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Where to watch the Pats game on Sunday without comprimising on the food? (North of the river, preferably)

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dbnoho Sep 6, 2012 10:06 AM

Where can I find a decent spot to watch the game that also serves up quality food, preferably somewhere between Charlestown and Arlington (or surrounding areas)? The quality of the food is primary.

I'm thinking that "elevated bar food" is probably the safest option (The Gallows, Lord Hobo), but a decent burger will get the job done. I considered Tavern at the End of the World, but I hear there's only one small TV. Magouns Saloon is a possibility but the reviews seem mixed.

Waltham, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Boston are all possible. Where would you go for a great Sunday lunch with a side of football?

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: dbnoho Sep 6, 2012 10:27 AM

    As I recall, Tavern at the End of the World has a giant projection TV in its back room. The food isn't extraordinary at Parlor Sports, but they have lots of TVs and not the usual sports-bar crowd. Atwood's Tavern has good food, but they don't reliably turn their one TV on. Been a while since I've been to Spirit, but it's definitely a good place for NFL games. I imagine The Druid would have the game on, and I quite like its food.

    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      jgg13 RE: MC Slim JB Sep 6, 2012 11:17 AM

      I believe that the TV at Atwoods is permanently gone.

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      rknrll RE: dbnoho Sep 6, 2012 10:28 AM

      Nothing mixed about Magoun's from my experiences...one bartender can be pretty salty, but everyone else is great. Food is good and their projectors make games on their huge screens look really great. You can also get Oktoberfest beers in 1L mugs in September and probably into October as well.

      But if food is first and the game is second, Magoun's is gonna be really packed so it's definitely more of a game place before it's a food place, especially for football.

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        mkfisher RE: dbnoho Sep 6, 2012 10:44 AM

        I like watching the early games at Lord Hobo. The food is perfectly fine. That TV they have to the left when you walk in is placed really well, so you can see it from most of the bar stools.

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          gimlis1mum RE: dbnoho Sep 6, 2012 05:43 PM

          If you're on the mood for sushi, All Seasons Table in Malden has several big tvs on the newer side of the restaurant.

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            dbnoho RE: dbnoho Sep 7, 2012 05:27 AM

            Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I've heard only good things about The Druid and have long planned to visit; I think I'll give it a shot.

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              David_A RE: dbnoho Sep 7, 2012 12:29 PM

              The Druid is awesome!

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                Small Plates RE: David_A Sep 7, 2012 01:03 PM

                The Druid IS awesome! :)

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                  Beachowolfe RE: Small Plates Sep 8, 2012 03:07 PM

                  The DRUID is awesome!

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              chevrelove RE: dbnoho Sep 7, 2012 10:35 AM

              Parlor Sports in Inman is next door to Trina's and shares a kitchen. Have been to Trina's but not to PS.

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                pemma RE: dbnoho Sep 7, 2012 01:01 PM

                Carroll's in Medford has decent food and there are big TVs around the bar area.

                http://carrollsmedford.com/

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