Marshall Moonraker

9 03 2009
  • 11401 17 Mile Road
  • Marshall, MI 49068
  • (269) 789-0058
  • No Known Website
  • Menu
Marshall Moonraker just outside of town on 17 Mile Road

Marshall Moonraker just outside of town on 17 Mile Road

I feel stupid…again.  For months now, J and I have been talking about taking a detour on the way home to stop at the South Side Soda Shop in Goshen, IN.  We have to go about a half hour out of way to do that and the weather has been so bad all winter that we never did.  This past trip home, the weather was nice, so we decided to go for it.  J asked me to check to make sure it was open.  I found the website and saw they were open until 8:00.  What I didn’t look at was to see what days they were open.  Needless to say, we got to Goshen to find the restaurant dark.  We just wasted a trip.  Now, J’s mad/annoyed at me and we were both looking forward to ice cream.  We get back on the Interstate and head toward Michigan.  J starts looking for someplace to eat in her GPS.  She finds a place in Coldwater, but when we get to the address, it’s no longer the business we were looking for, so again, we head north.  Just south of Marshall, we were both getting hungry.  I saw a sign for Moonraker and J found it in her GPS, so that’s where we headed.

The Marshall Moonraker is located a couple miles from the downtown area just outside of town.  It was about 7:00 on a Sunday night when we pulled up. At first, the parking lot looked empty, but it’s a large parking lot and there were cars on the other side of the building, so we decided to go in.

Once inside, it took a long time for our eyes to adjust.  It was dark.  The sun was just beginning to set and there were almost no lights on in the bar.  Moonraker is much bigger than you would imagine.  Right inside is the bar and a dining room area.  There’s a couple huge bay windows in the back of the space and that’s where we went to.  We needed some light.  The waitress came over with menus and I was still wanting to pull a flashlight out of my pocket to read it. 

We were both tired, cranky, and hungry.  We had been on the road for a long time and neither of us were in the mood for another pop.  J got a water, but I ordered a Diet Coke.  I never know what to drink at restaurants other than pop, but I knew I didn’t need another Coke. 

Marshall Moonraker near Marshall, MI

Marshall Moonraker near Marshall, MI

Our attitude towards dinner was the same.  Moonraker had a number of great sounding burgers, but I wasn’t in the mood to deal with a burger.  I went simple with a chicken strips basket.  They were out of the bag chicken strips, but they were good and just what I needed.  The fries were the same, but again, I wasn’t in the mood for anything special.  I just wanted food.

J ordered the Gooey Grilled Ham & Cheese.  She really liked the sandwich.  There was a good amount of ham sandwiched between two pieces of Texas Toast and American cheese.  Her sandwich was really good.  She got chips instead of fries with her sandwich.   Again, they were just out of the bag chips like Lay’s or something.

Our bill was a little over $17.  Moonraker served exactly the purpose we wanted.  It was pretty quick and we were back on the road to continue a drive that seemed to take forever.  If it wasn’t so dark, Moonraker would have been a pretty neat place.  They have a lot of space and do a lot of special events.  There’s karaoke on Friday and Saturday and they do Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments.  I was just happy to get some food in me and get back on the road.




2 responses

28 04 2014
Moonraker Restaurant & Lounge | SW Michigan Dining

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