Kittery is a Maine-themed restaurant. We know this because Kittery is a city in Maine, and the bathroom wall here is covered in Maine license plates. There are also nautical flags and other maritime-related things on the walls, and they put lobster on their signature burger. The menu is pretty long, but mostly you should just come here to eat a lobster roll and some oysters while you have a drink on the patio. They do a Happy Hour from 5-7pm every day except Monday, when it’s Happy Hour all night.
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Fletcher's serves up some great pulled pork, and is a solid local BBQ stop if you're around Gowanus. We just wouldn't travel for it.
Runner & Stone
Don't make the trek down to Gowanus just for Runner & Stone, but if you want a reliable meal in the neighborhood, go for it.
Lavender Lake could get away with being a just great bar with a large outdoor patio. However, it scores extra points from us for putting some care into curating a small but solid selection of bar snacks and entree sized plates.
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A few years in, Soho’s The Dutch is better than it was when it first opened. These days, it might even be underrated.
We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
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Claro is a great Oaxacan-inspired restaurant that’s even better when you’re sitting in the backyard.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Royal Palms is a great place to day drink while also doing an “activity.”
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