Trust that oversized neon sign on Airport Circle - and Mod Betty - and visit The Pub. While the outside is a fairly beige bunker-like affair, inside this local landmark you’ll be met with a delightful combination of medieval-via-mid-century flair and old-timey steakhouse vibe. It’s a Retro Roadmap fave place any time we’re hankering for a hunk of char-broiled steak, or just an all-you-CARE-TO-eat salad bar destination.
Constructed in the early 1930’s as a nightclub, it became The Pub in 1951. The remaining example of a once local franchise (that included the kitsch-tastic Pub Tiki) The Pub makes up for its missing locations with it’s retro castle-like-charm under it’s low slung roof.
Make sure to note the vintage details and signs, from the stained glass and wrought iron accents, to the inlaid “knights of the“ round tables. I love the old business signs on the lounge’s beamed ceiling, but these historic details are only half of the allure of The Pub.
The food and drinks at The Pub are what has kept their giant doors open for over 65 years. Steaks are cooked on open charcoal hearths on full display in the dining room that easily seats 500.
Fresh bread is served prior to every meal, and the aforementioned salad bar (with homemade zucchini bread) ensures that there’s plenty for the non-carnivore to fill up on.
Once you step in through the paneled front doors you’ll be reluctant to return to the modern day.
Mod Betty Says:
Open every day but Christmas, and open ‘til Midnight Fridays and Saturdays
Curious about the 1 and ½ in the Pub logo? That’s a nod to their drink menu, with an extra ½ ounce “kick” of liquor included in every drink.
Check out the old menus lining the walls and see if you can spot the one listing a “Bucket” of Old Fashioneds, for only 95 cents...hic!