3 Brothers Corner Tavern is the sports bar in the family and has a dark interior, ceilings with exposed ductwork and tall tables.
The restaurant offers traditional American cuisine: tacos, pasta, salad, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, sliders, wings, soup and a variety of appetizers and desserts.
We tried the food on two occasions, and even so, we barely made a dent in the menu.
Some of the dishes we sampled between our two trips included the Fighting Irish fried pickles ($6.03), Polar Bear chips and French onion dip ($4.33), player’s pizza dip served with tortilla chips ($6.93) and the MVP-macaroni and cheese with honey bacon ($9.73). If these prices strike you as weird, you’ll notice that all of them end in $0.03 in honor of 3 Brothers.
We quickly polished off all the potato chips, and after we stirred the pizza dip (a blend of mozzarella, cream cheese, marinara and pepperoni), we couldn’t stop eating it.
It’s pretty standard bar-food fare—nothing was particularly inventive or surprising. But we liked it all, and the prices are reasonable, especially considering how big the portions are.
My favorite dish was the barbecue quesadilla ($8.93), filled with chicken, barbecue sauce, red onion, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and cilantro and served with a side of cilantro ranch for dipping. Andrew (my boyfriend and willing taste-tester) claimed nearly all of the Brother Burger ($9.23)—a large beef patty layered with barbecue sauce, onion straws and cheddar cheese and served with a handful of fries.
On our first visit—a weeknight—we were placed at a booth, where we largely were isolated from the people dining at the adjoining booths because of the height of the walls, which I appreciated. The restaurant was mostly empty, and our service was speedy.
For our second trip, we decided to get takeout—the option seems popular based on social media reviews, but several people also have written that their orders always are wrong.
So was ours.
We called in on a Saturday night, and when we showed up, the restaurant was packed. We got handed the wrong order.
Luckily, when I brought it back a few minutes later, we got it switched it out, and we enjoyed our meal.
The restaurant runs specials all week: Mondays, appetizers are half-price with the purchase of a dinner; all day Tuesday and Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m., wings are 63 cents; Wednesdays, kids “pay what they weigh” from 4 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays, cheeseburgers are $6.63, and other burgers are $1 off; and Sundays, anyone who orders from the “Corner Favorites” section of the menu gets a free slice of pie.