About Mikey's Grill

4524 Southlake Parkway Ste. 7
Birmingham, AL 35244
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Mikey's Grill is owned and operated by Michael (affectionately known as "Mikey") and his sister, Melissa Lee. They have over thirty years of combined restaurant experience. Mikey has only the freshest seafood delivered multiple times a week, he cuts all steaks in house and even makes all of the his own sauces and bread. Mikey's is truly a family affair; with Mikey whipping up amazing creations with a Cajun flare in the kitchen, Melissa, selecting the wine and running the front and even their Mom, Donna, pitches in baking her delectable homemade desserts!
If you are looking for an amazing dining experience, try us out! It is truly one of Hoover, Alabama's hidden gems!!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Cajun

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Valleydale Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(205) 538-7637

Website:
http://www.mikeysgrill.com/

Catering:
Please call us to inquire about catering.

Executive Chef:
Michael Lee

Private Party Facilities:
Please call to inquire about renting the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Lee: 2055387637x

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8

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4.7

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fanatic fresh grouper

Dined on April 19, 2016

Highly recommend the fresh fish. perfectly prepared with a light sauce and served promptly with nice wine recommendation. We were trying make a concert and they helped enjoy a wonderful meal without feeling rushed eat by the prompt service.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Great as always

Dined on April 16, 2016

Once again Mikey's was fantastic. Chris is an outstanding server and the food was as good as it always is. You can't go wrong with this choice.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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The prices at Mikey's are what keeps me ...

vip
Dined on April 1, 2016

The prices at Mikey's are what keeps me from eating there more often. I had a chicken breast-sized piece of snapper with two measley shrimp that cost almost $30. Not worth it by any stretch of the imagination.

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The food is phenomenal every time we go! ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

The food is phenomenal every time we go!!!

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Very Good Food

Dined on March 26, 2016

Wife and I both had a piece of fish. Entree had very good flavors. Portions could be a little larger. Would definitely go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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Our waiter was excellent and our food wa ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Our waiter was excellent and our food was wonderful!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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Great food and service

Dined on March 17, 2016

Great food and service

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Always delicious!

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Always delicious!

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Excellent. Love the Chicken Saltemnoca. ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Excellent. Love the Chicken Saltemnoca. Great service.

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Excellent food as always

Dined on March 5, 2016

Excellent food as always

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The macadamia nut snapper was great!

Dined on February 28, 2016

The food and service was great! They are very flexible with their menu. The crab cake was wonderful,just a little pricy $11.95 for 1 cake. Other than that the prices were in line with other fine restaurants . We will use the online reservation again it was great to walk in and be seated when there were others waiting.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
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Spot on

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Everything was extremely well done for a Valentines weekend meal. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Disppointed

Dined on February 14, 2016

We had made a reservation and were immediately seated upon our arrival. Took a little while to ask for our drink order, but, they were very busy. My wife immediately commented on how cold it was and, in fact, at the table behind us the getleman in our same area went out and got his date a coat. Never got any warmer. Service was good and efficient. We had the crab claws for an appetizer, they were good, but, on the small size. The Salad was excellent, very fresh. Very disappointed in our entrees, my wife had the RibEye and I know a good one is very marbeled, but, this one had a lot of fat and grizzle. I had the filet and fried oysters, the filet was overdone and the fried oysters were underdcooked and cold. Mikeys had been recommended to me, but, I doubt we will go back. Thought it was overpriced for what we got.

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There are no suprises at Mikey's!

Dined on February 9, 2016

The food is ALWAYS fresh and delicious. The service is ALWAYS impeccable. The place is ALWAYS clean and inviting. ALWAYS! Warning: DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT HAVING A DESSERT & I suggest not sharing - you will want it all to yourself - ALWAYS! A big shout out to our server Zane! Thank you for helping make our birthday celebration perfect!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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Great food, vibrant atmosphere

Dined on January 1, 2016

We ordered several fresh seafood dishes, they were as good as similar dished enjoyed previously in the French Quarter of New Orleans at high profile restaurants. For desert we had Italian Rum Cake & Bread Pudding that exceeded expectations. Hats off to the chef! The atmosphere was a bit louder than we expected for a romantic dinner. The web site is a bit misleading in this area, the atmosphere is neighborhood grill, with the bar area open to the dinner area and not quaint dining. The restaurant could benefit from some sound absorbing panels in the open rafters. The hostess was very efficient, the waiter was prompt and efficient as well. Overall, the experience was very positive, we will return when traveling to Birmingham in the future.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
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value5

Great place!

