Legends at Woodcreek, located at the Woodcreek Oaks Golf Club, in Roseville, CA, is a popular sports bar and restaurant that just happens to serve some of the best burgers in town! It's a great place to golf, meet with friends, "hang out," and enjoy great food, cold beer, mixed drinks, and if you're a fan of sports, you'll find every major game on the many television monitors. Such a great restaurant and sports bar!
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's Monday morning, shortly after the 11:00 opening time, July 13, 2020, and I've arrived at Legends at Woodcreek, also known as Legends and Heroes at the Woodcreek Oaks golf course, in Roseville, CA.
Prior to the COVID-19 virus days, the restaurant used to open at 08:00 every morning, but now it doesn't open until 11:00, and thanks to state mandate, all dining is now done outside on the patio.
That's the bad news, but the good news is that Legends at Woodcreek has one of the nicest patios in town for dining, you have an amazing view of the golf course, and the bar opens at 08:00. What more could you ask for?
Photo: Legends at Woodcreek caters to the taste of golfers - who, like truckers have incredibly fine taste in food - it's a public golf course and the restaurant and bar is open to everyone who appreciates fine food.
Photo: On this Monday morning in mid-July, during the current virus crisis... this is the once vibrant bar area, devoid of tables, chairs or seating, as per state orders, all dining must occur outside on the patio.
Photo: Despite the virus crisis, there are cases of sports memorabilia that are showcased on the walls of both dining rooms. After all, Legends at Woodcreek is definitely a sports bar and grill...
Photo: The restaurant/sports bar is divided up into two sections, the sports bar section and the restaurant section. Both sides have a definite "sports bar feel" and are decorated with sports memorabilia. During the current virus shutdown, both dining rooms are devoid and bare.
Photo: The window to the kitchen looks lonely on this Monday morning, thanks to the state mandate to shutter all indoor dining and bar activity. The kitchen now has reduced hours, as breakfast is eliminated on weekdays, and the kitchen doesn't open until 11:00 in the morning.
Photo: Looking out to the beautiful patio, and the golf course, through the now vacant dining room. Scroll further down this article, and you can see how vibrant this fine restaurant was, "back in the day," before the virus struck.
Photo: My friendly server/bartender, Heather, pours me a welcome class of ice water from the bar.
Photo: The "Appetizers" and "Sides" section of the menu, along with the "Happy Hour and Daily Specials." I was tempted by almost everything listed on the menu, with the exception of the "Salads."
In these virus days, the menu is printed on a sheet of paper, and is a "one-read-throw-away" variety.
Photo: The "Burgers" section of the menu caught my interest, as I never resist a burger of any variety. During previous visits, I've enjoyed many burgers at Legends at Woodcreek, so today, I chose to order a "BBQ Western Burger," which would be a new burger experience for me.
Photo: Just yesterday, Placer County clamped down on indoor dining, and mandated that sit-down dining be only conducted outdoors. It is what it is during these virus days, so I enjoyed my amazing beer and lunch, outside on the patio.
Rather than a frosted mug, I was treated to my 22-oz beer in a disposable glass, much like you'd see at a professional football game. Thank you, Mr. Virus, as I really miss a frozen mug to enjoy my $8.00 beer in!
Thanks to the virus, and the state mandate currently in place, Legends at Woodcreek has shifted their dining from a total sit-down dining experience to what I call the "taqueria" format. You walk into the restaurant - or most likely the bar - ponder your choice from a disposable, paper menu, make your selection, and pay for you're your order. In return, you'll receive a number, and then you're free to sit at any table open on the patio.
Unlike from "back in the day" sit-down dining adventures, tips don't seem to be requested, but if you don't tip, you'd be a social boor.
In my case, on today's dining adventure, I was the only diner, so I didn't receive a number, as my friendly server, Heather, knew who I was.
Photo: Meet my friendly server, Heather, who brings my amazing "BBQ Western Burger" to me behind a masked smile. My burger and fries arrived about 15 minutes I place my order, which is certainly fast. Heather is a great server, and a truly friendly person. I look forward to the day when her state-mandated mask and gloves will be shed.
Photo: Thanks, Heather, for snapping my photo, as I prepare to enjoy my delicious "BBQ Western Burger" at Legends at Woodcreek, in Roseville, CA.
