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Welcome To Ivan’s Restaurant

2024 Old Mocksville Road. Salisbury, NC 28144
Serving Dinner Tuesday – Saturday at 5:00 pm
Phone: 704-637-2000

 

Ivan’s Menu

APPETIZERS

Lump Crab meat Cocktail
16.00

Oysters Rockefeller
14.00

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and Lump Crab Meat
18.00

Spicy Hot Crab Dip
11.00

Maryland Crab Cake served with a Lime Dijon Sauce
12.00

Shrimp Cocktail
11.00

Botta Bing Shrimp
12.00

Grilled Shrimp
12.00

Fried Calamari
7.00

Baked Brie
11.00

Spicy Sautéed Mushrooms
6.00

Onion Ring Loaf
Whole Loaf  6.00
Half Loaf       4.00


SOUPS
Beer and Cheese Soup served in a Bouille
8.00

Crock of Onion Soup
6.00


STEAKS
New York Strip
14 oz. Cut 34.00

Ribeye
14 oz. Cut 32.00

Filet Mignon
6 oz. Cut                  24.00
10 oz. Center Cut   36.00

Prime Rib
14 oz. Cut   32.00
10 oz. Cut   26.00

Our choice Steaks are aged and hand cut daily, seasoned just right and grilled. We believe that a truly Good Steak should be charred on the outside and cooked no more than medium on the inside to maintain its best flavor and tenderness. We prefer not to cook our Steaks past medium. However, if you must order your Steak medium-well or well-done, do so at your own risk as we cannot guarantee the quality.  You may order your steak seasoned with Jamaican Jerk.

Our Steaks may be ordered with one of the following Sauces for additional $3.00

Au PoivreBordelaise


Rare
Red inside with cool center

Medium Rare
Red inside with warm center

Medium Light
Red to Pink inside

Medium Well
Slight hint of Pink (almost ruined)

Well Done
No Pink (ruined, basically burnt


SURF AND TURF
Filet & Lobster Tail
6 ounce Filet and a 5 ounce Lobster Tail
48.00
10 ounce Filet and a 8 ounce Lobster Tail
67.00


RIBS, CHICKEN, KABOBS, DUCK, & PORK CHOPS

Baby Back Ribs
Half Rack    19.00
Full Rack     25.00
Baby back ribs grilled with our own special barbecue sauce.

Grilled Breast of Chicken
16.00
10 ounce boneless, skinless breast of chicken, grilled slowly and basted with your choice of Barbecue, Italian style, Jamaican Jerk, or Cajun.

Beef Kabobs
28.00
Grilled and seasoned pieces of tenderloin beef, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. This item has limited availability.

Center Cut Pork Chops Two 8 oz. cuts
24.00
Grilled and served with a Mango Chutney.

Pan Seared Duck Breast
29.00
8 oz Duck Breasts served with a mango curry sauce


SEAFOOD

Lobster Tail (Caribbean)
A broiled 8 oz Caribbean Lobster Tail. Served with clarified butter and lemon.     36.00

Twin Lobster Tails (New England)
Two Broiled 5 oz Lobster Tails. Served with clarified butter and lemon
42.00

Shrimp Your Way
10 large Shrimp – You may order them – Grilled, Fried, Cajun, Barbecued, Botta Bing, Louisiana Style or Steamed (hot or cold).
21.00

Blackened Mahi
An 8 oz portion of Blackened Mahi served on a bed of sautéed tomatoes, artichokes and asparagus and then finished with a Citrus Cream Sauce.
26.00

Grilled Salmon Filet with a  Lime Dijon Sauce
An 8 oz portion of Atlantic Salmon grilled with lemon and pepper seasonings and topped with a Lime Dijon Sauce.
26.00

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna
An 8oz portion of Ahi Tuna pan seared with sesame seeds topped with a ginger sauce and a side of peanut sauce.
26.00

Grilled Scallops with a Citrus Sauce
32.00


Ivan’s Restaurant founded in 1989. The restaurant’s name comes from our father (Joe Ivan) who loved good food but hated having to drive an hour to get it, so, we decided to build Ivan’s here in our home town. Our goals are to serve great steaks, seafood, ribs, and chicken with the highest quality, to give the best service possible, and to do it in a very relaxing and casual atmosphere. We all are here to ensure these goals and offer you an open line to let us hear what we can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable.

Joe Sims, General Manager


Gift Certificates available in any denominations.


We honor all Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
We cannot accept Personal Checks.
Our Main Dining Room is seated on a first come first serve basis. For groups of 8 or more we do ask that you call us in advance so that we may prepare a table for you. We do have a private dining area that can seat up to 22 people.

This area must be booked a week in advance. For more information or comments please feel free to call us daily between 3:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday.

