Sometimes, the concept of a restaurant is far more important than what they serve. Such is the case with Mike's Mess Hall, a new restaurant in Medfield, Mass.
While the soups and sandwiches are quite good at Mike's, the mission of this veteran-run "hidden restaurant," now open to the public, has far more meaning as profits support local vets and create scholarships for school-bound locals. Located in the back of the American Legion Hall on Peter Kristoff Way, Mike's Mess Hall features a rather large no- frills dining room with a long counter, and standalone tables, pool tables, a golf video game, and big screen televisions. Veterans keep the conversation lively, talking about current events from Medfield to Washington, D.C. The staff is courteous and the atmosphere quite welcoming as there seems to be an aura of gratitude to those customers who have gone out of their way to enjoy some very good food (including burgers, gilled chicken sandwich, hot dogs, and BLTs) and support a worthy concept. Thank-you, vets, for starting this idea, and, more importantly, for serving your country!
Today's special, March 30, 2010, is ham with raisin and pineapple sauce -- sounds great!
Mike's Mess Hall
Beckwith Post 110
Peter Kristoff Way
Tel. (508) 359-4674