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Apr 14, 2007 02:26 PM

Seeking Early Bird or Senior Discount Meals

Had lunch with my parents today (the food service at Legal's was SO slow!) and they were thinking that since they are getting up there, they should start seeking the benefits of getting older.

Know of any restaurants with either early bird specials or senior discounts that I may point out to them?

Restaurants out in Boston, Watertown, Belmont, Newton, Allston-Brighton, Brookline, Dedham (I think you get the idea) preferred.

ie. The last time I went to the Verona in Watertown, it was having a 2 people eat for $25 special going on - three courses (soup or salad, any entree, choice of a couple of desserts).

The New Verona Restaurant & Pub
18 Mt. Auburn St.

Thanks for any help!

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  1. Johnny D's in Davis Square has a Tuesday-Friday deal with everything except daily specials half-price before 6:30 p.m. Mind you, the food isn't memorable, but it's decent. Given its proximity to the T, it makes a nice early dinner place before going to the theater, show, etc. I don't think they discount desserts, and I know that alcohol is full price, but it's still a good deal--and available to people of any age.

    1. I haven't been there in years, but Jimmy's Steer House in Arlington was always a favorite of my Mom's, and many older diners. You'd be hard pressed to find many patrons under 60 - the food is (was) very reasonable, and consistent in quality.

      Maybe others who have been there recently could comment on whether it's the same today...

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      1. re: threedogs

        Try Grass Fields in Waltham, they have daily specials and the food is great. Everytime I go there during lunch, it's mostly elderly patrons.

        1. re: WesleyM

          Jimmy's and Grassfields are both good choices for seniors. I believe they are actually owned by the same people.

        2. re: threedogs

          For my taste, Frank's Steak House in North Cambridge puts out a better product in this price range -- I was pretty unimpressed with the Jimmy's in Arlington the time I tried it last year. No idea if they have an early bird menu, though.

        3. Yerardi's on Watertown Street in Newton has a great early bird special. I can't remember the details, but I remember it being a very good deal that included a full meal at a set price.

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          1. re: The_Bayou

            Yerardi's is delicious! Sort of typical Italian-American food, but delicious all the same. If you're into calamari, theirs is the best.

            1. re: CivettaCom

              The Chateau in Waltham has an extensive early bird menu but it is really early...between 3:00 and 5:00 during the week and 2:00-4:00 on Saturday. The prices are extremely reasonable and include soup or salad and dessert.

          2. Mount Vernon (there are 2 locations, Somerville and Revere) has some great specials. Old school lobster, prime rib, etc. the food is not very creative, but the few times I was there it was solid and the portions were good. And the view is great at Revere. Plus there is parking.

            1. Greg's in Watertown is an old-old-school Italian red sauce place that has early bird specials. It's not haute cuisine, but it gets the job done, and lots of older folks can be seen there.