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“just the basics”
Review of Pub 517

Pub 517
Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Andover
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Well you have to know in advance that this place hasn't much to offer. That can be good if that's what you are looking for. We however were disappointed. The service was fine but the choices were limited to say the least. Salad was a basic iceberg lettuce type. Lobster and a dozen clams with a baked potato is what we shared. The clams were ok, and the lobster was meaty but slightly over cooked. The food also came just about all at once. We were with another couple and all in all there wasn't much room on the table. Don't get me wrong it's a decent enough place for the money if you just don't expect much going in.

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2  Thank yanks105
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is the most basic type of eating establishment you can have. A very basic and limited menu, mostly pub-type food, but everything there is good. Great deal on clams, lobster & excellent sandwiches. Cash only, no credit cards or checks. Staff is extremly friendly. Only negative: Noise level is very high, and the place is loaded with heads mounted game animals staring at you. Worrth it, though, for the food and the prices!

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3  Thank brandymick
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We are regulars at Pub 517. The restaurant isn't fancy.... More of a sports bar style. But the clams are excellent. They offer king crab, snow crab and lobster at a price that can't be beat. many times they have large lobster that can be purchased as an up-charge. I usually get the king crab and the portion is huge. Shellfish is only served with a baked potato... So if you want a salad or vegetable it will be extra.
The only negatives I have is that it is a cash only establishment. They do have an ATM on premises with a $100 limit per transaction. If your group is larger you will get hit with 2 ATM fees they charge. Also, drinks are served in plastic cups. Not a big fan of that. Oops, forgot another thing that may bother some... The place is full of taxidermy and that may freak out some... Not me, but others are disturbed by that sort of thing.
Overall, I love the food and quick service!

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3  Thank DebraG577
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Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

This is a popular hangout with Sussex/warren county locals. You really can't beat the good prices. $5 for a big juicy burger is amazing nowadays. The decor is very basic, lots of stuffed game animals on the walls. Although the prices are great, the food is just OK. If you want a delicious ribeye steak, I'd go elsewhere. The burgers here are very good though.

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3  Thank lovecharleston612
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

So, I'd never even heard of this place until I went with some teammates after roller derby practice...
LOVED IT. The menu is plain, the atmosphere is fab (lots of taxidermied dead things!) and the food is great. There's no special ordering and no credit card payment, but that's how they keep the prices friendly and the staff sane. This is already evolving into a regular spot for me!

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2  Thank Jessie M
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