Cuisine: American, Burgers, Dessert, Pizza, Pasta
Restaurant Features: Bar, Delivery, Flat Screen TVs, Kids Menu
Atmosphere: The St Paul Green Mill on Grand Ave is the original restaurant location, where it was once the Green Mill Inn for almost four decades. The Green Mill as we know it today has been around since 1975 and has been very popular since it became a franchise in 1990.
The inside of the Green Mill has the standard wood-paneled walls that you see in many of its locations, along with padded wooden booths and wood tables. The bar area is located on one side of the space, the dining area on the other. There are multiple TVs hanging from the ceiling.
Menu: The Green Mill recently updated its menu in the summer of 2010.
Appetizers include Red Pepper Hummus and Pita Chips, Mozzarella Sticks, Walleye Bites, Sweet Potato Fries, Asian Pot Stickers, Coconut Chicken Fingers, Chicken and Bacon Quesadilla, Crispy Chicken Chipotle Wontons, Chipotle Chicken Nachos, Fried Green Beans, Buffalo Bites, Thai Eggrolls, Spicy Chicken Quesadilla, Spinach Dip and Onion Ring Cyclone. The Green Mill is also famous for their Chicken Wings, which can be served with bone or boneless, drenched in any of the following sauces: Jim Beam, Diablo, Sesame Teriyaki, Garlic Parmesan, Peking Zing, Dixie or Extreme Jamaican.
Salads at the Green Mill incude Warm Smoked Salmon, Coconut Chicken, Bangkok Chicken, Chipotle Chicken Chopped Salad, Blackberry and Grilled Chicken, Chicken Stir Fry, Thai Chicken Salad, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, Cobb Salad with Chicken, Caesar salad, or House Salad.
Sandwich offerings are the Asian Chicken Wrap, French Dip, Cashew Chicken Salad, Parmesan Walleye, Millhouse Club, Greek Gyro, Crispy Chicken, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Turkey Bacon and Avocado Wrap, and Italian Ciabatta. Burger s are 1/2 lb and served with fries, fruit, or chips. Options include Build-Your-Own, Black Angus 1/4 lb, Summit Bacon, Blaze Burger (jalapenos and pepper jack), 4-Cheese Bacon Burger, Western Mill Burger, Cheeseburger and Veggie Burger..
Pizza options are extensive, with four crusts including Thin N’ Crispy, Pescara, Classic, and Chicago-Style Deep Dish. You can Build-Your-Own from a variety of ingredients or order a pizza from the menu like the Margherita, Chipotle Chicken, MVP (Pepperoni and Canadian Bacon), Romano, Low-Cal Chicken, Extreme Supreme, Triple Meat and Cheese, and Il Primo (sausage, pepperoni, mushroom and 4 cheeses). Thin N Crispy Pizzas include Positano, Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Chicken, Pepperoni, 4-Cheese Spicy Italian, and Sausage and Pepperoni. You can also Build-Your-Own Calzone.
Pasta Options include Seafood Cannelloni, Five Cheese Lasagna, Mostaccioli, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Asparagus, Spinach Tortellini, Desert Fire Pasta, Wild Mushroom and Chicken Penne, Spaghetti, Lobster and Shrimp Linguine, and Fettuccine Alfredo.
Entrees include Bourbon Flat iron Steak, Summit Battered Fish and Chips, Chicken Parmesan,Chicken Marsala, Chicken with Crab Stuffing, and Pan-Fried Walleye.
Desserts at Green Mill include Chocolate Pyramid, Chocolate Molten Martini, and Skyscraper Cheesecake.
Kids Menu items include Hamburger, Mac N Cheese, Quesadilla, Spaghetti, Personal Pizza, Corn Dog, and Chicken Strips.
Price guide: Appetizers $5-10 Wings $7/10 Salads $5-10 Burgers/Sandwiches $8-11 Pizza $9-18+ Pastas $10-14 Entrees $10-16 Desserts $6-7
Happy Hour: 3-6pm and 9pm-12am
- $5 appetizers include Red Pepper Hummus and Pita Chips, Mozzarella Sticks, Sweet Potato Fries, Coconut Chicken Fingers, Chicken and Bacon Quesadilla, Crispy Chicken Chipotle Wontons, Buffalo Bites, Thai Eggrolls, Spicy Chicken Quesadilla, Spinach Dip and Onion Ring Cyclone.
- M-F 11a-2pm Bottomless Soup and Salad or Salad and Pizza $8.99
What we ordered: We started with an order of Boneless Wings with Sesame Teriyaki Sauce. These were delicious! The pieces of white-meat chicken were very lightly breaded and fried to a golden brown. They were lightly tossed in the sweet yet tangy sesame teriyaki sauce and topped with sesame seeds, served with both ranch and bleu cheese dressings for dipping. Excellent choice!
I had no doubt in my mind I was going to order the Deep-Dish Pizza, so that is exactly what I did. The crust of this pizza was indeed thick, chewy and crispy on the bottom. The cheese was baked directly on top of the crust and then topped with a generous amount of pizza sauce. I love the sauce at Green Mill, it is sweet and zesty and has small chunks of stewed tomato mixed in. The 8″ small was more than enough for me, I even had half a pizza leftover to take home! So yummy!
One of my companions ordered the Chicken Cashew Salad Sandwich. This sandwich looked great; so fresh and light! The salad itself had chunks of white-meat chicken mixed with cashews, diced green onion, red grapes and mayonnaise. It was served on toasted cranberry bread with shredded romaine lettuce.
Another companion ordered the Chipotle Chicken Nachos and an order of Sweet Potato Fries. The Nachos were served on a long plate, with crunchy chips topped with shredded chipotle chicken, pepper jack, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and topped with fresh pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, shredded lettuce and sour cream. These were also very yummy but slightly overcooked.
The Sweet Potato Fries were served in a large cone, very good!
Service: My party of 3 adults and one small child arrived shortly after opening on a Sunday and we were the first customers of the day. Needless to say there was no problem getting a parking spot or a table! We had great service, our server was very accommodating to our needs. Food and drinks were brought promptly; service with a smile.
Overall Impression: Green Mill is a great restaurant with a varied menu that appeals to just about anyone. Their Deep Dish Pizza is awesome. Many locations to choose from!