Who likes being cheap?September 2, 2009
A friend of mine clued me into the wonderful Mt. Vernon Restaurant in Somerville. Knowing my love of lobster but also my hatred of spending lots of money on things I love, he really was correct in pointing me here. With two compatriots in tow, we set off for the adventure late on a Sunday afternoon to try their twin lobsters for $12.99 deal.
Stepping into the Mt. Vernon is truly stepping into another time. The bartender was wearing a white shirt with a black tie and a black vest, and the wood paneling and wooden bar seemed out of place compared to the urban neighborhood just outside its doors. It seemed like we had stepped back in time, to a place men would put hats on before they left the house. The bar was stocked with classic regulars pounding High Life out of pony glasses and picking the meat out of the lobster shells as if it was the most natural action they had ever performed.
After being seated, out vested waiter (who was quite the character) took our drink and meal orders. A round of High Lifes, a coke and some waters, some fresh bread and 20 minutes later we were digging into some pretty sweet lobsters. A decent size, and plenty meaty, each of us got two 1 1/4 lb lobsters right in front of us with some drawn butter (how else are you gonna eat these things?). I got a side of cole slaw that was pretty darn great as well, and the fries seemed to be a hit. After a while, our party had enjoyed just about every part of our lobsters and settled in content. The meat was perfectly cooked, the butter just perfectly melted. Our waiter said they had sold 1600 lobsters that day and because of that they had run out of the popovers that usually come as a side dish.
Getting two awesome lobsters for $12.99, man that’s a deal you would have to be a fool to pass up. They have other lobster items, like the special this past August, Lobster Mac and Cheese. And the $7 beer and a burger special is pretty grand too, served only at the bar but still. So I guess I would say go here if you want cool stuff in a cool place for a pretty cool price. HUZZAH!
Mt. Vernon Restaurant