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A very small shout-out to The Druid

litchick Feb 16, 2011 05:47 AM

Ended up at The Druid in Inman Sq last night, not by design. We'd been trying to go to Tupelo, but -- word to the wise -- it's slammed this week because the Groupon from last year is expiring Friday. Anyway, I always forget how good the food is at The Druid.

We had a perfect pub meal. Well-poured Guinness and Smithwick's (if a little colder than I like), freakishly good shepherd's pie, friendly service, and a live quartet in the window seat playing Irish fiddle music.

Why don't I ever remember how tasty and homey this place is?

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    Blumie Feb 16, 2011 06:15 AM

    My reaction every time I go. It gets a lot of love -- all of it well deserved.

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      rknrll Feb 16, 2011 06:27 AM

      The best fish sandwich.
      Great daytime spot as well (menu served all day)

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        hckybg Feb 16, 2011 07:29 AM

        The Druid is awesome. The difficulty is deciding what to order. The veggie burger, regular burger, chicken soup, and fried fish are all favorites, but we had a lamb burger special the other night that was equal to the others. The waiters are great guys and it's always perfectly cozy.

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          Bob Dobalina Feb 17, 2011 11:16 AM

          Contrast that burger with the one I had last night at Christopher's - special with ham and pineapple and some sort of pineapple salsa - pineapple was canned, cold and just tossed on the burger - blech! You'd think they could have just thrown it on the grill for a minute - that plus crap-ass service at the bar and I see no reason to ever darken their door again.

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            Gabatta Feb 17, 2011 11:25 AM

            You'd think for a 'special' they'd take a bit more care. Christopher's is consistently sub par (food, service, etc). I had the same reaction as you the last time we were there over a year ago.

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              Jenny Ondioline Feb 17, 2011 12:56 PM

              It's a shame because I swear I remember that 10 or so years ago, Christopher's was actually really good!

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          kitsune Feb 16, 2011 07:33 AM

          Best veggie burger in town and a great place to watch soccer matches!

          1. Small Plates Feb 16, 2011 08:07 AM

            Love the Druid.

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              LeoLioness Feb 16, 2011 08:41 AM

              Big shout out to the veggie burger, friendly service and Cindy!

              1. Suze123 Feb 16, 2011 01:30 PM

                Yup yup! I love the Druid. They have a nice Oxtail soup as well.

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                  Jenny Ondioline Feb 16, 2011 01:41 PM

                  The Druid is that CH rarity: I don't think I've ever heard a bad word about this place on these boards. For my money, the fish and chips are the best in Boston.

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                    hckybg Feb 16, 2011 03:12 PM

                    There better not be a bad word uttered as you lay down that gauntlet. Their fish and chips are great--it would be hard to choose between that and Tavern at the End of the World, but why choose?

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                      jgg13 Feb 17, 2011 01:22 PM

                      Oh it definitely has its detractors, particularly regarding the burger. I'm not one (the only issue I have is that it's very often more crowded than I want to deal with, but that's not their fault) but they exist here.

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