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Medieval Manor Food Any Good?

StriperGuy Jul 28, 2009 07:57 AM

Anybody been to Medieval Manor lately? How is the food?


  1. hiddenboston Jul 28, 2009 08:08 AM

    I went there about 15 years ago, and I can STILL taste the food (this isn't a good thing).

    The mead isn't bad, though.

    1. CocoDan Jul 28, 2009 08:08 AM


      1. BoDubya Jul 28, 2009 08:10 AM

        Not good - and maybe not even safe. Go to Foley's or Myers/Chang and fill up beforehand.

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          mwk Jul 28, 2009 08:14 AM

          Really...NOBODY has ever gone there for the food. It's secondary to the "experience", which is cheesy enough. I don't think it's the worst, and it's not inedible. Think Applebees...

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          1. re: mwk
            pemma Jul 28, 2009 10:26 AM

            Blech! I'd go to Applebee's any day before Medieval Manor. It was many years ago, but all I remember is drinking watery soup out of greasy plastic bowls sans spoons.

            The only good thing I remember is the jerk in our group being humiliated as part of the show.

          2. beetlebug Jul 28, 2009 08:17 AM

            Oooh. I hope you go because I can not wait to read that report.

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            1. re: beetlebug
              StriperGuy Jul 28, 2009 10:33 AM

              Okay, in all fairness, I was joking. Towards the end of this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637925 I mentioned getting hung by ones thumbs during dinner, and someone suggested if I am into that sort of thing that I go to Medieval Manor www.medievalmanor.com here in Boston, a "Theme Restaurant/Dinner Theater."

              Which is about the last thing on earth I would ever do, ever, with a gun to my head.

              To beetlebug's reply above, and other's who know my general tone on Chowhound I have little tolerance for mediocre food, or fake "FUN."

              That said, now that beetlebug has planted the seed, er thrown down the gantlet, maybe I should slog through a night at the MM just so I can try the food, and write the most scathing review EVAR about the goofy place.

              1. re: StriperGuy
                pemma Jul 28, 2009 11:07 AM

                Yes, I at first didn't realize it was you asking. If I had noticed I would have known it was a joke. Yes, please go to MM. I want to see if there is anything good you are able to say about it.

                1. re: StriperGuy
                  southernitalian Jul 28, 2009 11:13 AM

                  Yes please go and report! I haven't been since I was in college in the area but the one time I went I remember being surprised by how good the mussells were! I still think about them from time to time. I was the only one in our group that ate shellfish so I had the whole bowl to myself!

                  1. re: StriperGuy
                    BoDubya Jul 28, 2009 12:27 PM

                    space 242 which is right upstairs serves better food at their art openings, and free beer. call that dork at the dig that you know.

                2. trufflehound Jul 28, 2009 08:36 AM

                  Belichek- 'It is what it is.'

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                  1. re: trufflehound
                    Ralphie_in_Boston Jul 28, 2009 10:36 AM

                    So we should all go there wearing sweatshirts with the sleeves torn off, and hide cameras in the kitchen?

                  2. nsenada Jul 28, 2009 12:24 PM

                    I'm not usually squeamish, but it sounds fairly unhygienic, and not in a cool way. I also thought this was a joke, reminded me of when a colleague of mine once sent a firmwide email from a foodie co-worker's computer asking where "the best McDonald's was located."

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                      hyde Jul 28, 2009 01:52 PM

                      this place still exists?!!? unbelievable.

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                      1. re: hyde
                        MC Slim JB Jul 28, 2009 02:27 PM

                        They look like they're doing pretty well: just upgraded their external signage. I see a lot of groups filing into it from buses and such on weekends.


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                        treb Jul 28, 2009 03:38 PM

                        A total waste of money.

                        1. RoseWethersfield Jul 28, 2009 05:50 PM

                          OK...so I got dragged here early in the spring for my partner's niece's birthday. It is pretty much a buried memory but here is what I recall...

                          You really have to eat with your hands. There was some type of sliced bread. There were mussels in a watery broth. The chicken with dry and tasteless. The beer was watery and gross.

                          I mean, it is all just bad. Worse than a canned mushroom on a pizza hut pizza. I can't really even write about it. But, everytime my partner doesn't want to go to a work or social obligation all I have to say is: the manor.

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                          1. re: RoseWethersfield
                            capeanne Jul 28, 2009 06:32 PM

                            That last sentence is just perfect.

                            1. re: RoseWethersfield
                              StriperGuy Jul 28, 2009 07:04 PM


                            2. Boston_Otter Jul 29, 2009 11:24 AM

                              Quite honestly, I have friends who claim that the ribs at MM are the best they've ever had. I can't speak to that, but I can say that the frozen/thawed bean burritos are godawful.

                              1. hiddenboston Jul 29, 2009 11:32 AM

                                Hey, has anyone tried Applebee's in North Quincy? I've been hearing good things about it of late.

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                                1. re: hiddenboston
                                  Parsnipity Jul 29, 2009 12:06 PM

                                  Even this far down in the thread when I knew where this was headed, this absolutely cracked me up. By the way, I got stuck at a Dunkin Donuts in NH last weekend and their bagels and coffee are still not as good as the rest of NH seems to think, judging by the line.

                                  1. re: Parsnipity
                                    Ralphie_in_Boston Jul 29, 2009 01:12 PM

                                    the rest of New Hampshire? You mean, the rest of New England.!

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                                  hyde Jul 29, 2009 12:00 PM

                                  was dragged here at least 30 years ago and while i have no specific memory of the food,
                                  i would eat at any " (*fill-in-blank* ) house of pizza" in ANY metrowest suburb before i would go back.

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                                    nomadgirl Jul 29, 2009 05:19 PM

                                    I recall the food being fine... although the amount of beer/mead I consumed probably had a big impact on my perspective.

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                                      Gabatta Jul 29, 2009 05:53 PM

                                      you had me at hello

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