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freddie's in Rumford Me.-a rare bird these days

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freddie's in Rumford Me.-a rare bird these days

jen kalb | Aug 14, 2003 11:01 AM

On the off chance that you are travelling through Rumford Me., a rather interesting mill town on the Androscoggin in west-central Me, home of Ed Muskie, its worthwhile checking out Freddie's Restaurant - located on Congress Street in the middle of the old business district.

Freddie's is the real thing with no pretense - 1950s decor, american comfort food - We had daily specials - roast pork tasty fat marginning the slices, gravy, mash and cole slaw, husband had a BBQ pork chop, with great looking potato salad. Everything fresh made. Creditable homemade white bread. Everybody from grannies to local suits to teenagers eating in there. I think these lunch specials were $6-7, maybe. Lots of people were having bowls of chowder,and it looked good, mac and cheese daily special looked tasty. I am not saying this is great food, but it was tasty and well prepared and traditional, without any visible shortcuts (well the gravy was not wonderful) or selfconsciousness about how uncommon what they were presenting was.

Didnt try the desserts - though it looked like they used formed pie crusts, they were probably good too, since there is a real baker in the kitchen.

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