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Silver Eagle Bar & Grill

In a word: A site for soar eyes.

The specs: #01050  
5805 Monona Dr., Monona 53716
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JM ate the French dip with Silver Eagle fries and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the cheddar cheeseburger with crinkle fries and a diet Pepsi.
The bill was about $20, or $10/person, plus tip.
JM gave Silver Eagle a B+; Nichole gave Silver Eagle a C+ (see our grading rubric).

The Silver Eagle bills itself as Monona's birthday bar (Madison's is different) and this they honor by giving the celebrant a free meal.  Consequently, JM has eaten here often enough for work birthdays.  He has always found the sandwich selection decent and there's nothing that anyone has walked away from with negative words passing their lips.

Today, for a decidedly non-birthday lunch, Nichole ordered the cheddar cheeseburger special with fries.  The cheeseburger arrived on a toasted, buttered, soft bun which was decent.  She found it a little underwhelming that no vegetable toppings were offered or present upon arrival. It certainly was a fine burger in the bar burger tradition, if a little plain.

French dipBurger

JM's French dip was substantial but fell apart over the long haul. He ordered it with a side of chorizo dip which was easily the best part of the sandwich. It tasted like everyone's favorite taco dip with a little bit of sausage to up the ante.  The jus just was umami enough and, for some reason, the sandwich also came with mayo. Now, JM likes mayo, like like likes mayo, but not along side chorizo dip and jus. This was one of the pricier items on the menu and it wasn't quite as prime a prime rib as JM would've liked.  But it certainly wasn't bad.

The sides of sides of fries were too large.  The crinkle cut ones did not appeal, while the skin-on Silver Eagle house fries did, quite.  With so many dipping sauces on JM's plate, combinatorics made more fries disappear than we expected, but we both emerged full and ready to face the rest of the day.

Silver Eagle has plenty of TVs to watch the big game and a full bar (your birthday party can include a free shot if you want it). The other 364 days a year, compare it to your local and judge accordingly.

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