|Willow Pond Kitchen. Photo Credit: National Park Service:|
I also loved Willow Pond Kitchen's unlikely presence in this affluent town -- sort of like Rodney Dangerfield's party boat intruding into the refined Judge Snail's sailing territory in the movie Caddyshack. With no pretension, lines sometimes out the door and a long-time presence, Willow Pond Kitchen seemed like it would last forever -- but, of course, it didn't. The National Park Service created a Revolutionary War historical marker there, thus resulting in having the Willow Pond building taken down in 1999.
So, if you know of any other local restaurants with a cow manure stench across the street, sometimes surly service, the worst pizza in the world, stuffed moose on the wall, and catfish and frog legs on the menu, please let me know. I miss the Willow Pond Kitchen dearly.
I worked there as a teenager in the late 50,s and early 60"s as a dishwasher finally graduating from dishes to clam man. I made the steamed clams andand still had to do the dishesReplyDelete
We eat there in the mid 1980s. First time I recall knowing that clams had bellys, loved the clams,not so much the bellys. Too bad it's goneReplyDelete
I was born in 1961 and we went there frequently throughout the early 70s. Spaghetti and meatballs… Never got anything different! Mom always got steamers. Are used to sit there and or at all those stuffed/ taxidermy animals around the walls.ReplyDelete
I lived in Concord in the late fifties - mid sixties. Willow Pond Kitchen is my first restaurant memory. I loved the homemade buns and piccalilli relish’ReplyDelete
I attended East Coast Aero Tech on Hanscom AFB Went there after class to drink beer and eat pizza! 1960'sReplyDelete
My mum and dad had their first date there in the late 50s. We went loads of times as kids, and I had my wedding party dinner there in October 1994. One of the benches from the booths is now here with me in London. What a great soul place!ReplyDelete
My family went there a few times in the mid 1970's. My mom didn't care for it. It was loud, and had a chow hall feel, it was strangely out of place for Concord. Went again in the late 1980's with a friend when I was old enough to drink, and it hadn't changed one bit. There was a bar in a howard johnson's motel in Concord though that fit the bill for a quiet place to watch a celtics game and have a drink.ReplyDelete
I was stationed at Ft Devens 70-72. Moved to Maynard...a friend took me there the first time. This Virginian was hooked on steamers! I loved the place.ReplyDelete