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“A Real Nice Surprize”
Review of Mill Street Grill

Mill Street Grill
Ranked #3 of 131 Restaurants in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Fusion, Gastropub, American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mill Street Grill is a medium-priced, full-service restaurant located in the Shenandoah Valley. Already an established name, Mill Street Grill is also a name synonymous with quality. At Mill Street Grill everything is made fresh daily and based on our own original recipes. We feature homemade soups, sauces and dressings made from the finest ingredients, with hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, garden salads and the best barbeque ribs in the Valley.Full Gluten free menu avaliable as well as Vegeterian items. We balance good quality food with fast, fun, efficient service. All served in the cozy confines of a turn of the century flour mill. Customers always get their money's worth at Mill Street Grill. From our opening 1992, our goal has been to be the most consistent restaurant in the area, and our large numbers of regular customers prove that we have succeeded. No one is a stranger at Mill Street Grill, because we treat our customers better than family.
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Real Nice Surprize”
Reviewed August 31, 2008

We were traveling from Philadelphia to Charlotte and decided to stop in Staunton for the night. We were directed to the Grill for dinner and it was really busy even on a Tuesday night. We were seated fast and promptly greeted by a knowledgeable server. She really knew the menu. One of us is gluten intolerant and we were amazed at how acquainted our server was with this. They even had a breading made of potato, corn and rice flour for fried oysters and the oysters were great. I had prime rib and it melted in my mouth and was cooked to perfection. The other meal was sea bass in a Thai coconut broth it was the best thing I had tasted in a long time. I also had fried green tomatoes which i had never had and they were outstanding.The wine list here is great and very reasonably priced. the 3 types of bread with the banana walnut butter and the taste of peppermint ice cream at the end of the meal was a nice touch. For all we got I thought it was a reasonable meal for the money. We plan our trips now so we can stop in staunton just to eat there

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“One of the only places in the Shenandoah Valley that does a great job with fried oysters!”
Reviewed July 31, 2008

One of the only places in the Shenandoah Valley that does a great job with fried oysters!

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New England
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“Best Ribs along the East Coast”
Reviewed May 17, 2008

Can't discuss the menu as a whole since every time I drive from Boston to Atlanta I only order ribs. In my opinion and my son's, the best ribs along the East Coast. Well worth getting off the highway, no matter the time, to enjoy a good meal of ribs!

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Athens, Georgia
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed February 19, 2008

As a Staunton local, I have to say this is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is always fabulous. You'll start with warm break served with a flavored butter. I love this. And the salads are great! Just something a little different. There are always more than enough choices for your main course which makes it a great choice when eating out with lots of people. And if you like fried green tomatoes...theirs are to die for!!! My favorite part of the meal. The atmosphere is great too.

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Northern Virginia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Very good, but perhaps not as outstanding as other reviews suggest.”
Reviewed December 30, 2007

Our party of six certainly enjoyed a very good meal at the Mill Street Grill before heading to a play, but it was not, in our view, quite as outstanding as suggested by other reviews, and the cost was a bit more expensive than the pub ambiance might lead one to expect (our meal for four adults and two kids came to $190, with only a few drinks among us, one appetizer and no desserts). Also, the ribs were indeed very good, but the exuberant praise on other reviews again seems a bit over-rated. The filet mignon, paella and a blackened redfish were also quite good. Dinner was very slow coming (almost two hours for our meal), but we were informed about 2/3 of the way through our meal that one of the ovens had broken down, so the delay might not be reflective of typical service. The bread was great, but we were all a bit puzzled why the waitress took all of our bread away as the entrees were served -- we had hoped to continue to eat the bread with our meal, and not rely on it as an appetizer alone. All in all, I would recommend the Main Street Grill, but would rate it just a notch below the apparent consensus from other reviewers here.

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