I have gone to three different Miller's Houses and they have all been equally mediocre.
I have visited the Kirkman Ave House (behind Universal Studios, next to Starbucks), the one by the Florida Mall (on Orange Blossom Trail, near Toys 'R Us), and the one on John Young Pkwy (near Hunter's Creek).
Three different locations of the same chain, and I've had several different plates as well. There's not a single thing I can recommend. Not one. Well, that's not true. The ambience is nice, but you are better off not ordering anything and just watching the TVs.
Maybe what one needs to do is to prep up their palates with alcohol to welcome the drastic lack of flavor in everything, but alas I never did try this method. I just went for the food.
Why have I gone so much if it's never done anything for me? Well, one is very close to my workplace, so whenever the guys want to go for a quick lunch, unfortunately this restaurant's name comes up. Then the other times were because of a large-value gift card which I would have preferred far more if it had been for Taco Bell or KFC.
So, these are the lackluster plates I somewhat remember:
- pork medallions...burnt and absolutely average, especially sad 'cause they say it's their house specialty
- fish 'n chips...flavorless fish, might as well be fried bubbles of air
- sweet tea...watered down...sad when I can get a better one for a buck at any McDonald's
- zingers...they are not necessarily bad, but I wouldn't go here just for that, no matter if this was the only place open in the middle of a storm
- pulled zinger sandwich (not pork, it's chicken)...we had to ask for more BBQ and even then it was largely unremarkable
- boiled bag of seafood (has a nicer name but I cannot remember)...I'd trade it whole for a can of spinach...at least that would make Popeye happier.
- I've also had other stuff that has failed to make any sort of pleasant remembrance...
Listen. I don't have any personal vendetta against this chain, it's not like I have had horrible waiting service or argued with a manager or anything. It's simply because the food is not good.
I don't have a problem with the ambiance, or the music, or the TVs, or the staff, and I have never tried their bar (very casual drinker I am), but if you are going for the food, don't bother. You can go pretty much anywhere and have a pretty good chance of getting better stuff for your money,
If you are around Kirkman's, you can eat healthier and cheaper at Sweet Tomatoes, or go to Applebee's or Friday's, or simply drive on International and go to Bahama Breeze.
If you are around the Hunter's Creek one, you can get cooler fare at Tijuana Flats that's right around there, there's also an Applebee's near or just drive down to The Loop mall and eat at Abuelo's or Chipotle.
If you are by the Florida Mall, you can go to Bucca di Beppo inside the mall or the Chili's facing Sandlake Road.
If not, I wish you better luck.
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