Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sticking to Our Favorite at Oakley Pub & Grill

The Lively Interior

      Paul introduced us to the Oakley Pub & Grill a few years ago.  He knew it as a work lunch spot, but we started joining him in the evenings.  The menu is the same all day long with daily specials and a featured beer at reasonable prices.  

Grouper Sandwich and Unique Slaw
The attraction for us was their Grouper Sandwich.  It's served grilled, blackened or deep fried on marble rye bread with chopped lettuce, tomato, onion and tartar sauce.  It's generous
and delicious, although slightly on the messy side at times.  It doesn't really matter.  We prefer the unique slaw as our side.  It's individuality is via some crisp napa cabbage, ramen noodles, and a flavor-filled asian-inspired dressing.  It adds to the messiness in the best possible way.  Another stand out are the Fish Tacos, which Eric ordered once and really liked.  This was popular there a long time before it became the entrée seen everywhere.  

Covered Outdoor Area
      Service is usually spot on, but things seemed a bit off on our recent visit.  They've added a new covered outdoor space in addition to the sidewalk tables on the opposite side of the former bank building, while we sat in the original indoor space.  It appeared management had our server covering all areas, which may not have been the best decision.  

The Burger
      Oakley Pub & Grill won CIncinnati Magazine's Best Burger a couple of years ago.  I was dining with Lisa one night and she ordered The Burger and thought it was "just OK".  There are several other burger variations on the menu.  Paul thinks they're pretty good, which leads to my thought that a favorite burger is different depending on whom your speaking with.  I'll stick with the grouper.

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I agree—when you find something you like, stick with it!  I just don't care for fish too much…unless Mary, our neighbor, kindly shares some tuna with me.

1 comment:

O-Town HD said...

Oh goodness, when did they cover the patio? That's great, because we've sat outside and broiled ourselves a few times. While eating the burgers. Which I lovvvve.