Matt the Miller's Tavern

BA SCORE
83
good

14 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

6725 Avery Muirfield Dr
Dublin, Ohio, 43016-7251
United States

(614) 799-9100 | map
mtmtavern.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
15.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Eziel
4.54/5  rDev +29.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bencooper27
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Bbusch
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of JeffONeal
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Farky87
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Crafts_and_recreation
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of claytri
1.86/5  rDev -46.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

I dropped in for dinner. The hostess seated me at a booth in the bar area. After 30 minutes the waitress working the area had yet to come to my table, but had waited on other customers so I left.

They had a reasonable selection of beers, but outside of a few nice options most were pretty pedestrian. I was looking forward to trying Bell's Two Hearted, but with their poor service I didn't have that opportunity.

The bar was not crowded, and the atmosphere was bland. The good point was I drove the other way on US 33 and found the Dublin Village Tavern where I had a nice dinner and got to sample Bell's Two Hearted.

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Photo of BareRepublic
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

You won't see people that still wear their baseball hats backwards here. It might seem a little uppity since you'll see a lot of golf shirts because it's probably the closest thing to the Golf Club of Dublin, and because everyone seems to dress well, but the people are nice and having a good time.

Beer and service have always been good here. Bottle selection is great, and always Bell's Two Hearted and Columbus IPA on tap to fall back on if they don't have something different from Troeg's or Dark Horse. The bartender actually gave me a half a glass of draft one day while I was waiting for my wife to get done with a conversation and I didn't want to order another beer.

Food is a little nicer than pub food, so you'll spend a little more, but it is good. While not what I would call cheap, the value is good for what you get. It's a great addition to this side of Dublin.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Matt the Miller's... when you're here, you'll see lots of fake-blonde MILF's, preppy golfer dudes and hot single women of all ages, but mostly older. No children or young people here. This is a bar for the mid-aged, moneyed crowd of Dublin.

I don't much care about the atmosphere and crowd, but the beer selection is good! Lots of Irish stuff I won't drink (Guinness, Smithwick's), but always five or six good craft beers.

Columbus Brewing, Southern Tier, Troegs, Lexington Brewing, Dogfish... there's enough good stuff here to satisfy the discriminating beer drinker!

Prices are not bad, $4.95 for a pint. It could have easily been more, considering this is the wealthier side of Dublin. Service is usually good, but it can lag when they get busy.

Food is nice, for a pub! Lovely flatbreads, some creative appetizers and a 13-oz burger I may have to try one day.

I'm happy with Matt the Miller's... it is the closest place to my house that offers craft beer. For that, I will keep going back.

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Photo of nrbw23
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The atmosphere here is trendy and uppity. Not too much other than that. A good size bar area that has a handful of tvs. Booths are everywhere else and a large patio if the weather is nice.

Fourteen drafts and about half of them are macros. A good bottle selection but nothing special by any means.

Service wise was nothing special by any means. The menu stated that they have four season drafts, so I asked what they were the waiter named two of them and had no idea what he was talking about. I hope that this is a one time thing. Other than that I didn't see the waiter again after he brought our food.

Food was okay at best. I order fish and chips nothing hard or special, but it probably was the most greasy thing I've ever eaten. My chips were soggy and well nasty as hell. Most of the dinners were right around $25.

Nothing special here, and I'm not sure how often I'll go back here.

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Photo of Fezfreak
4.13/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I ran across Matt the Miller's Tavern in July. I was desperate for something "crafty" to drink while I was tooling around Generic Dublin II (west of I-270), not to be confused with Generic Dublin I (east of I-270).

What I found was quite surprising. A beautiful restaurant with a well-thought-out interior that tries hard to look authentic but succeeds in doing little more than being what it is. A good fake. Aesthetically, there is very little to distinguish this place from dozens of similar ones out in the sprawl. Not a slam on it mind you, just an observation.

As usual, when I'm in a place like this that touts their burgers, I always have to ask, "are they hand made?" Par for the course (no pun intended for all you Dublinites who enjoy a day on the links), their burgers are made in a factory. As funny as all this sounds, this is one of the true barometers of a "great" restaurant, and a "good" one. You don't bother to make your own burger patties? What else do you not bother to do? You can have great food in a good restaurant. But in a great restaurant....well, you get the idea. Matt the Miller's falls into the "good" category.

The bartender was extremely friendly and quite knowledgeable about the beer selection. For eats, I had the Turkey & Avocado sandwich, and it was pretty much "off the hook" delicious! I'd recommend that one for sure.

For malted beverages they had a decent draft selection, but nothing that would knock your socks off. Their strength is in the bottled beer selection. Downright impressive. Still, as long as I can find a craft beer on tap that I can enjoy, I'm usually good to go. In this instance I had a couple pints of Troeg's Hop Back Amber Ale. Very nice beer.

This is the kind of place that, over time, could become a genuine beer destination. I think right now they're just testing the suburban waters. As another reviewer implied, Matt the Miller's pretty much stands alone in Dublin. Let's hope they take it to the next step.

I will go back if I'm ever thirsty in that neck of the woods.

Strongly recommended if you are close by.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Matt The Miller's is a relatively new restaurant in Dublin. It is off Avery-Muirfield and shares a lot with some other businesses in the plaza.

The interior is nicely decorated with a muted and neutral color scheme and soft lighting. The bar is up a couple of stairs on the left side of the establishment, separated partially from the seating area on the right.

The bar features around 14 taps with a few craft beers from brewers like Bell's, Great Lakes, CBC, Lagunitas, DFH and Rogue domestically, and the standard Fuller's/Harp type stuff for imports. As for bottles there are around 50 from Bell's, Brooklyn, Great Lakes, CBC and others. Again the imports are mostly standard choices like Chimay, Murphy's and the like. Duvel is kind of a stand out there though.

Service on a weekday afternoon was pretty good. The server was able to make food and beer recommendations effectively.

The food at MTM is upscale tavern fare. I tried "Matt's Burger" and it was pretty good.

Overall this place is a pretty good spot to visit for a decent selection of beers, at least by Dublin standards.

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3.5 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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