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Mill Tavern offers pub grub with a flair

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After a hectic day at the office on a recent Tuesday, it felt like a night to enjoy a relaxing dinner out. But where to go?

I recalled seeing a sign advertising a Tuesday special dinner at the Mill Tavern. It consisted of a 12-ounce prime rib or a 12-ounce ribeye steak, served with a baked potato, a salad and a yeast roll – and all for $12.95.

Since it was close to home, we went to the Mill Tavern to give the food a try. We were not disappointed in the meal. I got the steak and my dining partner ordered the prime rib. It’s amazing how big 12 ounces of meat looked on the platters.

And both cuts of beef were cooked just as we ordered them – medium well. Both were tender and juicy.

Each night features a different dinner special. Monday offers a chef’s creation – whatever that is. If it is as good as the Tuesday beef specials, then you’d not have any qualms about trying it. I’ll do that next week.

There is no smoking in the tavern and you have to be 21 to get in. The no smoking didn’t seem to bother anyone, because all the tables and the bar were filled.

The Mill has quite an extensive menu of appetizers, salads and sandwiches in addition to the daily dinner specials.

A sampling of each features Mill favorites like breaded mushrooms or pickles that were deep fried, or crab cakes made with lump crab meat, pan fried and served with a special red pepper cream sauce.

The array of salads include Santa Fe chicken salad or a barbecued chicken salad. Both run $7.95 and are ample enough to fill you up, but not out. Or as the Mill says, more room for beer.

Speaking of beer, the Mill says it has 49 different kinds of beer in addition to other alcoholic drinks.

Sandwiches are the mainstay of the menu with more than 20 different combinations of beef, pork, chicken or fish to satisfy any appetite.

A relatively new one is a Cuban, which consists of marinated roast pork, with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard, served on Ciabatta bread.

Of course there is the ubiquitous breaded tenderloin sandwich featured in just about every food-serving tavern in Indiana.

Daily $5 lunch specials are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday’s offering is the prime rib French dip; Tuesday is the “Boss” Burger; Wednesday is a grilled Cajun chicken wrap; Thursday is a ribeye sandwich and Friday’s offering is fish and chips with cole slaw.

You can e-mail comments to Jack Sales at jack-recorder@indy.rr.com.


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