Photo: From the "Burgers" section of the menu, I went with the "BBQ Western Burger," and my side of choice was fries. Besides fries, the menu offers potato salad, cole slaw, house chips or a side salad. During these days of COVID-19, many lesser restaurants would serve the meal in a box, but Legends at Woodcreek takes the "high road" and serves the burger in a disposable plastic basket, over a checkered paper, for an attractive presentation.
The menu describes the "BBQ Western Burger" as, "With BBQ sauce, bacon, onion strings, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a brioche bun." That's how the menu describes this incredible burger; I describe it as delicious!
The foundation of this amazing burger is a half-pound patty of tender ground beef, perfectly cooked to medium, "doneness." "Medium" is the default, as the menu states, but if you have a different preference, just tell your friendly server, and your burger will be cooked the way you want it cooked. On top of the burger patty were a couple slices of bacon, melted cheddar cheese and delicious onion "strings," which are the little brother of onion rings. No mustard, mayonnaise or ketchup was to be found on this burger, as it is a barbecue western burger, so the condiment is... you guessed it... tangy barbecue sauce. Oh yes!
Unlike "western burgers" that most restaurants offer, Legends at Woodcreek offers fresh lettuce, red onion and sliced tomato. The produce is fresh, and adds to this amazing burger.
As a monument to a superior burger, the meat-to-bun ration was perfect, and the meat, cheese and bacon were hot, while the onion, lettuce and tomato were cold. The contrast marked between hot and cold makes for a perfect burger.
The fries were cut on the large side - almost the size of steak fries - and were absolutely perfect. I'm salt and grease sensitive, and these fries were neither salty nor greasy; my fries were perfectly cooked to a lovely golden brown, just the way I like them. I confess that I dipped my fries in the little containers of ranch dressing and ketchup, but hey... that just brings out the kid in me.
May I just sum up my thoughts about the "BBQ Western Burger" served by Legends at Woodcreek? ... Simply AMAZING!
Photo: Cross section of my "BBQ Western Burger," showing all of the goodness the burger has to offer. You can clearly see the right meat-to-bun ratio, along with the melted cheese, bacon onion strings, and the fresh lettuce, tomato and onion. Such a great burger!
Photo: Located with a view of the adjoining the golf course, Legends and Hero's features lots of comfortable outdoor, patio dining. However on this chilly evening, December 17, 2013, there are no takers to dine outside... Yes, it was fun to snap the photo, but on this 30-degree evening, I prefer to dine at the bar.
Photo: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, after the meeting of the Western Placer Amateur Radio Club, I bellied up to the bar and ordered a plate of "Baja Fish Tacos." The plate of tacos, rice and beans is normally priced at $11.95, but all of their "South of the Border" entrees were priced at $7.95 on this Tuesday night, so I decided to give their tacos the old "college try."
Photo: Actually, I was in the mood for a burger, but since all "South of the Border" entrees were priced tonight at $7.95, I decided to order "Baja Fish Tacos." The menu describes this as, "Three corn or flour tortillas filled with breaded tilapia, shredded lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, creamy Baja sauce and fresh lime, served with cilantro rice and house beans. The meal was delicious,
but I really don't know how "Baja" it was, as these tacos were a long ways from some of the tacos that I've enjoyed during my tavels to San Felipe, Mexico, and other "fish taco" locations. That being said, they were delicious, and I enjoyed my dinner.
Photo: After the radio club meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, I did my usual "thing" and bellied up to the bar, to enjoy a 22-oz draught beer, and a "Jumbo Dog." More on the dog later... As on most Tuesday evenings, friendly Sara was tending bar, and taking drink and food orders. No worries about a DUI on my part, as I was walking.
Photo: I raise my beer mug and toast to friendly Sara, and the good food, and good people at Legends and Heroes.
Photo: Tonight, I enjoyed a "Jumbo Dog" and an order of fries, but I could have opted for either coleslaw or potato salad instead. Both options are delicious, but I LOVE FRIES! The menu describes a "Jumbo Dog" as, "Big quarter pound Hebrew National Brand dog on a toasted roll. The dog is pretty naked, as it only comes with a slice of dill pickle, and a small bowl of ranch-like
dipping sauce. I loaded it with the pickle slice and lots of mustard, and went to town on it, and used the sauce to dip my fries into. Such a great dog! I love Legends and Heroes and I love their dog! By the way, the menu includes three varieties of dogs, all built around the "Jumbo Dog," so hopefully, at some point in time, I'll get the chance to sample all of them.
