Food fuels human engines, powering both academic and athletic achievement, which is why it’s preferred by 9 out of 10 mathletes over diesel. Top off your tank with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional American fare at The Old Timer Restaurant in Clinton.
In business since 1929, The Old Timer Restaurant has been keeping generations of customers content and well-fortified with a menu chockablock with steaks, seafood, burgers, and pasta. Begin nostalgic noshes with a cup or bowl of clam chowder, featuring New England’s happiest mollusk in the role that made it famous after several failed attempts at a reality series ($3.59 for cup; $4.99 for bowl). Carnivores on a meat pilgrimage flock from miles around for the famous prime rib cooked to order and served up in potentate-sized portions of king ($17.99) and queen ($15.99) Thursday–Sunday. Eschew turf in favor of surf with the Haddock St. James, which swims against the current directly to the table pan-fried with herbed breadcrumbs, garlic, tomatoes, and fresh parmesan cheese ($14.99).
Upon entering The Old Timer Restaurant, guests feel as if they’ve been transported to Dublin, and the establishment's Irish pub feel is underscored by a dark wood bar frequented by a leprechaun giving out sage financial advice. Weekly specials include a roast-beef buffet on Wednesday, corned beef and cabbage on Thursday, and fish 'n' chips on Friday.