Hands are nature's silverware—evidenced by early man's serrated pointer finger and forked thumb. Get back to your ancestral roots in sophisticated, handfed fashion with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and libations at Centennial Bar & Grille in Mequon.
Centennial Bar & Grille satiates thirsts and appetites with authentic, fresh pub fare served in a century-old structure that's home to compelling historical nuances. Peruse the dinner menu and start off with handmade five-onion soup ($5.95), then proceed to the main course with any of the freshly made classics such as grilled tenderloin and mushroom ravioli—hearty cut of beef tenderloin quietly wooing the robust flavors of portabello mushrooms and roasted red peppers in a rich gorgonzola cream sauce ($15.95). After settling disputes between former taste buddies, tempt sweet teeth with a variety of house-made desserts such as cocoa-crazed Guinness chocolate cake ($5.50) or the always-beloved bread pudding ($5.50). Along with daily specials, Centennial features a Friday fish fry, featuring a half pound of tender walleye ($13.95), perch ($13.95), or cod ($11.25) fillets lightly breaded and fried.
The historic building that now houses Centennial Bar & Grille was constructed in 1895 and has served various functions throughout the decades. The space has been used as a town hall, a home, a museum, and a house during Prohibition at which gentlemen could enjoy bootlegged liquor and impassioned speeches about cheaper cell-phone plans. Although the illegal bootlegging is a distant memory, this versatile pub still keeps a fully stocked antique bar that offers more than 75 labels of liquor and more than 50 labels of beer and wine. The varied history has resulted in eclectic decorations, including dated fixtures and custom-made windows left by previous occupants.
- Really awesome Friday Fish Fry. I really enjoyed the history of this place that I read in the menu. – Vincent M., Yelp, 1/11/11
- The service is very good, and the atmosphere is fun. Centennial is not a white table cloth place - it is casual, with a big bar and free popcorn - but the food is far more than bar food. – WILawyer, TripAdvisor