Bailey's Pub-N-Grub offers a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Bailey's offers a full bar, a pool table, dart boards and several video gambling machines.
Shelly Sikes owns the east-side dive bar (at 918 E. Euclid). She's been cooking since she was 14 years old.
"I enjoy what I do," Sikes said. "My menu is something I've picked up through the years working at various bars and restaurants. We put together a menu of food that people will want to come and eat that's bar food but it's as close to down-home cooking as I can get. As much as I can do from scratch, I do."
What Sikes does is produce homestyle meals with bar food. On one side of her menu is a cheeseburger for $6.50, grilled cheese on Texas toast for $3 and an Italian grinder for $6. Her daily specials range from crispy or soft tacos on Monday for $4, tenderloins on Tuesday with a side and drink for $7, and a type of handmade pasta on Wednesday for $7.
She gets creative on Thursday and Friday, even taking suggestions from her customers.
"I like to just go in the kitchen and put things together, then see how they come out," Sikes said. "We did chicken, seasoning and noodles and put those in a crock pot that was scrumptious. Then we have the dirty BLT with an egg and the 'Ghettiburger' with spaghetti inside a hamburger on garlic bread. It looks like little worms are coming out of it."
She said her biscuits and gravy for $5 and the loaded hash browns for $6 are two of the most popular items. Customers can order two eggs, hash browns and a choice of sausage, bacon or ham with toast for $6.50. A giant breakfast burrito with ham, bacon, sausage, cheese, onion and green pepper is $6.
Coffee is free.
"I care about my place and my customers," Sikes said.
Sikes also offers homemade soups and a strawberry rhubarb known as "Shelly's Jelly" whenever she can get her hands on some rhubarb.
Bailey's opens at 8 a.m. Sunday and at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The grill stays open till 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and till midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Visit the Bailey's Facebook page at Baileyspubngrub TimShelly.