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About Mikey's Grill
Mikey's Grill is owned and operated by Michael (affectionately known as "Mikey") and his sister, Melissa Lee. They have over thirty years of combined restaurant experience. Mikey has only the freshest seafood delivered multiple times a week, he cuts all steaks in house and even makes all of the his own sauces and bread. Mikey's is truly a family affair; with Mikey whipping up amazing creations with a Cajun flare in the kitchen, Melissa, selecting the wine and running the front and even their Mom, Donna, pitches in baking her delectable homemade desserts!
If you are looking for an amazing dining experience, try us out! It is truly one of Hoover, Alabama's hidden gems!!
Birmingham, AL 35244
Seafood, American, Cajun
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call us to inquire about catering.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call to inquire about renting the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Lee: (205) 538-7637
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mikey's Grill Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant is rightfully known for it's crab cakes & crabmeat dishes. The crabmeat topping on our baked grouper was awesome, but nothing else about the dining experience was. The grouper itself was pretty ordinary except for the topping. (The hollandaise sauce was excellent, though.) We were seated at a table where cold air was blasting us from the ceiling register. The waiter did turn off a ceiling fan, but that didn't help. The waiter did not know the price of the specials, quoting them as "$28-$30 bucks, something like that." While we were eating the hostess and another employee came over to set up a large table but were talking and laughing and slamming chairs and tables around without any regard for us (the only guests in the station, at the time.) I finally had to ask the hostess to be a little quieter, so she left and didn't return. The restaurant is clearly owned and run by and for the convenience of a chef, where the emphasis is on the food, but the employees were not well-trained, poorly disciplined, not concerned about the guest experience, and the front-of-the-house experience was obviously of secondary importance to the chef's skills. This restaurant is not cheap, so at almost $75 for a couple of tablespoons of a good crabmeat topping for the 2 of us, and paying for the whole experience...well, it was overpriced big time. The menu was a la carte, and as former Texans, we used to call these portions "Toy Food," at near-Highland Grill prices. The last time we tried the restaurant, we were the victims of a Groupon barrage, and by the time we were seated, they were out of just about everything on the menu. We forgave them the first try. Not the second. We won't be back, our money can be better appreciated elsewhere. Sorry, Mikey.
Went for our 20th wedding anniversary. Wait staff was attentive and quick. Request to turn off fans (too cold) was accommodated. Special of crab claws sounded good, but claws were tiny and price of $16 was not disclosed upfront and was definitely not even remotely worth it. $8-10 would have been appropriate. That was the only bad part of the dinner. Other than that, the food was delicious, good portions, and served quickly. Wine selection was small but appropriate and good. Would go back if in the area, but would not make a special trip for it. Recommend if you are in the area, though.
First time here and it was not enough to bring me back. I had ribeye and it tasted as though it had been frozen, tasteless chalky and very fatty. We asked for additional bread 3 times to no avail. Asked for an extra dirty martini and it was terrible and an ad on the table Grey Goose Vodka martinis eere 6 dollars we were charged 9.00. Now upside my husband fully enjoyed his grouper and our while the ancillary servers lacked a lot our actual waiter did a good job.
I wish I could remember my servers name. I remember him saying that he'd worked there for almost 6 years so hopefully that rings a bell. He was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the menu, and was great with suggestions. I also have to applaud the restaurant on the friendliness of every staff member we encountered. Our reservations were at 8:30 and I was a little nervous because online it had the restaurant listed for a 9:00 closing time. We did not feel rushed at all. Our server gave us ample time to look over the menu. The food was very good as well. I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried some kind of pecan fish and shrimp and it was really good (and this is coming from a very picky eater lol.) The bread... omg the bread, was AMAZING! And they were not stingy with it either. Found this place on opentable for a last minute vday meal and I'm glad I decided on it! They had a special menu on vday, so I'm excited to go back and try what else they have to offer!
