A New Location for the Elusive Turkey
The Elusive Turkey in Winnsboro opened its doors at the end of 2017. They developed a regular following but realized a better location with an improved presence and more space was needed. In January of 2019, they moved up the street on Hwy 11 to ……. They renovated the space to accommodate a larger following and create an experience beyond just good food and drink. When you step inside for the first time, you will be pleasantly surprised at the creativity, layout, fun environment and unique atmosphere. Kudos to owners Ron and Dana McGlone.
The top of the large U-shaped bar was created with bottle caps. The dance floor shows off an old pick-up truck with the Elusive Turkey painted on the side of the door. Old cowboy boots hang from the ceiling. The juke box is playing, and the lighting is just right.
More than Just Bar Food
Start with appetizers like fried mushrooms, green beans, pickles or cheese sticks. Choose from a selection of chicken or fish sandwiches or order the basket which includes fries. Rumor has it that the fried catfish is some of the best around. You have come to the right place if you like sliders. Try the boudin sliders, chicken sliders or boudin balls. If you do not know about boudin, then I think the best thing is to make the Elusive Turkey one of your next stops and simply ask.
Boiled shrimp comes in servings of either half or whole pound with corn and potatoes. Crab legs and crawfish are offered when available. The “Select” crawfish are in season so don’t delay getting to the Elusive Turkey to enjoy the “Caviar” of crawfish. If you like Oysters Rockefeller then the Elusive Turkey can fix you up. Stay tuned for the opening of the sushi bar.
Fun and Games at the Elusive Turkey
Kick up your heels on the large dance floor with music playing on the juke box. Bring a friend or two so you can enjoy the pool tables, shuffle board and video games. The Elusive Turkey also has two nights a month where they offer Karaoke. You can also have a drink at the bar and watch sports on TV.
A Large U-Shaped Bar
The large bar is in a u shape and can fit a lot of regulars and newcomers. The Elusive Turkey serves beer and wine and you can BYOB too. The set ups can be purchased at the bar. There is a nice selection of beer and a selection of eight on tap. The establishment is non smoking but an area outside called the “Smoking Shack” is available.
What Kind of Gobbler are You?
Patrons at the Elusive Turkey are called Gobblers. No kidding. So, if you are one of the “Original Gobblers” then you are an OG. And the newcomers are called NG for New Gobblers. Either way, the Elusive Turkey loves all the Gobblers.
Attend a Fund Raiser to Help Earl
On June 1st there will be a fund raiser for Earl Stanly, a friend of the Elusive Turkey to help pay for medical bills due to an accident. Come and enjoy live music and purchase raffle tickets to win a variety of donated items. Participate in a pool tournament and enjoy yourself while helping out for this very special cause. All beer purchased and tournament fees will go to Earl as well. Join the Winnsboro community in action.
Hours of Operation
The Elusive Turkey is open on Thursday from 6 to 10 pm, Friday from 6 to 12 pm and Saturdays from 6 pm to 1 am. They are located at 1012 West Broadway in Winnsboro. Contact them at 903-347-6544 and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thaelusiveturkey/