Eats! American Grill was a hit for us and really is a must for anyone that craves comfort food. Located in South Tampa, Eats! American Grill has one of the most interesting menus around and suggest that you go very hungry because the portions are huge.
Eats! American Grill is located in a small building on South Dale Mabry and we didn’t have trouble finding the place. We went in through the outside patio area and through a back door, which really seems like the main entrance since its right off the larger paring area.
The inside of Eats! American Grill is comfortable with lots of tables and TV’s around, which were showing a number of sports games and infomercials. Our server was over quick to drop off menus and drop off some house-made chips and dip. These chips were light and crisp and surprisingly not greasy. Jeff loved the dip and would have brought a bottle home if he could. It tasted like a cross between ranch and chipotle.
The menu really focuses on comfort food. All kinds of amped up sandwiches make it hard to narrow down your search for sure. Entrees and appetizers are quite creative and we even saw a note that they were on Food Network’s Heat Seekers TV show. We were not brave enough to try those menu items noted for being on the show, but think we picked a few winners.
Fried Pork Chop Sandwich ($8.99) – Center cut pork chop, hand breaded and fried topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and the Signature Spicy sauce, served on Texas Toast. The pork was thicker than expected and was very tender. There was a small ribbon of fat on one side and let me tell you, it was rendered down perfectly. The crust was crisp and mild, so it didn’t overpower the flavor of the pork.
The toppings were fresh and the Signature Spicy sauce was good, but didn’t have the kick we expected. No problem for me, but Jeff wanted a little more ‘oomph’. The fries were crisp and of the ‘coated’ variety. I’m more of a purist with my fries and usually don’t go for these kind, but they were really good. The sandwich was large enough that I took half home.
Jeff got his blue cheese fix and found they piled on a generous portion. The burger was huge and cooked perfectly with a nice sear on the outside and medium on the inside. The beef quality is high here and we know it was a good burger because Jeff didn’t have any ‘left-overs’ to bring home. 🙂
Eats! American Grill is a great South Tampa causal spot to hang out and grab some drinks and fill up on some amazing comfort food. The service was quick and on point and everyone was very friendly. We will definitely be back often and I know we will enjoy trying new menu items on each visit.
Eats! American Grill is located at 4502 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33611