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“Secret and Smart place to grab a bite to eat.”
Review of Flying Rhino Cafe

Flying Rhino Cafe
Ranked #22 of 578 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: HIP… ECLECTIC… COLORFUL… Those are just some of the words used to describe Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole. Here’s why people keep coming back: The food, which is delicious, creative, and unique, offers something for everyone. Being WooFood certified, there are also tasty and healthy options as well. Interested in a catered event? We do that too! The bar, hops with activity and has a drink menu people rave about. Be sure to have your drinks at the outdoor cafe when the weather permits, and come watch your favorites sports in our newly renovated plasma studded bar! The environment, located on the ever-popular Shrewsbury Street, is vibrant, casual and lively and boasts a fun and friendly staff, as well as beautifully decorated and painted decor by Melina herself.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Secret and Smart place to grab a bite to eat.”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

A friend and I watched a local travel show that spotlighted this restaurant. So we took a day trip out to the Worcester to visit the Worcester Art Museum and grabbed lunch at the Flying Rhino.

The parking lot is small and on a steep hill, but don't let that stop you from tasting the great food.

We got a spot at the Bar and Sam, the bartender, took our order promptly. He was a fun guy to chat with.

We ordered drinks and Buffalo Chicken Wantons and they took no time to come out. They serve 5 and were tasty. Chicken, cheese and hot sauce in crispy fried wrappers with buttermilk dipping sauce. Not over powering and a great snack for a beer.

We were shot on time and ordered our lunched to go.
I had the Ivory Tusk A chicken cheese steak, with caramelized onions and American cheese, on toasted Italian bread. It smelled great on my trip back to Boston. It was delicious and a great portion for the $9.

If I lived in Worcester I would come back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Rob A
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent gluten-free options”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We had an early dinner here and asked to be seated in a corner, from past experience it gets quite noisy. Our party of four had excellent meals, they have an extensive drink menu and a dedicated gluten-free menu, as well. Great food and service!

Visited June 2014
Thank tajinx
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Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“5 stars all day long :D”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

A friend introduced us to The Flying Rhino a few years ago, and now we try to visit whenever we are in the area (we live an hour away). The FR creates delish dishes with a fresh additude! If you're not adventurous with trying new foods, they also have lots of tried and true stand-by options. I love how this establishment is cozy and laid back enough for beers and burgers with friends, but can also be an intimate fancy dinner for 2. My only issue is that I wish we lived closer :D Highly recommended.

1 Thank 5dianet
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food. ”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Rhino after reading others reviews. On main street with tables outside or in. We choose inside and were seated promptly. Our waiter was great and answered all our questions and took order. Food out in 20 minutes. Cowboy burger was a 10. My wife ordered turkey panni and loved it as well. The only negative was the noise. Would go back.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, casual atmosphere”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Enjoyable as a fast lunch venue with good quality food items. I had the fish sandwich, which was excellent.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank neilisakson
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