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Is The Ground Round in Cambridge Closed Again?!

Drove by it last night around 9:00 PM and it was dark, with no one in the parking lot.

Maybe the Tin Alley will open up there again. :-D

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  1. Yeah that is the weirdest deja-vu anyway. Maybe with the Holiday Inn Express across the street they decided to give it another go. Crazy.

    1. My friends and I were in the bar about 2 weeks ago. I just looked up the Ground Round website and they don't have anything listed at that location in Cambridge. Very strange. Would love a report if someone knows what's going on.

      1. Just curious (seriously) .... Why does it matter?

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        1. re: Blumie

          LOL...you know what? You're absolutely right! :-D My friend pointed out that the place was dark as we drove by, and I believe I said, "Good." I had a horrid meal there a couple of weeks ago.

          But I am kinda curious at to what happened....

        2. Blumie - it matters because the space might be available for something better.

          1. No, the food wasn't good. The clientele in the bar, dicey. It's just fascinating that they re-opened as the Ground Round for about a month and then closed. I'd love to know what happened. Health violation or something else?

            1. Drove up this morning -- sign on door says "closed for renovations, please visit our other locations" no date given for when this awesome "restaurant" will open again -- here's hoping it can actually create a decent menu.

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              1. re: MaineRed

                In the mean time, the same slop can be enjoyed across the street at the 99.

              2. I find the 99 to be 10 times better than the Ground Round (of course, 10x0=0 so maybe this is a moot point).

                I'm actually glad the Ground Round isn't closing for good, because that seems to be a perfect location for an Applebee's, which is a step down from the Ground Round, IMHO.

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                1. re: hiddenboston

                  No kidding! I would literally choose to eat at a McDonald's over an Applebee's.

                  1. re: BobB

                    After my last experience at an Applebee's, I would choose to not eat at all over eating there.

                    We were desparate, driving through the steppes of central Illinois on July 4th, several years ago. Not even on an interstate highway, where at least there might have been a few more options. Nearly every place to eat was closed except Applebee's. Man, it was bad. Bad, bad, bad.

                  2. re: hiddenboston

                    I agree, 99 is better than GR. Plus, their boneless buffalo wings are supposedly one of the better ones around. I actually don't mind heading there for apps/pub food and a beer or two.

                    1. re: twentyoystahs

                      Great place to watch a game, too. I can't tell you how many times I've seen the Bruins lose there. ;-)