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Aug 22, 2012 03:11 PM

Springfield, Ma.- Will be going to the museum quadrangle but will be taking 90W home to Lenox

Are there any interesting restaurants to try? We like seafood, fish, and ethnic foods. Read about Mamou but much of the menu is fried. We are open to stopping en route til we reach home...

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  1. there are many non fried items on Mamou's menu, among them jambalaya and etoufee.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      Big Mamou is erratic and usually disappointing. I don't see what the attraction is. The best place to eat in Springfield is by far The Student Prince on Fort St downtown. Really interesting and consistent . It's German food but well prepared with a large and varied menu. Very cool. Been there for generations. Sit in the bar area in one of the wooden booths. No matter what you get, ask for the salad with roquefort dressing prepared at the table.

      1. re: Big Fat Moe

        Yes, Big Mamou is uneven. When it is good it is really really good.
        I miss Sitar.

        1. re: Big Fat Moe

          I'm a fan of The Student Prince and their roquefort dressing as well. We don't live in the area, but we dine there whenever we visit, often at our kids' request. (My wife grew up in Holyoke, and my in-laws now live in Longmeadow. We had our rehearsal dinner there.)

          That being said, I have heard criticisms from those who didn't grow up eating there - that the menu can be stagnant and the original dining room is tired. Neither is specifically wrong. But the Student Prince is the closest thing that Springfield has to a destination restaurant.