December 9, 2010- A local favorite, Pearl Street Station on 53 Summer Street, in Malden, Massachusetts, offers a variety of great, cheap food. The restaurant offers the typical take-out menu options, such as pizza and subs, with the added benefit of specialty items usually only found in chain restaurants or at a grocery store, such as seafood and lamb. How many pizza joints have you seen with lamb or shrimp on the menu? The restaurant also offers a comfortable sit-in dining area, a plasma screen television equipped with sitting area for all sports fans and a bar.
The sit-down dining area is spacious with seats similar to traditional train cars, all with the added benefit of trains passing behind the restaurant. Pearl Street Station offers a friendly environment suitable for the family and for private functions. And if you’re planning a party at your house, you can order a Party Pan from the menu. All Party Pans serve 25-30 people and you can order anything from the main menu, from steak tips to shrimp scampi.
On a recent visit, I found out that Pearl Street Station offers 20 cent wings on Mondays and Sundays, but only during football games. If that does not appeal to you, then the steak tips sure as hell will. Grilled to order in barbeque sauce, the tips are mouth watering and can be ordered as part of the restaurant’s Just the Ticket Combo with ribs, lamb or sausages and a side of garlic mashed potatoes, fries and/or rice pilaf, all for around $14. And depending on how hungry you are, you could get all four meats (steak tips, lamb, sausages and ribs), also with two sides, for $16.
If the sit-in area does not appeal to you, the horseshoe shaped bar might. With excellent bartenders who can whip up any drink you’d like and plasma screen televisions scattered around the bar, you will find yourself relaxing after an exhausting day. A perfect place to meet up with friends, or make new ones, you will end up coming back to Pearl Street Station, as many already do. Then, there is The Jar, filled with little scraps of paper that have numbers on them; pick the slip of paper with your table's number on it and your meal is free.
Pearl Street Station is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 2 A.M. and on Sunday from 1 P.M. to 12 A.M.
By: Samantha Sarantakis