The Main Ingredient Ale House And Café

sandwich

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Positive 17

  • I get the sandwich with roast beef, muenster cheese and horseradish pretty regularly and cannot eat it fast enough it's so good! - Nicole
  • Loved their Sheridan sandwich! - Kayt
  • Their Tuna sandwich is simply amazing. - Pratul
  • The tuna sandwich is amazing! - Brittany
  • With so many interesting sandwich combinations, I'm excited to go back and sample more items. - Tara
  • The sandwiches here are really a reminder about how good a sandwich can be, flirting with the platonic ideal in sandwich-ness. - ben
  • And the Jive Turkey sandwich is delicious. - Tara
  • Food is awesome, had the new menu item tenderbelly bacon sandwich and will get again when available. - Tony
  • The BEST sandwich in Phoenix, hands down! - jessica
  • Cash money sandwich is delish as well! - Becca

Negative 4

  • They only have a few veg items, not including salads, and their vegetarian sandwich is very bready and flavorless. - Ellen
  • We both agreed we would have rather had them just hold the sandwich for us while we had some time to get through the beginning of our meal. - Marie
  • None of it really wows me with flavor and the veg sandwich tastes greasy. - Kat
  • I'm not sure why offering a decent vegetable sandwich is so difficult for many restaurants in Phoenix. - Sophie

artichoke dip

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Positive 7

  • I love this place, they have good beer and there artichoke dip is great. - Kirstan
  • Artichoke dip is amazing! - Natalie
  • Great drinks, and perhaps the best artichoke dip I've had in a very very long time. - Salvador
  • The artichoke dip is sooooooo good. - Jessica
  • Artichoke dip is best I ever tasted. - Liz
  • We loved the artichoke and cheese dip. - Kendra
  • Delicious artichoke dip. - Paula

Negative 0

service

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Positive 26

  • Overall: great spot, great service, great beer, great music, good food. - Zach
  • Great service, great food, cute location!!! - Chris
  • Always good, friendly service. - Joe
  • We've always had pretty good service here, but the last few times we've gone we've had outstanding service from Will! - Adrian
  • The food was excellent, friendly service, and great atmosphere. - Breese
  • Service is always amazing and great beer selection. - Michelle
  • Laid back, friendly, attentive service. - Matt
  • The food is delicious, the ambiance is great, and the service is fast. - Tara
  • Great music, awesome service, delicious brews and amazing food. - Tyger
  • Great atmosphere and service. - Josh

Negative 9

  • The service at this place is just so so Bad. - War
  • Really lousy service. - Valerie
  • The food was good, but the poor service and too loud music ruined the experience. - Nicole
  • Turns out half of our group didn't want to dine here because of said awful service, but they didn't mention it until after we were there and seated. - Sophie
  • 3) Service was spotty and not very professional. - Lindsay
  • The service here is terrible, the really need a new system but the cheap beer and patio make it worth the wait. - Zoe
  • I didn't think it was his fault for his lack of service but thought that management should of hired enough people, especially on a Friday night. - Marilyn
  • However I have been disappointed twice by the awkward seating, NO A/C and slow service. - J.
  • The service was not very good, at all, hence the three star rating. - Karmella

main ingredient

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Positive 10

  • The Main Ingredient is a sweet little Gem in metropolitan Phoenix. - Xavier
  • Thank you Main Ingredient! - Mackenzie
  • I love The Main Ingredient. - Nina
  • Yay for The Main Ingredient. - Mindy
  • I heard good things about the Main Ingredient and decided to check it out for a Friday happy hour. - Kristy
  • Thanks, Main Ingredient for the best BLT ever. - Amy
  • The Main Ingredient is as good as it gets for it's niche. - Aaron
  • The rotating tap currently is the Peach Ale from Four Peaks which is a personal favorite, so I've found myself walking on over to Main Ingredient more often. - Nicole
  • The other amazing thing about Main Ingredient is that they are pet-friendly. - Nicole
  • I love you Main ingredient....will you marry me? - Jennifer

