Jubitz Truck Stop – Review
Originally Posted: 12/13/04
I’ve eaten at my share of greasy spoons and truck stops all over the country, especially in Oregon. Jubitz is located off of I-5 just south of Jantzen Beach. You’ll need to take the Marine Drive exit to get to it.
I went to Jubitz several years ago (2000 as of this writing) The food was bad to fair and was your typical truck stop fare. But I was in the area the other day and decided to stop and see if they’ve changed. They’ve remodeled, added a hotel and a new restaurant. The old restaurant area has been converted in to a country bar with live music, which I quickly avoided. The food quality has gone up.
Truck stop food rarely ever gets to the awesome category, but this did pretty good. Had the ten ounce top sirloin, salad, baked potato and Apple Cobbler for desert. Total bill was still under $15.00. The steak was actually pretty good, much more tender then I expected, it was topped with a garlic butter of some sort that was good enough not to need steak sauce with. The service was pretty good and attentive, and the restaurant itself is fairly nice. I’m a big fan of the old Burns Brothers’ restaurant in Troutdale, but since I don’t live out there any more this is a nice alternative for a cheap meal that isn’t Denny’s or Shari’s.