Boston Restaurant Blog -- July, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I met up with several family members at Beckett's in Walpole a couple of Friday nights ago. Beckett's is an Irish pub and restaurant on Route 1A, just south of Walpole Center, and seems to be completely, utterly unknown (at least as of July, 2007). I recently did an Internet search of Beckett's and came up with...nothing. Strange, since it isn't a bad place at all, with decent food, a pleasant atmosphere, and lots of room inside.
We grabbed a table in the back room at Beckett's, which seemed a bit more conducive to conversation than the front room or the bar area. We grabbed an order of onion rings (very tasty) as an appetizer, and I had a pint of Harp, which is one of my favorite beers from Ireland. The entrees soon came to the table, with most dishes being better than what you might typically get at an Irish pub in the Boston area; the Guinness beef stew, broiled schrod, chicken quesadillas, and pizza were all very good to excellent dishes, with perhaps the schrod being the best dish on the table. My dish--the beef stew--was served in a bread bowl and was brimming with tender beef and veggies. Prices were good, with all entrees being under $20.
Beckett's didn't quite match some of my meals at Spirit in Cambridge or James's Gate in Jamaica Plain, but this Walpole pub proved that just because a dining spot is completely unknown doesn't mean that it's not good. All in all, Beckett's is a good, solid Irish pub that, while not a destination spot, is a good option for people living in or near Walpole.
For those who would like the address and phone number for Beckett's, here it is: Beckett's, 1065 Main Street (Route 1A), Walpole, MA 02081. Phone: (508) 668-1191.
I tried a large cheese pizza for takeout at Beckett's. $9.99 plus tax for a 16" pizza. It was the worst pizza I ever had. The crust was real dry. I would not recommend anyone ordering a pizza from this place. What a waste of money.
Posted on 8/8/09
MB, why did you order take out pizza from an Irish pub?
Posted on 8/14/09
Went to Beckett's for lunch. Ate at the bar. The food is excellent. Large portions, small price. My only criticism is the beer is that the draft beer is not as cold as I like. Bottled beer was very cold.
Posted on 10/4/09
Great burgers, excellent service and a nice, classy setting.
Pizza from an Irish pub? Come on.
Posted on 3/19/10
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