Dined on December 30, 2015

Delicious food and excellent service. Mikey's is our favorite neighborhood resturant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Awesome bread pudding, a must for you t ...

vip
Dined on November 15, 2015

Awesome bread pudding, a must for you to try.

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Mikey 2015

Dined on October 22, 2015

Been here before. Will come again when in Birmingham. Foosbal is excellent. Had grouper which was extremely fresh and delicious. Highly recommend.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
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As always, I drive from Alabaster to get ...

vip
Dined on October 11, 2015

As always, I drive from Alabaster to get that awesome bread pudding. You must go by and get some. It's worth it and also the steak and cake is the best in town.

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Outstanding Place to Dine

Dined on September 15, 2015

Outstanding as usual. Chis was once again provided great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
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Mikey's Shines Once AGain

Dined on August 2, 2015

Once again Mikey's has delivered excellence in all aspects. Great food, great atmosphere and great service (Chris is exceptional). Love this place.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Great Place everytime

Dined on July 18, 2015

I have been here a few times and each time the food/service was great. It is on the higher end of spending for food but everything is great.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
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As usual the food at Mikey's was phenome ...

vip
Dined on July 16, 2015

As usual the food at Mikey's was phenomenal. We started with appetizers, then salads then we both had the steak and cake. I think Mikey's food gets better all the time. He truly should be recognized for the best crab cake in the country. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We will be back!.

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Sub-Par

Dined on June 4, 2015

Visited Mikey's today for lunch and I will never return. Service was just okay but the food was horrible. We had the Maryland Style Crab Cake (tasted as if it came frozen and they just warmed it in the kitchen ), the Baked Tilapia (it was on a bed of sauce that tasted as if it came out of the jar) and the Seafood Pasta (it was swimming in OIL, I could not eat it). Also, the restaurant itself left a lot to be desired. Was not appealing to the eye at all. I think we could have dealt with the atmosphere IF the food was good. I can't believe this restaurant has so many STARS !!!

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Great Neighborhood Restaurant

vip
Dined on May 16, 2015

Moderate size restaurant in a strip center. Took a date there and the food was great! The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. Server were friendly and attentive. Would be great for a family dinner as well. I will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Outstanding Experience

Dined on May 14, 2015

When we arrived my wife and I were greeted by Melissa, the hostess and part owner. She was very cheerful and seated us immediately in a side table that offered us privacy and quiet (it was our anniversary). Our waiter Chris greeted us immediately and was was very attentive the entire evening. The variety of entrée choices on their menu is impressive and the seafood main courses we selected were excellent. However, the crab cakes appetizers were the highlight of the evening. They are filled with lump crabmeat and the sauce served with them is delightful. Overall a must visit restaurant when you are in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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Disappointed in last two visits. Hostes ...

Dined on May 9, 2015

Disappointed in last two visits. Hostess acted like she did not want to be there. Food did not seem to be anything special as it has been in the past.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food3
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Not as good as usual

Dined on May 8, 2015

Mikey's is my favorite special occasion restaurant, which is why I chose it for a Mother's Day weekend meal. However the crab cakes and sauce were not up to their usual excellence. The burnt butter sauce was much thinner than normal and less flavorful. I usually love the bread as well but the rolls were small and dense as if the yeast was left out. They may have just changed recipes since the last time we were there; if so, they need to go back to the other recipe. While not an unpleasant experience, it was not worth the over $100 we spent for 4 meals and 4 waters and it has made me question returning.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service3

Good...not great

Dined on May 1, 2015

I'd read the so-so reviews about Mikey's grill, but wanted to try it anyways since we live near-by. The reviews were pretty spot on. Located in a strip mall on Valleydale, Mikey's Grill is an upscale neighborhood joint that leaves you wondering if it was worth the high priced bill. The staff at the door were less than enthusiastic greeting us, but our server was very friendly and helpful when making our dinner selections. We had the crab claws as an appetizer- very good. I had the filet and crab cake for my entree- also good. My husband had the snapper and he reported enjoying it as well. The portions were small and only came with a salad as a side. The food was good, it just felt overpriced considering the relaxed atmosphere and lackluster presentation. I will definitely be going back to Mikey's Grill, but next time I'll probably stick with a cheeseburger or poboy and avoid the pricer items.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
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The food is always wonderful.

