Review: Juniper's Take Out --
not fast food, but 'scrumptious'
By Craig Morris
Juniper's Take Out & Restaurant
400 N 35 E
November 3, 2008 | Juniper's will treat you right
every time you go.
Their countertop reads "This is not a fast food restaurant,"
and they mean it. They say that it is because everything
is prepared when you order it. I would like to believe
that, but my friend and I both ordered the turkey salad
on a croissant and you cannot tell me that they are
back there making turkey salad on a per-sandwich basis.
They have a huge bucket of the turkey salad and they
scoop it out with an ice cream scoop and slap it on
the croissant. You can tell because it is perfectly
centered on the croissant and in a round mound of scrumptious
Yes, I did say scrumptious. I think their food is
great, I just don't buy that it is "all" freshly made.
They can probably afford to make it to order, they charge
$5.39 for that sandwich. Then it is a $3.48 add-on for
fries and a medium drink.
If they did want to speed it up a little bit, they
could have shortened the time that they cooked the fries.
This was my first encounter with overcooked fries from
them, that is something that I would come to expect
from a fast food joint, but definitely not someone who
makes it a point to say that it is not a fast food restaurant.
It has a great feel to it, though. It reeks of friendly
people; both customers and workers. They treat you like
family there. You have to love the good old-fashioned
hospitality. It is a relatively quiet place to enjoy
a meal and it is always clean. It has been family owned
and operated since 1991 (at least at that location).
The biggest drawback to Juniper's is that it is almost
always crowded. Good for them, but not for me. I like
to sit in booths when I can and those are prime real
estate there. Build a few more booths and I just might
eat every meal there. Some may complain that they do
not serve alcoholic beverages, but for me that is a
They do not serve breakfast, as it doesn't open until
11 a.m., and they are closed for business on Sunday
They offer a wide variety of foods to meet the needs
of almost any consumer. From au gratin potatoes and
roast beef, to burgers and salmon. They have a little
taste of everything. The fountain drinks are more than
plentiful, it takes me five minutes to decide each time
I go there.
On the whole I would say that it is very affordable.
I give them an A for the feel good and good fill I get
every time I go.