Miller’s Ale House is a bar/restaurant chain. The first Miller’s Ale House opened in 1988 in Jupiter, FL and since expanded throughout Florida and beyond. There are now 72 restaurants in over ten states.
The one we visited had a large sports bar area, several pool tables and plenty of restaurant seating. I’m guessing they are all the same.
The place is pretty popular and when we arrived we were looking at a wait of maybe one hour. US restaurants tend not to encourage advance booking and maximise their table utilisation by expecting patrons to wait with electronic pagers.
The good news was that there were pool tables available and so we were able to play (without charge) until the pager called us. We were also able to order drinks, although weren’t able to transfer that cheque to our table.
A 20oz Guinness 20oz was US$5.95 and a bottle of Corona US$4.99.
Like most US chain restaurants, the place was busy and noisy.
The pager called us to our table. The food was pretty good. The aircon was a bit fierce.
An 8 oz Filet Mignon was US$19.99 plus 95c for a loaded baked potato and 95c for a side Caesar salad. A full rack of ribs US$17.99.
This isn’t a fine-dining experience but isn’t a bad place to visit as a group – but be prepared to drink a few beers and play a few games of pool before you eat.
8123 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34747