Not too long ago, Mustang Sally’s was arguably the reigning champ of late-night eats downtown.
Now, Mustang Sally’s Flaming Skillet has been re-opened, and is aflame with unbridled desire and re-christened at 203 Water Street (the former site of Indian buffet Taj Mahal).

For those unfamiliar, Mustang Sally’s was a longtime fixture of downtown. They serve wraps, quesadillas, nachos, stir-frys and salads, all custom-made and filled with whatever you want. Cooks work the flaming skillet in front of your eyes before serving it up. There will also be a pint and wine bar, any day now.

According to owner Kyle Hickey, Sally’s is taking it slow and steady. She’s working on the fundamentals before attempting after-hours supremacy. “Right now, we are focusing on delivering a good lunch, supper, and evening product,” he says. “So once we have that down to a science, we will expand into the late-night market.” 

Another good sign is Mustang Sally’s recent kick-off: an Easter Seals fundraiser. For Hickey, the atypical launch party was a perfect fit.”It was important for me to build something that had a place in the community, so deciding to work with Easter Seals was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made.” According to the Mustang Sally’s crew, the event was a complete success. Patrons showed up in droves to support Easter Seals over their launch weekend.

Owner Kyle Hickey knew we all needed this place back in our lives, especially for a quick lunch or meal on the run. So he bought the brand and reopened it in a perfect location. The plan is to stay grounded and keep the secret sauce flowing. “Right now, I would say we are trying really hard to listen to our customers and give them a great product,” says Hickey. “There’s a lot of nostalgia here, so we want to make sure we deliver the great, all-around experience people remember.”

Photos by Joel Upshlal for The Overcast

Photos by Joel Upshall for The Overcast