A couple of weekends ago I arranged for a happy hour with a few friends and my wife at the Oakley Pub & Grill before heading over to the nearby St. Cecilia’s church festival. Happy hour specials run from 3-6pm Monday through Friday and feature $2 off appetizers and 50 cents off beer. We arrived shortly after 5pm expecting to find the small space completely packed, but there were only a few tables occupied. We grabbed a table for our group and ordered a couple of rounds of appetizers.

Boneless Buffalo Tenders

First up were the boneless buffalo tenders served with homemade blue cheese dressing. The menu also indicated that there would be celery served with the dish, but we received none. For the happy hour price of $5.95 the tenders were quite a bit of food and were tasty. They weren’t drenched in sauce like buffalo wings tend to be, the sauce was cooked into the chicken tender more, which was a little cleaner to eat.

Basil Chicken Quesadilla

Next up, my favorite of our choices, was the basil chicken quesadilla. This quesadilla is a little different from normal with the inclusion of fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, but I found the change refreshing. Plus the standard grilled chicken, tomatoes, salsa, and sour cream are included to give it a little standard flair. During happy hour this dish is only $4.95, which is a deal! I saw a couple orders of nachos being served and those too looked good.

Chicken Philly

We split the appetizers a few ways, so my wife and I were still hungry for a little more food. We decided to split the chicken philly sandwich, which was served with fries for $6.95, which is very reasonable. This sandwich is served with grilled onions, mushrooms, and banana peppers, along with provolone cheese and an olive tapenade. The menu didn’t indicate that pickles, tomatoes, and raw onion would be included, but that can easily be removed if not wanted. My wife and I left the fixings on the sandwich, but still found it to be fairly bland. Maybe we should have swapped the mayo that is served on the beef philly in place of the olive tapenade.

A friend of ours had the grouper fillet sandwich (sorry no photo) and really enjoyed it. I’ve read other reviews praising this sandwich, so that should be a safe bet. The burgers are also supposed to be good, but no one in our party tried one. I’d also like to give the pizza a try on a future visit. I’m sure we will be back for this very affordable happy hour if nothing else.

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2 Responses to “Oakley Pub & Grill”
  1. Corey says:

    You let me know when you want to go back and I’ll be there.

    The food wasn’t the best, but I loved the atmosphere. I think I am going to move so I can walk to Oakley Square : D

  2. edpaffjr says:

    Sounds good, perhaps after work one day so we can hit up the happy hour. We walked from our new place, it’s about a mile walk.

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