Fodor's Expert Review Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Here, chef-owner Tony Maws uses the same high-quality ingredients he cooks with at his fine dining establishment, Craigie On Main, but turns them into the rustic, belly-warming fare he makes for his family at home—crispy pork ribs with spicy BBQ sauce, wood-fired grilled chicken and child-friendly house-made hot dogs and spaghetti with meat sauce. Communal tables, wood floors, and brick walls contribute to the laid-back vibe, along with a 14-seat bar serving simple but tasty cocktails, artisanal beers, and off-beat wines. It's billed as a "neighborhood joint," but given the families, students, and city folk filling the tables, clearly word has gotten out.
425 Washington St.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143, USA
- Meat-heavy fare
- Lots of grilling
- Casual feel