Mead halls were redubbed bar & grills in the 1950s when proprietors realized that sappy troubadours and drunken swordfights made eating dinner difficult. Enjoy time-tested eats and drinks in an up-to-date setting with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic bar fare and drinks at Blackhawk Bar & Grill in Richland.
Blackhawk boasts a history as flavorful as its food, starting in 1830 when Colonel Isaac Barnes built a crude cabin that would later develop into a multilevel trading post, then into an event hall, and finally into the current bar and grill. The historic restaurant, which was rebuilt in the 1970s after a devastating fire, continues to draw crowds with heaps of old-fashioned hospitality, as well as a monumental menu of fire-grilled pizzas ($9.95–$13.95), pastas ($6.95–$9.95), burgers ($6.95–$9.95), steaks ($12.95-$17.95), salads ($6.95–$8.95), and more. The Wet Burrito ($8.95) forms the saucy spine of Blackhawk's Latin American menu with mounds of meat smothered in colby jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and black olives. The pan-fried walleye ($14.95) is a house specialty, pairing perfectly with frosty suds from the bar.
This Groupon is not valid at the adjacent Stagecoach Barn.
Eight Yahoo! Locals give Blackhawk Bar and Grill a healthy four-star average:
- Great atmosphere: Excellent place. tons of seating w/ bar or dining atmosphere as well as patio for nice weather. Good prices and good food. – Jim
- They also had a good selection of beers, from domestics to micro-brews. It was a great evening and I'm glad that we happened to end up there for dinner. I'd definitely go back! – Princess