I heard about Cedar Creek from a friend of mine, who said the mix of small bites tapas-style menu alongside full entrees was delicious and versatile. I dined there on a Monday night and was not disappointed. We started with the Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Slider, juicy and flavorful topped with a light cole slaw. Next up was the Buffalo Chicken Dumplings. Erase any ideas of deep-fried frozen food-this is nothing like that. Tender chicken was wrapped in home-made dough, hand-formed dumplings. Each dumpling was then covered in Frank’s hot sauce and served with creamy blue cheese. Think of a spicy, melt in your mouth buffalo chicken bite that is surprisingly light but still sets your mouth on fire!
Keeping with the comfort food theme, we moved on to the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese. Cheddar, gruyere, mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, and our choice of added bacon on a brioche toast was served with french fries. Crispy and buttery on the outside, juicy, melted, and tangy on the inside. This dish is not your mom’s grilled cheese. Definitely share this one with a friend-it is large enough!
Our final entree was the Rustic Cheese Ravioli, which we had to order after being told all the pastas are made in house. The ravioli were huge pieces of homemade dough filled with ricotta and covered in plum tomato sauce. One was filling enough (maybe it was all the other food?!) but my suggestion is to eat only this or share it with the table.
For dessert, I could not leave without trying the S’mores Brownie. A rich, decadent chocolate brownie was paired with a graham cracker crust and covered in melted marshmallow. Gooey, crunchy, creamy, and satisfying.
Cedar Creek American Bar and Grill
75 Cedar Swamp Road