Friday, April 24, 2009

Mill Creek Cattle Company - BBQ + Goodies ($18) Rating: 7

Mark Lim - We've been searching all over Southern California for an affordable wedding venue with no luck. Lauren's mother suggested a place called the Mill Creek Cattle Company but her idea was instantly shot down by my fiance.

I had never heard of the place before so I asked why there was "no way in hell" we were having our wedding reception there. Instead of telling me why she decided to show me.

mill creek cattle company

I thought the place was awesome! I loved the old pictures and giant animal heads on the wall. I even liked the Confederate flag! Yeehaw! She was afraid the Asian side of my family would freak out and they probably would but I don't really care. It's our wedding and if I want to dress up like Ulysses S. Grant wearing a kilt then I'm going to.

The food was a great price so I was excited to order. I chose the super combo with Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, and BBQ Chicken. It came with a broccoli and cheese soup and a big stuffed potato.

oh so fat, mark lim
I think I'm getting a little "Oh So Fat" myself

The Chicken and Ribs were a little over cooked. It was Easter and they had just finished up their brunch so I think we got the left overs. The place is usually packed but only 2 of the tables were filled. I'm sure the BBQ would have been better if we had came around dinner time. The food was gorgeous looking though.

bbq ribs, oh so fat
Lauren got the pork ribs and the sweet potato fries
salad, oh so fat
The large crispy and brown croutons and garbanzo beans made the salad.
broccoli cheese soup, oh so fat
This was one of the best soups I've ever had. It was truly amazing and I would come back just for their broccoli cheese.
corn bread, oh so fat
Corn bread and sweet butter
bbq, oh so fat
Pictured Left to Right: Stuffed Baked Potato, Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, and BBQ Chicken
baked potato, oh so fat
The stuffed baked potato was also fantastic. I probably could have ate it just like a tater-tot.
The place had a wonderful ambiance. It was just what you'd imagine a restaurant in a town called "Mentone" would look like. The service was great as well. Maybe a little too great. The waitress was at our table about 8-10 times during our meal. Towards the end she admited she was just really really bored.
The food was hit and miss. The BBQ wasn't all that great and I prefer Lucille's. The meat just wasn't tender enough. I did find it strange that the Pulled Pork, Baked Potato, and Broccoli Cheese Soup were some of the best I've ever had.
Mill Creek Cattle Company - BBQ Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Stuffed Baked Potato, and Broccoli Cheese Soup
Taste ------------ (6) I was torn. The main course missed but the sides hit
Presentation -----(9) It was a really cool looking place and the food looked great
Price ------------- (7) The price was right on. Not too expensive
Quantity --------- (9) Tons of food. I actually had left overs!
Satisfaction ----- (6) I was disappointed with the BBQ but I want to give them another shot

Rating: 7 out of 10
I'm still on the fence about this place because it didn't have quality BBQ but the sides were so damn good. I think they might have had an off day because of Easter so I'm going to try them again. I'm betting they'll rock my socks the next time.
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