Monday, May 01, 2006

Mansion Hill Tavern

Review 16 @ Stop 26
Mansion Hill Tavern
502 Washington (Newport)

The Mansion Hill Tavern is a local neighborhood tavern located in Newport’s Mansion Hill district. Built before 1900, a bar and grill has been housed at this location since 1944. The warm, friendly atmosphere is also an important spot in the local blues scene with live music Wednesday and Friday through Sunday.

Upon entering, the dark tables and chairs amidst the dark walls provide a definite bar atmosphere. On the other hand, how many places have a large wooden Indian just inside the door? So say hi to Chief on your way in.

The menu offers five burgers, but Bucky, Freddie, and Wolfy settle on the Best I Had All Day burger. This $4.00 burger is served with lettuce, tomato, and onion and accompanied by potato chips and pickle slices.

The hand-made patty appears fresh while perfectly fits the bun. Medium in size and grilled, the trio saw little differences in their cook to order. No doubt, the kitchen does not add any extra flavor to the meat

The Kaiser bun is toasted and topped with a light spread of butter. The guys loved this bun while proclaiming, “It makes this sandwich!” On the other hand, the lettuce and tomato dominated the flavor.

The Mansion Hill Tavern is within walking distance from Newport on the Levee. For those desiring medium size burgers, it’s worth a try. This turned out to be the best burger each of us had that day, however, it was the only burger we had that day. Bucky, Freddie, and Wolf even had identical scores.

Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday through Friday)
Cash only

Score: 5.0
Rating: Average

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