Hidden on the outskirts of Little Arabia in Anaheim, in a strip mall on the corner of Euclid Street and Katella Avenue, is Milan’s Grill. It ain't an Italian joint named after the famous city of fashion, but rather the namesake of owner Milan Seidel, who runs the only Czech restaurant in Orange County, if not Southern California. On a normal night, you’ll most likely find a hockey game playing behind the bar with a bunch of local Czechs rooting on their favorite NHL team over frosty mugs of Staropramen (Czech beer) while others play darts in the back.
Yes, they do offer Italian and Mexican, but that’s only because they took over the shuttered Demiceli’s in 2014 and wanted to keep the existing clientele while at the same time appeal to the local Latino community. Skip over those menu items and go straight for the Czech classics.
Here you will find a style of cuisine rooted in robust meats, rich sauces and hearty sides of boiled potatoes, steamed vegetables, homemade kraut, in-house baked bread (
If you’re in the mood for meat, go for the
Feeling less meaty? Opt for the vegetarian-friendly bar staple,
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Whatever you choose, pay attention to the complimentary bread basket that comes with each main dish. Often overlooked for good reason at most restaurants, you’d be remiss to skip on the
Milan's Grill, 1721 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 254-1940; milansgrill.com