Sunday, April 12, 2009

Review: Richboro Pub

Type: Pub Grub & Sports Bar
Location: 1034 2nd Street Pike, Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: (215) 364-8606
Delivery: No
Take-Out: Yes
Liquor license: Duh. It's a pub.

We went here on a Friday evening, around 8pm. The bar was packed, but the party we were meeting had already grabbed a booth in a room off to the side of the bar, and ordered some grub -- in this case, it was an assortment of appetizers such as Buffalo wings, clams casino, mussels, tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and basil, and some sort of mini taco-like things. Picking away at those, along with a pint or two of Stella, and a house salad was plenty for me. Here's the pub menu.

The atmosphere is that of a typical sports bar, with TVs all over the place, but the volume was turned down fairly low, so it wasn't annoying, and we could converse just fine at a normal tone of voice. Service was courteous, with our server coming to check on us a few times. She was not intrusive, but I never got the feeling we would have had to flag her down if we had wanted to order anything else.

Foodwise, the salad was crisp and fresh. For a small salad, it seemed to be endless -- the type from which you keep eating, and eating, and the pile of greens never seems to diminish. I didn't eat any of the mussels, but the clams casino, and all the rest of it were quite good. Generally speaking, as much as I love seafood, bivalves just aren't my thing, but when clams are minced and mixed up, then baked with a bunch of other stuff, I can tolerate them. I wouldn't call the hot sauce that came with the Buffalo wings hot . . . certainly nowhere near spicy enough to make my eyebrows sweat, or my mouth go numb, but it had a little bit of a kick to it.

On a side note, I'm learning to not cheer in sports bars around BucksMont when one of my NY teams scores against a Philly team. I couldn't help smiling that the Rangers were beating the Flyers, though. I've been a Rangers fan since they were one of the original six teams in the league, and remember when the Broad Street Bullies were a mere expansion team, so you have to cut me a little slack. I'll root for the Eagles, but only when they aren't playing the Giants. ;)

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