Saturday, August 8, 2009


Update 18 August 2009: Sully's has closed. What a surprise.

Sully's Sports Bar & Grill
700 Race St.

Sully's looks like a nice bar and grill from the outside, and when we got a couple of discount coupons from Enjoy the City we figured, "why not give them a try?"

Sully's Bar and Grill

We visited during lunch on a weekday, and upon entering we realized that Sully's is definitely more of a boozer than a restaurant, even at that time of day. There are wobbly tables with uncomfortable pleather boothes ringing the establishment, a DJ station at one end and a large, rectangular bar dominating the interior. Few of the patrons were eating.

The massive bar

Having looked at their online menu before we went, I noted that they list two vegetarian items; a gardenburger and a veggie pizza. I opted for the pizza, described as "super thin crust" topped with spinach, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes with a three cheese blend for $10.99. Steve tried the BBQ chicken pizza, described as "Guinness BBQ chicken, bacon and jalapenos with a three cheese blend."

We were expecting, at the very least, pizza. That IS what we ordered, afterall. I mean really - when you think of pizza, what comes to mind? A crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings? Hmmm. It's safe to say that the Sully's idea of pizza greatly differed from what we had envisioned.

The pizza that wasn't

Yes there were some toppings, but that's where the likeness ended. The "cheese blend" was a sprinkling of cheddar over a slathering of spinach-artichoke dip, and while they weren't kidding about the "super thin crust" I was actually expecting a thin crust, not a toasted tortilla. Sorry, but what we were served was not pizza - they were quesadillas that hadn't been folded in half, and most certainly were NOT worth the eleven bucks each price tag. We felt incredibly ripped-off, and the buy-one-get-one coupon couldn't ease the feeling that we'd just been shafted.

Needless to say, we will not be going back.

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Jess said...

I've been to Sully's twice around visits to Cincy Shakespeare. The first time was on a previous menu and it was pretty tasty. I remember getting a decent portobello sandwich. The second time was with this new menu and I asked if there was any way of getting that previous sandwich. The chef came out to talk to me and prepared some pasta with veggies and a carrot sauce. I was thinking it would be mediocre, just pasta, but it was really, really good. Even so, I doubt I'd go back for more than a beer.

Trixi said...

Your review put them out of business...they're closed 8-)