In the northeastern corner of Nebraska you’ll find the little town of Decatur, Nebraska. Situated on the banks of the Missouri river, it’s the home of Pop n Doc’s Decatur Marina.
A sizeable amount of dirt was moved to create a large pond with a channel to the river. There’s a very nice boat ramp to launch and retrieve boats.
But, back to Pop n Doc’s marina. It’s got a great wooden deck with fabulous atmosphere for enjoying sunny summer weather. You can sit in the sun or kick back in the shade. I sat at a wooden counter on a bar stool. There was a sizeable dog sleeping on the floor at my feet. Just my kind of classy joint. The place was packed.
I had ridden my motorcycle about 125 miles to get here and I was as hungry as a cub bear on a crash diet. It was 1:30 pm and I hadn’t eaten since yesterday. They had fried walleye on the menu. Walleye is a wonderful fresh water fish commonly found in northern deep blue waters. I ordered the Walleye with fries and cole slaw for $10.95. That’s considerably less than the going rate for this delectable dish.
I hadn’t been seated very long when my food arrived. Served in a classic red plastic basket, it was a lot of food. There must have been 7 pieces of fish, properly fried in corn meal. Sorry, no photos of the food. I was super hungry and don’t operate photographic equipment with greasy hands. This was no dish for a knife and fork.
Considering the terrific food, nice view and wonderful outdoor deck, http://www.popndocs.com/ is a must stop for women riding motorcycles or even men riding motorcycles. I guess you could arrive in a car or pickup, as well.
Decatur is also a crossing spot to get over the Missouri river on a “see-through” bridge. That’s right, you can look down as you go over and see the river below. The riding surface is a metal grate. Quite an adventure.