Negative 1

  • It's hard to fault The Main Ingredient for it's choice of music, too. - Fred

food

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Positive 50

  • Overall: great spot, great service, great beer, great music, good food. - Zach
  • They have good drink specials, amazing food (best hot dog) and awesome ambiance. - Sid
  • The food is pretty good as well. - Xavier
  • Great food at great prices! - Chuck
  • Great service, great food, cute location!!! - Chris
  • Good beer, good food. - Nick
  • Great ambiance, great food and always great beer on tap. - Chris
  • Great Food. - Cameryn
  • Good micro brew selection and delicious food. - Joe
  • The hardwoood flooring, low lighting and tea lights make it a cozy spot for enjoying exceptional company with exceptional food. - Naomi

Negative 13

  • The food was boring, bland, and underwhelming. - Craig
  • As we were trying to enjoy our food 3 different people lit up and the rest of the meal was ruined. - Brandy
  • When I finally got the food it was a slick slimy grease disaster and the guac and salsa were very nice. - Valerie
  • The food was good, but the poor service and too loud music ruined the experience. - Nicole
  • Our waitress never checked on us again and did not ask how we liked the food. - Alexis
  • Three: the food is alright, but not great. - Sophie
  • We usually Love this place and their food. - Brandy
  • As a vegetarian it's very important that I feel confident in a restaurant NOT putting meat in my food!! - Ellen
  • Drinks, maybe, but I would rather go across the parking lot to Humble Pie for food. - Amy
  • Not quite hot sex on a platter but good food, yummy beer and great music go a long way! - Jesse

mac

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Positive 11

  • TMI has a simple menu with excellent mac & cheese and good salads. - Mindy
  • Great mac and cheese! - Kim
  • The mac and cheese is superb, as well. - Erica
  • Mac and Cheese is worth ordering as an appetizer, and the BLT was rediculously delicious. - John
  • The mac and cheese is also incredible, and filling enough to be an entire meal! - Adrian
  • Awesome mac and cheese, dog friendly AND down the street from my house. - Adriana
  • Cooked with loads of cheddar cheese and topped with green chile, this was pure Mac & Cheese bliss. - Jon
  • After some convincing my buddies and the waitress helped me land on the Mac & Cheese. - Jon
  • The mac n' cheese is just like mom made it, baked and crusty and rich. - ben
  • One of the first dishes I tried was the green chile mac n cheese, and what a great first impression. - Jessica

Negative 4

  • Simple...get boxed mac n cheese, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly, chicken noodle soup or even a can of spaghettios! - Melanie
  • I did like the mac and cheese, but I don't think I would go out of my way to go here again. - Alexis
  • I found the flavor of the Mac and cheese to be good, but too greasy. - Nicole
  • The green chiles that are in the mac don't go well. - Jane

happy hour

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Positive 21

  • This place is totally awesome for happy hour. - Ry
  • Happy hour beer specials were just a bonus! - Chuck
  • Great Music, All Day Happy Hour on Mondays. - Cameryn
  • Great happy hour prices. - David
  • They have some amazing happy hour prices which can't be beat together with some excellent food and great selection of beers on tap. - Pratul
  • Always has some good beer on tap with that sweet happy hour price of $2.50, as well as a large selection of bottled beer. - Zach
  • Good happy hour prices. - Mike
  • TMI also has the best Happy Hour in town on Mondays. - Stephanie
  • They have a pretty good happy hour deal, but I can't remember what it is at this time. - Brittany
  • GREAT all day happy hour on sundays and mondays $2.50 drafts all day! - Christine

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place

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Positive 45

  • Great place! - Breese
  • Great place. - Christine
  • I love this place, they have good beer and there artichoke dip is great. - Kirstan
  • Great small intimate place for any kind of setting. - Cassie
  • This place is totally awesome for happy hour. - Ry
  • Great date place, group place and dog friendly. - Brian
  • Great neighborhood gathering place! - Shawn
  • A great place for a nice lunch; however, arrive early. - R.B.
  • If you are like me and love to drink a nice amber ale and eat some grub food, then you will love this place. - Jennyvi
  • Good place to sit back eat and enjoy the atmosphere. - Kirstan

