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Grand Coulee Dam, in north-central Washington State is a must-visit if you're in the area, as it's a 12,000,000 yard concrete behemoth, one of the largest producers of electricity in the country, and provides irrigation water for an area the size of Delaware.  The free, guided tours are a must-see as well.

All of this excitement makes for hungry business, and before taking on the dam, and it's tour, I had to get fueled up on a great, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast.  That's where Pepper Jack Bar and Grill came into play, located only a couple miles from the dam, in Grand Coulee, Washington.

As with all of reviews that 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:  Pepper Jack Bar and Grill is located on the main street of the town of Grand Coulee, Washington, little over a mile from the famous dam.  Its 0730 in the morning on Saturday, August 19, 2017, and I cruised the "main drag," looking for today's breakfast, I found this fine restaurant that advertises family dining.  I'm ready!

Photo:  As you walk inside, you're greeted with a "Please Wait to be Seated" sign, but I was greeted immediately by this morning's friendly hostess, Gina, who said I could sit anywhere, since I was the only person in the main dining room.  There is a semi-private dining room - not shown - where a large group of locals was enjoying breakfast.

Photo:  The dining room is clean, comfortable and composed mostly of booths with a few tables thrown in for good measure.  The decor is worn, dated, and looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1980's, but that's ok with me. Check out the cowboy figure in the background, as Grand Coulee is quite "country" in nature.

Photo:  The breakfast menu is compact, but features something for every taste.  After scanning the menu, I just couldn't pass up the German sausage, as that sounded like it would fit in well with me.

Photo:  Pepper Jack is definitely "old school" as there is a window that looks into the kitchen, where you get a peek of the chef at work.  The only thing that I really missed was a counter, but I took a comfortable seat by the window.

Photo:  Meet Gina, my super-friendly hostess, who smiles as she brings my breakfast to me.  During the course of our visit, she and I talked about a lot of things, including the upcoming eclipse, outdoor recreation in the Grand Coulee area, and how nice the area is.  Gina has been living in the area for 25 years.  I told her if I had the opportunity, I'd love to be her neighbor.  Gina took great care of me, and always kept my coffee cup full, with a smile.

Photo:  Thanks Gina, for taking my photo, as I get ready to enjoy a Grand Coulee breakfast.

Photo:  My breakfast choice was "The Lumber Jack," along with hash brown potatoes, eggs over easy and sourdough toast.  Before today, I'd never had "German sausage" in a restaurant for breakfast - it seems to be a popular entrée in this part of the state - and it was delicious.  However, if you closed my eyes, and asked me what it was, I would have guessed a Louisiana hot link.  Such a delicious, perfectly cooked breakfast!

After serving me, Gina stopped by and asked if I wanted mustard for my breakfast.  I laughed, and passed, and told her it was so delicious that it didn't need anything, including picante sauce or mustard.  She said many of her customers like mustard with their breakfast.  Again, I'll pass on that..

The decor may be worn out and dated, but the restaurant is clean, my server, Gina was super-friendly, and the food is delicious.  When you plan to take a tour of Grand Coulee Dam, and you're looking to fill your stomach before you take on the dam, a stop at Pepper Jack Bar and Grill is a must.

Pepper Jack Bar and Grill
113 Midway Ave.
Grand Coulee, WA 99133
509 633-8283

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