I don’t drink, but a friend recommended Fiddler’s Elbow, a pub-like restaurant hidden in Sugar House, for our lunch. It’s down a narrow drive in off of 2100 South. After parking in the back, I was soon sitting in a booth talking about politics, the media, and sandwiches. The atmosphere is set by a shadows, high ceiling rafters, and exposed wood everywhere. Large flat screens are strategically situated all over the room and set to about every sports channel modern cable can offer. It looked like there was an outdoor seating area, too, which, if it was warmer and drier, might make a good place for a group gathering.
I ordered a Buffalo Chicken sandwich, which was just spicy enough to remind me of spicy wings (because the sauce, apparently, is the same sauce), but not too spicy to make me break out in a sweat. It was good, the meat tender but cooked; however, it was nothing spectacular. The Boston cream chowder it came with was also tasty, and, if I had my druthers, would have come in a bigger bowl. Our server was quick and gracious, and very carefully repeated back my requests to make sure he got them right. He kept our glasses full, and I was glad to leave him the tip on our way out.
If you haven’t been to Fiddler’s Elbow before, I recommend it for lunch, at least. I believe they also have a breakfast menu, too. Check out their menu before you go, here.
While I was not overly impressed with the food, I did like the location, the quiet, and the atmosphere. The service was good, and because of its proximity to my office, it makes for a good alternative to the usual haunts in the area. Last, the prices were reasonable, if on the upper end of inexpensive.
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