Perhaps most famous for their amiable, friendly atmosphere, neighborhood restaurants also host a darker secret: a cavernous basement that houses a doomsday machine fueled by happiness. Power up with today’s Groupon to The Old Timer Restaurant in Clinton. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of traditional American fare.
- For $25, you get $60 worth of traditional American fare for a group of four or more.
Opened in 1929 by John and Helen McNally, The Old Timer Restaurant serves an eyeful of classic Bavarian-beer-hall décor and a menu’s worth of traditional American eats. Diners can gaze at the surrounding dark, wood trim, early-century German murals, and late-century German toothbrushes while feasting on bowls of New England clam chowder ($4.99) or diving into a Jimmy burger, which arrives bedecked with american cheese and bacon ($7.89). A signature Old Timer prime rib ($17.99) delights palates Thursday–Sunday, whereas veal parmesan ($15.99) naps on a bed of pasta throughout the week. As feasters dig into or paint a delicate still-life of the haddock St. James, scattered with herbed breadcrumbs, garlic, tomatoes, and parmesan ($14.99), weekly events such as trivia and live music provide ample sustenance to hungry minds.