Out for lunch on a rainy Saturday we stopped in to Kaminski’s Sports Bar to grab a bite. Long established, our first visit to since I was a child. Decor was comfortable with plenty of away from the bar seating, we chose a booth. Menu’s left, waitress came in about 5 minutes to take a drink order while we looked over menu.
Decided on the Kaminski Sample to start. More than enough for two people, chicken tenders, wings, mozzarella sticks, onion wings and stuffed potatoes. Sauces included, Buffalo, blue cheese, sour cream, barbecue and marinara. A recommended appetizer for those that wish to fill up for drinking and aren’t concerned with taste. The chicken tenders were over cooked, as were the mozzarella sticks. Chicken wings were crisp but they had the flavor of some other food outside of chicken. Stuffed potato, with cheese and bacon was on the overdone side as well. The winner was the ever boring onion rings, had good flavor but its an onion ring.
Our first entrée, Lettuce Chicken Salad Wrap. Nicely displayed, sided with a freshly made fruit salad, that was appetizing to look at as it was to eat. Chicken salad, was dry and flavorless though we did bring home the leftovers in hope that additional mayonnaise would spruce up.
Kaminski Burger> The name sake burger came topped with lettuce tomato, shoestring onions and a cream cheese horseradish spread on a pub style roll. Requested burger medium, came out well. Burger meat had a nice sear, but lacked spicing and was flavorless. Cream Cheese horse-radish flavor? Horse Radish was absent from the burger. Shoestring onions offered some flavor but plain fried onions would have been a better addition. Roll on the dry side, we finished with a fork, matching up with some tomato. Sided with fries that were tasty and crisp.
Pricing $61.00 with 4 drafts from the bar. Service was attentive and friendly.
A shockingly poor showing from a restaurant that has been around for decades. Was it an off-day? The first day for a new cook? Whatever the reason may be, we may never discover why Kaminski’s has been around for decades.