About Mikey's Grill

Mikey's Grill is owned and operated by Michael (affectionately known as "Mikey") and his sister, Melissa Lee. They have over thirty years of combined restaurant experience. Mikey has only the freshest seafood delivered multiple times a week, he cuts all steaks in house and even makes all of the his own sauces and bread. Mikey's is truly a family affair; with Mikey whipping up amazing creations with a Cajun flare in the kitchen, Melissa, selecting the wine and running the front and even their Mom, Donna, pitches in baking her delectable homemade desserts!
If you are looking for an amazing dining experience, try us out! It is truly one of Hoover, Alabama's hidden gems!!

4524 Southlake Parkway Ste. 7
Birmingham, AL 35244
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Cajun

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Valleydale Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(205) 538-7637

Website:
http://www.mikeysgrill.com/

Catering:
Please call us to inquire about catering.

Executive Chef:
Michael Lee

Private Party Facilities:
Please call to inquire about renting the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Lee: (205) 538-7637

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mikey's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (6)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Business Meals (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Authentic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2017

THE STEAK AND CRAB CAKE ARE THE BEST I EVER HAD. IF ANYONE IS FROM BIRMINGHAM AND HAVE TRIED FOX VALLEY RESTAURANT, MIKEY WAS THE CHEF THERE FOR YEARS AND YEARS.
HE HAS AN AMAZING GIFT FOR FLAVORS AND RECIPES.
GO TO MIKEY'S, YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful fresh seafood. Everything was prepared perfectly and the waitress made for a great evening. The cobbler for desert was a perfect ending. Our main course came before we finished our salads but we are slow eaters and should have told the waitress to delay starting our entrees.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food!! Excellent update to the old Fox Valley menu and the chef is amazing! Definitely a must try :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

In Birmingham from Murfreesboro for another dog show. We're always looking for great places to dine and Mikey's was a great find. Fun menu and delicious food. The service by Zane K was great and we enjoyed ourselves. The soup of the day was a Crayfish Chowder blend that tasted awesome. My wife enjoyed her Crayfish pasta and my Mac Nut encrusted Snapper was delicious. It's definitely a popular restaurant for local's and they treated us like one of the gang. A little noisy, but people were having fun. It's now on our favorites list for future returns.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Three generations, from 20s to late 80s, all enjoyed a great evening of food and fellowship. A quiet environment for good conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went based on the reviews we read. Easy to get to and nicely appointed inside. The meal was a mixed bag. The dinner salad was nothing but a handful of lettuce and two shriveled (inexcusable) brownish grape tomatoes. The Crab Cake, which the wait person highly recommended was nothing special, probably frozen. The Snapper, on the other hand, was cooked perfectly and the butter honey sauce was very good but the shrimp topping really took something away from the dish. The meals all came at different times, never a good thing. Seemed expensive to me. Most dinner dishes were around 30 bucks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Don't let the location fool you. Much more here than may meet the eye. The strip mall location in Hoover just off of 65/Valleydale Road belies the quality of the cuisine at Mikey's. We had a party of 5. We all had something different and everything was excellent. Starting with the small, warm little rolls to the salads to entrees to the beignets for dessert, it was all very good. The service was excellent (was pretty empty on a Saturday night sadly).

Would highly recommend, especially if you enjoy seafood and a bit of New Orleans flair. Worth the drive for a great meal. I think if they were in a better location you would not be able to get a table.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great date venue.
A little loud inside, but the outside seating is best for conversation

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great meal. I'll be back soon.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was wonderful! Our server was super nice, but it took forever to get our appetizers, then our salads and our entrees. Needs to be a little quicker. Also, it's super noisy so hard to talk with our friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our food, though! Might try eating outside next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a mid-week meal at Mikey's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We both had the "fish of the day" which was red snapper topped with lump crab meat and hollandaise sauce. The fish was very fresh dill well prepared. The portion size was rather modest, but since we both had appetizers, we were well satisfied. I thought that the prices were appropriate for what would have to be described as fine dining. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. This was our first visit to Mikey's Grill, but it won't be our last!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We read about Mikey's on Open Table. Mikey's lived up to and exceeded our expectations. We met Mike and his sister Melissa and they both made the 4 of us feel "right at home". It's a great place and we would highly recommend it to all of our family and friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Has been a favorite of ours for a little no time. Never disappoints. Ask for Chris to be your server.!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food as always. The filet was magnificent along with the mashed potatoes! We also really enjoyed the raspberry goat cheese creme brûlée!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We continue to find Mikey's Grill to be our go-to place for a low pressure, great dining experience. It is a hidden treasure in a strip mall that could be successful as a stand alone location, but we like where it is because most folks can't imagine a restaurant of this quality in a strip mall. That works fine for us because we can almost always get a reservation, even day of the meal. Truly a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I ordered the salad. One of the specials was soft shell crab and he was able to add that to the top of my salad. I can't say enough good things about my dish. It was superb. Thank you very much for an excellent experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Everyone in our group of three totally enjoyed everything ab out the evening. The wine, the food, and our waitress Alex. My Crab Cakes were great and I know the Grouper Special was as well. We had a really good time.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We love this gem tucked away in a strip mall. The crab cakes are AWESOME. The fish specials have been great. Mikey's won't break the bank like the white table cloth restaurants in Birmingham.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The best crab cakes west of Boston. The best bread pudding north of New Orleans. Among the best fresh fish entree's in the world.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant! The food is always exceptional and the service is top rate. Although the prices are a little high for a weekly treat, it is well worth the price for the quality and quantity of food. Great place for lunch since the prices are a little lower.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was my second visit to the restaurant. I brought friends from out of town this time because I knew I could count on the food to be great and the service too. Thanks for not disappointing ! We had a great time and a fantastic meal. My new favorite place to eat ! Crab cakes are the bomb !

