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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
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Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Food decent. Service awkward and clumsy.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent as well as the staff. Zane was a great waiter!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect valentines dinner with wife and friends

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·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic as always. The food and service are exceptional. Black and blue ribeye appetizer is to die for. Fresh fish cooked to please. Delicious made-from-scratch desserts. My favorite restaurant around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Honestly, was what we expected and had hoped for coming from a past at Fox Valley. Not to compare but was pleasantly surprised at what felt like finding and old friend. Mikey’s will be at the top frequent list!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

The staff is friendly and efficient. The food is top notch. The menu items are varied and always very tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very good menu and dinner. Server forgot to put in our app, but we forgot too. It was not charged to us. Food was pretty good, worth the price for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

Remains one of my favorite places! From steaks to seafood, never had anything there that I didn't like.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Oh My what a fabulous meal, The Seafood Gumbo was to die for and no one can make a Crab Cake or cook a Filet like Mickey. The meal was perfect!! The server we had was down to earth (no stuffed shirts in here), very attentive and we had to wait on nothing. I cannot remember when I have enjoyed a meal where everything was so perfect. We will be back and very soon. Our friend from Athens Georgia drove all the way here just to have Mickey's Crab cakes and Filet. That should tell you something.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We've been looking for a good neighborhood restaurant ever since Justin's closed years ago. This might just fit the bill. The food was good and it is close to home.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful restaurant, very good fresh food choices. Have enjoyed the consistency and and attention to detail of all dishes for a number of years. Never had a bad meal or experance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a delicious meal for our Anniversary Enjoyed every minute of it

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food! Great environment. Waiter suggestions were good. I ate one of the specials he suggested and it was delicious. My wife thought mine was better than hers and wants to go back to try something different.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great meal and good service.

Great meal and good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service. Wonderful seafood. Always dependable Best crab cakes ever!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Mikey’s has the Best Crabcake I ever had and it is 99% crabmeat, a Spectacular Brown sauce comes on it! This is one of my favorite restaraunts! Don’t miss trying it! They have such great Food! The service is Awesome! Ask for Chris for your waiter! He is the Best there is!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. However, we do not like how they have to run the credit card machine right in front of the guest and ask the guest to add the tip right in front of the server. The machine at the table needs to be eliminated. Several of our friends feel the same way about it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 29, 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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 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 21, 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
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Noisy, service very, very slow. Food ok. No comparison to Highlands, Bottega, Satterfield’s. Will not return.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 17, 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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 (Birmingham)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 22, 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 15, 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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 13, 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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 (Birmingham)·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 19, 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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 (Birmingham)·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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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 12, 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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 (Mississippi)·Dined on August 5, 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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