ISO-Good Family Restaurants on the north shore-please!
- Sherri K Mar 25, 2010 10:04 AM
Hello- looking for a good family restaurant for Easter. Any suggestions? HELP!
The Beverly Depot is old and tired, and stinks (literally). The last time I visited the carpeting was filthy and bar stank of spilled spirits. They do serve solid American family fare: salad and bread bar, prime rib and the suspected sides. The food is well executed for what it is. I just can't get past the "oldness" of the place and the tired service. But if you've got a family that longs for past restaurant traditions serving familiar fare you might just be very happy with the Depot.
Hawthorne By the Sea in Swampscott also has a traditional feel, and is clean and nicely decorated Though I don't go often, whenever i do they are welcoming, the food is excellent (if overpriced a bit) and the ambiance is very nice, with a beautiful water view.. The multiple dining rooms, and deck, are large, so you probably won't have to stress about getting a reservation.
I always think Century House in Peabody would be good for that sort of thing but I've never actually been there. But the menu always strikes me as a place my parents would love.
Century House Restaurant
235 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960
its been a while since I was there but Sylvan Street used to be pretty good. If the kids are younger I would just take them to Polcaris on Rt 1 N.
I do miss Full of Bull on the southbound side of Rte1.....