Hours of Operation
Sunday: Noon to Midnight
Monday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Tuesday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Wednesday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Thursday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Friday: 11:00 am to 2:00 am
Saturday: 11:00 am to 2:00 am
Tuesday Night - Wing Night
Wednesday Night - DJ
Fridays - DJ John Dennis
Saturday Night - Live Entertainment
Food and Drink Specials Every Night!
Riders raise funds: The Moonshiners Motorcycle Club held a fundraiser May 26 for the Wounded Warriors Project. About 70 riders participated. They raised $600. The ride started and ended at Kiel’s Taverne Sports Grille in Somerset.
Dan Trout's Memorial Ride
Kiel’s Taverne Sports Grille celebrated their first anniversary under the new ownership of Brian and Deanna Kiel in February 2010 with the distinction of Daily American’s 2010 Readers Choice for Best Bar/Pub in Somerset County. Since 1983, Brian served as a cornerstone of the Somerset community, and Kiel’s Taverne continues his tradition with delicious new menu items and the perfect atmosphere to watch your favorite sports teams. Every Tuesday night at Kiel’s Taverne, customers enjoy mouth-watering Wing Night and live acoustic entertainment from across the region. Every weekend, Kiel’s Taverne hosts the area’s most popular bands and musicians in both the upstairs bar and on the basement stage. The recently revamped menu boasts all the food Somerset has come to expect and love from the Kiel family, including a wide selection of savory strombolis, burgers, salads, sandwiches and Brian’s signature specialty hand-tossed pizza. The spacious renovated downstairs bar accommodates over two hundred additional patrons, offering a great location for private parties, banquets and other events. With high-definition TVs, pool tables, ample parking, and plenty of room to relax with your family and enjoy food, sports, and spirits, Kiel’s Taverne Sports Grille is the place to be in Somerset County.
Kiel’s Taverne Sports Grille has become notable for being one of the area’s great places for entertainment and social events in recent years.
The tavern regularly hosts popular bands and musicians while providing a venue for fundraisers, banquets and other events.
Owners Brian and Deanna Kiel have been honored with several public awards including the Daily American’s 2010 Readers Choice for Best Bar/Pub in Somerset County.
The tavern is divided into two distinct areas. The upstairs bar and lounge is filled with large flat-screen televisions surrounding a central brass-accented bar.
Pool tables and other tavern games find space among a mix of high bar tables and standard dining room tables. Dark wood accents are common, giving the place a comfortable feel.
The downstairs room is the size of a small banquet hall where large numbers of people can mix for formal functions or congregate along the long bar while listening to a favorite band.
We concentrated on the dining side of the tavern which was filled with a mix of people watching weekend sports or dining in small family groups. Everyone seemed friendly and companionable, adding to the positive atmosphere.
We liked the look of the top-side bar a lot. The televisions were all placed at angles that allowed someone sitting at a table to catch two or more programs at once. When watching sports it’s always nice to be able to catch multiple games.
The staff is also friendly and welcoming.
Looking over the menu is to see a lot of familiar faces. The standard bar items make up the majority of the menu. Pizza, appetizers and sandwiches dominate, leaving a few Italian specialty entrees like Spaghetti, Manicotti, Lasagna and Chicken Parmesan for the entree section.
The dinners were all served with a garden salad (all dirt-grown stuff as one described it) and garlic bread.
The low prices on the entree side immediately caught our eye. The most expensive items on the menu are the large specialty pizzas with the Buffalo Chicken, Taco, White and Barbecue Chicken styles all coming in at that price range.
The appetizer side of the menu is filled with items like Wings, Boardwalk Fries, Jalapeno Cheddar Poppers, Breaded Zucchini, Provolone Cheese Sticks, Seasoned Curly Fries with Cheese, Fried Cheese Raviolis and a Basket of Shrimp.
The fact that the most expensive item was the basket of shrimp once again pushed home the fact the tavern is very reasonably priced.
The salad section is filled with items like the Steak Salad, Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad. The sandwich section has a bit more diversity with more than a dozen items to choose from including an 8 ounce Burger, 10 ounce Beer Battered Haddock, Cheese Steak, Hot Spicy Pig and a Ham & Cheese either on a pretzel roll or regular bread.
Being completely honest here, that’s nothing exciting about this menu. But I rather think that’s the point. Kiel’s seems to have a pretty strong grasp on what their clientele wants not only in the way of food, but in atmosphere, entertainment and service.
I think they do a very good job at meeting those needs and being the restaurant model that they want to be. You can’t fault them for that and in that sense leads to a very positive review.
Eating through the menu yielded very few surprises, but there are a few items we should talk about.
The taco pizza was a bit fun with lettuce, tomato, onion, ground beef, nacho cheese all layered on the pie. There was also a side of salsa and sour cream if you wanted to take the taco experience all the way down the pike.
