Country House Restaurant now open for lunch

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For almost 30 years, Country House Restaurant stands as the only cowboy-themed restaurant that enchants both locals and tourists. (Bea Cabrera)

Known for its Wild West and cowboy theme, Country House Restaurant in Garapan is now open for dine-in or take-out and ready to say “howdy!” to all after almost five months of hibernation due to COVID-19 concerns. Get ready to embrace your inner cowboy and cowgirl with their lunch specials, bentos, and all-time popular dishes like hamburger steak, barbeque spare ribs, and certified angus beef sirloin steak.

According to Country House Restaurant floor manager Lupe Taman, their lunch menus will surely satisfy everyone’s taste buds. “For dine-in, aside from the popular dishes available in our menu, we have lunch specials that changes every day and the main dish always comes with soup or salad and rice for only $10.50. For take-out, we offer bento meals for only $8,” she said.

“Our lunch dishes everyday will surely give the community many options when they go out to eat lunch…we know with the pandemic and unemployment, these are hard times so we try to bring menus that are delicious and affordable… dinner operations will start on Aug. 14,” she added.

Country House Restaurant was established in 1992 and to date, is still the first and only cowboy-themed restaurant on Saipan. It is the go-to place for delicious and affordable steaks and more. The ambiance will immediately transport you to the West as you see cowboy hats hanging from the wall, leather saddles, a buffalo head, carriage wheels, and even life-size Indian carving, just to name a few.

Country House Restaurant administrative assistant Rosalinda Ada and floor manager Lupe Taman are joined by energetic and always ready to serve cowboy and cowgirl. (Bea Cabrera)

“We closed last March 24 and resumed operations last week but all that time, we would be in the office to work on employees’ Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and our phones kept ringing for inquiries if we were open. When regulations became better and after getting all our permits to open, we finally did it last Aug. 1,” Taman said.

“For people on the go, we have a curbside service where they can just call in their order and we will bring it to their car,” she added.

Health and safety protocols are in place, according to administrative assistant Rosalinda Ada. “We abide by government regulations to keep employees and customers safe. We have separated tables, take customers’ temperature as they come in, and ask for their names and contact numbers. We sanitize menus, tables and chairs when needed… On the first day we opened, we got a few tables filled and the experience gave us confidence that we can overcome the new challenges,” she said.

“For almost 30 years, Country House Restaurant prides itself with good customer service with that cowboy and cowgirl style which is approachable and full of energy… we are open for family celebrations and company meetings as we sit six persons per table and if more, we will just put the tables and chairs in the same area and still observe social distancing…parking in front of the restaurant is available… Seeing old and new faces come back, gives us new energy and happiness… ,” she added.

Country House Restaurant is open for lunch from Monday to Saturday, 11am-2pm. The special lunch for today is mix grill with teriyaki sauce. For more information, call (670) 233-1908.

Bea Cabrera
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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