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Miller’s Grill: Where Good Food and Hospitality Meet

One of the things I love about Washington, MO is that we have so many one of a kind family-owned restaurants which offer wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Depending what you are in the mood for, you have plenty of options for lunch and dinner. One of them is Miller’s Grill!

 Miller’s Grill opened the doors of our first location in Houston, Missouri in December of 2002. After the success of our first restaurant in our hometown, Houston, MO, we opened our second location in November of 2004 in Washington, Missouri.

Miller’s Grill opened the doors of their first location in Houston, Missouri in December of 2002. After the success of the first restaurant in their hometown, the owners opened the second location in November of 2004 in Washington, Missouri.

Larry Miller runs the overall operations of the restaurant and Christie, his wife, runs the Washington store.  Jennifer Hill, his sister, handles all the accounting and payroll.  The Miller sons range in age 17 down to 6.  Larry is looking forward to his sons getting older to assist him in running the restaurants.

Larry Miller runs the overall operations of the restaurant and Christie, his wife, runs the Washington store. Jennifer Hill, his sister, handles all the accounting and payroll. The Miller sons range in age 17 down to 6. Larry is looking forward to his sons getting older to assist him in running the restaurants.

Jennifer Hill was kind enough to do an online interview with me! Here it is:

1. How long have you been in business?  Our first restaurant opened doors in Houston, Missouri in 2002.  The Washington location was opened in November 2004.


2. What are some of your most popular items on the menu?  We have several!   Not sure if there is any ONE that would win in popularity.  Our ribs, catfish, steaks, prime rib, salads and burgers have all been praised by our guests.   I love our new Baja Fish Wrap!

I was at Miller's Grill for lunch, so I decided to try the soup special - chili. It was yummy!

I was at Miller’s Grill for lunch, so I decided to try the soup special – chili. It was yummy!

Their salads look pretty amazing, too!

Their salads look pretty amazing, too!

And so do the burgers!

And so do the burgers!

Who prepares all the food?  We have multiple staff members who prepare the food starting with the prep cooks at 8 am each morning.  All our salads include fresh vegetables that we cut up each morning. During “meal times”, we have a line of cooks who prepare different parts of the meals.

So many choices on the menu!

So many choices on the menu!

Miller's Grill is also an excellent place for dinner.

Miller’s Grill is also an excellent place for dinner.

 

4. What’s involved in owning a successful restaurant?  The quality of our food and staff is very important.  We expect certain standards from our employees which in turn, provides high standards for our guests.  As any employer knows, the right people can make or break a business.  We have been fortunate that some of our Washington staff has been with us since we opened in 2004.  If they are performing the procedures and guidelines that Larry and Christie have implemented, then the guests will receive great food and service.

Miller’s Grill is a family restaurant, and their business is hospitality. At Miller’s Grill, you don't feel like a customer of some restaurant, you are one of their guests.

Miller’s Grill is a family restaurant, and their business is hospitality. At Miller’s Grill, you don’t feel like a customer of some restaurant, you are one of their guests.


5. What makes you unique?   We offer a casual dining atmosphere with quality food.  The grade of meat we use is comparable to what you receive in a five star restaurant.  Larry and Christie will not compromise on the quality of our raw ingredients.  We provide basic great food.  Nothing fancy….just good food.  We also offer a full bar.  (The Perfect Margarita and martinis are my favorite!)

Cosy atmosphere, quality food and wonderful staff - that's why people keep coming back to Miller's Grill!

Cosy atmosphere, quality food and wonderful staff – that’s why people keep coming back to Miller’s Grill!

6. What do you love the most about your business?  Meeting new people and serving the community.

7. What do you love most about Washington? Miller’s Grill tries to stay involved in the community.  We are members of the Chamber as well as Downtown Washington.   We participate in several downtown events like Sunset on the Riverfront.   We donate gift certificates to most events and we open our facilities for groups to host their Saturday morning breakfasts.  During the school year, almost every Saturday will be booked for these breakfasts.  The groups range from soccer teams to dance teams to Pro Life Groups to hardship cases.  We enjoy helping as much as possible.

So, lunch at Miller's Grill today? :-)

So, lunch at Miller’s Grill today? 🙂


Miller’s is located at 2301 Highway A (in city limits, ½ mile south of Hwy 100).  Their phone number is 636-390-0167.  You can find them online at www.millers-grill.com. Make sure you like them on Facebook.

 

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