Taylor's Fine Dinning: I really wanted to like it
After attending the New Year's Eve party at Taylor's I decided to try it out for dinner. We had fun on New Years, DJ, dancing, and appetizers. The appetizers were good, but apparently expecting that quality to transfer to a full dinner was too much to ask. I have never been so disappointed in a $70 dollar dinner in my life. Worst of all, I really wanted to like it. Taylor is nice place in a good location. My steak was perhaps the worst cut of meat I have ever received at a restaurant. Nothing but grizzle and fat. The "special" veal Parmesan looked and tasted like hospital food. Eight of us went to dinner that night, only one person finished their meal without criticism. Needless to say, we won't be going back.
Favorite Dish: None.
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Jack's Hot Dog Stand: A Local Legend
If you are looking for a classy upscale lunch spot, this isn't it. But if you want to taste a piece of local history, Jack's is simply a must do when in North Adams. "History" may be hyperbole, but in a downtown that has seen multiple facelifts, incredible shop turnover, the fact that Jack's has been family owned and operated since the early 1900's, and has never relocated away from their cramped corner on Eagle and Main, that alone puts them in an American Dream time capsule.
As for the food, cooked to order, greasy and good! Burgers, fries, and dogs, waist watchers are best to pass. You can order ahead of time, pick it up and bring it home. But it never seems to taste as well, out of a bag. It must be the overwhelming smells of burgers grilling, buns being steamed or the cramped bars stools, people standing 3 deep at the lunch rush, or just the general chaos that enhances the food quality.
Feeling hungry, take your shot at their monthly Hungry Person contest. A challenge of gluttony, how many hot dogs can you eat in an hour. You're going to need to break the high teens to even get honorable mention on the wall of fame.
Everyone in town has eaten here, it's like a rite of passage, fathers speak of taking their sons or daughters here for their first Jack's hot dog. If you ever visit or drive through North Adams, I highly recommend you do the same.
Favorite Dish: My wife goes for the chili-cheese dog, I'm a burger guy myself. If you go with burgers, get the double burger. It's a larger patty than the single. The French Fries are crisp, hand cut daily, and excellent.
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The Hub: Centrally located and delicious
Affordable, good service and good food. Being originally from North Adams, the town has historically been a place devoid of quality dinner restaurants that the blue collar populace can enjoy. The Hub is a refreshing change. Generous portions, always well cooked and at a price that won't break the bank. The only downside is it's size. Often on Friday nights there will be a line, and the noise level is fairly loud. But there is no other place in downtown North Adams that I would recommend to friends seeking a great meal.
Favorite Dish: I generally go with the "Black and Blue" burger or the Cobb salad. Burgers are made to order, not frozen patties and you can count on their fries being fresh and crisp. The Cob salad again uses fresh ingredients, and is a generously portioned.
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Brewhaha Cafe: Yummy Semi-Vegetarian Food
They say it's the best coffee in town and I believe 'em! Had a tasty iced coffee and lunch there. The only meat they serve is fish or other seafood and everything else is a "Whole Food".
Favorite Dish: My friend had a tuna rollup which he really liked and I had an Olive Roll with Red Pepper Cream Cheese and Avocado. Yummy!!
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