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Posted by Boston Diner on 07/29/2008
Food: They have a nice variety (especially for vegetarians). Our burgers were a little undercooked and our jalapeno poppers had red peppers, not jalapenos, and they were served with marinara sauce, which was unusual, but overall the poppers were good. Chocolate frappe was thick with chunks of ice cream floating in it which was great – just wished it had more chocolate taste to it. This is probably a great place for beers and some pub food, as long as the beers are the primary goal. They do have a good selection of drafts and bottles. Service: Service was fine. There are not that many tables, maybe 12 – 15 plus seating at the bar. It was busy and our waitress seemed to be a little stretched (the waitresses appeared to bus and clean their own tables however, it appeared everyone helped out each other) but she stayed upbeat and was attentive as she could be. And another server came over to make sure our order was taken, which it was. The food was served quickly despite the place being full. Note: We were there during lunch. Value: They excelled here – most appetizers and sandwiches were in the $5 – $9 range. Our double cheeseburger with fries was $5.25, poppers appetizer was $5.00, and veggie burger was $7.00. Portions were fine. The burgers came with shredded lettuce that outnumbered and covered the fries so you had to pick through the lettuce. And each burger only came with a single pickle slice. But for the price, the value was fine. Atmosphere: It is a quaint place that had the feel of a 50’s diner. The condiment holder on the table was an old six-pack box which was neat. It was busy but you did not feel rushed and the entire staff that we dealt with was pleasant. The only detractions were the beer sign on the wall that gave the place more of a bar feel (if that bothers you) and, more so for me, they had these giant TVs all over that seem so out of place juxtaposed with the rest of the motif and were quite obtrusive. Overall, not a bad place, especially if you work, live, or go to school in the area. Not worth a special trip out there, though. However, if you do venture that way, it is only a block or two from the Harvard T-stop so it is convenient.