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Boston Restaurant Blog -- September, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Movies and Food at the Mendon Drive-In

Last weekend, we made our annual trip down Route 109 to the Mendon Drive-In in Mendon. We ended up seeing a really funny movie (Tropic Thunder) and a really unfunny, almost creepy movie (The Rocker). And yes, we ordered way too much food from the drive-in's snack bar, which is actually seen as a place to get some very good food. And once again, the snack bar did not let us down.

photo of the snack bar at the Mendon Drive-In, Mendon, MA We ordered all kinds of items from the snack bar, starting with a burger, hot dog, fries, and popcorn chicken before the first movie, and ice cream and tacos (yes, a strange combination) between the two movies. The best item were probably the burger, which was griddled to perfection and was huge--much bigger than the roll it was in. The popcorn chicken was also very good, as each piece was deep-fried and crispy. The hot dog was basic but tasty, and the taco (with hot sauce) was pretty good, but it fell apart before I could even take my first bite. The fries were decent, though it tasted like the oil needed to be changed. And finally, the ice cream was heavenly, especially after all that greasy food, and even though I had almost no room in my stomach to eat it at that point, I did manage to somehow find a way.

It is funny that more than a few people go to the Mendon Drive-In not just for seeing movies while in the great outdoors, but also for the food at the snack bar. And while I'm not saying that the food there is worthy of a special trip, it is a lot better than you might expect at a place like this. I can't wait to get back there next year!

MLM said:
I love Mendon Drive-Ins! Their popcorn chicken is a guilty pleasure.
Posted on 9/5/08

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