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Mollys for Lunch

I meeting my 80 year young Dad for lunch during the week. I've never been but hear the burgers are one of the best in the city. I work in the nighborhood. Would you please let me know what the seating set- up is inside. I just wanted to make sure we weren't sitting on a stool at the bar. Thanks.

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  1. It's like your typical tavern....if i recall correctly there is usually saw dust on the ground.
    I think the burger is good not great....I'd take the walk to old town instead and i bet your dad would like it better.....it's got more of the old school feeling and the burgers are better. IMHO

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    1. re: namreb

      Thanks Namreb but my Dad takes the crosstown 23rd street bus so Molly's is very easy to get to. Old Town is right around the corner from my office so maybe one day, when he takes a cab, we'll try it.

      1. re: namreb

        i'd give just the opposite weigh-in. consider old town to be good but not great and molly's to be superlative in burger terms. if there's a chill in the air, molly's has a lovely fireplace as well.

      2. Nice fireplace, booths and tables spread throughout the space, which is decently sized. Old Town is a nice alternative, but they are two different places, both with better than average bar burgers.

        1. i would definitely do molly over old town. there will be places for you to sit besides a stool.

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          1. re: mch

            Never been to Old Town, but Molly's has a terrific burger, and damn good buffalo wings as well.

            1. re: elecsheep9

              Don't forget the great shephards pie too

              1. re: ESNY

                Oh my, shepards pie. That now creates a new problem!!! Yum!!

          2. There's a dining area in the back, and really nice booths along one wall in the front. It's dark, with sawdust on the floors, and gets a variety of people of all ages there. It's a fine choice.

            1. mighty fond of molly's.
              don't forget the guinness.
              be sure to substitute onion rings for the fries.

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              1. re: steve h.

                Mollys has 5 booths along the wall and approx 10 tables in the back. The fish and chips are excellent and of course the burgers are at the top of my list. I do agree to get the onion rings as these are the best in the city hands down.

                1. re: princeofpork

                  I've always regretted ordering their fried foods. The onion rings are beer battered nicely, but they were the kind where instead of making rings you're basically biting into a full slice of onion. The amount of grease dripping of them was overwhelming. I'm the kind of person who will order onion rings as an entree, and I love greasey foods, but two rings in at Molly's and I couldn't handle another bite. Same with their fish and chips.