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Mikie’s Pub 5135 S. Emerson.

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This place has an interesting back ground. We stopped in there for a beer a few weeks back, and really enjoyed it. The place is huge. A big bar with big beers, a big menu and a big space for live music and a periodic DJ. The kind of joint young folks living in the area would enjoy as a weekend hangout.

When we went there for lunch we learned that it was previously called Rehab. Then a different entity, from a different location bought control and that birthed Mikie’s. So in a way it’s kind of Transformer type  of bar. The menu IS huge. They do a nice job of marrying IQF apps. and house made appetizers. Immediates and cooked to order. They even offer pizza. I appreciate the work it takes to put so many items on a menu and in the inventory. It takes a lot of work. It could give the person responsible for end of month inventory and food costs a big old migraine. Well back to the topic at hand. Lunch.

They offer different lunch and drink specials everyday. Thursday’s specials were a breaded or grilled tenderloin with chips for $5.75, or a 10 oz. rib eye with 2 sides and Texas toast for $9.99.

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This is what Pat had. I had a taste of it and it was very tasty. Nice and tender. However it was pretty greasy and it could have been breaded better.

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Yep I opted for the steak. Snow, German beer and steak. The trinity of gluttony. I chose atypical sides. Mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. They evidently fired the side dishes in a microwave; aggressively. That might explain the sloppy sides of the cup. As for taste the potatoes and gravy appear to have come from a bag. Not bad, but not slap yourself good. The green beans were typical fare. From a can, cooked long with bacon. That is to say tasty Hoosier fare. The steak was very good. A decent cut cooked perfectly. I enjoyed it immensely.

unctuous bloody goodness.

unctuous bloody goodness.

So the consensus is, this is a pretty nice little place and worth a visit. Good food and good prices. The End.

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Click to access menu.pdf


7 responses

  1. Is it medium rare? It looks perfect.

    January 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    • Oh yeah it was. Both mid rare and perfect. I probably should have mentioned that.

      January 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

  2. Joe

    Where is this place?

    January 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    • oops! I forgot. It’s at 5135 S Emerson. In a strip mall on the east side of the street. I got side tracked trying to convert the menu scans to PDF to post. No excuse. Thanks for taking time to write.

      January 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  3. Thanks for the review guys. Pretty much spot-on.

    January 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

  4. Dear owner of this website…..please update our menu…..the one shown is dated
    Thank You
    Mikies Pub Staff

    November 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    • Will do. Thanks for the heads up.

      November 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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