Restaurant Review: The Golden Eagle

Looking for a unique eating experience?

If you’re up for a short road trip, then I suggest you try the Golden Eagle, a Mongolian stir-fry restaurant.

The building is tucked in small shopping center in Murfreesboro, among better known eateries like Bonefish and The Chop House. But why try somewhere you’ve been before, or could find in any ol’ town?

The inside of the restaurant is long and narrow. The waitress handed my boyfriend and me two small silver bowls that resembled dog food bowls, got our drink orders and disappeared.

“What do we do now?” I asked.

We walked to the back of the restaurant, where a large hibachi grill was cooking up some amazing food. I wasn’t quite sure how to go from point A (with my empty dog bowl) to point B (with a full bowl of delicious veggies and goodness).

It turns out, the Golden Eagle is like a buffet in that you get to pick out whatever you want and how much of what you want – as long as it fits in the bowl.

There is a bar of food before you go through, including all types of meats, seafood, vegetables, fruit and other sorts of “stir-fry” essentials. Then, you get to add as many seasonings as you like, ranging from lemon pepper to Italian seasoning. There also is a sauce station, in which you pick out sauces like Sweet and Sour, BBQ and others that you’d like added to your stir-fry.

Once you have this taken care of, you simply set your bowl down, tell the cook what type of starch you’d like (fried rice, noodles, etc.) with your meal, and watch them work their magic. It really is an experience in itself seeing how these people go round and round the grill, mixing up each order at fast-paced speeds as you smell the different aromas mixing together.


I picked out chicken, broccoli, onions, pineapples and beansprouts for mine. My boyfriend had a lot of seafood in his, like shrimp and calamari.

Regardless of what you get, though, the food is simply amazing. And it was cool getting to pick out exactly what you wanted, in whatever amount of each that you wanted. As long as it fits in the bowl, it was fair game.

Until next time,



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Beth is the editor-in-chief of the Cardinal & Cream. She is a senior journalism major.