August 4, 2010 by wcobserver
By Steve “Fats” Winkler
Some of our city cousins might give a little chuckle at our paper’s dining guide review of places with names like “mini-mart” or “one stop.” But let’s remember where we are; south Washington County is part of what is proudly referred to as rural America. Efficiency matters, it’s a long way to town. So rural merchants learned years ago how to best serve their customers. In days past that meant the general store or mercantile, livery stable and boarding house all in one location. Today it means gas and diesel, propane, a few groceries and picnic supplies and if you’re lucky a good meal can all be had at one business location. And in Winslow that business is Mikey’s One Stop.
Located on scenic Hwy 71 in Winslow, Mikey’s is owned by Mike and Teresa Thomas and is the only place between Greenland and Mt. Gaylor that has it all, but it’s the dining were interested in here. The clean and comfortable four-table dining area is adjacent to the steam table and deli case. If you are so inclined you can pull up to the “loafers table,” not to be confused with the “gossip bench” which is out in front of the store beside the Observer newspaper vending box.
A dazzling variety of meal choices is offered 7 days a week. Mike gets breakfast going at 6 a.m. Monday thru Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday. Biscuits and Gravy, (with or without sausage) anchors the breakfast menu which includes patty and link sausage and all the popular breakfast sandwiches. Don’t forget the coffee.
Lunch patrons often pack the place for the $5.99 Plate Lunch which could be pork chops, Mexican casserole, fried chicken, meat loaf with the trimmings (medium drink included). Plus, there is the usual array of finger foods; corn dogs, burritos, burgers, chicken livers. They’ll make you a heck of a deli sandwich; choices are turkey, bologna, roast beef, chopped ham, cheddar and American cheese, white or wheat bread. And of course, fresh tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles are available. Sandwiches are “made to order,” so just tell’em what you want.
Not enough? They also occasionally do brisket, BBQ Ribs and catfish dinners as a daily special. Pizza is served till 8 p.m.
The Observer lunch gang had a great dining experience last Monday when Jeanette Morse is the chief cook. Jeanette is there Saturday, Sunday and Monday. But, any day is a good day to eat a Mikey’s.
Mikey’s One Stop is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 Days a Week, 479-634-2030.