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The specs: #00983 
830 Oregon Center Dr., Oregon 53575
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JM ate the French dip with garlic mashed potatoes.
Nichole ate the fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and harvest vegetables.
The bill was $23, or $11ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Mulligan's a B; Nichole gave Mulligan's a B- (see our grading rubric).

Part of the thing about having two spouses review something is that sometimes this is a hindrance.  This was the case the case at Mulligan's, where a small and entirely unmemorable marital tiff meant that we spooked our server and ushered through to the end of our meal earlier than we expected. This is entirely on us and not on Mulligan's at all, though it does make some of our thoughts on the place a little specific.

Mulligan's in Oregon is an arm of the Martin O'Grady's restaurant group and it has similar internal aspirations (large bar area, dark wood, lots of TVs).  Their menu has lots of rich apps, shrimp, and high ticket dinners like Shrimp O'Grady with artichoke hearts and other signifiers of class.  In other words, lots of feints toward supper club fare, without going the full distance.

Beef dip

JM got an old standby - French dip - and it was pretty boring, neither great nor terrible, despite the presence of mushrooms, which could have gone wither way.  Overall, the sandwich fell on the good side of acceptable.  Nichole's chicken dinner was very good. The garlic smashed potatoes were subtle, and not too garlicky. There was a generous portion of good buttery "harvest veggies" (julienned peppers, carrots & zucchini) on the side.

Chicken dinner

Of course, we were getting asked about dessert before we were halfway through our entrees and decided in the interest of keeping the peace, despite the argument having passed, we would adjourn. A nice game day meal is certainly possible here, though this by itself seems unlikely to draw us to Oregon.


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