Eating at a haunted restaurant offers myriad advantages, including the ability to blame the specter for stealing a tablemate’s fries and a built-in subterfuge when you’re caught making small talk with yourself. Spook your taste buds with today’s Groupon to Joe’s Older Than Dirt. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get a Southern pub-fare meal for two (up to a $37.93 total value), which includes the following:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $19.98 value)
Two drinks (up to a $10 value)</p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of anything on the menu. Entrees range between $4.99 and $14.99.</p>
Founder Joe Keal’s spirit allegedly haunts the labyrinthine halls of Joe’s Older Than Dirt, an age-old dive where more than 50 types of bourbon complement Southern-tinged pub fare and a rotating roster of live events. Topped with bacon bits and shredded cheese, a double order of house fries can pen a hearty prologue across the evening’s menu, as can a quintet of crispy potato skins decked in diced onions and dollops of sour cream. All-natural gourmet beef anchors the Lodge burger, which peppers its juicy half-pound patty with fresh veggies and melted cheese, all ensconced between buns toasted by the wayward lasers of bumbling ghostbusters. An epic array of sandwiches, including eats piled high with grilled bologna and battered white fish, crushes appetites, alongside personal pizzas served in one of six classic styles, such as hawaiian and barbecue.
Leaves from the live tree growing in the center of Joe’s shade diners on an outdoor patio, where patrons can sip more than 20 local and domestic tap brews. Evocative of a hunting lodge, Joe’s main rooms boast an impressive collection of taxidermy animal busts, from black bears and elk to a now-silent Big Mouth Billy Bass. More than 20 TVs tuned to local sporting events flicker across Joe’s spacious surroundings, entertaining eaters alongside weekly bouts of karaoke and live music.