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Monkey Business 5055 S Dearborn Street

Pat picked this place. He learned of it from his cousin, who is a regular. That is one of the interesting things about taverns. Their regulars usually visit more often than a regular at a dinner house. When you go to a dinner house you go to eat. Same can be said for a lunch place. When you visit a tavern you can eat or drink. Taverns also have a bunch more appetizers than a  restaurant. So the occasions to go to a tavern are more numerous. Pat mentioned that this joint was previously named Harry C’s. I have never heard of that place either.

We started out with some fried pepper jack cheese cubes. For some reason I neglected to take a picture. These little things were very good. Lightly breaded and cooked perfectly. I was really surprised that they weren’t hand-made in the kitchen. I have had these before and they weren’t nearly as good.

Pat didn’t write about what he had for lunch. I guess he was still thinking of his prime rib dinner. He had a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato for $6. I guess he liked it. I mean it is really hard to mess up a grilled cheese sandwich.

They offer a fish and chips platter with a choice of walleye or catfish for $7.50. Either fish will get you fries, coleslaw and tarter sauce. I opted for walleye, because it is a good white fish and you don’t see it around too often.

I liked it. It was a good portion of fish and it had  very tasty breading, Also the coleslaw was house-made and the amount of fries they give you is reasonable. Some places think it is necessary to serve up more french fries than 1 human can eat. I would like to see them offer an extra piece of fish for an up-charge. I could have handled another piece of walleye. On Fridays they offer an all you can eat fish and chips for 12.95. I think that is the price.

I like this little place. Good food and great prices. For the bonus their special that day was $2 Domestic bottles. They offer several draft beers and a  Craft brew cost $5. If I lived closer I would try that Prime Rib dinner myself

6 responses

  1. Hole in the wall for walleye 😛 Right on. I like walleye, too. It’s one of my faves.
    I think it’s funny Pat was still stuck on that prime rib, haha! I have had PLENTY of jacked up grilled cheese sammiches, and that one looks great!

    February 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    • Well that’s Pat and he loves his beef. I like grilled cheese too. Especially with grilled ham and raw sweet onion.

      February 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm

  2. Were they playing music? Did it have a fun atmosphere?

    February 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    • Actually it was pretty dead, but they were playing a nice collection of music. I don’t think the new owners have had it for too long and the previous owner let the joint go down hill. Or so I am told. They do have a dance floor though ;so hopefully it will become a fun place to hang out. Our bartender was outstanding though and we enjoyed talking with her.

      February 23, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      • A good conversation can make the mood.

        February 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      • Right on. Especially if the conversation has some laughs tossed in.

        February 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm

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