FILLMORES: 166-02 65th Ave.,
CUISINE: American (large portions and famous for blackened
HOURS: Open 7 days a week 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.
(Fri. & Sat until 12)
ENTERTAINMENT: Calendar filled with activities for every day of
SPECIALS: Specials menu every day plus Skillet Breakfast every
PARKING: Curbside (no meters)
CREDIT CARDS: All major
Named for Millard Fillmore, our 13th President of the USA (1850-53),
Fillmores has long been a neighborhood favorite with a history going back to horse
and buggy days. It is also one of our favorites for an entertaining evening out.
It is always a pleasure to visit Fillmores. Its like
visiting a favorite relative whos cooking your favorite foods. There are always
special dishes and special events planned by owner Rick Rickenbacker. Check the amusing
monthly calendar on your table, watch the announcements of events stream by on the visible
monitors or talk to Carolyn, the amicable manager.
For starters, we shared the ample appetizer "Saloon Sampler"
made up of great batter coated fried popcorn (small) shrimp, sticks of fried zucchini and
onion rings ($7.99). Then, from the evenings specials, we chose Meatloaf Monday,
four tasty slices along with real mashed potatoes and fresh string beans.
From the regular menu my companion, who enjoys the relaxed atmosphere
at Fillmores, chose Porkchops Rickenbacker two center cut chops with Hunter
Sauce of brown gravy ($11.99). This dish was plentiful, nicely presented and came complete
with a house salad. Our server, Lisa, was attentive and fast.
Prominent on the regular menu is their famous Blackened Steak ($14.95).
NOTE: The spices used for this dish has been so popular that it is now available for sale
at the restaurant.
For seafood lovers, one Monday night special was Broiled Seafood Scampi
with scallops, swordfish, clams and shrimps over linguini ($13.95). Also available was
Stuffed Catfish with lemon-butter sauce.
Fillmores favorites on the regular menu include Paddys
Shepherd Pie ($8.95) and Camp David Chicken- boneless with diced tomatoes, garlic, basil
and olive oil over penne ($8.95).