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Tom's Tavern.... reviews please?

Lilibet Dec 31, 2007 08:01 AM

My husband and I are heading down to Attleboro next weekend to see old friends. We always go out for a late lunch. Have heard about this place in the past (Harp00n gave a review?). Can anyone give us an update?
One of their kids might be with us so it'd have to be "kid-friendly" place.....

Thanks in advance!

  1. trufflehound Dec 31, 2007 08:26 AM

    Tom's was a biker bar back in the day. Alas, last time there mine was the only bike. It's a pub so don't expect fine dining and yes, very kid freindly.

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      rmperry Dec 31, 2007 04:59 PM

      Yes, Tom's is definitely family-friendly. It's not gourmet by any means but the food is good and the prices are reasonable.

      1. edinaeats Jan 1, 2008 10:30 AM

        I have eaten at Tom's Tavern several times. While not gourmet, it is good pub grub. The house speciality is buffalo scallops- fried jumbo scallops tossed in hot sauce and served with bleu cheese dressing- sounds crazy but they are addicting. Staff-wise, everyone is very friendly- ask for Ann- she has worked there for a long time and is alot of fun-

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        1. re: edinaeats
          Lilibet Jan 2, 2008 09:54 AM

          Thanks for all the replies... sounds like a fun place. We love good pub-grub... there's more money to go around the table!

          1. re: Lilibet
            Harp00n Jan 3, 2008 02:47 PM

            Well you go Girl,
            Just don't time it too close to din-din because Tom's gets crazy busy on the weekends. There isn't a place I know in the area that's more adult-friendly for the drinking-class being torment...errr, I mean accompanied by midgets.
            Harp

            Obtw, make sure you're seated in the bar area and not the side or downstairs rooms.

            1. re: Harp00n
              Passadumkeg Jan 4, 2008 06:34 AM

              P00nster, you're back! I thought you enjoyed Nova Scotia so much, never to return. Thought of your posts when we stopped at Morses' Drive in in Brunswick last Sun.
              Now I want to eat Buffalo scallops in Attleboro.

              1. re: Passadumkeg
                Harp00n Jan 5, 2008 07:37 AM

                Happy New Years, Pass, my favorite Bolshevik.

                Tom's Tavern is just over the Franklin town line in Wrentham, My Man.
                Their name doesn't accurately describe their mission; seafood.
                This is a great casual seafooder with plenty of options to placate the pisces-aversed as well. Along with the usual suspects they have a decent selection of wines & microbrews from the South Coast.
                Here's the link; http://www.tomstavern.com/

                Harp

              2. re: Harp00n
                Lilibet Jan 4, 2008 11:29 AM

                Well as I live and breathe! Happy New Year to you!

                Yes, we are headed down to the hinterlands of Attleboro tomorrow. Hopefully we'll be minus the "oops" kid, a late arrival in an already established family.
                If he's a tag-a-long I'll definitely start with a martini. Our lunches are always on the later side, way before the suppah hour so we should be okay at Tom's.

                Thanks for the seating directions.. much appreciated!

                1. re: Lilibet
                  Harp00n Jan 5, 2008 07:42 AM

                  And most happy New Year to you, Ms. Elizabeth!

                  This will probably be read after-the-fact but shellfish is a must with or by itself.
                  If the vertically challenged one is accompanying, a decent supply of $1 bills should be adequate to keep him/her at bay with games to play.

                  Harp

                  1. re: Harp00n
                    othervoice Jan 9, 2008 04:48 AM

                    Didn't want to forget how convenient Tom's is to the Outlet Shopping in Wrentham.
                    Harp, I missed you so.....Happy New Year. Get yourself a lap top. The boards just aren't the same without you.

                    1. re: Harp00n
                      Lilibet Jan 9, 2008 10:14 AM

                      Thank you for all your help Harp... and good to have you back. Your fan club missed you!
                      We had a fun time at Tom's .. what a great place. We ate in the bar area sans offspring. There was a large entourage of kids playing games at the far end. Your forwarning regarding seating directions was a godsend! We all did a sampler of our own likes from app's to dinner from the menu and shared. Good and tasty crabcakes and coconut shrimp! Yum! Stomachs were a bit testy that day so we decided against the buffalo scallops. There will be a next time, so possibly then with a pack of Pecid. Oh, and the beer was wicked cheap - amazing prices. It harkened memories of 25 cent frosties at the Happy Swallow in Framimgham. (I know I am dating myself.)

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                        Tunia Jan 13, 2008 08:38 AM

                        The next time you're in Attleboro, you might want to try Wetherlaine's Pub on Rte. 123, diagonally across from Capron Park. They have a faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous menu - incredible selection, great food, decent pricing and cozy atmosphere. It's very family friendly too. We've been to Tom's also, but Wetherlaine's is much more interesting (to us, anyway).

                        1. re: Tunia
                          Lilibet Jan 13, 2008 01:41 PM

                          Tunia -

                          Is that the old Jerimah's location? If so, we've been there also and enjoyed the place. Lots on the menu to order and as I remember, the food was very good.

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                            Tunia Jan 14, 2008 11:40 AM

                            Lilibet ~
                            Sorry, I don't know about Jerimah's, but I've e-mailed a friend in Attleboro who may know and will let you know what they answer.

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                              Tunia Jan 14, 2008 01:51 PM

                              Lilibet ~
                              My Attleboro friends aren't sure either, just saying that it's been Wetherlaine's for many years. I'll try to remember to ask the next time we're there.

                              1. re: Tunia
                                Lilibet Jan 14, 2008 04:14 PM

                                Hi Tunia ~

                                Maybe this will help.. is it located just beyond the intersection of Dennis Street and Rt. 123? Jerimah's was there for a while - we started going there around '87 as it was within walking distance of our friends home on Dennis. We went to Wetherlaine's recently - last Spring I think. They had moved to another part of Attleboro way before then, the reason we didn't know it had changed hands.

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