Indie Ogden Review: The SandTrap


I have been frequenting The Sandtrap for quite a while now and i have always just gotten fries. Why did no one tell me their food was amazing? I feel like i missed out on a lot of  delicious meals but i have already started making up for it. A few months ago i got my first taste  of The Sandtrap’s amazing food when i realized i forgot to eat dinner and i needed a quick bite. I ordered some of their wings  and i was not expecting much but when they came out…i died a little..from pure joy. The wings were tender and yet a bit crispy on the edges and the sauce was hot enough to make me sweat and full of flavor.

A few weeks ago i went back in to try a gyro after seeing Kristin eat one. Kristin and i headed over for lunch after a long morning of meetings. I could smell the gyro coming before it was placed in front of me and boy was it heavenly. The meat was super tender and there were plenty of cucumbers and tomatoes on it to make it juicer. I would rank it in my top 5 favorite gyros and I used to live in a tiny greek town with authentic greek foods.

Besides delicious foods The Sandtrap is my go to place to hang out with friends. Every time i walk in there is a bartender who remembers my name, regulars who ask how my life has been and good friends to help me sing my cares away at karaoke .  They  always have rad events  they post on their Facebook page and even free weekly concerts.  The Sandtrap also boasts a pretty sweet pool table and a pinball machine  and my personal fave a never empty macadamia nut quarter machine.

So next time you are in the Sandtrap say hello to the cook Paul who learned his skills at the culinary institute in Pittsburgh. His favorite night is steak night everyone, and i hear it’s the best!

Great food isn’t the first thing that came to mind the first time I saw the Sandtrap- in fact, I’ve lived less than two blocks away from ‘the Trap’ for almost 5 years, but I didnt start going to the bar until last year. The menu at first seems like pretty standard pub fare, and the prices are incredibly fair. Wings, fries, sandwiches… same as anywhere, right? But WOW, nothing could have prepared me for how awesome the food was.

The first food I tried was the wings, and they were the best wings I have had in Ogden- no kidding, the best. We order fries from time to time at karaoke, and they are good- but those wings, wow! On another visit I gave the gyro a shot. I have a problem now, a very serious problem. A gyro addition. No joke, those gyros are addictive, delicious, fresh, and cheap! I’ve also had the greek salad and I can not wait to have it again. The dressing was a delicious fresh vinaigrette and the salad was piled high with fresh ingredients, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.  Don’t be afraid to stop in and give this food a shot – you will not be disappointed, and the staff are all so friendly (especially our beloved Dana!) that you really cant go wrong.

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.