We truly enjoyed our Valentines Dinner at Mikey's Grill. The crab cake was the best I've ever had. My grouper with Hollandaise sauce, lump crab meat and asparagus was delicious! My husband had the Macadamia nut crusted snapper and loved it! We will definitely be back soon!
We had Valentines dinner there. Good local place. You have to eat the fried okra. We also like that we can bring our own wine for a corkage fee. We had the filet and crab cake and it was wonderful. Not a bad price for the quality of the food. We like Kristy as our waitress. She is good lots of fun: very good value for the money.
Considering that it was Valentine's Day, everything seemed somewhat amiss relative to past visits. No clean table ready even though we had a reservation, no fresh bread ready for quite a while, waitress seemed overworked and a bit out-of-sorts, no apparent bus-staff (tables left uncleared for long periods), patron next to us could not eat her food for some reason, and my own $27.75 grouper entree was undercooked and rather bland. It just didn't have the snap and quality that I was expecting of Mikey's. Too bad.
I found Mikey's on Open Table and was surprised to see that it's only 2 miles from my house. I asked several neighbors and no one had heard of it----but the reviews were so good we decided to try it. We're so glad we did! My husband's grouper was perfectly prepared with a tart sauce that didn't overwhelm the fish. My crab cakes had a little too much breading---I prefer mostly crabmeat. But both entrees came with dinner salads and the tab for all this and 3 glasses of wine with 10% tax and 25% tip was less than $100.
Our server was so attentive and helpful and made suggestions when we asked him to. The restaurant feels like a small family-owned white linen tablecloth place----so it could benefit from turning off the overhead lights and just using votives.
Well our second visit in a week so obviously we are fans. We were seated immediately and our waitress Lori was great. It was her first week there but you could not tell it by the service. Also, our waiter from last week stopped by to just say hi. Impressed that he remembered us. The food was fantastic. The crab cakes are a must, either as an appetizer, entre or [art of their steak and cake entrée (filet plus crab cake. Also the Caesar salad was the best I have ever eaten anywhere!!!
We will be back in the new year.
My wife and I went to Mikey's on a Wednesday night with two friends to celebrate Christmas. We were seated immediately and our waiter, Chris, was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was wonderful. You can not do better than the Pecan Crusted Snapper and the Caesar salad was the best we have ever eaten. Great wine list and beer variety as well. A true gem and we will be going back soon.
Great food for a good price. Not fancy, but good food. Best hollandaise sauce!!! Adequate beer and drink selections. Tilefish dish was very good! Wedge salad was a perfect starter. Bread pudding was simple and my bread pudding expert wife said it was one of the best she has ever tasted. We will be back..... kind of a drive for us, but we do it about twice a year.
The food was fabulous. We started with tasty salads - a nice mix of greens with excellent choices of dressing. The vinagrette was truly delicious.
The homemade rolls were served warm. Be careful not to fill up on them - they are just that yummy that you might.
The crabcakes were beyond compare - even to the Maryland natives in our party. They were filled with white, flaky crabmeat while coated with the perfect amount of breadcrumbs and fried to a perfect golden brown.
The brown butter sauce served with the crabcakes was adequate but not to the taste of most in our group. The remoulade was better but could have had a touch more zing.
We also had an order of fried okra which was prepared in the true Southern fashion then fried to perfection. Divine!!
For dessert, the bread pudding was sinfully delicious. The pudding's sauce was decadent with brown sugar, brandy and pecans. We also sampled the pumpkin roll which was sumptuous. The flavors of the pumpkin cake were definitely enhanced by the cream cheese icing.
The service was great. Our reservation from Open Table meant that we were seated within moments of our arrival. The prices are a little high, but the food we had was worth every penny. In this case, you absolutely get what you pay for. We will be back soon!!
My husband and I had heard it had some of the best fish in town! It did not disappoint! Although nothing over the top, fancy, the fish was fresh and cooked to perfection! Our server, Zane, was amazing. He was very knowledgable, honest, entertaining, and attentive. We are looking forward to cooler weather so that we can enjoy dining outdoors on our next visit!
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