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Medieval Manor Food Any Good?

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


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

        1. 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

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

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            1. re: beetlebug

              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

                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

                  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

                    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.

                  1. re: trufflehound

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

                  2. 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."

                    1. this place still exists?!!? unbelievable.

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                      1. re: hyde

                        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.


                      2. A total waste of money.

                        1. 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. 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. 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

                                  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

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

                                2. 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.

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