I’ve been eyeing up Greater Days at 111 N Main Street in Hannibal for some time now but just hadn’t yet had a good opportunity to make it in yet. They have a limited menu containing soups, sandwiches and brunch. I’ve been in the mood for some meatloaf so I was all planned to go and try out Greater Days and have the meatloaf sandwich.Of course, when I got there, there is a Horseshoe special with a side and a drink for $9.50. If you know me by now, I’m a sucker for horseshoes since I’m from Central Illinois so it’s hard for me to pass one up. My home town love steered me away from the meatloaf sandwich and right directly to the path of a hamburger horseshoe.
I will say this is the first time that I’ve ever got a horseshoe with a side before so I found that to be a little odd. Usually, you have plenty to eat with just the horseshoe itself that a side is never necessary. When the food arrived, I found out why this was served with one because there just wasn’t much to the horseshoe itself. As you can see from the picture, there were barely any fries on this when they are typically layered with them. Instead of a side, I wish this would have just had double the french fries.
The other thing I noticed and found a little odd was there were 2 pieces of Texas Toast but only 1 burger patty. Any horseshoe I have ever had has been served with one piece of Texas toast and 1 large burger patty or 2 pieces of Texas Toast and 2 thinnger burger patties. Here, there was far more bread than their was meat so that really threw off the ratios.
As far as taste goes on this, it was lacking on the flavor side. The fries were a little soggy and were unsalted and the burger didn’t get the seasoning memo as well.. The cheese I’m guessing was likely “can-o-cheese” and was not anything that was house made. Nothing special at all.
All in all, I wish I had done the meatloaf. I go into situations thinking I’m going to get a horseshoe that makes me feel like I’m hack in Springfield but today’s was not it. It’s not that it was a meal so bad that I couldn’t eat it, it just wasn’t one to write home about either. If you want to try out Greater Days in Hannibal, they are open everyday but Wednesday throughout the midday hours. Stop in and check it out for yourself.