Review: Nickel Plate Bar & GrillAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN
Nickel Plate Bar & Grill
8654 East 116th Street
Fishers, Indiana 46038
When people talk about the Nickel Plate Bar & Grill, they usually mention the breaded tenderloin sandwich because that is what they are known for. I’ve personally had it several times in the pre-blog and have enjoyed it each time that I’ve had it, but I’ve talked to and read posts by several people that did not enjoy their experience with the sandwich. Based on the fact that the breaded tenderloin was in the Super 46 Sandwich Contest, I ventured to the restaurant with my mom and her husband recently with every intention of having one and reviewing it for the blog. Sometimes our best intentions get foiled though and that was the case in this visit. My mom, as per usual since she thinks she’s figured out the restaurant “game”, immediately asked the server what menu items were best. The server recommended the several things, including the Buffalo Chicken wrap, and while I had every intention of getting a tenderloin, my eyes kept gravitating toward the wrap on the menu and I finally pulled the trigger. I know I’m a weak-minded dope for doing that, but it’s my problem, I suppose.
What I Got: Buffalo Chicken Wrap with Fries; $7.99 + $2.99 = $10.98
If I had any sort of intelligence (my waffling on menu choices has already proven that I don’t), I would have done the smart thing and gotten a picture that shows the interior ingredients of the wrap. Since I lack several brain cells, I’ll just use Nickel Plate’s description from their menu: “Breaded strips of chicken dipped in buffalo sauce and diced with salad greens, cheese, red onion and tomato, wrapped in a flour tortilla shell.” I can confirm all of that was in there and it was in good size proportions and I didn’t feel shorted on anything.
In terms of the taste, this one was actually pretty good. There was nothing surprising and the vegetation was fairly fresh, especially for February, so all in all, this was a good combination. The buffalo chicken tenders were moist and perfectly cooked and the heat level was spicy, but not particularly overwhelming. If you ate this alone with out any sort of dipping sauce, the heat might affect you a bit, but if you use some Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing (I used Blue Cheese), the coolness of those dressings is going to perfectly offset that spice that the Buffalo sauce brings to the table. The whole wrap was a fairly large size as well, so you certainly are getting an ample meal with this, especially when you add the serving of fries (they were standard, salty stuff like you’d expect fries to be). All in all, I have to credit our server because her recommendation was fairly dead on.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, I would get this wrap again, although next time I go to the Nickel Plate, I hope I am mentally strong enough to get the breaded tenderloin and do a review for the site, because it seems like one of the real gaping review holes that we have on this site. Of course, if I’m mentally weak again, as I often am, I wouldn’t feel one bit bad about drifting back to this wrap because it was a thoroughly enjoyable meal.