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“Good solid pub and restaurant with good food”

Molly's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good solid pub and restaurant with good food”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I had just driven 3 hours from Connecticut and so were ready for a good meal. Arriving on the S Main Street main drag, we were EXTREMELY lucky to find a parking spot on the first pass at the end of the street. Parking in downtown Hanover on a Friday afternoon was difficult, with the street packed full of slow-moving cars. This is probably the only difficulty around Molly's.
Once parked, we were greeted pleasantly and seated in a big comfortable booth. The interior was nice with lots of wood, if not a bit cookie-cutter pub/roadhouse.
Our server was very professional, patient and helpful, and didn't hover too much or be too chatty, which we appreciated with being tired. He also provided us with some great recommendations for local craft beer, a Harpoon UFO White and Switchback Ale which we both enjoyed.
My husband and I shared a perfectly executed Calamari Fritti and then each had our own main. I had a House Salad with blue cheese and a generous serving of excellent Chicken Wings. My husband had a Caesar Salad, but had to wonder where the bacon bits had gone to as his serving had none. However, his pork tenderloin on a bed of fresh apple sauce was excellent.
We would eat here again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“When in doubt, go to Molly's”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Location, location, location. Molly's is right in the center of town and knows its clientele of college kids, their parents, visitors, and locals wanting a fun meeting space, especially before or after movies, or with their families. This place is always busy so plan ahead on the weekends. Great menu, service and atmosphere. The Kids can write on the paper tablecloths, the grown-ups can enjoy tall cold beers or $2 margaritas, while they wait. They make hearty salads, wings, burgers here. But you can eat healthy with the line of slim brick-oven pizzas that are delicious. Pasta dishes are average and this is not a place to get too fancy. Outside seating in summer is a treat! Bar area is fun with lots of seating facing downtown. Molly's is never a let down.

Visited August 2013
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Natick,Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great food and Great Service”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was a pleasant surprise in Hanover. it is right in town and is bigger than it looks from the street.

They said it would be a 15 minute wait and it was. Our server, Jeff, was very friendly and efficient. The food we had was excellent. The orecchiette pasta with squash was wonderful and the chicken stir fry also was very good.

This is a nice and friendly place with a nice atmosphere that I will go to again when I'm in Hanover.

  • Visited October 2013
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NYC area
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent value in convenient location”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to grab a quick meal in Hanover. While it's often quite busy they seem to be able to get you seated in a reasonable time. The food is good, the menu is perfect for a family night out, the service is friendly and the prices are reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
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Blackfoot, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch Stop”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were travelling by car visiting the bautiful New Hampshire and Vermont countryside and ended up in Hanover around lunch time. We were fortunate enough to wander into Molly's and had an exceptional meal. The food was fresh and tasty, the service was very good, and the atmosphere was very relaxing. If you are looking for a good meal in Hanover, don't hesitate to choose Molly's.

  • Visited September 2013
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