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American Legion Post 34 2210 E. 54th Street

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In our search for another old-time bar I thought of the Legion. The Robert E. Kennington Post (#34) has been located in Broad Ripple for years. Well it has moved to the former site of Just Judy’s;on 54th Street.

I read a review for it on Zomato and that was how I discovered that it had moved and they offer a lunch buffet. The buffet is both modest in price and scope. They also offer their regular menu if the current buffet selections don’t float your boat.

VFW 005As I said the buffet is a modest one. It is a one man show and I think the one man, Pete did a solid job of it. We got there about 11:15 so he wasn’t quite ready. He doesn’t want the food sitting in the chaffing dishes any longer than necessary. Any steam table like apparatus,while keeping the product warm, also dries it out.

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Baked beans and mac and cheese.

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Chicken and noodles and brisket with BBQ sauce.

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Okay. Here comes the “narrative”. The beans were nice and sweet, the way I like them. The mac and cheese was ok. Neither the best or the worse I have had. Keep in mind that mac and cheese is a very tough dish to keep on a buffet. It requires a lot of attention and maintenance. The chicken was tasty but the meat was all shredded,not too many chunks. As for the noodles (dumplings?) they were flat with a nice mouth feel and chew to them. They reminded me of the noodles my mom made so I liked them. Other folks might expect something with more fluff. The brisket was very tender and for the most part moist. Halfway through our service Pete brought us out some hot rolls and butter. These were really good. A slightly crusty exterior and a fluffy interior. He also serves cookies on the buffet. Today it was chocolate chip. If there is anything better than chocolate chip cookies hot out of the oven I would be hard pressed to say what it was. Overall I was pleased with our lunch choice. The addition of a soup to the daily offering would definitely add to the overall buffet. The buffet is served every week day and changes daily. The cost is $7.50 and sure you can find bigger but I don’t think you can find any friendlier.

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American Legion Post 34 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

7 responses

  1. I will defer to Benson’s comment about hot chocolate chip cookies. I’m baking some tomorrow for a party. Even from a bag mix, they are yummy. Looks like you had a big plate of warm comfort.

    April 28, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    • Yep. Probably the least appetizer food pic I have ever taken but the plate was for the belly not the eye. You are so right about chocolate chip cookies. Even the slice and bake kind are good.

      April 29, 2016 at 7:31 am

  2. I hope they do well here. Lodges all over seem to be struggling these days. I’ll have to drop in for lunch. BTW, I used to run an open stage at their old location.

    April 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    • This new place seems smaller than the old one. The bar is definitely smaller. They have tenderloins on the menu. I scanned and posted the menu on Zomato if you are interested.

      April 29, 2016 at 7:35 am

  3. Thanks for the review!!! Lodges seem to be struggling all over these days. I’ll have to drop in for lunch.

    April 29, 2016 at 5:49 am

  4. Well if you thought the food was good in the past please come and try us now! Serendipity Mobile Catering has taken over the kitchen and we are serving some fantastic food!

    August 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    • Will do. Thanks for the info.

      August 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

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