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Elli's Great American Restaurant

Elli's Great American Restaurant

1250 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901
831-759-8455

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Menu
pizza
Pizza

Bee Sting Pizza

San marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, pepperoncinis, and a drizzle of organic honey.

$15.99


Pesto Chicken Pizza

House-made pesto, sliced chicken, mozzarella, and roasted cherry tomatoes.

$15.99


Wild Mushroom Pizza

White sauce, roasted wild mushrooms, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and chopped arugula.

$15.99


Dominick's Mediterranean Pizza

White sauce, sautéed spinach, feta cheese, golden grilled chicken, oven-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and asiago cheese.

$15.99


Big John’s

Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, roasted turkey and peperoncinis for just a hint of spice. Oh, and cheese, of course.

$15.99


Margherita Pizza

San marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, torn fresh basil.

$15.99


Classic Pepperoni Pizza

San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella and asiago cheeses, piled high with lots of pepperonis.

$15.99


Tough Guy Pizza

Sausage, pepperoni, bacon, soppressata, smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and roasted mushrooms.

$15.99


Bada Bing

Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell pepper, green onions, olives, san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella.

$15.99

appetizers
Appetizers

Nacho Party

Made-here corn tortilla chips topped with diced chicken, melted cheese, cilantro, Mexican rice, fresh corn, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeño peppers and salsa; served on a giant party platter.

$13.99


Chunky Avocado Dip

Made fresh daily, served with tortilla chips, house salsas, and creamy ranchero beans.

$10.99


Roasted Stuffed Jalapenos

Roasted cheese stuffed jalapeno's atop Mexican rice with a jalapeno cheese sauce.

$12.99


Calamari Strips

Filet strips tossed with lemon, parsley, red pepper flakes, and garlic, then fried; served with our cocktail sauce and tartar sauce.

$13.99


Combo Platter

Nachos, four buffalo wings, firecracker fries, and a chicken quesadilla.

$19.99


Chicken Quesadilla

Chihuahua cheese mix with diced chicken, roasted poblano pepper, corn, cilantro, and mole verde. Served with sour cream, pico de gallo, and avocado on the side.

$14.25


Asada Fries

Choose from house-made fries or firecracker fries: with chopped carne asada avocado, pico de gallo, salsas, and cheese.

$13.99


Jumbo Coconut Shrimp

Served with spicy orange marmalade and Mexican rice.

$14.99


Traditional Buffalo Wings

Served with a cool, blue cheese dipping sauce.

$13.99


Mad Dog My Wings

Just say those words and we'll turn your order into a spicy inferno with a few drops of mad dog 357, rated among the world's hottest sauces.

$13.99

homemade-soups
Homemade Soups

Soup Of The Day

Call the restaurant for today's selection.

$10.99


Soup & Salad Combo

Salinas greens served with your choice of dressing on the side, plus a cup of soup, and garlic bread.

$12.99


Soup & Caesar or Greek Salad Combo

Caesar salad, a cup of soup & garlic bread.

$13.99

salads
Salads

Mini Cobb

The same ingredients as the big cobb salad, just downsized: grilled chicken, avocado, hard-boiled egg, tomato, blue cheese, spinach, bacon bits & our Italian dressing.

$13.99


Starter Caesar Salad

$5.99


Starter House Salad

$4.99


Starter Greek Salad

$5.99


Starter Mini Iceberg Salad

$5.99


Starter Cup Of Soup

$4.99


Caesar Salad with Chicken

Crisp romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, bacon bits, parmesan cheese, and our caesar dressing, with grilled or blackened chicken, & garlic cheese bread.

$15.25


BBQ Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken breast with our coca-cola bbq sauce, avocado, ranchero beans, tortilla chips, jicama, corn, cilantro, green onion and cheddar cheese served with ranch dressing and garlic toast.

$15.25


Pistachio Crusted Chicken Salad

Chicken breast strips rolled in pistachio nuts and grilled; served on a bed of mixed organic greens with Granny Smith apples, dried cranberries & cherries, roasted onion & crumbled feta. Honey-mustard dressing.

$15.25


Big Cobb Salad

Chopped grilled chicken, avocado, hard-boiled egg, tomato, blue cheese, spinach, and bacon bits; served with garlic cheese bread and our Italian dressing on the side.

$15.25


Chinese Chicken Salad

Fried won ton with hot rice noodles, snow peas, bean sprouts, toasted sesame seeds, mandarin orange wedges, lettuce, cilantro and celery, with Asian sesame dressing and garlic toast.

$15.25


Organic Quinoa

This "mother's grain" is an extremely nutritious seed with high levels of protein. We add chunks of blackened chicken, dried cranberries, feta, cucumbers, bacon, grilled onions, cilantro, apples, toasted walnuts, & arugula. Served with a raspberry vinaigrette.

$15.25


Ahi Tuna Niçoise Salad

Seared ahi, served rare over grilled romaine hearts, with red potatoes, niçoise olives, tender green beans & hard boiled eggs with mediterranean dressing.

$18.99


The Iceberg Salad

Crisp Iceberg lettuce with blue cheese crumbles, chives, and blue cheese dressing plus any of the add-ons listed below.

