A restaurant review.
I should start off by saying that I don’t review every restaurant in town. I only review the ones I have a lot of positive things to say about. Ones that I recommend. Ones that I eat in.
And the folks in Wickenburg are very lucky to have a new restaurant in town: Nana’s Sandwich Saloon.
I heard about Nana’s late last month. It had moved into the space formerly occupied by the Cornerstone Bookstore on North Tegner Street, right downtown. While the Cornerstone also offered a limited menu of lunch items, its bookstore atmosphere wasn’t exactly conducive to a friendly dining experience.
Nana’s is a fresh start on that downtown space. Wide open, with all the crowding bookshelves gone, track lighting, upbeat western artwork, comfortable Starbucks-like seating areas. The atmosphere is clean and bright and cheerful. At lunchtime, when the tables are mostly filled, there’s a lively buzz of conversation unlike any I’ve heard in Wickenburg.
Nana’s menu is simple but not boring. They offer about a dozen sandwiches, each of which include an interesting mix of ingredients. My favorite is the Firehouse Club, a combination of ham, turkey, bacon, cheese, baby spinach, tomato, sprouts, avocado, and red onion. My husband’s favorite is the Cowboy, a combination of roast beef, swiss, zesty horsradish, lettuce, tomato, and onion. All sandwiches are available on a choice of four different breads: white, wheat, rye, or sourdough.
If you don’t feel like a sandwich, Nana’s offers other options, including soup, salad, and quiche. The quiche is fresh-made daily, and there are usually several choices. I tried the ham with three cheeses quiche the other day and it was great. Good flavor and baked just right.
Nana’s also offers a variety of coffees, including espresso, cappuccino, latte, and mocha. There are blended iced coffee drinks, including decaf and reduced sugar options. There’s even Italian soda. And dessert’s covered, too, with a wide range of pies and pastries.
One of the things I like best about Nana’s location is that it also offers outdoor seating on a covered back patio. You can order your lunch and grab a seat outside. Nana’s staff will deliver your meal when it’s ready. Even though it isn’t full-blown table service, the staff is very attentive, taking away your empty plates and refilling coffee cups. Everyone is friendly and cheerful, making you feel really glad about your restaurant choice.
The next time you’re looking for a place to meet some friends for lunch or grab a cup of coffee, why not give Nana’s a try? I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Nana’s Sandwich Saloon
48 North Tegner Street
M-F: 7 AM to 5 PM
S-S: 9 AM to 3 PM
7 AM to 5 PM and on weekends from 9 AM to 3 PM.