A traditional New England pub is like a family picnic: it teems with fresh food, lively libations, and oyster-shucking uncles. Enjoy the embrace of kinship with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual American fare at Eli's Pub, nestled within Barker Tavern in Scituate Harbor.
The culinarians at Eli's Pub craft a menu that reflects the comfortable tastescape of New England. An appetizer of garlicky P.E.I. mussels ($11)—ambrosial anthropoids basking in white wine and accompanied by tomatoes, fresh herbs, and grilled crostini—widens the gullet for meatier fare. Whet succulence whistles with the Cancun burger ($13.95), topped with jack cheese, guacamole, and fried jalapenos, or the flat-iron steak ($15.50) served wrinkle-free with starched pomme frites. Watch as candied walnuts and strawberries frolic on the baby-arugula salad ($8), or feign the mythical gallantry of an Argonaut while pillaging into Greek dolmathes ($7).
Eli's Pub sports a proudly polished mahogany bar flanked by close-knit, padded stools. This recently remodeled alcove lies tucked away within the historic walls of Barker Tavern and makes an ideal destination for a private meeting or a public-access show.
21 Barker Rd.
Scituate Harbor, Massachusetts 02066Get Directions