$10.99

sandwiches
Sandwiches

Portobello Caprese Sandwich

Grilled portobello, mozzarella cheese, avocado, tomatoes, pesto, lettuce, mayo, and grilled onions on a whole wheat bun.

$14.25


Dagwood Sandwich

Mr. Bumstead’s favorite: layered ham, turkey, grilled chicken, salami, bacon, cheddar, provolone, and avocado, served on ciabatta bread.

$14.99


Chicken Wrap

Chicken, grilled onions, avocado, lettuce, salsa & cheddar cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla.

$14.25


Tuna & Cheddar Melt

Served piping hot on our fantastic grilled sourdough bread, served with a light mustard and pickle spears.

$14.25


Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Provolone, Muenster, and white cheddar on grilled sourdough.

$12.99


Pastrami Reuben Sandwich

Lean pastrami with sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese and thousand island dressing on grilled rye, Or substitute turkey for a turkey reuben.

$14.25


B.L.A.S.T. Sandwich

Bacon, lettuce, avocado, smoked shoulder and tomato on toasted sourdough bread.

$14.50


California Club Croissant Sandwich

Sliced turkey breast, avocado, bacon and cheddar jack cheese served on a croissant.

$14.99


California Chicken Sandwich

Marinated & charbroiled chicken breast served hot with melted monterey jack cheese and avocado on ciabatta bread.

$14.50


Half-Sandwich & Two sides

For your half-sandwich, pick from turkey, ham and swiss, California club, California chicken, french dip, deli club, or b.l.a.s.t. – then add any two sides.

$13.99

burgers
Burgers

Gianni's Kobe Burger

Served with chipotle caramelized onions, double bacon, double cheese, lettuce, tomato and lalla sauce.

$14.99


Apple Goat Cheese Turkey Burger

Healthy, fresh, and flavorful. Served with Lalla sauce, grilled onions, spinach leaves, pickle, tomato on an organic whole wheat bun.

$13.99


PG Beach Burger

Nostalgia at its best–our version of the famous burger once served at lover's point beach in pacific grove. A quarterpound burger cooked to order on the griddle with American cheese. Topped with mayo, mustard, catsup, relish, onions, chopped lettuce, and tomato.

$10.25


All American Kobe Burger

Half-pounder with elli’s special burger sauce, pickles, lettuce & tomato, onions on request.

$13.25


Bacon Kobe Burger

We grind bacon into our proprietary all natural burger mix, plus bacon strips, American cheese, sauce, pickles and lettuce.

$14.25


Patty Melt with Kob

A half-pound patty with grilled onions, American and swiss cheese, plus a dab of thousand island dressing, served on grilled rye bread.

$14.25

pastas
Pastas
Served with our warm & delicious garlic cheese bread, feel free to substitute protein-rich barilla plus pasta in any of the dishes below.

Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Pasta

Cajun blackened chicken served with fettuccine and creamy alfredo sauce.

$17.99


Spicy Shrimp Pasta with Puttanesca Sauce

Classic sauce with tomatoes, olives, capers, fresh basil and parsley.

$19.99


Mac & Cheese with Buffalo Chicken

We add smoked bacon and top with buttery toasted panko.

$19.99

ellis-entrees
Elli's Entrees

Chicken Piccata

Lightly breaded chicken breast browned in a lemon-caper butter sauce, with imported angel hair pasta, sautéed seasonal vegetables & garlic bread.

$18.99


Chicken Marsala

Tender chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms in the rich and sweet wine that’s named after the famous Sicilian port city of Marsala served over imported angel hair pasta with garlic bread.

$17.99


Char-Grilled Chicken Breast

Tender chicken breast, char-grilled and topped with charred tomatoes, avocado, fresh basil & a light Italian vinaigrette, with garlic mashed potatoes & sautéed seasonal vegetables.

$19.99


Frontier Chicken Fried Steak

A big favorite in the south, except our cut of steak, melts in your mouth, smothered in our country gravy and served with garlic mashed potatoes & sautéed seasonal vegetables.

$17.99


Meatloaf

Mushroom gravy, garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

$21.99

breakfast
Breakfast
Until 2 pm.

Elli's Bakehouse Board

The perfect breakfast starter, an assortment of our favorite pastries including blueberry muffin, cheese danish, grizzly claw,and cinnamon croissant roll.

$11.99


Popeye Omelet

Sautéed spinach, grilled onions, mushrooms.

$13.99


Brutus Omelet

Country-style ham, bacon, sausage, and turkey, then tomatoes and mushrooms.

$14.99


Veggie Omelet

Three egg whites only omelet comes with mushrooms, broccoli, onions, zucchini, green beans, & fresh basil.

$13.99


Denver Omelet

Grilled onions blended with green bell peppers, tomatoes, and ham.

$13.99


Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon

$14.99


Eggs Benedict with Roasted Turkey & Avocado

$15.99


Eggs Benedict with Chicken Apple Sausage

$15.99


Avocado Toast & Eggs

Rustic whole wheat bread, topped with avocado mash, feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and 3 eggs any style. Served open face with cherry tomatoes tossed in olive oil and fresh herbs.