Photo: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, I visited Legends and was amazed to learn they had a burger special that evening. ANY burger on their menu was priced at only $6.99, including the legendary "California Burger," which is normally priced at $11.95, so how could I refuse? "California Burger" starts with a half-pound beef patty, cooked just the way you like it - in my case medium
- on a large, toasted bun. The burger includes bacon, avocado, cheese, tomato, lettuce and red onion. Condiments, such as mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise are brought to you, and served on the side. The burger is so big that it's held together with a toothpick, which is always a good thing. It's big, messy, juicy, and truly a handful, which adds up to a heck-of-a-burger! The meat was cooked just the way I like it, the buns were toasted, yet chewy, the cheese was melted, the bacon was plentiful
and cooked perfectly, and the veggies were fresh. Indeed, the "California Burger" is a great burger! And, priced at only $6.99? Holy Toledo! As during my last visit, I was served by friendly Sara, who remembered that I was one of the members of the radio club, and welcomed me back to Legends and Hero's.
Photo: March 18, 2014 was another radio club meeting, and a Tuesday, and since tonight was burger night at Legends, after the radio club meeting, it was time for a burger. As mentioned before, any burger on the menu is only $6.99 on Tuesday, so tonight, I decided to go with one of their premium burgers, the "Bacon Swiss Burger. The burger is based on a third-pound patty of premium beef, and it's piled high
with Swiss cheese, bacon, and the usual condiments. Tonight, I decided to try potato salad rather than fries. Like the other burgers I've enjoyed at Legends and Hero's, this burger was cooked perfectly, juicy, and everything about it was delicious. Remember, Tuesday is "Burger Night" at Legends and Hero's!
It's Tuesday evening, December 13, 2013, and after a radio club meeting, it's time to enjoy a Legends Burger" at Legends at Woodcreek.
Photo: Legends and Hero's has an interesting arrangement, as there are TWO dining rooms, each with a very distinct atmosphere. The "sports" dining room features high, barrista-style tables, lots of big screen televisions, and... THE BAR. As for your dining pleasure, you can perch yourself on a stool at the bar, or take a seat at one of the tables. It's all comfortable dining!
Photo: The "second," very family-friendly dining room, is deserted on this late Tuesday evening in mid-December. When the Sacramento Breakfast Club meets here for breakfast in a couple of days, we'll be seated in this room.
Photo: My friendly server Sara, and a patron, make a statement about the basketball game playing on the television.
Photo: My friendly server, Sara, serves me the "Legends Burger" that I ordered. Of course, to go along with it, I enjoyed a 22-oz glass of draught beer.
Photo: Yep, that's "me," getting ready to enjoy a "Legends Burger" and fries... What is the WS6L hat stuff? Well... the third Tuesday of the month, the Western Placer Amateur Radio Club, which I am a member of, meets at Legends and Hero's. So, it's nice to be able to enjoy a brew-ha-ha during the club meeting, and if I'm in the mood, to enjoy a burger after the meeting.
Photo: Here's you basic, "Legends Burger," which is the most basic burger on the menu. Basic is just a word, as this burger is DELICIOUS and LEGENDARY! You get a 1/3 pound of Angus beef, cooked to your specifications - I ordered "medium" - and it's served on a half foot, poppyseed bun. You get lettuce, onion, tomato slices and more on the bun. Oh! What about the dill pickle slice on the plate? Add it to the burger... The burger is served open-faced, so you add all of the "goodies," and, in my case, I added mayonnaise, as provided in the small cup, an mustard, as brought to my place at the bar by my friendly server, Sara. Not shown in the photos... I added ketchup for my fries. Yes, I know that ketchup is for "kids," but when it comes to fries, I love to dip 'em in ketchup. I also used some of the leftover mayonnaise for fry dipping... OK, that's strange, but you have to remember that I'd just emerged from a 2-hour ham radio club meeting, and I was ready to get back into the real world. Keep in mind the burgers at Legends and Hero's are good, the staff is friendly, and life is good in general!
Legends is "THE" place to hang out in west Roseville as the food is delicious, the price is right, the beer is cold, and the staff and the other friendly patrons will welcome you, and make you feel at home. The atmosphere is like the television show "Cheers" as Legends at Woodcreek is a hang-out place for the west Roseville locals, like me. Great food, great beer, and great people make Legends at Woodcreek a true "Legend!"
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