Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of casual eats, brews, and more at J. McGraugh’s Bar & Grill in Clayton.
J. McGraugh’s stuffs stomachs with a diverse menu of piquant pub fare in a cozy neighborhood bar. Tortilla chip toboggan-fulls of spinach and artichoke dip animate dozing tasters ($8.25), while the cobb salad introduces garden fare into a turkey, bacon, and egg equation ($8.95). Guests can sate carnivorous cravings with a half-pound seasoned burger blanketed in a veil of Troy’s homemade barbecue sauce, coleslaw, and tomato and seasoned steak fries ($7.95) or a 16-inch pizza of buffalo chicken, red onions, tomato, mozzarella, and ranch dressing ($15.95). Pasta primavera, with fresh veggies and garlic bread, appeals to greens-loving hares disguised as humans ($10.95).
Sporty types can wash down meals with one of six beers on tap, including the locally crafted Cathedral Square, or sip any of 15 bottled beers while cheering on a favorite team on one of many TVs. With arcade games and a kids' menu, J. McGraugh's doubles as a family gathering ground. Seating indoors and out lets diners choose their own environs, just as they might a new puppy or brother.
Six Yelpers give J. McGraugh's Bar & Grill a five-star average:
8405 Maryland Ave.
Clayton, Missouri 63105Get Directions