$13.99


Chile Relleno & Eggs

Three eggs any style with our house-made chile relleno.

$14.25


Chile Verde Stack & Eggs

Three house made corn tortillas layered with slow roasted pork in our chili Verde sauce. Three eggs any style, avocado, Mexican rice and crema.

$14.25


Huevos Rancheros

A big flour tortilla topped with three eggs any style and filled with rice, beans, chorizo, potatoes, Oaxacan guacamole, Mexican crema and fresh salsas.

$14.25


Mexico City Chilaquiles

Crispy strips of tortillas simmered in green salsa with chicken, cheese, and 3 eggs any style.

$14.25


2 Big Pancakes From Scratch

$9.99


2 Big Blueberry Pancakes

$10.99


Big Belgian

$9.99


Ciabatta Bread

$9.99


Old Fashioned Oatmeal

With brown sugar and cinnamon.

$5.50


Bowl Of Fresh Fruit

With brown sugar and cinnamon.

$6.25


Steak & Eggs

Eight-ounce hanger steak with three farm-fresh eggs prepared your way.

$14.99


Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs

Tender beef, lightly floured and fried golden brown, then covered with country gravy and served with three eggs, any style.

$15.99


How You Like Them Eggs

$8.99


Three Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs and chihuahua cheese on griddle-fresh corn tortillas, with Ellis' salsas and diced avocado. Served with julienne potatoes and a side of bacon.

$13.99

seafood
Seafood

Grilled Monterey Sand Dabs

Local sand dab filets lightly breaded and grilled, then topped with a citrus brown butter sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables.

$17.99


Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Full of flavor, with a firm texture, this salmon steak is grilled & served alongside garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables. We finish it with a tomato-basil sauce.

$19.99


Shrimp & Andouille Sausage

Served with parmesan grits.

$21.99

steaks
Steaks

Ounce Hanger Steak

Traditionally known as a butcher’s steak because they would often reserve this prized cut for themselves due to its intense flavor. Served with mashed potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables.

$22.99


Blackened Steak & Noodles

Hanger steak seared at very high heat to seal in the juices; served on a bed of angel hair pasta, comes with sautéed seasonal vegetables.

$22.99

california-ranch-cooking
California Ranch Cooking

Fish Tacos

Blackened mahi-mahi filets with chipotle mayo, red cabbage, cilantro, onion, habanero mango salsa, and Oaxaca guacamole.

$14.99


Carne Asada Tacos

Char-grilled steak, chopped white onion, cilantro, and Oaxaca guacamole.

$13.99


Tender Beef Enchilada

Served with guajillo sauce.

$19.99


Carne Asada Burrito

Freshly grilled steak packed inside a flour tortilla along with Monterey jack cheese, rice, pico de gallo, Mexican crema & our Oaxaca guacamole.

$12.99


Roasted Jalepeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bacon wrapped chicken breast topped with jalapeno cheese sauce. Served with poblano rice and ranchero beans.

$19.99


Carne Asada Steak

Marinated grass-fed skirt steak that is both flavorful and healthy. Served on a bed of chipotle caramelized onions with poblano rice, ranchero beans, and chopped jalapeno salsa. Avocado and pico de gallo on the side.

$22.99


Rancho Steak with Ancho Shrimp

The bounties of early rancho cooking, grass-fed skirt steak topped with ancho grilled shrimp. Served with poblano rice and rancho beans.

$26.99

beverages
Beverages

Popular Favorites

Coke, diet coke, sprite, dr pepper.

$3.99


Coffee

$3.99


Decaf

$3.99


Iced Tea

$3.99


Passion Fruit Tea

$3.99


Fresh Orange Juice

$6.99


Fresh Grapefruit Juice

$6.99


Milk

$5.50


Give It To Me Straight

Just coffee, but through a draft.

$4.75


Red Eye

Espresso, cold brew coffee, and sweet cream.

$5.75


Lalla’s Sweet Cream

Cold brew coffee and sweet cream

$5.75


Hazelnut Mocha

Cold-brew coffee, half & half, and our house-made chocolate hazelnut sauce.

$5.75


Vanilla Bean

Cold-brew coffee, half & half, and vanilla bean syrup.

$5.75


Salted Caramel

Cold-brew coffee, half & half, and our house-made salted caramel sauce.

$5.75


Espresso

$2.99


Latte

$4.50


Extra Shot

$1.50


Cappuccino

$4.50


Nojito

All the refreshing minty flavor of Elli's very popular mojito, without the alcohol.

$5.25


Arnold Palmer

Half lemonade, half iced tea.

$4.75


Peach Palmer

Lemonade combined with peach or raspberry iced tea.

$4.75


Raspberry Palmer

Lemonade combined with peach or raspberry iced tea.

$4.75


Pomegranate Limeade

$4.75


Lemonades

Classic, peach, mango, or raspberry.

$4.75

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Breakfast Hot Espresso Drinks

Espresso

$2.99


Cappuccino

$4.50


Latte

$4.50


Extra Shot

$1.50

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