1800 S. 320th St.
The old ‘80s standby of monster drinks and tunes continue in high fashion at this cornucopia restaurant of overhead choo choo trains and mass novelty items tacked to the walls. With a massive menu you can barely read, plus a few good things to eat, Billy McHale’s offers diners a chance to reconnect to a time when every restaurant’s sole purpose was to stimulate every sense in your body.
Word to the wise, if you are really hungry, have the waitstaff guide you through the menu. Billy McHale’s does not believe in menu white space, single-font theory or subtle colors. We freakin’ couldn’t deal with the menu. We just asked my server to bring me some of the best items.
We can’t give raves to everything we ate, but there were some notables. The seafood chowder has a nice cream taste, plus plenty of seafood — mostly clams. It’s not stocked full of potatoes, a typical filler to hide the fact there isn’t any seafood, instead we came up with some type of seafood in every bite.
We tried the Black & Bleu Burger (all burgers are $9-$10), a tasty Billy burger topped with blue cheese crumbles, fried onion crispers, lettuce and a tomato. A tiny cup of blue cheese dressing rode shotgun for dipping. However, we accidentally smashed our tiny dipping cup when “Come On Eileen” blasted overhead. — Jake De Paul
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Sunday