A place where quality is never compromised

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Off Highway 165, past the turn for ULM, is The Fieldhouse Bar and Grill.

“Well, I think there’s a natural attraction that people have in general. In 2009 I felt there was a dire need for this style of restaurant. Here in the ULM area on 165th Street,” said owner Joey Trappey.

Trappey has been around a while and was an athlete for the Warhawks. Trappey is also part of a family that knows good food and the industry. The Fieldhouse Bar and Grill is a relaxed place where people can get great service.

Manager Hailey Perkins says the servers make sure everyone gets a hello and a smile from the staff.

“Customer service, the girls always greet you with a smile,” explained Perkins. “Whether it’s their table or not, someone is going to step up. Hey, how are you?”

Trappey knows that quality is an important part of what they do, which is why food is made to order.

“Never compromise on quality to save money,” Trappey said.

“You know, people don’t realize that we make some of our stuff in-house,” Perkins said.

They make sure they get the food out quickly.

“And especially with some of our food being so fresh, you’d think it would be necessary. We’ve been, you know, pretty fast for a long time, and our kitchen time is fast, so you’re in and out,” Perkins said.

With some menu items, they are important, like nachos.

“Nachos are a favorite. But you have to have all the toppings. We can make crab there. We can grill shrimp,” Perkins said.

They also make onion rings fresh, and it’s one of Perkins’ favorites, and now mine. It’s the same egg they use for fried pickles. You can also make changes to their dishes and make them the way you want.

“We can flip our burgers and sandwiches, and you’re not eating beef. We can grill chicken,” Perkins said. “That’s one of the girls’ favorites here, which we love.”

Customers can also customize salads and appetizers. Trappey sat down to talk and immediately recognized the burger.

“Right here, whoever’s in front of you has got a hamburger,” Trappey said.

I substituted chicken for The Smoky Mountain burger, but be sure to keep an eye on your food, the owner often does unofficial quality checks. He likes to get to know his customers, that’s how he creates a comfortable atmosphere.

“I really enjoy interacting and talking with people, meeting new people and food was just a gateway into that. It bridged the gap,” Trappey said.

Head to The Fieldhouse Bar and Grill where you can eat great food, have fun, relax and feed your soul.