Monday, January 19, 2009

Cheap Eats: McCormick & Schmick's

Despite the fact that Happy Hour drink deals are illegal in Boston, there are still a lot of great deals to be had at bars around town. The bar at McCormick & Schmick's, for example, offers up cheap and delicious meals, a pleasant surprise considering that dinner there can be more on the expensive side.

McCormick & Schmick's Happy Hour menu, served nightly in the bar area, presents a wide range of choices. For $1.95, you can choose from seafood cakes, spinach dip, potato skins, hummus and pita, or a full cheeseburger and fries, as shown above. The cheeseburger is cooked to order, topped with rich cheddar cheese, and served with ultra-crispy french fries - an amazing deal for only $2. Pay a little more for additional options - $3.95 for a cheese quesadilla, meatloaf sandwich, or buffalo wings, and $4.95 for dishes like steamed mussels or cashew-crusted tilapia. Portions are generous, especially considering the price point, and are great for sharing, so order a few and pass them around.

Happy Hour deals are available with a minimum drink purchase of $2.50 per person. That means that your drink may cost double what your food costs, but you can still get out of there for under $10. Happy Hour is available Sunday through Thursday, 3:30-6:30 and again at 9:00-12:00; Friday, 3:30-6:30 and 10:00-12:00; and Saturday, 10:00-12:00. The two McCormick & Schmick's in Boston are located at 34 Columbus Ave. in the Park Plaza, and in the North Market Building of Quincy Market.

Originally posted on Bostonist.

McCormick & Schmick's on Urbanspoon - Quincy Market
McCormick & Schmick's on Urbanspoon - Park Plaza


Susan said...

I have never been to McCormick and Schmicks. Maybe I will make it a next date night location.

Pam said...

I don't know if the bar area is "date night" worthy - I mean, the couple seated next to me did, tongue and all - but it can get kind of busy and noisy (because there are such great deals to be had).

I have quite a few good meals in the dining room of the restaurant, but again, that's more pricey. The salmon stuffed with brie is fantastic!

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