It's the weekend! The last place you want to be tonight is the kitchen. Let’s eat out!
Restaurant name: Penny Lane Pub
Address: 150 Main St., Old Saybrook
Phone number: 860-388-9646; www.pennylanepub.net
Cuisine: American with a British pub twist.
Price range: $4.25 to $27.95
Take out: All items on the lunch and dinner menu are available to carry home.
Kid-friendly: Kids will get a kick out of the “Young Wizard’s” menu with child-friendly dishes such as mac and cheese, chicken tenders and hamburgers with names straight from the Harry Potter books. They can finish dinner with a hot fudge sundae.
Why you should go right now: We like Penny Lane Pub for its warm, casual atmosphere, friendly service and diverse menu. Got a hankering for a burger? Penny Lane offers seven types, including bison, salmon and a vegetarian option. A wide choice of substantial salads go far beyond lettuce and veggies, although one of our favorites is the chopped cobb salad with smoked turkey and gouda. Pub fare and comfort foods range from fish and chips to shepherd’s pie, liver and onions, and Mum’s Meatloaf. The regular dinner menu offers a hard-to-choose selection of steaks, chicken and fresh seafood, but don’t overlook the daily specials. A grilled shrimp salad served over grilled native corn kernels and vegetables was a delectable winner. Penny Lane has sidewalk seating and entertainment in the pub on Friday and Saturday evenings.