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Dec 18, 2013 02:15 PM

State Park -- Amusements (Cambridge)

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?

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

    1. 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

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

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

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        1. re: Labrys7502

          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

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

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

          Missed opportunity.

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          1. re: hyde

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

            1. re: Jenny Ondioline

              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

                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

                  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

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

                    1. re: Madrid

                      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.