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Boston Restaurant Blog -- October, 2006

Sunday, October 8, 2006

A Surprisingly Good Meal at the Thirsty Scholar in Somerville

We took a ride over to the Thirsty Scholar in Somerville several days ago to try the place out after a few years of avoiding it. Why has it been so long since I have been there? Well, the last couple of times I went, the food was, well, not very good. So it was a pleasant surprise that we had a very good meal there last week.

photo of the Thirsty Scholar, Somerville, Massachusetts The atmosphere has never been a problem at the Thirsty Scholar, as this authentic-looking Irish pub has an attractive interior complete with snugs (tiny private rooms with one or two tables), wooden tables, large windows that open during the summer, and a nice bar at the back. Indeed, it has always been a good place to go for a pint or two, but I was never impressed by their food. But this time around, the mussels were excellent (the spicy sauce they were in was delicious), the char-broiled burger was thick, tasty, and cooked just right, and the fries were addictive.

The Thirsty Scholar is still not a true destination place, so unless you live nearby, it's probably not worth going out of the way to check it out, but it is nice to see that their food might just be a notch or two above where it was a few years ago.

If you want the address and phone number to the Thirsty Scholar, here it is: Thirsty Scholar, 70 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143; the phone number is (617) 497-2294.

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Related Blog Entries: Irish pubs, Somerville restaurants

MH said:
After a few more visits to the Thirsty Scholar, we've decided to feature the restaurant. The link to the review is:
Posted on 3/23/10

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