Aalborg's answer to American burger and steaks is called Highway 66 on Borgergade 10. The name comes from Route 66, which is the iconic highway in the United States that leads through many states. Here, American cuisine is combined with Danish craftsmanship to create a lot of delicious dishes.
Highway 66 is a family restaurant that, in addition to Aalborg, also has departments in Hjørring, Blokhus, Sæby and Skagen. As it is a family restaurant, great focus is placed on cosiness. For 6 years, the restaurant has been located next to a classic half-timbered house on CW Obels Plads.
But in 2020, the restaurant moved into Borgergade 10, where the old China Restaurant was located. However, they retained their familiar concept and it has proven to be a good idea.
Highway 66 is decorated with red facades, chessboard floors and images inspired by American art. One also tries to pass on the American traditions with big family birthdays. It is obvious to come and eat with the family, as they have highchairs for the youngest guests. The prices are also family friendly, so whether you want a meal at a student-friendly price or need to hold a family birthday, the restaurant is an obvious place to do so.
Of course, these are American dishes that you get served when you get on Highway 66. They strive to serve high quality food so you can have a great experience at the restaurant.
One can start with some of the light dishes. They have e.g. nachos with cheese and salsa sauce or snack basket with a lot of deep-fried things, for when you have to start out a little soft.
For the main course, there is a lot of variety to choose from. They have their delicious spare ribs, where you can choose between 500 g and 750 g. In addition, you can choose to get legs with honey-barbecue sauce. It’s a bit like in America where everything has to be bigger and better so you can be sure you don’t go hungry from there.
The teeth also run completely in water when you hear about their steaks, which is the house specialty. They are cooked to perfection and come in all sorts of flavors. You can get 250 g Australian beef fillet with garlic butter with vegetables and french fries. Are you into the classic steak bearnaise, you can also get it at a great price.
American cuisine would not be American without their burgers, so on Highway 66 you get burgers made with lots of love. You can get plain hamburger or cheeseburger, which are always classics. If you want to try something new, you can get their Mexican burger, which has different spices and jalapenos in. If you do not eat meat, they also have a vegetarian burger.
Do you love pulled pork? Then you can rejoice that they have a burger variant with pulled pork and coleslaw in. Then it will probably not be more delicious. If you have room for dessert, you can get chocolate fondant, banana split or ice cream cocktail. The ice cream is also handmade American ice cream, which is made from good ingredients.
Of course, drinks are also needed, and here you get a myriad of different drinks to choose from. You can get a cold soda or a cold beer for the meal. They have everything from Coca Cola and Fanta to Carlsberg and Budweiser. On cold days, you can warm up with a cappuccino or Irish coffee.
The taste of a juicy steak only gets better when you sit in a cozy environment. And you do that on Highway 66, where the American atmosphere is at its peak. Come and enjoy a steak, spare ribs or burger in good company. The prices are also quite good for what you get, so go down with friends or family to the American-inspired restaurant.