Negative 9

  • This place continues to disappoint. - War
  • The music was ridiculously loud, which made everyone talk louder, which made the place just unbearably noisy. - Craig
  • The service at this place is just so so Bad. - War
  • Yes, it looks charming BUT there is something off about this place. - Richard
  • My review for this particular day is crappy, because I realized that this place is not kid friendly. - Melanie
  • My wife and I were very excited to try this place since it was so highly rated on yelp, but boy were we disappointed. - Craig
  • We usually Love this place and their food. - Brandy
  • The only place to sit, unfortunately, was inside, right in the corner beneath a speaker. - Lindsay
  • No music was playing, the tables and chairs were flimsy with no place settings/decorations, there's no art or plants or really anything inside or out. - Sophie

patio

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Positive 18

  • Cool patio. - Matt
  • Brilliant patio when it's nice out. - David
  • Very friendly staff, great beer on tap, and a perfect patio when the weather is nice. - Brittany
  • Awesome outdoor patio and beer selection! - Jason
  • When the weather is nice I enjoy having lunch on the patio. - Yolanda
  • The restaurant was converted from a cute old home in the Coronado district and has a nice patio. - Brittany
  • The patio is perfect in the evenings or when the temps cool down! - Adrian
  • The patio was great for a nice Phoenix day, and the location can't be beat. - Andrew
  • That is has a great patio? - Danny
  • The patio area is spacious and offers most of the seating here, but it is worth it. - Briana

Negative 2

  • But the server was not so bright either, she brought a pitcher of water with no ice to the outdoor patio after we waited forever for refills. - Valerie
  • The service here is terrible, the really need a new system but the cheap beer and patio make it worth the wait. - Zoe

music

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Positive 9

  • Overall: great spot, great service, great beer, great music, good food. - Zach
  • Great Music, All Day Happy Hour on Mondays. - Cameryn
  • Great music, awesome service, delicious brews and amazing food. - Tyger
  • Great food, great music, great vibe. - Anthony
  • Great food, unique set-up, good music, and friendly service. - Natalie
  • The atmosphere is good and the music is usually good. - Brittany
  • Great music, great food. - Traci
  • Best food, atmosphere and music. - Jennifer
  • The atmosphere, food and ESPECIALLY the music was incredibly inviting! - Ellie

Negative 8

  • The music was ridiculously loud, which made everyone talk louder, which made the place just unbearably noisy. - Craig
  • The food was good, but the poor service and too loud music ruined the experience. - Nicole
  • i'm a fan of the music but it's a bit too loud at times. - Edie
  • I found the music to be disconcertingly loud. - Aileen
  • I liked the decor, but thought the music was a bit loud. - Alexis
  • No music was playing, the tables and chairs were flimsy with no place settings/decorations, there's no art or plants or really anything inside or out. - Sophie
  • Not quite hot sex on a platter but good food, yummy beer and great music go a long way! - Jesse
  • It's hard to fault The Main Ingredient for it's choice of music, too. - Fred

beer selection

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Positive 9

  • Service is always amazing and great beer selection. - Michelle
  • Great beer selection and a kick back style makes this the next best in Phoenix! - Kayt
  • Always has some good beer on tap with that sweet happy hour price of $2.50, as well as a large selection of bottled beer. - Zach
  • Great beer and wine selection. - Matt
  • Awesome outdoor patio and beer selection! - Jason
  • great beer selection and great prices - very impressive. - mike
  • I love the happy hour that runs till 6 and the accompanying beer selection. - Glenn
  • They have a great beer selection, ranging from Mickey's (yes) on up. - Brittany
  • Their beer selection is pretty great and the food never disappoints. - Sara

Negative 1

  • If you want a good beer selection, go to Roosevelt's or Lost Leaf. - Gabriel

sandwiches

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Positive 16

  • Great sandwiches! - Kim
  • The waitress was very attentive, our sandwiches were VERY good (and arrived hot), and the greens were fresh. - R.B.
  • Great salads and sandwiches. - Christine
  • Sandwiches, pretty good. - J
  • Great sandwiches but the red goat salad (seasonal) is the best thing on the menu. - David
  • TMI toast is amazing, and i love all their sandwiches- not too crazy about the hotdog but that's my only complaint. - Karla
  • The sandwiches are AWESOME. - jessica
  • Great place for beers and sandwiches. - Karla
  • The sandwiches here are really a reminder about how good a sandwich can be, flirting with the platonic ideal in sandwich-ness. - ben
  • The salads and sandwiches are good. - Zach

Negative 3

  • The sandwiches were soggy, had way too much bread and way too little meat, and were really bland. - Craig
  • It's advertised as a "cafe" and not a "restaurant", so i cant complain much about the weak menu (only offering sandwiches). - Gabriel
  • I like sandwiches as much as the next guy, but not for dinner. - Nikki