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Midwest Grille -Saugus: Surprisingly great experience (for non-meat eaters too!)


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Midwest Grille -Saugus: Surprisingly great experience (for non-meat eaters too!)

chompie | | Feb 6, 2009 09:19 PM

Finally tried MWG in Saugus. Thought it would be overpriced and underwhelming with not much for a non-meat eater, BUT, discovered quite the opposite! Highly suggest going on a Sunday afternoon.. If you get there before 4pm, it is only $12.95 for the same food as dinner(which has now been reduced to 20 bucks from 25) The lunch is same price for seafood or the meats, and less(under 10) for just the salad bar. The service was wonderful. They bent over backwards to meet all my fussy food restrictions and to make sure we had plenty of vegetarian alternatives. The red beans are cooked with beef broth so they made us our own bowl cooked in a very delicious garlic sauce. The shrimp Midwest was perfectly cooked with lots of veggies, also in a garlicky sauce. The fish stew is very rustic, with skin-on fish which was a bit fishy for us, but I dont think it was bad fish, just the nature of the type of fish mixed with tomato made it a bit on the fishy side. The salad bar was great, with perfect plantains, not overly mushy or too greasy, moist rice, fresh tasting tuna salad and potato salad, tasty cheese, and a good selection of salad foods. My hubby was in pickle heaven. Lots of fresh pickled veggies, olives etc. They had chicken and pork dishes on the buffet as well. The guitarist/singer was wonderful. Kind of a James Taylor, samba/bossa nova style. Very good... Unlike, a post I saw here, we had no trouble getting a table by the window for 2. I rate the food up in the Mexico Lindo range, and so often I tell waitstaff things that I cannot eat, and the food comes back loaded with it, so I was happy at how much they went out of the way to custom prepare and offer info on what would be good choices. All in all, a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. ( i think late pm is best, as they said its mobbed earlier) And we appreciated the late hours, as it is so hard to find brunch esp. with entertainment in the late afternoon in the burbs...

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