5 Ways Horsefeathers Roadhouse is the LKN’s Top Eatery!

hfr 3Maybe we are a bit opinionated, but here at Horsefeathers Roadhouse in Sherrills Ford, Donna and the staff believe that enjoyment is the number one priority in life across the Lake Norman region of North Carolina. Since 1996, Horsefeathers (HFR) has been proud to provide a relaxing hangout for our many neighbors, locals and friends as they travel the Carolina highways and byways.

“We pledge to serve as a full-service dining and fun travel destination where folks can take their time to enjoy the food, drinks, games, and camaraderie of the many “regulars” who call Horsefeathers their second home.”

Here are five ways Horsefeathers Roadhouse in Lake Norman serves as “one big happy travel destination”:

  • Love of country:  The city of Sherrills Ford is located in an historic part of the Carolinas with deep roots in its pride of our regional heritage. There are at least ten historic attractions within easy driving distance of the Roadhouse. We welcome all travelers heading to the mountains, the lake, or the beaches as they soak in the Piedmont and take in the sites. Our sizzlin’ BBQ and other menu items, along with our advanced beer delivery system with 24 taps will be waitin’ on ya!
  • Honor of military and veterans: Horsefeathers Roadhouse is very proud to honor those individuals who have or are serving to keep our country free. We always keep our flags flying high and our doors open wide every day of the year! All our military friends are encouraged to come to HFR to meet up with family and friends at our Lake Norman hangout any time.
  • Our unique location: HFR is close to highways, cities, towns, Lake Norman, and numerous southern attractions. Even better than that, we are off the beaten path just far enough to provide a breathing space for travelers. Only a couple of minutes off NC 150 and just nine miles west of Sam’s Club in Mooresville, our 2100 sq. ft. deck on the lower level overlooks a two acre park on a beautiful Lake Norman cove.  
  • Outstanding service: Our facility operates 365 days a year with a large upper level outdoor patio, a 24 tap bar room, and a 2,000 sq. ft. dance floor that also serves as a full dining room when live music is not performing on stage. The lower interior level consists of a 2100 sq. ft. game room with ample seating, a 13 seat “quiet bar”, and a high production kitchen that operates every single day of the year.
  • Our sizzlin’ smokin’ BBQ: The best wings in the LKN are made to order for you as you wait for the main courses. If you haven’t tried our smokin’ menu, now’s the time to eat, drink and be merry with family and friends here at Horsefeathers Roadhouse Lake Norman.

Don’t bother to knock – just walk right in and make yourself at home. The Horsefeathers Girls are always at your beck and call to attend to every need and ensure that every single guest has a great time. They are definitely southern girls who like to keep the party going!

See you soon for the best food in the south!

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Save dollars with our Horsefeathers (HFR) Roadhouse Kickback Club; see one of our staff for all the details!

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This Horsefeathers Roadhouse blog post about great times and great food in and around Lake Norman is brought to you by the fun gang in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, only 20 minutes from anywhere! Here are directions!

Find HFR on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We are even on Google + where you can give us a review. Head to our new website for all the event and daily special information, and the directions to the oldest watering hole in LKN. It’s time to join in the fun.

Open Monday through Saturday at 11 A.M. and Sundays at 12 p.m., we close at 12 Midnight Monday through Thursday and even later if we have the demand. We stay open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Our address is 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Call us for anything at 704 966 0192

Party rooms are available. Take out anytime with large bulk orders for home events. Make your next visit to HFR one to remember!

Smokin’ Serious BBQ since 1996!

Photo: Horsefeathers Roadhouse, Sherrills Ford NC, Lake Norman

Horsefeathers Roadhouse Celebrates as the Best Waterin’ Hole in Lake Norman

Tim Anderton                                                                                                                                                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4-15-15

The Anderton Corporation (TAC)

Anderton@windstream.net

704 663 4803

Horsefeathers Roadhouse

3746 Mt. Pleasant Road

Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

www.horsefeathersbbq.com

Horsefeathers Roadhouse Celebrates as the Best Waterin’ Hole in Lake Norman

Mooresville, NC

Horsefeathers Property History: In 1952, the property started as a small 100 sq. ft. wooden fuel service shack with a single gas pump. The developer was a local farmer, Gabe Little. The current building was built in 1955 as a grocery store and fuel stop. Its footprint was (and is) 8,000 square feet evenly divided on two levels. In later years, the lower level became a bar and game room called “Jack’s”, operated by Jack Todd, wife, and family.

