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Birchmere food worth eating?

  • l

We're going for the music but will be dining there first in order to nab good seats for the concert. What should I order to eat? Other than the chicken tenders, which are crispy and juicy, I've found the food very disappointing.

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  1. The food is nothing to write home about, but it is edible. I ususlly have the ribs but that is only because I love ribs. The salads aren't bad, and the nachos are ok too. As you say, the best reason to eat there is to get a good seat. We usually try to get a table over on the right as you go in, it is raised up and if you get there early enough you can sit at the rail and have a great view.

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    1. re: dinwiddie

      I have always gotten the nachos - how can one go wrong with extra jalapenos?

    2. Mary Black or Maura O'Connell? -- or are you looking ahead to Roseanne Cash or Linda Thompson?!

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      1. re: Marty L.

        Maura O'Connell. Can't wait to hear her belt 'em out! Now, Mr. L, tell me what to order.

        1. re: Louise Z.

          If you're set on eating on-site, I'm not sure it matters -- just look at others' plates and take a stab at whatever appears palatable. Me?: I would, time permitting, grab a quick bite down the street at Taqueria Poblano, followed by custard at the Del ray Dreamery -- which you will (trust me) absolutely love (see link below). Friday's flavor (in addition to the daily vanilla) is "Buttered Pecan."

          Link: http://www.delraydreamery.com/custard...

      2. I go to the Birchmere a couple times a month and, due to the way in which they conduct their seating, I always eat there (much to my chagrin). All the food is horrible. I have tried much of it, attempting to find the best thing. The only thing that I have found to be edible is the barbeque sandwich. It is actually not that bad. Don't get me wrong, this is not a barbeque sandwich that I would eat anywhere else, but for really good music, I will sacrifice occasionally.

        They have recently added a bunch of new menu items. I have not tried them, but they look even worse than the old ones, both on paper and on the plate.

        1. I'm usually satisfied with the catfish po' boy. Didn't care for the chicken pot pie.

          1. b
            Balraj Bhasin

            you already have feed back about the birchmire. there are also wonderful eateries you can try in the neighborhood
            Bombay Curry Company---Indian
            Taqeria Pablano---Mexican
            Los Amigos--- Mexican
            Po Siam--- my favourite Thai
            Evening star cafe--mordern American
            Chez Andre--french
            just to name a few.
            enjoy your visit to my neighborhood