14 Broadway, Somerville; (617) 666-3830 On one side, Mt Vemon is one of those longtime family-style establishments where people order baked padaydas with their steaks or New England Boiled Dinners. On the other side, it’s a lively, casual pub with a separate menu and the Sox on the tube.
Along with two-for-one dinners in the restaurant, the pub offers good bargains. Here, you can have fish and chips for $5.95, macaroni and cheese for $2.95, or a broiled chicken dinner for $6.95. Dinners include salad, potatoes, vegetables, and bread. Sometimes, both sides share the daily specials, such as chicken parmigiana with pasta for $5.95.
Whichever side you’re on, you’ll get plenty of food, with quick service. The place is just outside of Sullivan Square in Charlestown; getting there by car can be tricky, thanks to Route 93 and the bus station, but once you make it, they have plenty of parking in the back. Open 11 a.m. to 11 P.M. daily.