Frequent visitors were motorcycle riders and local farmers joining together to enjoy this countryside watering hole. Later, after Lake Norman was established in the early 1960’s, the ownership changed hands and Paul and Peggy Helms took over renaming the business as “Paul’s Downstairs”. It5 soon became well known in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina as a place to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, shoot pool, drink beer, and enjoy original country music.

In 1994, Sherry and Tim Anderton bought the building, adjoining 2 acres of property, with 245 ft. of water frontage surrounding a cove on Lake Norman. The Andertons totally gutted the building, redesigned and rebuilt the interior format, and added a 2100 sq. ft. deck on the lower lever overlooking the two acre park and the Lake Norman cove.

Today the restaurant operates 365 days a year with a large upper level outdoor patio, a 24 tap bar room, and 2,000 square foot dance floor that serves as a dining room when live music is not performing on stage. Today the lower interior level consists of a 2100 square foot game room with seating, a 13 seat “quiet bar”, and a high production kitchen that operates every day of the year. The primary fare is a long historic line of Southern barbeque products that are mainly prepared in a separate, wood fired smokehouse that is known by many as the largest stand-alone BBQ smokehouse on Lake Norman and Western North Carolina. The high production cooker can produce as many an 18 pork shoulders on a single nine hour turn. The property features ample parking provided by lots on both the upper and lower levels of the property.

Horsefeathers as a Business Entity: It took the Andertons two years to rebuild the facility and do the necessary earthwork to make the property accommodating for a 220 seat restaurant and bar with plentiful parking. In 1996, the remodeled property opened up under the current name of Horsefeathers Roadhouse. Over the past 19 years various upgrades and additions to the facility have brought it to its present day operations. The environment is dramatically non-corporate, “off the wall”, rustic, and welcoming in the style of country western. The exterior of the building has trompe l’oeil facings depicting the features of an old western town, complete with drug store, Western Union service, general store, and jail. There are even a few horse hitching posts out front. The customer demographic is highly mixed with locals, professionals, construction workers, farmers, lake residents, campground vacationers, families, bikers, and many casual visitors who come from many miles around to enjoy the vast array of Southern BBQ products. The environment is as a relaxed hang out where everyone can take their time and enjoy the food, the drinks, the games, and the camaraderie of the many “regulars” who call Horsefeathers Roadhouse their second home.

Unique Features: Along with our Southern BBQ products, Horsefeathers Roadhouse is known for the following unique attributes:

  • Daily specials featuring down home country entrees that are simply not found elsewhere in the Lake Norman market.
  • Horsefeathers famous “Kickback Club” that offers regular discounts and incentives to over 3,000 members.
  • A unique “made out of panel wooden doors” bar that features all sorts of imbedded memorabilia contributed by our clientele.
  • Fun lovin’ live entertainment on a regular basis featuring country western and Southern rock every weekend. Otherwise, there is always a strong “music” vibe at Horsefeathers
  • An extremely active website that features a regular blog update along with our monthly calendar of events, which is updated and always available at the restaurant and on the website.
  • Horsefeathers is proud of our cleanliness as a key operating feature.
  • Horsefeathers is proud of its 4.5 star rating on YELP as well as its good reviews from Open Table.
  • A broad selection of unique and “fun lovin” tee shirts and hoodies that remind the owner of the good times had at Horsefeathers.
  • Upon arrival at Roadhouse, a newcomer will see the name HORSEFEATHERS on the tin roof in 11’ tall letters; no one misses our historic buildings.
  • Horsefeathers is dedicated to our Veterans and to our Armed Forces military personnel. Many veterans in the region and beyond visit each day with us. Horsefeathers Roadhouse flies four American flags across the rooftop in honor of each of the four branches of the American Armed Services.
  • Horsefeathers operates as the oldest “watering hole” (bar) on Lake Norman as it has survived the years to do improve and grow.
  • Most notably, the Horsefeathers wait staff is always focused on the best service possible to attend to the needs and wants of our guests; ever present smiles help ensure a great time.

