Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $10 you get $20 worth of innovative pub fare and pours at Olde Magoun’s Saloon in Somerville.
Olde Magoun's replaces the handlebar mustache fights and blindfolded moonshine tastings of old-timey saloons with a menu of fresh pub fare. Thai beef skewers ($9.95) and Cuban egg rolls ($8.95) warm up the palate in time for exquisite entrees like the chicken curry ($11.95) and the grilled Reuben XXL ($9.95)—which arrives overstuffed with layers of shaved corned beef, Russian dressing, Swiss, and either ale-braised sauerkraut or homemade coleslaw. Carnivores who insist that their meat be shredded by a skilled hair-metal chef will savor the North Carolina pulled pork sandwich ($9.95), while the veggie-friendly V-8 pizza ($9.95) tops itself with every herbivorous morsel in the house. Olde Magoun's serves its food until late so that it can be paired more easily with a vast array of draught beer that includes Clown Shoes Brown Angel Ale, Murphy's Irish Stout, and Paper City Blueberry Ale.
Along with its vivacious vittles, Olde Magoun’s Saloon's four nine-foot HD projectors and large, fireplaced space lets diners casually enjoy an elegant dining experience without being forced to don pinstriped cargo shorts or spray-on tuxedos. Bostonian know-a-lots, meanwhile, can challenge each others’ wits at something other than competitive university founding during Tuesday night trivia. Engage in a little beer-bolstered buddy bonding or wine n' dine a date whose online profile indicated that they like good food, good beer, good conversation, and bad boys covered in any of the above.
Dine-in only. Not valid with 10-cent wings during Monday Night Football.
The Boston Globe lauded Magoun's for its ability to merge stellar comfort food and vast beer options with a comfortable, contemporary vibe. Yelpers give it an average of four stars and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:
- This is a roomy, comfortable space with a dark-wood bar on one side and tables and a rustic stone fireplace on the other. The five-year-old pub has a well curated beer list and a menu offering skillfully executed takes on comfort food by Howard Haywood – Ann Luisa Cortissoz, Boston Globe
- PBR on draft.. nuff said...Excellent pub food, spicy fries, and the ever popular pulled pork quesadilla. – TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook