Back Road Dining

2018 Back Road Dining flyer

For the third summer Cowley First has kicked-off a fun dining event; “Back Road Dining in Cowley County”. Once again, Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development has teamed up with four restaurants in Cowley County to offer a chance to win a $25 dining gift certificate.

Those wishing to participate in the Back Road Dining promotion are asked to dine at four participating restaurants where they can receive a punch card. After eating at all four establishments their completed card will be entered into the free drawing for a chance to win a $25 dining gift certificate. You may complete the Back Road Dining circuit more than once prior to the conclusion of the promotion on October 31, 2018.

The Back Road restaurants are excited to be once again participating in the event and welcome you to their dining establishments. All known for homemade specialties and crowd-pleasing favorites, a large variety of amazing food awaits you.

Lil’ Red Rooster, 323 Main St, Atlanta, (620) 394-2022 is open Wednesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  With thirteen different burgers to choose from a person is bound to find a new favorite. Breakfast items like fresh hotcakes and dinnertime options like burgers and chicken fried steaks are common. Historical pictures of Atlanta grace the interior walls and a mural of The Caboose Museum is proudly displayed outside.

The Sassy Lady Cafe, 503 Elm St., Burden, (620) 438-2040 offers a unique dining experience. Enjoy a fresh baked cinnamon roll or baked good in addition to traditional breakfast offerings. Daily lunch and dinner specials as well as bierocks and specialty sandwiches with homemade sides and desserts will delight your taste buds.  Friday and Saturday night is always steak dinner night. Private parties are welcome. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Grouse Valley Grill and Catering, 501 N. Hwy K-15, Dexter, (620) 876-5617 is a local favorite.  Known for hearty breakfasts and amazing hand-pattied hamburgers paired with your favorite side, the Grouse Valley Grill is a must-stop while visiting the Henry’s Candy Factory and barn quilts in Dexter. Operated by Randy and Wanda since 2010, the grill is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Chicken fried steak dinner is their Saturday night specialty. You can also call them for your catering needs.

Along Hwy 77 in Rock Ks is the Solid Rock Café, 301 S. Winfield Street, (620) 986-5500. Celebrating four-years in business, Solid Rock has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu including the Solid Rock Burger, a combination of beef, pork, cheddar and bacon. Their full menu is served Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If traveling a great distance or near the holidays to dine at one of these cafés, it is recommended to call ahead to confirm their hours.

While traveling the back roads of the county enjoy the many road side attractions, the 18 stone-arch bridges, the 160 plus barn quilts that decorate the country side or the Cowley County waterfall. Information and maps of the many county attractions and dining locations can be found at

Questions regarding back road dining in Cowley County can be directed to Cowley First at (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094 or email

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