Would you believe it if I told you a new restaurant has opened inside Traveland USA, the RV sales lot in Irvine? I’d heard from several people about how good the food is but I wasn’t in a rush to check it out. Then, a few more people mentioned it and it was time to go see for myself.
There is only one way into the lot so maneuvering through all the parked colossal vehicles is inescapable. But once inside, Roosters Fun Bar is like any other sports bar you’ll find serving up simple but hearty all-American fare. I’ve been several times now and I’ve become rather enamored with the place.
We usually have Sherene serving us. She’s very bubbly and sweet and makes the experience so pleasant. After just one visit, she remembered us on subsequent visits. This is the kind of service I like!
The food is Americana. A bowl of tortilla soup will set you back $5 and was soup of the day on one visit. It arrived with colorful strips of tortilla on top.
The soup is thick and filled with black beans, corn and kidney beans. We enjoyed its southwestern flavors but I’m just smiling because it was served piping hot. Nothing worse than lukewarm soup.
They tell me that the pizza dough is home made which to me meant the pizza was made in-house. The kid was all over that! All pizzas are $12 and there are a few choices. The New York includes sausage, pepperoni, onions and garlic and we requested it to be on thin crust. I thought the middle of the pizza was a bit soggy, but other than that, it tasted good. The kid was quiet throughout so I know he liked it.
On another visit we had the BBQ chicken pizza and forgot to request thin crust. I actually liked it much better. The regular crust is not thick at all and held the ingredients and sauce so much better. It wasn’t soggy! The barbecue sauce wasn’t overly sweet either which was great.
Old-fashioned burger ($5.50) was a really good sized burger on a toasted roll.
The patty is grilled on an open fire and you can really taste the smokiness. The burger comes with lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles. It was a really stellar burger especially for the price.
Burgers and sandwiches all come with a side of fries, potato salad, or coleslaw. Everything is good. Fries are perfectly fried, crispy and not limp — a bit TOO much salt though. Potato salad is awesome and this is coming from someone who doesn’t like regular potato salad. The one here has bacon and corn in it. If you want an extra side, it is only $1.50 more!
I am always on the lookout for a good club sandwich ($8) and the one here is outstanding. Turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato is stuffed in between perfectly toasted sourdough and takes a bit of work to get my mouth over.
It was piled so high I couldn’t even bite into it whole. This is the biggest club sandwich ever! I made the mistake of ordering it on my own the first time and decided to share it on another visit which, turned out to be the best decision ever!
Breakfast is served on the weekends until noon and an array of bar foods like buffalo wings, nachos, sliders are available throughout the day. In the evenings, the atmosphere is chill and sometimes, there is even live music.
This is fast becoming a to-go-to place for sandwiches and burgers for us, especially since it’s just down the road and I’m not terribly fond of Knowlwood, which is across the street. Definitely a great hidden surprise for an affordable, yet tasty meal.
Roosters Fun Bar
6441 Burt Road, Ste #55
Irvine, CA 92618