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Taps: - / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$ - inexpensive
[ Bar, Eatery ]
105 Steinwehr Ave
phone: (717) 334-4721
Reviews by johnmichaelsen:
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
Stopped by the other day, as I'd heard they had hopslam on tap (which they did).
Tommy's pizza looks like your standard pizza parlor, very much like a hundred other pizza huts I've gone to over the years. The dining area is pretty good size, holding 20 or so tables and booths, and they have a moderate size TV at the entrance way to the dining area as well. There's really no atmosphere to speak of here, but the pizza is decent enough and they have a surprisingly good beer selection (at least from a quality standpoint). In terms of the beer, they had 6 beers on tap (was told this is fairly new and that they actually have the capacity to pour 8 beers on draft). There is also a modest size cold box holding (on this day) some macro swill, but also six packs from Troegs, DFH, Victory and the like. As for the draft selection, in addition to the hopslam they had heavy seas loose cannon, smuttynose brown dog, Troegs pale ale, yuengling lager and bud lite. I was told that they pretty much always have the latter two beers, but that the craft beer selection rotates (obviously, they wouldn't have hopslam on tap all the time).
As for service, shrug... the folks here are friendly enough, but this is a pizza parlor, where you place your order up front by the cash register, they give you a number and then call your number when the food is ready. The beer is poured and handed to you after you make your order. I don't think you can run a tab here. They do take credit cards, but each time you place an order, you have to make payment on the spot (they ended up running my card twice; after that I gave up and just paid cash).
The food here isn't bad, but don't expect anything extraordinairy. I tried a small order of wings and fries, both of which were decent and competently made. I also ordered two slices of pizza, and frankly was surprised by the quality (which is why the food score gets a 4 instead of a 3 or 3.5). Where I live, in the culinary desert known as West Baltimore County, this quality level of pizza would be considered "gourmet." It certainly doesn't compare to the quality level of Pizza Port or some of the other places I've been to on the West Coast, but still... considering the surroundings (the atmosphere here just screams pizza hut), the quality level of the pizza was a pleasant surprise.
Prices here were very, very reasonable I thought, with my pints of hopslam selling for $5 a piece and my food order coming to around $10. Pints of craft beer were otherwise in the $3.25 a pint range, and growlers for craft beer were $10.
This is a pretty solid place, and given the quality level of the pizza, coupled with the prices for pints and growlers, I'm sure I'd stop by from time to time if I lived in the area. It's a place worth making a special trip to visit when they have something like hopslam on tap, but otherwise I can't say this is a place I'd go out of my to drive to (the pizza is good, but it ain't THAT good).
01-21-2012 16:31:48 |
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