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Wild Willy's Coming to Quincy

typhoonfish Oct 28, 2010 05:04 AM

The location isn't great. I hope they do well.

http://www.patriotledger.com/topstori...

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Wild Willy's
46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

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    Pegmeister RE: typhoonfish Oct 28, 2010 05:48 AM

    Not sure how I missed that article, thanks for posting the link. Good news about Wild Willy's, but your right that's an odd location. More suprising, at least for me, are the other changes going on in the square. Sad tosee Bad Abbotts being replaced by a country themed placed, but intrigued that Finians is being replaced by a restaurant with the same managment team as the Ocean Club at Marina Bay.

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    Wild Willy's
    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Ocean Club
    42A State Park Rd, Hull, MA 02045

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      hiddenboston RE: Pegmeister Oct 28, 2010 06:23 AM

      I had heard about the country/western place coming to Bad Abbotts, and I also heard rumblings about Finian's being replaced, but Wild Willy's--didn't know about that. Yup, a bit of an odd location, but lots of traffic on that road, so my guess is, they'll do ok there.

      P.S. Based on the photos posted on their Facebook page, it doesn't look like Texas Saloon is aiming for a classy, elegant vibe....

      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?i...

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        RVT RE: Pegmeister Nov 1, 2010 07:10 PM

        REALLY dissapointed to see the end of Bad Abbots. Hopefully someone else will pick up the slack for a good soccer bar in the area. Even less thrilled to see it being replaced by a faux Western theme complete with scantily clad staff. Not what the area needs. Also don't quite get why anyone would think there's still a marketable niche for Remick's nostalgia. How many folks are left that really fondly remember shopping there? I'm 42 and grew up in Quincy and barely remember it.

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        Bad Abbots
        1546 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

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        robertlf RE: typhoonfish Nov 1, 2010 07:23 PM

        I went to Wild Willy's once and left unimpressed. Not bad but nothing great like UBurger or Flat Patties. You would think UBurger would open up there because the founders own The Clambox.

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        Flat Patties
        81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

        Wild Willy's
        46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

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          twentyoystahs RE: robertlf Nov 2, 2010 08:17 AM

          Based on my most recent visit to Uburger. I'd say Wild Willy's is a MUCH better burger. Juicier, more flavorful, and not cooked to oblivion.

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          Wild Willy's
          46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

          Uburger
          636 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

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            bakerboyz RE: twentyoystahs Nov 2, 2010 11:59 AM

            Now all we have to do is to find a way to marry the WIld Willy's burger with the UBurger fries!

        2. CocoDan RE: typhoonfish Nov 2, 2010 01:10 PM

          Interestingly enough, food businesses have always done fairly well on that stretch of road. Now with the new Fore River Bridge construction slated to start soon a burger joint might be just what the doctor ordered (or did he order a salad?). I also agree with RVT that no one cares about Remick's any more. I loved it when it was here, but a restaurant named Remick's? Doesn't mean much.
          Enjoy,
          CocoDan

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            bakins RE: typhoonfish Feb 5, 2011 02:10 PM

            I'm a big fan of Wild WIlly's burgers. I ate there quite often when I worked near the one in Watertown.

            Anything would be better than Finian's. Even a cheesy country western themed restaurant with scantily clad servers. Finian's was absolutely horrible.

            Does anyone know if the Fat Monk will also go away when Bad Abbots goes away?

            I did enjoy the breakfast there; especially if you are looking for an Irish breakfast.

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            Bad Abbots
            1546 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

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