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Nov 18, 2007 12:38 AM

Midwest Grill-Saugus

Took my mom, wife and two year old tonight. About 3/4 full when we got there at six, and full when we left. The meal was a series of highs and lows.

1) lamb really good, with a strong mutton flavor, and not cooked beyond medium. Tender and juicy.
2) Salad selections fresh
3) Red beans and black beans with pork quite delicious. Great in combo, since buffet restocker poured the black beans into the red.
4) Great drinks, which surprised me.

1) Almost all the other meats overcooked. The short ribs were inedible
2) Very small selection, unusual on Sat night.
3) Other buffet selections were canned, or emimated from powder- mashed potatoes
4) Open kitchen rather dirty
5) Watresses pleasant, skewer guys not terribly nice.
6) No beef heart- my favorite
7) Floor that resembled an ice skating rink- CAREFUL
8) Sirloin seemed of an extremely low quality.
9) desserts came straight out of a Sodexo box, or tasted that way.

Well, for $24.95, not a bad deal, but doubt I would go back. I think the Cambridge locale offered a much better selection, and meats not all well done.

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  1. looking to bring a bunch of Guys from work here. anyone have any additional experiences? anyone?

    4 Replies
    1. re: ScubaSteve

      We had a similar experience at the Cambridge location, so won't be going to the Saugus location.

      Have you thought about Peabody?

      1. re: kate used to be 50

        if your talking about FireBull then yes i have been and was not impressed at all. i like very much the MidWest in Cambridge. although i haven't been there (Cambridge) in a year, or more, i liked the selection of meats and the hot buffet better.

        i am still morning the demise of Pampas. they truly had a great selection of meats and offal. i absolutely loved their duck wings and rabbit wrap in caul fat.

        1. re: ScubaSteve

          A Brazilian buffet and grill called Pampas opened a couple of months ago in Everett on Broadway on the Malden line. I am not sure if it is related to the one you are speaking of

    2. Heck, the Cafe Belo location in Allston has beer and wine, pretty good food, EXCELLENT desserts and (cafeteria style) serving for 1/2 the price.

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