Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fife and Drum Restaurant Concord

The Fife and Drum Restaurant is located in the minimum security prison in Concord. You drive up and park in the small lot and then walk in and give the guard your drivers license and sign in. The restaurant is located just off the lobby and it's small and only open Tues-Fri between 11:30 and 12:30. One main course that changes daily or a weekly sandwich, soup and salad, soft drinks, dessert and coffee is included in the price.

There are no signs for the restaurant anywhere. And yes, it looks like a prison. Actually the rest of the facility looks much nicer and they also have a dairy farm on the premises. No cameras or electronic devices are allowed inside. The restaurant is run by the inmates who do everything from waiting on the guests to cooking. The main courses this week has been, Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo on Tuesday, Steak Bomb with Fries on Wednesday and today it was Grilled boneless Pork Chop with Potatoes Au Gratin, Honey Glazed Carrots and Sauteed Onions with a gravy. Salad is a choice between Garden or Caesar and I had the Caesar and it was fine and come with the dressing on the side. The soup was Lemon Chicken, piping hot and not bad. The grilled pork chop was overcooked, but my plastic knife managed to cut it. It was a big heap of carrots and the potatoes au gratin was good and you certainly get enough food. You get a metal fork and spoon but a plastic knife. The weekly sandwiches was Cuban (served on a bulkie roll) and French dip, both served with fries. Oh, there were also two desserts but I forgot what they were since I was stuffed at that point. How much was it? $3 plus tax so that makes it a whopping $3.21 for everything. My waiter was very pleasant and I did enjoy my meal. The restaurant itself is behind the van in the picture. The glass is one way so the restaurant inside was nice a bright.

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  1. Interesting find! Our daughter went to the Concord prison earlier this week... to interview for a job. So this is the second time this week I hear about the Concord prison this week, both in a good way.

  2. It's great that you wrote this up for us to read, but your writing is atrocious! Here are a few corrections you need to make: There ARE no signs for the restaurant anywhere (not is). The restaurant is run by the inmates who DO everything (not does). The main courses this week HAVE been (not has). ....caesar with dressing on the side and it COMES with (not come). The weekly sandwiches WERE Cuban and French Dip (not was) Oh, there WERE also two desserts (not was)

    But, even with your bad subject/verb agreement, your synopsis of the restaurant is very helpful. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to point out my mistakes, wish more people would do that so I can correct my writing and learn.

    2. Mature response. Not often seen anymore, especially involving critique.

  3. Some people feel the need to correct one's writing, maybe they should just stick with was said and leave it at that. I've been to the Fife and Drum on many occasions, as i live in Lexington and work in the city. Food is okay at best and service is wonderful and will recommend it to anyone. You can't beat the price for a simple meal.