Creek View Grill offers another choice for dining in Hayden
Owner Maritza JaundeDios was all smiles as she danced between the tables on Tuesday afternoon, July 12, waiting for customers and breathing new life into Creek View Grill on the west side of Hayden.
“We do breakfast, lunch and dinner,” JaundeDios said. “It’s a great community, and I think I can make it work.”
She opened the doors to the new Creek View Grill on Saturday, July 9, opening a new chapter for the Peruvian immigrant who has worked in the restaurant business for 20 years and has been employed by Rex’s Family of Restaurants for over 10 years. She said the Creek View Grill is a family business, in which she partnered with her brother Ray JaundeDios
The venue that seats 78 indoors plus deck has in the past housed a string of restaurants – including the original Creek View Grill (no connection), which closed over 10 years ago. More recently, it housed the Sunnyside Bar and Grill, which closed in late 2021.
JaundeDios said the menu at the new Creek View Grill will offer a mix of American and Mexican dishes, and customers might be treated to a few Peruvian specialties from time to time.
She said she wanted to offer a varied menu so that the Creek View Grill would appeal to a number of different tastes and that her regulars could find something they like on the menu no matter how often they cross the doors.
“I want people to try everything,” JaundeDio said. “It’s a big menu, but nobody wants to eat a cheeseburger every day, so they can choose different things on different days.”
Guests who walk through the doors will find omelets, waffles, and pancakes in the morning, as well as breakfast and muffled burritos. They’ll also find steak and eggs, huevos rancheros, and eggs Benedict.
The Creek View Grill will also offer a selection of burgers including the Hayden burger and six hot sandwiches including a patty melt, Reuben, BLT and French dip. The restaurant also offers tender baskets of shrimp and chicken. There is a large selection of entrees ranging from chicken fried steak to ribeye to half a rack of ribs. For appetites that venture south of the border, there’s a Mexican burrito, enchilada, and Carne Asada.
“I think the key is that it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” said Hayden Town Manager Mathew Mendisco. “Whatever I want, I can get it. If I want a breakfast burrito, I can have one. If I need a burger, I can have one, and if I want a steak, I can have one.
JaundeDio said Creek View is in the process of being approved by the county for a liquor license, and once that’s in place, people will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages at the restaurant.
Mendisco said Hayden has a number of food trucks in town that offer great food, but the addition of the Creek View Grill will only expand Hayden’s range of dining choices. He said JaundeDios’ story is a perfect example of the “American Dream”.
Creek View Grill is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
“You come here and work hard, earn some money and open a restaurant,” Mendisco said. “She’s worked in restaurants all her life and I hope she does well.”
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