A lot of pubs have been popping up around town. One of the most popular has been The Old Bag of Nails Pub in Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville. The packed parking lot at the corner of Alex Bell and State Route 48 has been steady since the restaurant opening, in November, 2017.
Recently, neighboring Schlotsky’s Deli has closed its doors, making Old Bag of Nails the end cap on Cross Pointe Center. The Food Adventure Crew has gotten a chance to visit the pub a half a dozen times and have had a good sampling of the menu at different times of the day. We have found the menu to be pretty seafood dominated, and those were some of our favorite dishes.
Let’s get started giving you the scoop….
HERE IS THE SKINNY on THE OLD BAG OF NAILS PUB:
— The menu is extensive and eclectic, featuring favorite pub foods to unique creations you won’t see anywhere else in town.
— The bar has a great list of craft beers on tap. Usually from Bells Brewery to local Dayton brews, you can find something for every palate, event the Bud and Miller Lite lovers.
— Located at 101 E Alex-Bell Rd. Suite 191 in Centerville, their hours are 11am-10pm everyday except 11am-9pm on Sundays.
So what’s the best stuff on this big menu? We can help you there, with our patented .. MUST EATS !
MUST EATS at THE OLD BAG OF NAILS PUB:
— BRITISH STYLE FISH and CHIPS:
Everyday is a fish fry at Old Bag of Nails Pub. This dinner is their big daddy, this is their house specialty. It is a filling plate too, with two huge whitefish filets, thick steak fries and a scoop of cole slaw. If you try one thing on the menu, this should be it ….
— THE NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER:
Oh it is good. Nice and creamy and loaded with clams and potatoes. There is a hint of bacon, but the recipe stays true to showcasing the clams.
— MUSSELS AND SHRIMP APPETIZER:
Over a pound of Mussels with Shrimp steamed in white wine and butter. The plate is served with Garlic Bread and is a delicious combo.
— BLACKENED SALMON CAESAR SALAD:
A generous slab of salmon over a Caesar Salad bowl (ask for a small salad). The salmon is cooked slightly rare, so if you do not like that, let the server know you want your salmon cooked more.
— DYNAMITE SHRIMP DIP APPETIZER:
An interesting and unique dip made of shrimp, cheese and hot sauce. It is a little bit oily, but strangely addicting. Served with toasted pita triangles, you will find yourself spooning heaps of the dip onto your chips.
—FRIED OYSTER BASKET:
These Oysters are delicious and plump. We recommend this over the Oyster Po Boy because the oysters get lost in the sandwich, sub bun and toppings. The basket is the way to go, but this may be a special and sometimes not available on the menu. Ask your server about this one. The scallop and chips dinner is ok, but the oysters are much better.
—DEEP FRIED CORN ON THE COB SIDE DISH:
This dish is a side option to many meals. It is an option you MUST EAT. Deep fried corn on the cob. It has a splash of butter and Parmesan cheese. Easily our favorite side dish.
We have tried many other entrees and apps, but those are the best of the best. We have an extensive photo gallery below of dishes for Old Bag of Nails so please check them out below. The prices are a little higher, but that is because seafood specialties are typically higher in price. Shrimp Lovers will love that Wednesday nights is an all you can eat shrimp and chips deal, so they can get their bang for their buck.
If you aren’t a seafood fan, go for the Specialty Cheesburgers. Old Bag of Nails has a couple big options with lots of delicious toppings.
The decor is nice and open. Service is sometimes slow, but that is because a lot of the menu is homemade. Good things come to those who wait….
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