurant actually looked adequately staffed and they even had ‘runners’ taking out the food. Our food came out and we settled in, trying to figure out what to try first.
Jumbo onion rings – $5.99: The portion was HUGE! They were served in a large red bowl that made for a good presentation. They came with a few ‘dipping sauces’ – marinara and buffalo-type sauce. The sauces were ‘ok’ but I preferred the rings plain. They were hot and freshly prepared. While I will guess they are not sliced and breaded in house, they were solid. The onions didn’t pull out of the breading and they had a nice crunch. These are the kind of sharable you get with a few drinks.
Chicken Tenders 5 piece – $9.99: The menu says that their wings and tender are ‘fresh and never frozen’ and they are correct…at least as far as the tenders go. We both could tell that these were not frozen and made in-house. They were tender and rather large, they even gave us 6 instead of 5 – Bonus!!. We chose the garlic parmesan sauce (they have a list to choose from) which was a buffalo based sauce with added garlic and parmesan. It was different than expected, but actually really good. The buffalo spice was on the mild side and the garlic was not overpowering. We really liked these. The blue cheese dressing served on the side was a bit bland though and not worth the calories. The carrots and celery were fresh.
Spinach, goat cheese & chicken flatbread – $9.99: This flatbread has to be the biggest one we’ve seen anywhere. It was huge! The crust was thin but not as crisp as we would have liked. We would also guess that the crust is not made in-house, but not a bad version. The toppings were evenly distributed and the Cajun chicken on the flatbread tasted good. We felt that there should be larger pieces of chicken to made it stand out a bit more. The overall taste was good, but if you are not a fan of a ‘white pizza’ you might want to try one of the other versions. The toppings were fresh and we still couldn’t get over how big this was.
The visit scratched our comfort food itch. In fact, we couldn’t finish all of this food and took home some chicken tenders and over half of the flatbread. The total bill came out to $35.15 with tax, which is actually a great price. With the one beer and all that food, we felt we definitely got a value. The service was also spot on, so we will definitely be back and try a few of the other menu items. Just take note that some of the menu item prices on their website are not up to date.
Red Rock Oasis is located at 4443 Lyons Rd Ste D103, Coconut Creek, FL inside of the Promenade at Coconut Creek.