Dined on April 25, 2015

We love to eat at Mikey's. The fish and crab cakes are great! Everything we have ever received at Mikey's has been wonderful.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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.great place

Dined on April 12, 2015

Great place awesome service. It was a pleasurable experience. Me and the wife both enjoyed everything.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Excellent food! The surf and swamp and c ...

Dined on April 11, 2015

Excellent food! The surf and swamp and crab cakes are outstanding!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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Chuck69

Dined on April 11, 2015

Our server Sam was very attentive to our party of five. She was very upbeat and made our dinning experience fun and enjoyable. The food was as always delicious and enjoyed by all even the first time diner with us. We plan to return.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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Bad Experience

Dined on March 6, 2015

There were four of us and we had been here before and enjoyed. The night started off good with Emily as our waitress. We ordered the black and blue as an appetizer. The "center cut rib eye" looked like flank steak. It also had the texture of flank steak, it couldn't be cut with a knife much less chewed. We sent it back. That is when Emily changed. The Caesar salads were made with iceberg lettuce but we were told it was romaine, just cut by two different ladies. Hmmm..... We were told by Emily that an upcharge of one or two dollars for changing a crab cake for the salmon on the Fettechini Natasha. Ended up we were charged $10. Emily said nothing could be done. We had to ask for water, we asked a busboy for cracked black pepper, not a very pleasant outing. The website states you can order off either menu at any time. Not true, per Emily. My husband wanted the smaller order of the pasta but was told it was on the dinner menu also. Not true, only the large portion. Very disappointing dinner.

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Nawlinsfoodies

Dined on February 21, 2015

We found Mikey's Grille through Open Table. This place is awesome. The food was fabulous, the service was impeccable, nice ambience. Really cannot say enough about this place. We will definitely be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
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great Valentine's Dinner

vip
Dined on February 15, 2015

Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. They accommofated my Eat to Live all vegetarian diet and my friend's gluten free diet. I heat compliments on the fish dishes, the steak, the crabcakes, the sauces and the bread pudding. They were out of the chocolate dessert, but hopefully, next Valentines, they'll have more on hand or we'll eat earlier. The waitress tried to allay the disappointment by bring some whipped cream topped by chocolate syrup. This got snapped up as well!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
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Perfect Valentines Date

Dined on February 15, 2015

Went with the love of my life of 32 years. The service, atmosphere, and food were the best we have had at a restaurant in a long time. Had the char grilled shrimp appetizer that melted in your mouth and was flavorful. The filet mignon and crab cakes were served piping hot and tasted awesome. It was all so fresh and cooked perfectly. We highly recommend Mikey's....it made for a memorable Valentines night.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
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An Amazing and Lucky Find - Phenomenal!!

vip
Dined on January 16, 2015

I picked this from a list because where I wanted to go did not have a reservation and the description fit the type of places I like to patronize. I am so glad I did. Melissa was behind the bar (Mikey's sister) and she was absolutely delightful. I sat at the bar and enjoyed a spectacular meal with some alterations to the set menu they were happy to accommodate since I had not tried a couple things before. Emily was also adorable, both so friendly, we chatted for a couple hours through the meal. The food was spectacular. I had a couple appetizers (try the alligator, my first time and it was fantastic) and the Oscar. Home made béarnaise sauce, maybe the best I have ever had and I have eaten at some top restaurants across the country. Then the bread pudding. I am a self-named connoisseur of this dessert and this is easily in my top 3 EVER!! Not as custard-like as I usually like, but moist and oh so good. Most of all, what made this place so amazing was the staff. I even got to meet Mikey, who brought my dinner out and came back and chatted for a while after I finished. They were all so friendly, and genuinely so. It was not like they were that way to sell me more, but interested in making me feel welcome and guaranteeing I had a good experience. I cannot over emphasize how great they were. I travel all over the country and this was by far the best dining experience I have ever had! I cannot wait to go back to Birmingham and eat there again. Love the people and the food, a true gem off the radar but so worth the effort.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Chris' service was excellent. It was go ...

Dined on January 11, 2015

Chris' service was excellent. It was good to see Melissa. Enjoyed having our favorite table. Thank you.

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Sam Was Great for our waitress, and Chri ...

vip
Dined on January 10, 2015

Sam Was Great for our waitress, and Chris helped out too.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch

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