My daughter and I finally made the drive out to Douglass, KS. Triangle Restaurant was on my list of small-town restaurants to visit for the year and ended up being the first one to cross off. Douglass, KS is just under 30 miles southeast from Wichita which made for an easy drive.
326 S Forrest St.
Douglass, KS 67039
Tuesday – Saturday: 6am – 9pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday
I took SW 210th street most of the way where there was very little traffic. In about 30 minutes, we arrived to Douglass, KS for our first time.
Triangle Restaurant is your prototypical small-town cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner staples. There is even some Mexican options to choose from which came highly recommended from my waitress.
Near every item on the menu was under $8.45 which made for an affordable visit. After glancing through everything, we wanted to try a couple of different items so we ordered the roast pork & dressing Saturday special along with the enchilada. My daughter reminded me that she wanted her favorite dish of all time, chicken strips and fries so I went with that as well to appease her.
All the food came out in a very timely manner.
The roast pork was the exactly what I needed that day. Each slice was tender, thin enough to nearly melt in my mouth and covered in gravy as were the mashed potatoes. When it comes to gravy, I’m a huge dark brown gravy fan. I love the rich meaty base flavor it offers. There was a beautiful aroma to the dish that slapped my senses silly. It was comfort food at its finest.
The enchilada was stuffed with plenty of beef. I’m not quite sure the picture does it justice but it wasn’t some thin, flat enchilada that was rushed. No sir. There was a lot going on and they were generous with the enchilada sauce which was a good thing. I loved cutting each bite and using my fork to smother each bite with more sauce.
Meanwhile, there was my daughter just sitting there the whole time chomping away at the fries. The chicken strips were still hot and she had no problems letting me know with one of her newly discovered words, “hot”. By the time the chicken was at a temperature to her liking, she was full from fries and let me know that I had to take the chicken strips home for her to dine on later. When I say let me know, I really meant her pushing my hands away every time I tried to hand her some chicken.
Every single person who walked into Triangle Restaurant was a regular. You could tell from the friendly banter and jokes that went on between staff and guests. There were some fun snarky exchanges that made me laugh. You know when you’re really close with someone, you can give them a hard time in good fun. That was it. I loved it.
The service was spot on all afternoon and everyone there was very kind. It did catch me off guard that it was a cash only restaurant as it wasn’t something I saw before going in. Fortunately, I had some cash on me so that is something to definitely be aware of should you go.
Triangle Restaurant was another win for me and can’t wait to see where my travels take me next.
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