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Ale Mary's

crosby_p Nov 29, 2008 05:29 AM

In a four day eating extravaganza for most of us, I finally got a chance to try Ale Mary's for lunch Friday. I usually can never find a parking space within a mile, but got one right outside. I had a Resurrection, which is always yummy, and ordered a blue cheeseburger and their ubiquitous tatertots. The burger was perfectly cooked, the tots stayed crispy until the end, and I really enjoyed the whole ambience. The place is very pretty inside, with lovely pendant lights over the bar and each table. The religious statues don't seem out of place after a beer! The menu also offered something for everyone...there was an Ahi-tuna steak that looked fabulous...
I was stuffed after having 2 beers...but couldn't resist a takeout order of their KrispyKreme bread pudding...which is to die for. All in all a great bar/pub experience...I'll be back!

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    rudmansjmu Nov 29, 2008 06:20 PM

    glad you finally gave it a try! it's my favorite restaurant right now. chose to eat their burger and tots for my birthday dinner. my dh was shocked that i didn't want to go somewhere fancy or expensive but sometimes a burger is the best meal!
    heard they have a solid brunch but haven't been yet. can anyone comment?

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      jimmyjohns Nov 29, 2008 07:39 PM

      Trying to like this place. Best things are the Resurrection and cheese tots. Spotty service at the bar at times as the dishes pile up. Cheesesteak is weak especially when it arrives with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese mix. Sloppy Joe burrito blah , French onoin soup was way off with some wacky herb, and Chicken pot pie was thin. And turn down the fans in the bar! Better grub options within blocks.

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        rudmansjmu Nov 30, 2008 06:10 PM

        what other close places do you prefer?

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          jimmyjohns Dec 1, 2008 04:01 AM

          For one, Kislings. Old school decor but amazing wings and surprisingly good food, even salads. The service is quick and courteous. If you look around you'll notice almost everyone in the place is eating, not just drinking. Dudas has a great tap beer selection along with Resurrection, lots of choices on the menu including a good crabcake and oysters, and attentive service too. If you can get past the interior, the nachos at Friends are really good. John Stevens for mussels.

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            tennisgal1206 Dec 1, 2008 05:44 AM

            Kisling's french onion soup is incredible too!

    2. Meg Dec 1, 2008 08:50 AM

      How does it compare to the Wharf Dog? (which I think is in the same area)

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        hon Dec 1, 2008 09:23 AM

        Do you mean The Wharf Rat?

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          Meg Dec 1, 2008 11:17 AM

          yes ; )

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