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Mulligan’s Steakhouse & Grill

November 18, 2011

  • 9136 Shaver Road
  • Portage, MI
  • (269) 492-1711
  • Website
  • Menu

As J’s pregnancy winds down, we will be heading to Portage quite a bit over the next several weeks.  After our most recent doctor’s appointment, J said she was in the mood for some pub food.

The first thing that popped in to my mind was a bar down Shaver Road just south of the Meijer.

Mulligan’s Steakhouse & Grill (or Mulligan’s Grille & Sports Bar as the sign says) sits on it’s own piece of land with a large parking lot just north of Vanderbilt Avenue in Portage.  The front door is not easily noticeable from the parking lot and we figured out later, there may actually be two entrances.

The entrance I noticed was down a long sidewalk along the north side.  You enter the building right next to the beer garden and it takes you in to a small bar area.

We were a little after lunch, but there was still a pretty rowdy group of guys downing a couple pitchers and flirting with the waitress.  At the time, we didn’t realize there was another dining room that may or may not have been open.  Since the only door I could see was the bar, that’s where we went in.

The waitress/bartender saw us sit down and asked if we wanted menus.  We ordered drinks then took a few more minutes to look over the offerings.

I found my sandwich pretty easily.  I obviously went for a burger and the option that looked best to me was The Bleu Line Burger.  The sandwich is a pretty juicy eight ounce Choice Angus beef burger with red onions (I left off), bleu cheese, and bacon.  It was served on a pretty standard yet soft and flaky food service roll.  The beef had a really great char-grilled, smokey flavor while the bun was sporting a buttered and toasted crust on the underside.  The sandwich came with fries which were crispy and perfectly salted.

J went with the Chicken Sandwich.  The grilled chicken breast is served “Mulligan-style” (no idea what that means) with Swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and BBQ sauce.  She said the sandwich had a really good smokey taste which wasn’t much of a surprise to me because that’s how my burger tasted.  The sweet BBQ sauce was sprayed on between the chicken and the lettuce which kept the toasted bun from getting too soft.  Her sandwich also came with fries which she polished off with some of the left over BBQ sauce from the sandwich.

The bill was a little over $21, but the entertainment was free.  The group of older gentlemen that sat two tables over from us provided some interesting lunch conversation.  The “F-Bomb” was muttered in almost every sentence for the 45 minutes we were there.  It is a bar, so I’m not complaining.  Bars are places to hang out with your buddies and get rid of some of that pent up anger and that’s what was going on.  It didn’t really bother the two of us, but it’s not a place I would take little ones.  As we were walking out, we noticed a couple coming out of the other side of the building which makes me think there is an actual dining room.  Had we known, that’s where we would have eaten.  Still, the food was pretty good and it settled that pub food craving we were both having.

The Bleu Line Burger w/Fries

Chicken Sandwich w/Fries

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2011 2:40 pm

    I think your blog should probably be renamed SW Michigan Burgers 🙂

    • SW Michigan Dining permalink*
      November 19, 2011 12:08 am

      I don’t only eat burgers….I eat pizza and fried chicken too 🙂

  2. Garry permalink
    November 18, 2011 5:27 pm

    LOL @ foo4dbthought

  3. November 21, 2011 8:30 am

    Oh right, sorry. I forgot about those 🙂

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