A lot of people have been asking me for a review of Strap Tank in Springville — Utah County’s first beer brewery and restaurant. I attended their pre-opening event, but decided to wait six months to see where they were going and how they would be received in Utah County. I’m happy to report they are doing fantastic!
Strap Tank is the brain child of Rick Salisbury of Salisbury Homes. He took his hobby of vintage motorcycles and built “Legends,” an extraordinary museum just off the Springville freeway. He opened “Side Car” in that building, serving breakfast all day and a variety of good sandwiches. Rick was then hooked on the food business and began the huge project of creating a custom building to house Strap Tank. It is worth the drive from anywhere to see all the amazing construction detail of this building from the custom rafters to the vintage bar stools.
My husband and I were happy to find a full house at Strap Tank with great service (Thanks, Jules!) and good food. I highly recommend the Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Bread to start the meal. It is unique and totally delicious. I would go back just for these and in fact, I’m dreaming about them now!
Strap Tank is known for their fish and chips with large pieces of hand-cut cod that are deep fried in beer batter, of course! My husband is a fish and chip connoisseur, and he loved them. The fish was a little greasy for me and the fries needed a minute longer in the fryer, but then, I’m not the connoisseur of fried foods.
I had the steak salad, and I give it a 10. Lots of tender grilled steak, lots of goodies, and large enough to serve two people all for only $12. The quality compared to the price makes this place a real food bargain.
All of the desserts at Strap Tank are homemade, and I highly recommend the bread pudding with whipped cream and caramel sauce. It is a no-frills kind of homemade bread pudding that will please everyone and once again, it’s large enough to share.
I looked around the room to see the nature of the diners at Strap Tank. There were a good number of families, some older folks, some younger folks, and about half of the guests were enjoying the custom craft beers. A nice mix of diners where everyone feels comfortable.
I didn’t sample the beer so someone will have to let me know if he’s doing a good job on the brewery!
Strap Tank is also serving Sunday Brunch and the menu looks fabulous: Full Tank Breakfast Burrito and how about the Biker’s Breakfast Sandwich with fried eggs, bacon, avocado, on sourdough bread — you had me at BACON!
Welcome, Strap Tank, and thanks for adding another great dining option to Utah County.
Until next time, remember to fill your life with scrumptious food and love!
Mary Crafts-Homer owns Culinary Crafts based in Pleasant Grove, and is a 13-time “Best of State” Caterer.