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closer53 Mar 31, 2008 01:05 PM

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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    namreb Apr 1, 2008 08:16 AM

    i like molly's dont get me wrong....
    def get the onion rings and a guniess
    the burger is big......

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      ricky7 Apr 1, 2008 10:01 PM

      been to Molly's only once but enjoyed it quite a bit. old town is good also.
      Molly's is typical irish bar.

    2. steve h. Mar 31, 2008 08:22 PM

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

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        princeofpork Apr 1, 2008 07:58 AM

        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.

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          sugartoof Apr 1, 2008 03:45 PM

          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.

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        sugartoof Mar 31, 2008 08:17 PM

        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.

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          mch Mar 31, 2008 01:29 PM

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

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            elecsheep9 Mar 31, 2008 01:34 PM

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

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              ESNY Mar 31, 2008 01:50 PM

              Don't forget the great shephards pie too

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                closer53 Mar 31, 2008 01:53 PM

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

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            jesse Mar 31, 2008 01:19 PM

            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.

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              namreb Mar 31, 2008 01:13 PM

              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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                closer53 Mar 31, 2008 01:26 PM

                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.

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                  david sprague Mar 31, 2008 01:27 PM

                  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.

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