Monday, February 18, 2013

Stampers Bar

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After the Great Big Home & Garden Show last weekend at the IX Center, "R" and I were hungry and wanted to stop for lunch on the way home. We were in luck, because Stampers Bar in Fairview Park wasn't too far away, and it is on my 2013 "To Dine" list.
I had originally selected Stampers from the list of reader suggestions, because it has an extensive menu of bar favorites and some interesting twists to classic dishes. They have plenty of smaller plates, which was great for us because we were in the mood to share a few items.

We tried the Soft Pretzels with a side of Oktoberfest cheddar cheese sauce ($6.50).
They were plump, doughy, and the cheese sauce had a nice distinct beer flavor to it.

We shared an order of the Crab Cakes with two pan-seared crab cakes served Maryland-style with sides of spicy mayo and dijon mustard ($9.99).
They were plump and packed with crab. I love a good crab cake that doesn't use too much "filling" or breading. Just give me crab, and these cakes certainly fit that style. It was my favorite dish that we tried.

We also split the Tuna Tacos ($14.50) with sushi-grade tuna served with pico de gallo, wasabi mayo, and mixed greens in locally made corn shells that are fried to order. It came with three tacos, but I still think that the price was a little high for tacos.
They were certainly decent, but didn't pack a whole lot of flavor, so overall we weren't thrilled. I probably wouldn't order them again, and the tuna tacos at The Oak Barrel in Valley View are definitely better. With a menu full of tempting choices, I would prefer to try something else at Stampers instead of ordering this again.

Now, it's a bar, but it is family-friendly.
Bright and sunny during the day (thanks to the huge glass windows in front), it was really pleasant to dine at for lunch. Our server was attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was relatively quick, and I left there thinking that I would certainly be back. The menu is just different enough to set itself apart from your typical bar, and it's a pretty big space with lots of seating. There is a small parking lot to the left of the restaurant, and some street parking out front.

Overall, we enjoyed our meal and I'm looking forward to a return visit. They have a special every night of the week, which is rare. This includes Sunday Steak Dinner for $9.99, Friday Fish Fry, and Monday Burger Night for $3. Check out all of their specials on the website. The kitchen is open until 11:00PM Sunday-Thursday, and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. You can often find live music there as well.

Have you been to Stampers?

Stampers Bar
21750 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH 44126


Bite Buff said...

By the way, we've already been back...and the burgers are fantastic!

Bite Buff said...

Stamper's has now closed. 4-24-16