Fresh, healthy, delicious… fast? Oh yes! Innovative fast food meets wholesome and affordable Caribbean dishes at Agnes All Natural Grill, located on 1438 North Keowee Street. In a world where cheap food is typically not nutritious and nutritious food is not cheap, Nicole and Jose Estremera opened Dayton’s first all natural fast food grill in a upbeat challenge to the old rules of fast-food. Agnes All Natural Grill revamps the old idea of drive-throughs and walk-ups and brings people speedy, wallet-friendly dishes with a much healthier twist. Customers seeking a bit of zesty Caribbean kick in their diet can find solace in the Agnes’s colorful menu as vibrant as the bright orange and avocado-green of the restaurant’s walls.
I spoke with Mrs. Estremera about the grill and she enthusiastically stated, “We’re really excited to provide natural selection for every day customers. We’re always striving to make our food even better and are very open to suggestions from customers. We want them to enjoy our food and leave happy and feeling good”. At their restaurant, every dish is cooked in all natural Caribbean seasons, priced under $10, and of course, made to order. Not to mention that Agnes’s never uses pork products processed foods, high fructose syrup, MSG, or trans fat in any of their menu items. The grill also only uses grain and grass fed natural meats and all natural seasonings in their meals in an effort to provide the most wholesome fast-food dining experience possible.
The happily healthy menu offers options like Caribbean jerk chicken wings, grilled turkey wraps, hand-cut sweet potato fries, and veggie burgers, as well as “Special of the Moment” daily and weekly specials. The current specials at Agnes’s include Curry Chicken, Stew Beef, Ox Tails, and Curry Goat, just to name a few. Mrs. Estremera noted the beef patty and cocoa bread as one of the most popular and most delicious combinations. She describes the cocoa bread as a “Texas-toast type of bread, very soft and kind of sweet, with a pocket in the middle”. Mrs. Estremera elaborated to say that when the beef patty, a Caribbean golden pastry turnover filled with beef, is paired with the special cocoa bread, it makes a sandwich that is simply, “really, really good!”
The Estremeras stand by their motto to “Eat Right and Live Life Longer” and every customer of Agnes All-Natural Grill is sure to be convinced of the fresh and flavorful menu. The grill serves drive-through, walk-ups and call-ins, preparing each menu item within seconds after the order is placed. The Estremeras recommend calling in for pick-up orders (368-8787) to get a hot and delicious meal without the wait. The grill is located at 1438 N. Keowee Street and is open every day of the week, Mondays through Thursdays form 11 AM until 9 PM, Fridays from 11 AM until 7 PM, Saturdays from 6 PM until midnight and Sundays from noon until 7 PM. To be added to the email list to receive updates on weekly specials send an email to [email protected]