Cranky Pat’s [Lunch Buffet]
It was pizza day for Food in the Fox and we have heard many good things about Cranky Pat’s in Neenah, so that was the choice destination. Getting there at right around 11:30, we pulled into a packed parking lot. One would have thought that the entire city of Neenah was eating lunch at Cranky Pat’s.
The main dining room was filled with people so we decided to sit in the bar/lounge area. A friendly, energetic man from behind the bar greeted us and grabbed our drink order. Cranky Pat’s logo has a picture of a man, who I would assume is Pat, and I kept trying to figure out if the man behind the bar was the same face that was in the logo. If only he was wearing a name tag. That mystery may never be solved.
Soup, Salad, Pizza
We opted for the buffet and headed over to fill our plates. The buffet included a few soups, salad bar, and of course pizza. Yes, that is a picture of a salad below and yes, this is a post about a pizza place. It is not a super healthy salad by any means, so I am not sure if I salvaged any calories by opting for a plate of salad, rather than a plate full of pizza, but I can think optimistically. The large salad below was followed by two pieces of pizza, which didn’t last long on the buffet. When they brought a fresh pizza out, it was easily gone with in a few minutes. I had a piece of mushroom and a piece of cheese pizza, both of which were on thin crust and deliciously greasy.
Overall, the experience was a positive one. It was reasonably priced and the food was as good as I would expect for a pizza place. I would probably go back, but probably not during the peak lunch time.
905 South Commercial Street
Neenah, WI 54956