Though Westgate Lanes has been open for more than half a century, you'd never know it from just looking at the Brockton institution, which benefited from a pre-Millennium face-lift in 1999. Today, all 62 lanes feature automatic scoring, new furniture, and modern lighting, which casts a celestial aura during prize-packed cosmic bowling on Saturday nights. Open 365 days a year, the facility swings open its doors to challenge sphere-flinging friends, leagues, and parties with frames of tenpin or candlepin, a variation of bowling that uses smaller balls and requires more concentration than teaching a mechanical bull long division. High-definition TVs orbit the center's 13 billiards tables, and, between competitive rounds, players can refuel fatigued fingers at Harry's Pub and Grill.
Since 1939, McMenamy’s Seafood has plumbed the depths of the ocean to assemble its full restaurant menu and stock its carryout fish market with the day’s freshest catches. The comfy, family-owned eatery sports nautical accoutrements along its walls, including a taxidermied fish, an ocean mural, and an imposing pirate flag hung up to signal that gold doubloons are buried deep within your basket of shrimp. A drive-thru window caters to pescetarians on the go, whereas TVs broadcast sports indoors as patrons dig into baked, broiled, or fried seafood.
For more than 50 years, Lambert's Rainbow Fruit has filled pantries with the vibrant oranges, greens, and reds of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now owned by a third-generation of the Lambert family, the store sells New York-style deli sandwiches and soups along with its groceries. Their on-site garden center also offers flowers and plants as fresh as Lambert's produce to fill homes with cheerful blossoms and life-sustaining oxygen.
Omoto Garden brings a bit of international flair to Abington with its spread of Japanese and Chinese fusion cuisine. In addition to sashimi, sushi rolls, and noodle dishes, chefs craft a number of house specials. They combine shrimp and scallops in a spicy brown sauce to create an entree dubbed the Imperial Couple, and they deep-fry slices of tender steak to create a crispy beef dish. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, Omoto surrounds these feasts with a karaoke chorus, as patrons belt out popular songs and sign autographs for their invisible fans.
Fifty-four feet of glossy mahogany spans the length of the Irish pub, which is housed inside a remodeled 19th-century building. The mahogany bar complements old maps, steam-powered televisions, and a separate section of dining-room-style seating. Draft and bottled brews and a selection of wines pair with a menu that features bangers and mash, McGuiggan's sirloin steak, and burgers. As evidenced by the online photo gallery's snapshots of bagpipe-squeezing celebrants, McGuiggan's is a lively place that welcomes revelers with a packed schedule of live music and karaoke.
Leggos serves both morning and midday meals from open to close, giving contrary clientele the chance to opt for a soup and sandwich for breakfast or eggs benedict for lunch. The kitchen wizards chop up 10–13 fresh fruits daily to fill fruit bowls to the tippy top ($3.75/cup), and top waffles ($7.50) with heaping helpings of strawberries, blueberries, or cranberries. Early morning diners can wrap digits around a breakfast quesadilla loaded with spicy eggs, bacon, onion, peppers, and cheese and dip it in homemade salsa before savoring an included side of home fries ($7.50). Or, sharpen rusty arithmetic skills by adding up three eggs, two pieces of bacon, two sausages, one order of toast, and a side of home fries, and dividing it by however many mouths you own ($7).