The white pizza also surprised by being, well nothing like any white pizza I’ve ever eaten. OK, I’ve had some interesting variations, but let me say that I’m a New York style traditionalist when it comes to white pizza.
We’re talking thin crust, ricotta cheese, olive oil, garlic, onion, thyme, a little parsley and black pepper for me, thank you very much and fuggedabout all those over toppings.
That’s not to say I haven’t had a few enjoyable variations over the years, but in my head I’m walking down the street eating my greasy slice and feeling the air coming up from a subway tunnel as I pass.
The tavern keeps the ricotta cheese base and the garlic and the onion while adding tomatoes, bacon and mild pepper rings. The crust is thick and needs to thick in order to balance the toppings out.
Another item caught me slightly off-guard, but really shouldn’t have in retrospect. The tuna salad was actually tuna salad on a bed of garden greens with mild pepper rings, tomato and onion.
Good stuff, but I tricked myself into thinking it was going to be sliced tuna grilled or seared and placed on a different variety of vegetables or Thai noodles or something.
That’s too much city living for you. The tavern’s style was good and kind of a nice throw back. Salads are served with garlic bread by the way.The wing flavors we tried included the Hot Pepper Mustard and the Sweet & Hot. We really enjoyed the later’s balance.
We tried many of the menu items and am happy to say that they were good and met expectations. They stuck to the traditional for the most part and satisfied with helping size and flavorings. The kitchen did a great job of getting food out properly cooked and in a timely fashion.
STOP BY FOR GREAT FOOD, SPORTS AND SPIRITS!
NASCAR RIDERS IN TOWN
Two well-known NASCAR names participated in a motorcycle ride through Somerset Sunday afternoon. Kyle Petty and Jeff Bodine were two of about 150 riders on about 100 bikes that are traveling from Lake Placid, N.Y., to Amelia Island, Fla. The 2011 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is trying to raise awareness and funds for several causes including Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children founded by the Pettys in honor of their late son, Adam. Brian and Dee Kiel, of Kiel’s Taverne Sports Grille in Somerset, donated lunch to riders in support of their efforts. Kiel’s son Nicholas, 10, pictured trying on a helmet with horns, has had multiple heart operations. The other photo is of Kyle Petty standing beside an old photo of him that is in Kiel’s tavern. The public can donate $10 to Victory Junction by texting the word “ride” to 27722.
Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm
|Mondays||Spaghetti Special $4.99|
|Tuesdays||Wing Night Special|
|Thursdays||Trivia Night at 7PM (No trivia in May)|
|Fridays||DJ John Dennis|
Food and Drink Specials Every Night!
WINGS (Minimum Order 6) - 6 for 4.50
Choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing
Hot, Mild, Sweet & Sour, Hot Pepper Mustard,
Garlic & Butter, BBQ, Sweet & Hot, Spicy Ranch, or Spicy BBQ, Honey Mustard, Carolina Gold BBQ, Dry Ranch, Sweet Chile, Old Bay, & Parmesan
BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES - 5.99
Choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing
CRISPY FRIES - Regular 3.99 - Large - 4.99
HOMEMADE POTATO CHIPS - 3.99
FRESH CUT FRIES - 3.99 - w/cheese - 4.99
BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS - 4.99
PROVOLONE CHEESE STICKS - 5.29
JALAPENO CHEDDAR POPPERS - 4.99
CHICKEN TENDERS - 6.29
NACHOS GRANDE - 6.99
w/taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, onions, salsa, sour cream
GARLIC BREAD STICKS - 2.99
BASKET OF SHRIMP - 8.99
BREADED MUSHROOMS - 4.99
BREADED ZUCCHINI - 4.99
FRIED CHEESE RAVIOLIS - 5.29
JALAPENO CHEESE STUFFED PRETZEL - 4.29
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU BITES - 5.99
All Sandwiches served with chips
**Consumption of raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood or shell fish may increase your risk of food borne illness**
8oz. BURGER - 6.99
w/lettuce, tomato, onion on kaiser roll
Add Cheese - .50
Add Bacon - 1.00
BLACK & BLUE BURGER - 7.49
8oz BEER BATTERED HADDOCK - 8.99
Served on a French roll w/lettuce & tomato, Cocktail or Tartar Sauce
FRENCH DIP - 8.49
Steak, swiss, green peppers, onion on a French Roll Served w/AuJus
CHEESE STEAK - 8.49
Shredded steak, cheese, onion, peppers & mushrooms
PIZZA STEAK - 8.49
w/pepperoni extra cheese, & marinara sauce
MEATBALL HOAGIE - 6.49
w/provolone cheese & Marinara
HOT SPICY PIG - 5.99
Our version of a Sloppy Joe, made w/Hot Italian Sausage, peppers & onions
HAM & CHEESE - Hot or Cold - 6.49
Grilled Virginia ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, & onion
HAM & CHEESE on PRETZEL ROLL - Hot or Cold - 6.49
Grilled Virginia ham & Swiss, lettuce, tomato & onion
TURKEY, BACON & SWISS on PRETZEL ROLL - 6.49
w/lettuce, tomato and onion
HOT ITALIAN HOAGIE - 6.79
Capicola ham, salami, pepperoni w/provolone, lettuce, tomato & onion
BUFFALO CHICKEN HOAGIE- 6.79
CHICKEN PARM HOAGIE - 6.79
w/provolone & marinara
TUNA HOAGIE - 6.49
w/lettuce, tomato, and onion
GIANT BEEF TACO w/Lettuce, tomato, onion - 6.49
Choice of salsa or sour cream
GRILLED RUEBEN & SWISS - 6.99
w/pastrami, sauerkraut & thousand island dressing - YUMMY !
