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Main Street Bar and Grill

May 20, 2016 - General -

Main Street Bar and Grill Food The Main Street Bar & Grill is conveniently located off of I-70 near Highway 42, two blocks from SR 39 in Monrovia. Its one of those places that you may get lucky and stumble across one day, but hopefully you'll find your way to Monrovia to check it out for yourself. Main Street is a cross between upscale bar food and a good casual steakhouse, with that laid-back local favorite atmosphere. We arrived around 5:30 on a Friday night and the place was already filling up. We were promptly greeted and seated, and within minutes our server arrived asking for our drink order. In other words, we experienced great service on a busy night. I started off my meal with the fresh whole hand breaded mushrooms appetizer, deep-fried, and served with homemade cocktail sauce and spicy ranch dipping sauce. Let me stress fresh mushrooms, not canned or jar mushrooms, and this makes all the difference. Our waiter then recommended the Black Jack Burger and Southern Fried Chicken sandwich - both were generous-sized and served with our choice of fries or tater tots. We opted for the fried onion rings, which are available for 50 cents extra. I ordered the Black Jack Burger medium-well and it was perfectly cooked, and the Cajun spiced flavor, pepper jack cheese and house-made creole mayo really rounded out the flavor of the burger. The Southern Fried chicken sandwich is hand breaded and deep fried, and topped with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. If you can save room for dessert, the homemade sugar cream pie really hit the spot. If youre wanting something more substantial than a sandwich, the steaks at Main Street come highly recommended and are USDA Black Angus, hand cut and aged at least 21 days. Their popular Prime Rib dinner is served only on Friday and Saturday nights after 5:30pm. I plan to come back with my husband for a date night and try the Prime Rib, and of course order another round of the fried mushrooms.

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