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Mill St. Brew Pub?

So, it looks like finally they redid their website, and the mill st brew pub has all it's info up including their menu. Its just your basic pub food, but I love the distillery district and if its any good, I would definetly go. Has anyone been for dinner? Anything to avoid or anything worth ordering?

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  1. Abbey, you actually posted on this thread:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/35920...

    From what I hear, the food is better than average for a pub, and I'm planning to make a trek out there myself one of these days!

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    1. re: Food Tourist

      I thought I had, but this new Chowhoudn website makes searching threads hard for some reason. I went to find it, and I didnt get any good hits, sorry for bringing it up again, but thanks for finding the thread for me!

      1. re: hungryabbey

        You might even be able to find it in your own recent posts too!

        http://www.chow.com/profile/26815

        Chow!
        HL.

        1. re: HarryLloyd

          oh thats a good idea, thanks for the tip!

    2. I've been there twice, to catch Raptors games. The food is definitely better than average pub food. Make sure you have the sweet potato fries. The portions are substantial, and they have some specials throughout the week (I think they're listed on the website). The serivice can be a bit slow and spotty (it's a large place and already fairly popular) but very friendly.

      1. I'm a resident of the Distillery District. My husband and I love the food at Mill Street, particularly indulging in the chicken wings. The meat loaf is also terrific, as are the burgers. That having been said, I don't recommend the crab cakes (bland). Or their ribs, which were too chewy.

        Monday is half price appetizer night... and it's quiet too, which is a bonus. It's pretty hectic on the weekends, especially when the Leads play.

        1. So i went to mill st pub tonight and LOVED it. Its BEAUTIFUL in there for a pub! We tried the wings which were pretty good, the sweet potato fries which were great but no ten feet tall... I had the pulled pork pizza which was great! Tried the chicken/leek pie which was great too, the pastry was perfect, the halibut was also pretty good, and the burger was declared pretty good, but no stand out. Thanks for the tip guys,I am definetly going back

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          1. re: hungryabbey

            Dear Abbey,

            So how was the pulled pork and how does it compare to others you have had? can you please include "tasting notes"? Thanks.

            Chow!
            HL.

            1. re: HarryLloyd

              of course, Im sorry. well, I didnt have the pulled pork sandwich since someone on here posted that it was only a wee bit of pulled pork on a big bun, but, I found the pulled pork on the pizza to be good pork, but not very saucy like u would find on a good pulled pork sandwich. But i dont think I woudl have liked it to be tooo gooey on the pizza b/c there was already tomato and bbq sauce on the pizza. so, it is hard to compare it to lets say, the pulled pork sandwich that I am obsessed with at HoP. The pie had excellent pastry, very flaky if you like that, but the pie it had a bit too much leeks in it for one member of my party, though I didnt mind. I didnt try the burger, but the sweet potatoe fries were pretty good, nice and thin but were not quite as crispy as I Ten feet tall or HoP. The wings could have used a bit more sauce, but there was a nice amount of meat on the bone, so that made up for it and the sauce that it did have on it, was very good. Sorry, it is kind of hard to compare a pulled pork pizza to a sandwich I guess.. but I hope that helps

              1. re: hungryabbey

                Thanks Abbey.

                I enjoy a good pulled pork sandwich but I am very hesitant to order it at a restaurant due to the fact that they alway disappoint.

                You see I have spent many months in the south tasting some of the best and many hours perfecting my own. I have mastered a recipe and hope to be able to one day share it with others.

                Thanks again for your notes.

                Chow!
                HL.

                1. re: HarryLloyd

                  oooh very nice. From your experience then, what is the best pulled pork sandwich you have tried in toronto??

                  1. re: hungryabbey

                    My sampling so far: phils, hop, mill st., memphis bbq, max's, ribozos, camp31, mike loves, fat bobs, clarence inn, dino (both locations), and a few others not woth mentioning. (note: every time i stop by BC they are closed or out of PP). sorry to disappoint but none measure up.

                    common issues: dry, undercooked, overcooked, lacking smoke (often none), too saucy, too little meat.

                    so, best of the worst? dino (rochester location)

                    best in Tdot? sadly its phils.

                    and, sorry to say, worst of the worst? hop (way over sauced!).

                    Chow!
                    HL.

                    1. re: HarryLloyd

                      noooo haha. well, I do have to try out phils. Its on my list for sure. but I kind of like saucy to be honest lol, what did you think of mill st?

                      1. re: hungryabbey

                        Last time I was at Phil's it was rather disappointing.

                        DT

                        1. re: Davwud

                          yah it seems from reviews lately that its going down hill

                          1. re: hungryabbey

                            do you mean Phil's overall or specifically the pulled pork?
                            about a month ago, I posted a positive review about their ribs -- they were very good, better than they have been in a while. the pulled pork, however, wasn't so fine.

                              1. re: orangewasabi

                                There were two of us and we split a combo and a pp sandwich. Sandwich was nothing special. The ribs were dry and not that flavourful. The chicken tasted the best but you had to put up with it being bone dry. The brisket was the best over all. Other than the beans of course.

                                DT

                                1. re: Davwud

                                  I wonder how variable Phil's is . . . though it seems the beans are always good. I thought the ribs were some of the most tender I'd had (which was bloody shocking, frankly, given some of the great southern BBQ I have had). Wasn't even brave enough to try the brisket, though I may now. Fascinating,

                                  1. re: orangewasabi

                                    We were there for lunch. In other words, just after they opened. Which may explain the dryness of some of the food.

                                    DT

                                    1. re: orangewasabi

                                      Phil's is inconsistent. Beans can be fantastic or disappointing. Meat varies in smokiness and juiciness.

                                      Chow!
                                      HL

                        2. re: hungryabbey

                          Off topic, but I don't miss an oppty to recommend Delux (on Ossington) for their pulled pork sammy!

                2. I can't seem to find their menu... can someone please post a link?

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                    1. re: sierramum

                      And you have to click on the specials column on the right to launch the menu. Not terribly intuitive.

                      1. re: TorontoJo

                        Huh? The front page of the site has a image of the menu cover with the text "click above to view our Main Menu in PDF format" right below it.

                        1. re: gregclow

                          LOL, you're right. I didn't even notice the tiny writing. I saw the beer list only. I just happened to click on the specials and got the menu. You'd never know the Internet is my career...