WRAPS - 6.99
w/choice of CHICKEN, STEAK, TURKEY or HAM
Choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion
Dinners served w/ garden salad & garlic bread
SPAGHETTI - w/marinara - 7.99
W/MEATBALLS - 9.49
W/ HOT SAUSAGE - 9.49
MANICOTTI - 9.49
HOMEMADE LASAGNA - 9.49
BAKED MEATBALLS - 9.49
CHICKEN PARMESAN - 9.49
ON THE GREEN
STEAK SALAD - 8.49
CHICKEN SALAD - 8.49
Grilled or Buffalo Chicken & Fries
ANTI PASTA SALAD - 8.49
TUNA SALAD - 8.49
TACO SALAD - 8.49
w/nacho chips, taco meat, cheese, salsa
GARDEN SALAD - Small 3.99 - Large 4.99
Ex. DRESSING - .75
ADD BACON - 1.00
CHILI - 3.99 - w/cheese or onion - 4.49
DAILY HOMEMADE SOUPS - 3.99
MEDIUM CHEESE - 6.99
ADD TOPPINGS - 1.00 ea
LARGE CHEESE - 10.99
ADD TOPPINGS - 1.50 ea
Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, bacon, ham, chicken, tomatoes, black olives, anchovies, garlic, mild pepper, sweet peppers and pineapple
WHITE PIZZA - Medium - 11.99 - Large - 16.99
Ricotta, garlic, tomatoes, onion, bacon & mild pepper
BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA - Medium - 11.99 - Large - 16.99
Buffalo chicken w/ cheddar & monterey cheese, w/ranch dressing
BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA - Medium - 11.99 - Large - 16.99
Diced BBQ chicken w/ cheddar & monterey cheese
TACO PIZZA - Medium - 11.99 - Large - 16.99
Taco meat w/cheddar & monterey cheese w/lettuce & tomatoes, onions served w/salsa & sour cream
STEAK PIZZA - Medium - 11.99 - Large - 16.99
Garlic oil, steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms w/mozzarella cheese
STROMBOLI - 7.49
w/ham, pepperoni & cheese w/marinara
HAM & CHEDDAR STROMBOLI - 7.49
STEAK & CHEESE STROMBOLI - 8.99
w/peppers, onions and mushrooms
VEGGIE STROMBOLI - 7.49
w/peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and black olives
CALZONE - 7.49
Ricotta, mozzarella, provolone
Additional toppings for Stromboli or Calzone - 1.00 ea
WET YOUR WHISTLE
ICE TEA or SODA - 1.75
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, or Ginger Ale
LARGE VARIETY OF:
ICE COLD DRAFTS
WINE & MORE
Ask about renting our downstairs Event Room for your next function. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor or bachelorette, Christmas parties. Holds up to 200 people.
TUESDAY - WING NIGHT
WEDNESDAY - LADIES NIGHT with DJ *No Cover*
THURSDAY - Triva (No trivia in May)
FRIDAY - DJ JOHN DENNIS
SATURDAY - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
|May 6||Southern Comfort Experience|
|May 10||Fast Forward|
|May 20||Diamond Star Halo|
|May 24||Fast Forward|
|May 27||Loud Men|
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAVE YOUR NEXT GATHERING?
Call Kiel's Taverne Sports Grille about our Downstairs Event Room. With a capacity of 200 people this is a great place for bachelor/ bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, reunions. Rates vary depending on your events special needs.
* Seating for up to 200 people
* Bar Area
* Small Stage
* Private Restrooms
* Handi-capped accessible (ramps to access the area)
Dont forget to ask about our catering!
4185 Glades Pike
Somerset, PA 15501
(814) 444 - 8092
Route 31 West - In the Plaza with Burger King, just out of downtown Somerset, PA.