Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to curly fries. Get a sailor's worth of energizing potatoes with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of curly fries, American cuisine, and drinks at Merle's, located in Emerald on West O Street.
Merle's juicy grilled steaks, curly fries cut to order ($2.50), and mouth-melting burgers have been delighting tongue buds for more than 50 years. The dinner menu features appetizers such as onion rings ($5.25) and nachos supreme ($8.95). Mouth hangers can be hung with wings around the world, a mix of jumbo buffalo wings in four different sauces: sweet and savory Asian Thai, JB's BBQ, sweet and thick Texas BBQ, and hot and spicy New York buffalo ($6.95). Hand-cut steaks include Merle's rib eye, a 12 oz. USDA Choice steak aged 21 days with extra marbling ($14.95).
Merle's full bar quenches parched palates, while karaoke on Fridays gives piping pipes a chance to belt out ballads without needing to remember to bring a microphone, sound system, and surly bandmates.
Though Merle's has few online reviews, the Ground Zero section of the Journal Star reviewed it:
- It's still one of the best places around for prime rib, hand-cut steaks and walleye filets. The restaurant also features hard-to-find, homemade curly fries, a must side order to any entree. – Jeff Korbelik, Journal Star