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tartetatin Nov 18, 2006 01:08 AM

I will be in the Worcester area next week for an evening meal with an old friend. Need recommendations for a nice meal, not too expensive - looking for a pub meal or a reasonably priced resaurant, casual, relaxing and somewhere we can sit for awhile and catch up with each other.

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    bakingstoned RE: tartetatin Nov 18, 2006 01:25 AM

    I'd say O'Connors might be nice. It's just outside of Worcester--on Route 12 (I think?) in West Boylston. Really easy to get to from Route 190--literally right off the highway. Great beer selection, really good Irish fare.

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      bakingstoned RE: bakingstoned Nov 18, 2006 01:28 AM

      I forgot to mention my favorite dish I always get there: bangers & mash.

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      JPchowhound RE: tartetatin Nov 18, 2006 01:36 AM

      Bakingstoned (whose name is great, by the way) gave good advice. O'Connor's is consistent and has a really nice atmosphere. Some other suggestions you might get -- Brew City, Piccadily's, Jose Murphy's -- are a good step behind. O'Connor's is simple to get to from Worcester, too.

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        Jimbosox04 RE: tartetatin Nov 18, 2006 04:39 AM

        Irish Times, Main Street, Lincoln Square, everything you look for and more.

        1. trufflehound RE: tartetatin Nov 19, 2006 10:33 PM

          Northworks and Tweeds. Both reasonable pub food.

          1. Harp00n RE: tartetatin Nov 20, 2006 12:09 AM

            I strongly support the recs for O'Connors. I would also suggest, since there'll only be the two of you, eating in the pub and preferably AT the bar. It's a much better ambience.If you haven't had it before, order O'Hara's Stout and ponder why anyone would still drink Guinness. Cheers!

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              TrollKing RE: tartetatin Nov 20, 2006 05:37 PM

              O'Connor's is the only choice, IMO.

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                JJB RE: tartetatin Nov 22, 2006 02:47 AM

                A recent new find for me-Finder's Pub in W.Boylston-just past O'Connors-extensive menu,good service,and NOTHING over $9.95!:)
                unfortunately no website but they are right on Route 12 near W.Boylston mall and movies.Three of us ate there,apps,full dinners,drinks and tip-too full for dessert-AND all had yummy leftovers and spent a $50 bill.:)$42 plus $8 tip.I might add that one of the people is a complainer and he was happy-no easy thing !
                Note though-even though it is a big place at peak you will wait and it can be loud near the bars but not terribly so.

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