Billy O’Neal’s Pub and Eatery is an Irish themed pub located on the west side of Indianapolis. Although I’ve reviewed them before, they’ve undergone an ownership change, I thought I’d do a re-review with the new owners.
Although the decor and location are the same, there have been some fairly significant changes to the menu. They’ve added a number of Irish type dishes to the menu, things like Welsh Rarebit, Scotch Eggs, Salmon, and more. One addition is the Ploughman’s Platter, which we’ll cover shortly.
Billy O’Neal’s does one thing that I wish other restaurants did–they offer their tenderloin in two sizes, a smaller, 5 ounce version, and a larger 10 ounce version. I chose the 5 ounce version, and it was certainly hearty enough for me. It’s hand cut, pounded, and served breaded or grilled.
This is an absolutely stellar tenderloin, and it stands up against any in the area. The breading is nice and crisp, and stays that way through the life of the sandwich. The meat is tender and moist, and I like the fact that it’s not pounded out paper thin, just enough to tenderize it. It makes for a sandwich with a nice layer of textures. Served on a brioche bun, I give this one a 5 out of 5 bites, no hesitation. The small version sells for 9.00, the larger, 11.00, and that includes a side. I chose the house made chips and they were excellent.
For her dinner, Holly chose the Ploughman’s Platter. It’s on the appetizer menu and comes in two sizes. Think of this like a tapas, or small plate meal. It was fantastic and she would not hesitate to get it again! The smaller version contains sliced apples, cheddar cheese, and ham, along with two slices of maple glazed bacon. It also includes a Scotch egg – which Holly had never tried – but she liked it! In addition to all of this you also get a serving of balsamic onion jam and spicy brown mustard that they make in-house…and it is phenomenal! Finish it off with a hunk of crusty bread and it’s a perfect meal!
Billy O’Neal’s is located at 7445 W 10th, Indianapolis. You can find them online at www.billyonealspub.com and they also have a Facebook page.