Triple Nickel Grill
Mandeville: 813 Florida. 985-626-9989 . Map.
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WHY IT’S NOTEWORTHY
The Triple Nickel’s greatest usefulness is that it’s the closest real restaurant to Pelican Park, where most North Shore youth athletic teams play their games. After the game, the kids and the coaches are hungry for the likes of burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood, and salads. Which is what they have here, along with some daily specials.
The portions are large and the seafood is fried to order. The hamburgers are served in many variations. Although there’s nothing wrong with any of the food here, none of it stands out, either. If your quest is for the best seafood or hamburger in Mandeville, this might not be it.
It opened in 2003 with a hamburger that cost $5.55, hence the name. (It’s now about $7.) The original owner of the place now runs the Rusty Pelican in Mandeville.
It’s a utilitarian space in a strip mall, with paraphernalia from local sports teams dominating the decor.
»Fried shrimp or catfish basket
»Blackened chicken sandwich
Fried chicken breast with wing sauce
»Fried seafood sandwiches
FOR BEST RESULTS
The seafood is the best specialty. The ham and turkey sandwiches are to be avoided.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
They fry everything a little too hard here. The French fries are forgettable.
FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
Up to three points, positive or negative, for these characteristics. Absence of points denotes average performance in the matter.
- Dining Environment
- Value +1
- Wine & Bar
- Local Color
- Open Monday lunch
- Open all afternoon
- Unusually large servings
- Quick, good meal
- Good for children
- Easy, nearby parking