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State Park -- Amusements (Cambridge)

AlcesAclesShirasi Dec 18, 2013 02:15 PM

I know it just opened yesterday, but I'm curious if anyone has been there, and what they have for amusements besides the tabletop shuffleboards?

  1. viperlush Dec 18, 2013 02:40 PM

    I saw a pool table and the BF saw pin ball machines.

    1. Unfoodie Dec 19, 2013 07:00 AM

      One shuffleboard, one non regulation size pool table and two pinball machines (Adams Family, Attack from Mars).

      It looks like your uncle's basement with wood paneling and creepy old school Budweiser signs.

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      1. re: Unfoodie
        Madrid Dec 19, 2013 07:45 AM

        ah, the old (w)rec(k) or "rumpus" room atmosphere.

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        Labrys7502 Dec 19, 2013 08:00 AM

        Anyone tried the food yet...I have been looking for some good fried chicken.

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        1. re: Labrys7502
          viperlush Dec 19, 2013 09:30 AM

          We tried the fried pickled okra and the fried chicken. Both have potential. The fried okra breading was cornmeal (?) based. A little heavy, but well seasoned. Good sized portion and was enough for the two of us to share (8?). The fried chicken was four pieces. Leg, thigh, and two breast portions ( one with partial wing). Light breading that easily flaked off. Both pieces of dark were good, but the breast was dry. We ordered plain ($16) but received the honey Tabasco ($18). Didn't taste any spicy, but if you like sweet its ok. At this time I wouldn't return for the chicken, I think there are better options in the area. But I do want to go back to try the pimento grilled cheese w/ bacon (-$2 for no bacon). Keep in mind I went the first night that they were open, during a snow storm, and it was packed. So this might not be a fair assessment. Service was great (expect for the mistake with the chicken) and quick. If you are tall you might have problems with the booths, my knees kept hitting.

          1. re: viperlush
            Labrys7502 Dec 20, 2013 03:26 AM

            Thanks for the feedback...the bf is 6.3 so he might have a tough time in a booth.

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          hyde Dec 19, 2013 07:12 PM

          Darn, i was hoping they would have cheap chop suey sandwiches and clam cakes/chowder.

          Missed opportunity.

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          1. re: hyde
            Jenny Ondioline Dec 20, 2013 01:25 AM

            Why would a place with a southern-dive-bar focus have chop suey sandwiches, clam cakes and chowder?

            1. re: Jenny Ondioline
              hyde Dec 20, 2013 12:43 PM

              Wishful thinking.

              I thought they might expand the idea of "state park" to include/embrace foods from local state parks, as we dont actually live in the south.

              1. re: hyde
                Boston_Otter Dec 21, 2013 05:13 AM

                It's named after Hungry Mother State Park in Virginia, which also lent its name (and regional specialties) to their first restaurant, Hungry Mother.

                1. re: Boston_Otter
                  hyde Dec 22, 2013 07:21 AM

                  Got it. I like Hungry Mother too.

                  Just thought it might be fun to include Rocky Point chowder or Salem Willows sandwich for a regional nod.

                  But then, i dont run the place.

                  1. re: hyde
                    Madrid Dec 22, 2013 08:08 AM

                    where can you get clam cakes in the Boston area? I love them but I've only seen them in RI.

                    1. re: Madrid
                      BostonZest Dec 22, 2013 03:58 PM

                      I've been trying to talk people into making these for years. I think they would be perfect for Row 34.

                      The Cod Squad Truck had Rocky Point clam chowder and clam cakes as a special last year.


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