704-637-2000
2024 Old Mocksville Road
Salisbury  NC

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Reservations

We accept reservations for 50% of our main dining area. Reservations are not required but prefer for parties of 6 or more. Walk ins are welcomed.
10-22 Private Dining Room

20-40 Bar Side Dining Area
41-76 Main Dining Room

We do not charge for any of the rooms but we do have minimums and guarantees that are required. Please call the restaurant after 3:00 Tuesday-Saturday to make reservations or inquire on any other details. Limited menus are available for parties of 25 or more. We can not book parties larger than 30 between the hours of 6:30 and 8:00 on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Article On Ivan’s

March 21-210-21, 2002

At Ivan’s, you don’t have to leave town for fine dining

Where can you go to get choice steaks, aged and hand-cut daily and grilled to perfection, or grilled breast of chicken-Jamaican Jerk style, grilled shrimp Louisiana style or bouillabaisse?

A place where the atmosphere is casual yet classy and the service is first-rate?

Drive to Charlotte — or beyond?

You can enjoy fine dining, and excellent food and beverages right here in Salisbury at Ivan’s.

The restaurant is located one and a half miles past Rowan Regional Medical Center on Old Mocksville Road, and this establishment has been serving Rowan County diners for 12 years.

The Sims families, in partnership, own this restaurant of understated elegance.

Joe Sims, the general manager, tells of Ivan’s origination.

“We opened the restaurant so dad would stop driving an hour to go eat in a high-quality restaurant,” he explains.

His dad, Joe Ivan Sims –for whom the restaurant is named — traveled for 30 years with his job and hit all the best restaurants along the way.

“All the things these restaurants did well, we wanted to do here,” Joe says.

The rustic setting, ample wood d/cor and outdoor prints in the dining room make for a comfortable atmosphere.

The bar area has a hunting lodge feel to it and a good selection of fine wines and brews.

Ivan’s original concept was for ribs and steaks only, explains Joe, with blackboards on the wall describing the menu.

“Our customers gradually urged us to offer more fine dining and high-quality steaks,” Joe says. Thus the tablecloths, expanded menu and featured items.

Steaks are one of Ivan’s most popular specialties.

They cut all their own steaks and the meat has to be aged 45 to 90 days, more toward 90, Joe adds. Cooked Pittsburgh style, which means seared as quickly as possible to keep in all the juices, plus a few of Joe’s secret touches, the steaks do taste terrific.

I had a 6-ounce filet mignon ($19.95) which was cooked to perfection. It came with a salad, fresh made bread, and choice of fries, baked potato and rice or vegetable medley. Prime Rib is available Thursday through Saturday and runs from $17.95 to $20.95 depending upon the size. You can also order New York strip (14-ounce, $23.95), ribeye ($21.95) or Porterhouse (24-ounce, $29.95). Steaks may be ordered seasoned with Jamaican Jerk, too.

Featured items change monthly and include, for example: Bouillabaisse Ivan ($10.95), Salt and Pepper Catfish strips (appetizer, $6.95), scallops saut/ed in a white wine garlic sauce ($18.95) or a 10-ounce tenderloin filet with Ivan’s broil sauce ($25.95). All entrees are served with fresh-baked bread, salad and your choice of a side dish.

For those who love seafood, Shrimp Your Way is popular — 12 large shrimp served grilled, fried, steamed (hot or cold) barbecued or Louisiana style ($17.95) or grilled tuna, salmon, or Mahi-Mahi seasoned with Jamaican Jerk, if you like ($17.95). Baby-back ribs ($14.95 for a half rack, $18.95 for a full rack) are grilled with Ivan’s own special barbecue sauce. The grilled breast of chicken basted with your choice of barbecue, Italian style, Jamaican Jerk or Cajun was tender and delicious ($13.95).

The appetizer menu is also vast. Each item could be a meal in itself. Maryland crab cake served with a lime Dijon sauce ($8.95), fried calamari ($6.95); spicy saut/ed mushrooms ($4.95) are just a few of the items. The beer and cheese soup ($5.95) is also very popular.

Joe doesn’t mind if folks want to split dinners, either.

The dessert tray that comes after the meal will have you drooling — so be sure to save room. The Bailey’s Irish Crme cheesecake is the most popular, followed by a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake (my favorite), or a chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Desserts range from $3.95 to $4.95 and are sinfully good.

Ivan’s also has a children’s menu with such items as cheese sticks ($2.95), corn dog and fries ($2.95), chicken tenders and fries ($3.95) or shrimp tenders and fries ($4.95). Drinks are 75 cents and ice cream is 95 cents.

So you don’t have to leave town to enjoy fine dining. At Ivan’s, you can get superb food in a relaxed atmosphere, not “dash and dine,” as Joe mentions. The wait staff is attentive and makes you feel like you are number one.

To Joe and his well-trained staff, the customer is number one.

“We love serving people and making them happy,” Joe says.

This tradition is alive and well at Ivan’s.

Robin Perry is a freelance writer living in Rowan County

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Reservations

We accept reservations for 50% of our main dining area. Reservations are not required but prefer for parties of 6 or more. Walk ins are welcomed.
10-22 Private Dining Room

20-40 Bar Side Dining Area
41-76 Main Dining Room

We do not charge for any of the rooms but we do have minimums and guarantees that are required. Please call the restaurant after 3:00 Tuesday-Saturday to make reservations or inquire on any other details. Limited menus are available for parties of 25 or more. We can not book parties larger than 30 between the hours of 6:30 and 8:00 on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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