After a long drive from Cleveland, we decided to break up the drive home and stop at the Millcreek shopping centre for some lunch and a bit of shopping. Our two options besides the food court were either Mexican or a pub.
We walked in to a typical American style pub with a large feature bar, TVs broadcasting sports throughout the restaurant and pub style furniture. It was shortly after lunch and there were only a hand full of tables seated.
We made our way to our booth and were presented with large oversized menus. The menus are quite difficult to read with lots of photos and food categories all over the place. The signature dish is their famous sandwiches made on Italian sliced bread. Every type of pub food is available including burgers, wings, nachos and soup. This is definitely a sports bar!
While we looked through the menu I ordered a starter of the ‘Breaded Mozzarella Wedges’ which arrived within minutes of ordering. A bit on the small side, however very gewy and exactly what you would want from a good cheesy deep fried mozza stick (so unhealthy but delicious!). Paired with a sweet homemade tomato sauce with Parmesan for dipping and you have yourself the ultimate starter.
The boys were after some juicy burgers while I was wanting to keep it a bit more on the healthy side. I went with their main size ‘Primanti’s House Salad’ with tomato, onion, croutons, bacon bits plus I added grilled chicken to the salad as well. I probably could have gone with their starter side as it was massive. You have your choice between several different dressings which is great to make it just how you like it.
MC went with the ‘Brothers Burger’ which was a 1/2 pound smashed patty, bacon, pastrami, fried egg, double provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion and banana peppers. The size of the burger was unbelievable for the price of only $8. There was no way he was finishing the burger, this was a big mans meal.
RC decided to check out their signature sandwich and ordered the ‘Roast Beef & Cheese’ sandwich, served with cole slaw, tomatoes, provolone cheese and stacked with their famous hand cut fries. The fries were average and unfortunately came out cold which made them quite soggy.
Our experience with the service wasn’t something the was overly impressive or memorable. Our waitress seemed to have her mind somewhere else and wasn’t really paying attention to us or really seemed like she wanted to be there. She was always looking away when we asked her questions or when she took our orders. I guess with a pub style restaurant service isn’t their specialty (or at least here anyway).
Overall it was an okay restaurant with typical quick pub food, decor and quick service. Will we come back to his Primanti restaurant or other Primanti restaurant? Probably not.