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Until 2023, Iron Mike’s was operated for 19 years by Paul and Marlene Vella and family. The eatery and tavern were named after Marlene’s father, Mike Moran an ironworker whose nickname was “Iron Mike.” It quickly became the area’s favorite place for fun, friends and reliably great food.

•  Customers say it feels like family

•  Great-tasting food and terrific service

•  Great lunch and dinner specials every day

•  Cold beer and KENO® (One customer recently won $30,000 playing Pull-Tab here! What are you waiting for?)

•  A room full of friends (a whole lot of friends)

John and Marcy Lyp first experienced Iron Mike’s 19 years ago, when they moved to New Boston. From that first dinner, they were impressed with the warm welcome, the family atmosphere and the genuinely friendly, courteous service.

When the Vellas retired, John wondered who would buy the place. Turns out, John and Marcy Lyp bought it. They talked it over with their family: running a restaurant/tavern appealed to their adventurous spirits. And they have kept it a family business, expanding that family to include every customer who comes through the door.


At Iron Mike’s Eatery & Tavern, our commitment goes beyond just exceeding your expectations in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. We live here too. And we are deeply ingrained in our community and will remain so by actively supporting local schools, charities and other civic organizations. Our community has played a pivotal role in shaping who we are today, and it will continue to define our future.

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