Stillwater Proper Review: Tasty Food with a Great Ambiance

Stillwater Proper Review

Hidden away inside a distillery, Stillwater Proper is a modern American restaurant and bar that takes a unique approach to food and drinks.

In this Stillwater Proper review, I will talk a little about the restaurant, its decor, and, most importantly, its menu.

Let’s get into it!

About Stillwater Proper

Launched by Joe Ehlenz & Brad Nordeen, Stillwater Proper is the latest addition by the duo, renowned for creating local favorites, such as Lolo American Kitchen and Lolito Cantina.

Sharing the space with 45th Parallel Distilling, Stillwater Proper offers fantastically crafted food and drinks with stellar customer service. This business works with local farmers and small brewers to create one-of-a-kind experiences that will have you coming back for more.

About Stillwater Proper

Stillwater Proper raises its meats and seafood cruelty-free and antibiotic-free, and it has an award-winning bar crew that can help you pair your meals with the perfect drink!

Rustic Decor with a Beautiful Interior Space

This 227 Main St. restaurant and bar has a rustic decor, with brick walls, wooden tables, aged-barrel stools, and old-fashioned hanging lights. It even has outdoor seating.

I’ve been to many places where the ambiance was the star of the evening while the food was just okay. Equipped with such experiences, I didn’t have high expectations, but Stillwater Proper proved me wrong!

Beautiful Interior Space

A Diverse and Delicious Food Menu at Stillwater Proper

Stillwater Proper offers unique food offerings that you can enjoy any time of the day. I went along with a couple of friends for lunch, and let me tell you; it was a fantastic experience.

You’ll find a wide range of dishes, including delicious starters, smashed burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, sticky rice bowls, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. It even has a couple of options for kids!

As we sat at our seats and glanced over the menu, the first thing that called out my name was the Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl, so I had to try that.

My friends ordered the Avocado BLT Sandwich and Triple Grilled Cheese. Feeling a bit hungrier than usual, I also decided to give Burrata a try as well.

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You Have to Check Out the Drink Menu!

Glancing over the drinks menu, I realized that the cocktails had super cute names, such as “The Nina, The Pinta, the Santa Maria,” “Blue Balls,” and “Sincerely, the Breakfast Club.” It goes to show that the team behind the bar put a whole lot of effort into creating something original and fun.

With so many different options to choose from, we were spoiled for choice. I couldn’t settle on any one drink, so I asked the friendly staff to guide me. The person taking our order was courteous and extremely patient. In the end, we ended up getting “Jive Turkey,” “Teen Wolf,” and a root beer.

Drink Menu

We Had a One-of-a-kind Food and Drinks Experience

It didn’t take long before we got served. The Teriyaki Salmon with sticky rice was scrumptious, and the fish was flaky and super tasty. I had a bite of my friend’s avocado sandwich, and to be honest, it was the best BLT I’ve had in a while, and he agreed.

I washed down the sticky rice bowl with “Jive Turkey” and had a couple of sips of the other cocktails ordered. All in all, the drinks were delicious (highly recommend the rootbeer), service was solid, food was scrumptious, and the decor made it a lovely place to enjoy my afternoon.

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Peter is a digital nomad who largely writes from Asia, Europe, and South America. Always following the "vibe," he sets up shop in hostels and AirBNB's and continues to entertain us with wild stories from life abroad. Ask him anything in our community forum.

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