Food Porn: Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill

While attending both the Soup Fest and Pizza Bash this year, a couple restaurants popped up on my radar. Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill was one of those restaurants. At the Soup Fest their Buffalo Wing soup was Alli’s favorite and at the Pizza Bash they were offering California Crab Roll pizza that wasn’t the most delicious pizza but a very creative idea nonetheless. So we put it on our wish-list and thought that maybe we’d make it there in the near future. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when Alli and I were sitting around and trying to think of something new and causal, Mooney’s fit the bill. Here’s how our meal was…

  • Restaurant Type: Casual/Bar
  • Cuisine: Pub Food
  • Prices: Appetizers $4-8, Entrees Under $10
  • Location: Kenmore

Deep Fried Pickles

When we walked into Mooney’s we immediately realized this wasn’t the neighbor dive bar we originally imagined, this place definitely has had some money put into it. The walls were decorated with various sports memorabilia and there were plenty of big screen TV’s and a nice large bar. Outside they had a patio that would be great in the summertime (they even have booths outside). Looking over the menu we decided to order their Stuffed Banana Pepper Soup ($3) and some Deep Fried Pickles ($6, pictured above). The soup had a watery cheesy broth with bits and pieces of sausage in it. It didn’t have a strong flavor nor spice to it, unfortunately. The Deep Fried Pickles was a first for Alli and myself and I’m still not sure if I enjoyed them or not. The serving size itself was very large and could easily be split amongst 4 people. The only flavor comparison I can make (and fairly obvious comparison) would be they tasted like Dill flavored Potato Chips. The pieces of pickle were very crispy and lightly battered, not overly greasy at all. Without dipping side of Ranch dressing they were tasty but the dill flavor soon became overwhelming.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Aside from the impressive interior, the other thing I noticed when walking into Mooney’s was their “Moses Challenge”. We sat down at our booth and again I noticed a sign saying that I could get any sub “Moses Style”. What does that mean? Well for every sub (half or whole) you can get it topped with freshly cut French Fries and Mooney’s Homemade Coleslaw. Since I was starving I decided to try out their Chicken Finger Sub topped with that Moses Challenge ($6.50, pictured above). Even though the sandwich fell apart and was incredibly difficult to eat, it was worth the price. The Chicken Fingers were crispy, the medium sauce they were coated in was good (in terms of Buffalo hot sauce standards) and the fries were freshly cut and had that strong potato skin flavor. The coleslaw was surprisingly not all mayo (a good thing), it actually had a good amount of vinegar mixed in with the cabbage and carrats. The moments when I could actually get a bite that included a combination of all the ingredients (toasted roll, coleslaw, fries, chicken fingers, lettuce and tomato) it was pretty darn fantastic. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen very often as it was falling apart more and more each time I picked it up.

Mooney’s was a good meal, nothing too revolutionary in terms of the food but I definitely could go back for another sub done up “Moses Style”. The biggest draw back about our meal was the service, when we walked in there was a large party leaving but otherwise the place was pretty empty. So when our waitress was MIA after getting our drinks, it was a little upsetting to just sit their and wait 10 mins+ to order food (granted it was easier with a large glass of New Castle). The prices are pretty cheap and if you are looking for a place to hang out and grab a beer and eat at the bar, this place definitely seems like it could be a fun time.

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