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We are never disappointed with Mikey's. The food is always delicious. The service is always impeccable. Mikey's is the perfect place for a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Celebrated my husband's 46th birthday at Mikey's Grill. He said it was the BEST ribeye he has ever had. I had the salmon and it was EXCELLENT. Sarah was our waitress and she was very attentive to us. We were there at 6:00 and it was a perfect time for a romantic birthday party for 2! The bread pudding was OUTSTANDING and the fried green tomato appetizer dish was AMAZING. We love eating here and recommend it to everyone we know!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great place to dine.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was very tasty but I was a little disappointed in the size of the filet. I thought it was too small for the price. I loved the crab cake, best I have ever had. Cheesecake was excellent. Only other call out was the fan was too high and made my food cold quickly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food, excellent service. One of my favorite local spots.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food and service were great in an unexpected location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Always a great experience!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The restaurant is rightfully known for it's crab cakes & crabmeat dishes. The crabmeat topping on our baked grouper was awesome, but nothing else about the dining experience was. The grouper itself was pretty ordinary except for the topping. (The hollandaise sauce was excellent, though.) We were seated at a table where cold air was blasting us from the ceiling register. The waiter did turn off a ceiling fan, but that didn't help. The waiter did not know the price of the specials, quoting them as "$28-$30 bucks, something like that." While we were eating the hostess and another employee came over to set up a large table but were talking and laughing and slamming chairs and tables around without any regard for us (the only guests in the station, at the time.) I finally had to ask the hostess to be a little quieter, so she left and didn't return. The restaurant is clearly owned and run by and for the convenience of a chef, where the emphasis is on the food, but the employees were not well-trained, poorly disciplined, not concerned about the guest experience, and the front-of-the-house experience was obviously of secondary importance to the chef's skills. This restaurant is not cheap, so at almost $75 for a couple of tablespoons of a good crabmeat topping for the 2 of us, and paying for the whole experience...well, it was overpriced big time. The menu was a la carte, and as former Texans, we used to call these portions "Toy Food," at near-Highland Grill prices. The last time we tried the restaurant, we were the victims of a Groupon barrage, and by the time we were seated, they were out of just about everything on the menu. We forgave them the first try. Not the second. We won't be back, our money can be better appreciated elsewhere. Sorry, Mikey.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Went for our 20th wedding anniversary. Wait staff was attentive and quick. Request to turn off fans (too cold) was accommodated. Special of crab claws sounded good, but claws were tiny and price of $16 was not disclosed upfront and was definitely not even remotely worth it. $8-10 would have been appropriate. That was the only bad part of the dinner. Other than that, the food was delicious, good portions, and served quickly. Wine selection was small but appropriate and good. Would go back if in the area, but would not make a special trip for it. Recommend if you are in the area, though.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 18, 2017

No surprises, the food and the service is always great and so are the people. Easy and convenient location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Mikey's Grill is an EXCELLENT dining experience. Great food and service. I asked my 17 year old daughter where she wanted the family to celebrate her birthday and Mikey's is where she chose to go!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Service was outstanding. Small food portions with limited sides.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 10, 2017

First time here and it was not enough to bring me back. I had ribeye and it tasted as though it had been frozen, tasteless chalky and very fatty. We asked for additional bread 3 times to no avail. Asked for an extra dirty martini and it was terrible and an ad on the table Grey Goose Vodka martinis eere 6 dollars we were charged 9.00. Now upside my husband fully enjoyed his grouper and our while the ancillary servers lacked a lot our actual waiter did a good job.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I was a bit disappointed I requested a quiet table for a romantic dinner. I sat in the middle of the dinning area which was packed. Guess there no private areas but the food was exceptionally good!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 17, 2017

great food, very consistently good! Great servers and staff.
Donna G.

Tags: Disabled Access, Tasting Menu
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I wish I could remember my servers name. I remember him saying that he'd worked there for almost 6 years so hopefully that rings a bell. He was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the menu, and was great with suggestions. I also have to applaud the restaurant on the friendliness of every staff member we encountered. Our reservations were at 8:30 and I was a little nervous because online it had the restaurant listed for a 9:00 closing time. We did not feel rushed at all. Our server gave us ample time to look over the menu. The food was very good as well. I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried some kind of pecan fish and shrimp and it was really good (and this is coming from a very picky eater lol.) The bread... omg the bread, was AMAZING! And they were not stingy with it either. Found this place on opentable for a last minute vday meal and I'm glad I decided on it! They had a special menu on vday, so I'm excited to go back and try what else they have to offer!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We where there for valentines. Not the best restaurant we've been to, but food was good.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is always a great place...great service, great food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We truly enjoyed our Valentines Dinner at Mikey's Grill. The crab cake was the best I've ever had. My grouper with Hollandaise sauce, lump crab meat and asparagus was delicious! My husband had the Macadamia nut crusted snapper and loved it! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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