Anyone know of a decent place to grab some dinner not too far from the Fairgrounds on a Friday night? Was going to drive to the Clambox but was wondering if there was anything a bit closer. 1 Adult & 2 kids, nothing fancy just good quality and I dont really know the area that well.
Well, from the fairgrounds, it's just a few miles up Route 1 to the Agawam Diner in Rowley, which isn't the greatest food ever in the world, but much of it's decent and the atmosphere is nice and the kids would like it.
But honestly, the Agawam is at the corner of Route 1 and Highway 133, and if you go east on 133, at that point you're only...what, three or four miles, tops?...from the Clam Box. And this early in the season, the wait at the Clam Box, even on a Friday night, isn't gonna be anything like what it'll be after Memorial Day.
If it were me, I'd go to the Clam Box.
166 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA
Alex's on Main Street in Topsfield center is better than you'd expect for a Greek pizza place. I don't love their pizza but their onion rings are really good, thin, crispy and not frozen. I really like their steak tips and salad, the fish and chips is done well too. I haven't tried their other seafood but everything I have had is fresh and tasty. It is an "order from the counter" sub shop, nothing fancy but the food is good.