Lucky Strike Restaurant’s hearty menu of nostalgic comfort fare carries on a tradition that dates back to 1955, when its building was converted from a bowling alley. The signature broasted chicken ($9.50 for three-piece dinner) slices succulent cuts of poultry turned golden by a signature cooking method pioneered by founder Charlie Dugre in the 1960s after froasting and troasting failed to catch on. Bone-in, center-cut pork chops ($12.50) add a choice of two sides to their already-significant bulk, much like a Santa tucking an extra pillow under his suit. At lunch, a platter of fish 'n' chips nets the catch-of-the-day before broasting it and mating it with fries and slaw ($8.95), and breakfast, starting at 6 a.m., lifts lids and perks up taste buds with a flock of omelets ($3.95–$6.50) and meat-centric Hungry Man platters ($7.25–$7.95).
At Boston Bay Pizza, diners can devour loaded pizzas, grinders, and sandwiches while cozied up on leather chairs in front of a fireplace framed in modern tiling or while relaxing out on the neatly landscaped patio. But it's not all about looks: the shop's cheerful shade of red conceals “green” elements built in to conserve energy and water.
If diners don't want to create their own pizza from toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes and Genoa salami, they can pick from specialties such as a four-cheese pesto pie and a N.Y. deli pizza adorned with Italian-style deli meats. For further flexibility, the chefs can also make all of their paninis as wraps, all of their wraps as paninis, and all of their calzones as origami cranes. The surfeit of Italian eats is augmented by orders of buffalo wings, quesadillas, and salads.
The aromas of bacon frying in skillets and cinnamon swirl bread baking in ovens, waft from the kitchen all day long at Jimmy's Dog House Restaurant. Diners take seats in their newly expanded dining room to dig into American food for breakfast and lunch, including Western omelets with ham and cheese and their signature 8-inch hot dogs crowned with bacon and cheese.
Upon arriving in Cavalier Restaurant’s airy dining room, guests sink into spacious booths and cushioned chairs, pausing to admire tabletop arrangements of bright flowers before placing linen napkins onto their laps. Servers parade out of the kitchen bearing plates of European-inspired steak-house cuisine—crispy calamari, tender filet mignon, and succulent veal parmigiana. The restaurant’s chefs specialize in a variety of traditional Portuguese dishes including mixed seafood paelha and Camaraõ Mozambique—shrimp in spiced lemon butter.
More than 30 LCD televisions and an 8-foot high-definition projector surround Maximum Capacity, where patrons enjoy 19 beers on tap downstairs and groove to the beat of live performances by DJs and cover bands upstairs. The venue’s list of performer’s has earned acclaim from The Valley Advocate, especially for bringing in big-name stars such as Vince Neil of Motley Crue. While taking in show or a Pats game, diners munch on classic pub favorites such as one of eight specialty sandwiches, five types of burgers, and eight signature pizzas.
Skylights brighten the dining room of Frontera Grill, an inviting space accented by artistic tilework and terra cotta hues. In the kitchen, chefs sizzle Hawaiian-style fajitas with chicken and pineapple relish and sear new york strip steaks to be paired with bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp. Diners can also opt for tacos filled with beer-battered fish or for vegetarian burritos with sautéed vegetables and salad greens.
The skilled dough-flingers at TNT Pizza serve up a massive menu of fresh-made pizzas, pastas, wings, and more in a festive, family-friendly environment. TNT’s dough and economic theories are baked on site, and everything is prepared to order, including the specialty BBQ pie loaded with chicken and bleu cheese ($11.99 for a small) and build-your-own pizzas, which can showcase an eclectic mix of more than 20 toppings ($8.99+). Gingerly gnaw on ten saucy wings ($7.99) or a gooey eggplant parmesan grinder ($5.50 for a small) before twirling forks in fettuccine alfredo ($9.95) or gouging spoons into feta- and olive-packed greek wraps ($5.50). The family-friendly eatery also houses activities for unleashed youngsters and young-at-heartsters, such as arcade games, air hockey tables, billiards, and jump ropes fashioned from stretched mozzarella.