If you haven’t discovered the cooking of the good ole’ USA, then indulge yourself with a visit to this fun new addition to the Zayed dining scene. You might imagine it could be a fried-food, carb overload, and you are partially right. It could all go seriously wrong. But Country Hills has nailed it. The food is well-prepared, and beautifully presented. From the minute you walk in the door, you can’t help but get swept up in the ‘y’all feel right at home here’ vibe. We loved it!
Signatures Dishes & Dishes Sampled
It’s all there. Soups, salads, wings, wedges, burgers, sandwiches, chicken, prime American beef steaks, casseroles, mac ‘n’ cheese and deep crust and thin crust pizzas. As a true blue American diner, the Deep Crust Pizza and Mac ‘n’ Cheese are ‘must try’ items.
Virtuously opting to start with a salad, we soon found ourselves digging into a bowl brimming over with fried chicken strips with ranch sauce, tortilla chips, sweet corn, black beans, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, onions and spicy jalapeno. This should have forewarned us…
It’s always good to check out the starters, so when the Hills Country Combo arrived we found generous portions of Buffalo wings, chicken and meat balls, onion rings, bacon mac ‘n’ cheese balls and tortilla chips. With the addition of three yummy dips, we were in our element. Before we could blink, a huge bowl of Smokey BBQ Mac ‘n’ Cheese arrived. Think along the lines of smoked beef bacon in original BBQ sauce with pasta, pepperoni and hot dogs, all mixed in creamy sauce laden with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
Moving swiftly on, we opted to share a Pizza Burger. Yes, you heard it right. A giant juicy beef burger topped with mozzarella and pepperoni, all melted in a rich pizza sauce. Not to forget the divinely seasoned wedges and dip that accompanied it, may we add. Then came the star of the show. The famed deep dish pizza. Our Bacon BBQ Chicken pizza combined original BBQ sauce and, chicken, beef bacon, and balsamic onions, along with a huge amount of gooey mozzarella cheese. It takes a hearty appetite to clear the plate, it is so filling. Something to share, please note. After all that, could we squeeze in dessert? Only just. A plate of Molten Brownies with Fudge Sauce and Ice Cream did the trick.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
There are so many to choose from, we wouldn’t know where to start. Based on what we had tried, the quality appears to be consistently good. The breakfast menu looks excellent as well, not that we would be in the mood for tackling work after indulging. Best kept for a weekend foray.
We tried the Monkey Business Shake, a combination of chocolate ice-cream, peanut butter and banana and the Passion Mojito. The shake was a meal in itself, any kid’s dream, and the mojito, although virgin, was top notch. Country Hills offers a great range of non-alcoholic beverages, so be adventurous. There are hot beverages as well.
Décor & Ambience
It doesn’t get any more atmospheric than this. With both indoor and outdoor seating, everything echoes the feel of the menu, and creates an authentic American Diner experience. Never big fans of country music, nonetheless, by the time we were ready to head home we found our feet tapping along to the well-curated playlist. Consider us converted!
Clientele mix: By 6 pm we found a lot of tables filling up with groups of friends and families. There can’t be anything more ‘aw’ inspiring than the expressions of pure delight on little ones’ faces as they dig in to these kid-friendly dishes.
Price range: Totally affordable, with large, shareable portions.
Worth noting: Takeaway is available, and delivery is planned for the near future.
Opening hours: 9 am to 12:30 am daily. Breakfast is served.
Address: Majarrah in Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0100 905 5900
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