For some an appetizer is the key part to their dinner out! We have rounded up a list of some of the top appetizers in Butler County. Whether it’s an appetizer only kind of night hanging with friends, or it’s the perfect match to your main entree, these starters are sure to satisfy your craving.
Matt the Miller’s – Bavarian Pretzel Bites
First on our list is none other than the award-winning Bavarian Pretzel Bites from Matt the Miller’s. If you haven’t had a chance to try these, then you are truly missing out! Covered in sea salt and roasted garlic sauce then served with sweet & tangy mustard sauce. Next time you stop by Matt the Miller’s be sure this is the first thing ordered!
Fretboard Brewing & Public House – Loaded Hash Brown Squares
Recently opened, Fretboard has already captivated the town of Hamilton with their unique dining experience. At the new location they have created a menu with the collaboration with Looking Glass Hospitality Group. This new menu does not disappoint, starting with the house-made Loaded Hash Brown Squares topped with beer cheese, bacon, and scallions. Make sure to stop on by and see what the hype is all about.
Agave & Rye – Chips and Dips
At the new Agave & Rye in Liberty Center they have put their own spin on traditional Mexican cuisine. Starting with one of their eight different dips; salsa, Chile de arbol sauce, mango & avocado salsa, pineapple salsa, queso, queso & spicy andouille, guacamole, and Carolina reaper salsa! Try not to settle on just one, try the “Pick 3” to savor a few.
Photo: Agave & Rye’s Facebook
Combs BBQ – Pulled Pork Nachos
Combs BBQ is a Middletown favorite and their nachos are just one reason why. Blue corn tortilla chips layered with pulled pork, shredded cheese, onion, jalapeno, and their house BBQ sauce. With the perfect ratio of ingredients, you get a little bit of everything in every bite!
Tano Bistro – Crab Cake
The newly opened Tano Bistro is the ideal place to go for a date night out. They are turning heads with their exquisite food and excellent service, starting with a Crab Cake that is flawlessly cooked to a golden crisp. Served with jalapeno tartar, watermelon radish slaw, and Dijon mustard greens.
Photo: Tano Bistro’s Facebook
Kona Grill - Potstickers
Kona is the ultimate place to go for a night of apps! Try the Potstickers, made fresh every day! They are wrapped with a steamed bottom, giving it the perfect crunch, and served with Asian slaw and traditional soy dipping sauce. Not only are the potstickers a hit, try the edamame, egg rolls, ahi wonton crisps, or their freshly made sushi!
Photo: Kona Grill’s Facebook
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House – Burnt End Deviled Eggs
Rivertown Brewery is an excellent place to grab a beer, but their menu is sure to pull you in as well. Rivertown is bringing classic meals with a modern twist, like their Burnt End Deviled Eggs. These deviled eggs are topped with their famous death-braised brisket making them, to die for!
Photo: Rivertown Brewery’s Facebook
Gracie’s – Pimento Cheese Balls
Gracie’s has become a go to spot for comfort food with its upscale but approachable atmosphere. And with their famous crispy pimento cheese balls we can see why! These have ruled their appetizer section since day one and they haven’t slowed down since. There’s nothing like biting into something crunchy only to be met with melted cheese all in one bite.
Photo: Gracie’s Facebook
Aladdin’s Eatery – Hummus
Aladdin’s Eatery is Lebanese American inspired food that is fresh and natural. Their award-winning Hummus is the staple of the restaurant and something not to pass up on. Pictured below is the Hummus Shawarma Plate which is their award-winning hummus topped with grilled strips of seasoned beef sirloin, fried pine nuts, diced tomatoes, and chopped parsley. Also available is their Hummus Chicken Plate that comes with chopped grilled chicken, diced tomatoes, and chopped parsley.
Photo: Aladdin’s Facebook
Cozy’s Café and Pub – Charcuterie Board
A crowd favorite at Cozy’s Café & Pub, the Charcuterie board is decked out with all local meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, and house made bourbon bacon jam! Bringing one of the best charcuterie boards around the area to the table.
Photo: Cozy’s Facebook
Back Porch Saloon – Cheese Fries
A local favorite at The Back Parch Saloon are the cheese fries. Seasoned golden fries with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, bacon crumbles with ranch dressing on the side is nothing short of perfection. Try this flavorful starter before diving into dinner with an order of their award-winning ribs!
Photo: Back Porch Saloon’s Facebook
Bourbon’s Craft Kitchen & Bar – Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lastly are the lettuce wraps from Bourbon’s Craft Kitchen. Containing Mexican broccoli slaw, salsa Verde, ancho Chile crema, pickled cabbage, and cilantro all served on romaine lettuce wraps. Bourbon’s Craft Kitchen is the ideal spot to spend an afternoon or evening with 85 different types of bourbon and counting!