About Horsefeathers Roadhouse (HFR): Founded in 1996 by the Anderton Family, it has a rich history going back to the days of the Korean War. HFR is both a restaurant and a classic southern watering hole catering to locals, motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts, professionals, visitors to the Lake Norman Area, and our U.S. Military Veterans and active military personnel. Horsefeathers Roadhouse is well known in the Lake Norman Region and the Piedmont for its culinary excellence and rustic ambiance which translates southern hospitality to a good time 365 days a year.  

Serious BBQ Pork is “Smokin’” Year-Round at Horsefeathers Roadhouse in Lake Norman

hfr 3-15-15 2While spring across the Lake Norman region may signal the unofficial start of serious BBQ’n in backyards across Mooresville, Denver and beyond, here at Horsefeathers Roadhouse our “barbie” is smokin’ and always fired up year-round! Our separate, wood-fired smokehouse out back, known by the locals as the largest stand-alone BBQ smokehouse on Lake Norman and for many miles around, can produce as many an 18 pork shoulders on a single nine hour turn. Who said pigs can’t fly?

At HFR we love all things “pork-licious”, but somehow we missed out on celebrating a little extra for National Pork Month and National Pig Day. We even overlooked giving a shout-out to pork during The Year of the Pig on the Chinese calendar.

At Horsefeathers Roadhouse, it is always better late than never! To make up for lost time, our General Manager Donna is quoted as saying: “Let ’em eat pork!”

We have it going on with 4 pork-lovin’ ideas for making the most of your visits to infamous Horsefeathers Roadhouse LKN restaurant:

  • March WAS National Sauce Month: Oops, we were so busy with our Spring Jam last month that we missed this one, too! We’re extra saucy year-round, so how about going a bit “hawg wild” on your next visit to HFR with our smokehouse specialty Hawg Wings, either Kick Starter style or as a full-fledged dinner? Our smoked & grilled pork shanks are slathered in Horsefeathers BBQ sauce – just as sweet, spicy or tangy as you like ’em.
  • Takin’ sauce in a different direction: Have you tried our house-smoked and grilled Baby Back Ribs, glazed with BBQ? You can order either a half or full rack with your full-meal deal, or a Kick Starter Rib Basket with 3 smoked ribs and fries. We’ll keep you supplied with plenty of napkins!
  • Pork-saucin’ above and beyond shanks or ribs: Browse our HFR menu and you’ll find Pulled Pork and BBQ Sauce married nicely in our Kick Starter Horsefeather Chips, Tots, or Fries and also for our sandwich offering of Pork Tacos. Ditto on napkins cause you’ll need an ample supply!
  • Dislike makin’ bacon?: Here at HFR we cook up bacon specially for you and include it seven mouth-watering ways on our menu: On two of our hand-packed burgers (The Outlaw or the Bacon Cheddar); three of our sandwiches (The [Real] Boss Hog, Texas BLT, or Catawba Club), and two of our salads (House Salad or Chef’s Salad).

Delectable “go-withs” to complement any of our 17 pork-licious menu items include fries, chips, beans, slaw, or onion rings. Don’t forget to select a cold one or two from our 24 tap bar room! Whichever your choices for food and drink, we want you to go home smiling so wide that you just might have some ‘splainin’ to do when you get there!

Have you joined the 3,000+ members of our Horsefeathers Roadhouse KickBack Club, an awards program that just keeps on giving to our regular and every day clientele? There’s no time like the present to get started!

WE spell yummy… H O R S E F E A T H E R S!

Remember, we ain’t like other BBQ; we smoke the competition!

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Save dollars two ways. Join our Kickback Club, and also take advantage of our current Groupon offer: $18 for 3 Groupons, each good for $10 worth of pub food here at Horsefeathers Roadhouse ($30 Total Value).

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This blog post about great times and great food in and around Lake Norman is brought to you by the gang in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, only 20 minutes from anywhere! Here are directions!

Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We are even on Google + where you can give us a review. Head to our new website for all the information and the directions to the oldest watering hole in LKN and join in the fun.

Open Monday through Saturday at 11 A.M. and Sundays at 12 p.m., we close at 12 Midnight Monday through Thursday and even later if we have the demand. We stay open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Our address is 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Call us for anything at 704 966 0192

Party rooms are available. Take out anytime with large bulk orders for home events. Make your next visit to HFR one to remember!

Smokin’ Serious BBQ since 1996!

Photo: Horsefeathers Roadhouse, Sherrills Ford NC, Lake Norman