I know I’ve now written about Roll-n-Roaster multiple times and, given that it’s a bit of a fast food place (well, the food isn’t fast, but…), this is pretty surprising. But the food is awesome, not expensive, and BF and I love going there before or after a movie at the Sheepshead Bay UA. It’s our place!
Our order rarely varies much – housemade lemonade, which is always tarty, gently sweet, and super refreshing…
Roast beef with jus for him (though I’m trying to convince him to add grilled onions [free] for next time, and I think he’s starting to come around!), an order of fries, an order of corn fritters, and for me, roast beef with cheese, now grilled onions, and I add pickle relish to it, which might sound weird but is actually really good, and a cup of cheese for me to dip the fries. This time, we added onion rings, which were crunchy and perfectly fried. The corn fritters, per usual, were – to quote myself – “crunchy nuggets filled with creamy bits of delicious sweet corn” – seriously, the best corn fritters I’ve ever had. The exterior isn’t over fried or too much batter, just right, with the bestest insides ever. The fries can be hit or miss – sometimes there aren’t enough crunchy ones to suit my tastes and are more of the soft kind, but usually there’s a good mix of super crunchy and regular, which makes both of us happy. And the roast beef is always, always yummy. The bread is soft, while the roast beef itself yields completely when I bite into it, making each bite a meltingly good mouthful of beef, cheez, pickle relish and grilled onions.
Yvo says: I find each and every meal here – and I’ve easily been here at least 50 times in the 8 years since I first visited – to be great, the same price (nope, prices haven’t been raised in this time), and satisfying. I always want to try something new, but I can never bring myself to move away from the fantastic roast beef sandwich. Are there better places in the city? Probably, but the combination of the great price, the awesome old school feel to the place, and the location right next to the movie theater just really add up to an excellent experience. I know I will return again and again and again…