The Pineville Tavern in Pineville
We had a nice dinner in their garden on a sunny late summer day with excellent food and service.
We visited the Pineville Tavern in August 2019 for an early dinner. The valet noticed a non valet spot that was opened and pointed us to that. I thought that was a nice gesture.
We wanted to eat in the garden. The person at the host table was a younger kid. Somehow there was a miscommunication. We told him we wanted to eat outdoors and that we would wait at the bar. He must have thought we put our name in with the outside host. After 20 minutes, we realized something wasn’t right. We went to the outside host and got seated almost right away. I was a little annoyed but realize that I miscommunicated somewhat. The person at the hosting desk probably thought we already put our names in outside. Lesson learned. See the outside host/hostess if you want to eat outside.
We split their Shrimp wrapped in million dollar bacon. They brought out five large shrimp wrapped in bacon with a mustard sauce. That was a great start. I hadn’t heard of Million Dollar Bacon but it apparently is a thing. My girlfriend remarked that the shrimp had a slight kick. One of the ingredients in million dollar bacon is pepper or cayenne pepper. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW THIS REVIEW TO MY DOCTOR OR HE WILL KICK MY BUTT. Seriously though 2 1/2 delicious bacon wrapped shrimp is not going to be a problem.
For the main course I ordered the Ribs. They listed a full rack for $27. I asked if they had a half rack. They did and that was $16. There weren’t a lot of steak fries but they were good … and .. I’m supposed to be watching my carbs. The ribs fell off the bone and the BBQ sauce was just right for me. I don’t like a lot of kick in my food.
My Girlfriend wanted to order a chicken wrap. They were out so she opted for one of the specials, a shrimp salad. I know, a shrimp appetizer and a shrimp main course. But, who can argue with shrimp?
We split a Creme Brulee for desert. The total bill was about $70 including one drink. The flies and wasps were slightly annoying but we wanted to dine outside. There is nothing the restaurant could do about them. Sorry, no pics of the Creme Brulee. It’s a favorite of ours and we dove right in.
There is a life sized statue of a pig in the garden dining area.
And, in case you were really wondering to the point of not being able to sleep at night…… here is the back view of the pig.
They have a handicap access ramp that leads to the bar. This is near the road just as you come into their lot.
SUMMARY – Great food, service and drinks in a great setting. We’ll head back. The sign out front mentioned a lobster special on Tuesdays.