- 6923 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45236
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- 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; noon-2 a.m. Sunday.
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Getting your wisdom teeth pulled sucks. A week after my husband went through that lovely experience we were both so over of eating soup and staying cooped up inside. Heading to MVP Sports Bar was a welcome excuse to get out.
The owners obviously spent a lot of time and energy making MVP into the quintessential sports bar and hangout, with tons of big, flat screen TVs, darts, a sort of VIP- type couch area, a big stage and even a fireplace to keep the large space feeling cozy.
We ducked in from the cold on a Thursday evening and grabbed seats at the long bar, along with several other couples.
The crowd: A group of friends requested the Steelers game get turned on half the TVs, which was sort of a bummer for me but I guess I was in the minority. By the time we left at around 9:30 p.m., the bar area was full and the tables were starting to fill up with a mixed crowd of couples, friends from work, and those who lived nearby.
The drinks: The bartender chatted with us and told us Thursdays were Ladies Nights, with $5 pitchers. If my husband wasn’t loaded up on Percocet we might have taken her up on it; instead, I went with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale ($4.50) and he got a Coke ($1.69).
The grub: We hogged the menu for a long time, debating between the basket of beer battered onion rings, potato skins or loaded nachos for an appetizer. They have all the American pub grub faves like a black ‘n’ blue burger, double deckers and beer battered fish sandwiches, but they also lean a bit Greek with Spanakopita, a Greek sampler platter and Baklava sundaes for dessert.
Our bartender recommended the Greek fries ($5.99). The huge platter of hand cut fries were skinny and crispy, exactly how I like ‘em, with crumbled feta cheese on top. They came with a side of Greek dressing but honestly I liked them better without, and if you saw how large the plate was you’d be impressed that I finished them all.
We really came for dinner, so we also ordered a classic gyro ($7.49) for him and the buffalo chicken sandwich on a Kaiser bun ($6.99) for me. Both came with sides of Saratoga chips. My husband said the gyro was a good, typical gyro and my sandwich was hot, hot, hot. We didn’t try the wings but if you like hot barbeque sauce, they definitely know how to do that right!
The damage: $26.30
The verdict: Silverton is not a part of town I’m familiar with but the atmosphere at MVP Sports Bar & Grille made us feel right at home. The bartender was busy but extremely personable and always kept an eye on us. If you go, get those Greek fries to share and watch karaoke on Tuesdays or take part in trivia on Wednesday nights.