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New Haven Pub and Grill in Pollock Pines

08/29/2017 03:39PM ● Published by Style

 New Haven Pub and Grill has a little something for everyone. Owner Jim hails from Boston and has brought some East Coast flavor to the extensive menu, including a full pizza menu, not one but six different types of cheese steaks and, when available, New England lobster rolls and a fresh Maine lobster dinner. Plus, there’s tons of burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, pastas, steaks and seafood to choose from. 

The bar and dining area is friendly and cozy, and there’s a huge patio with lots of shade; whether seated inside or out, it’s an ideal locale to eat, drink and chill at. 

My husband and I dropped by for lunch on a recent Saturday and started with an appetizer of deep-fried zucchini sticks. For mains, I chose the fish & chips with a salad, and he had the Mercedes Bomber Cheesesteak alongside fries. 

Our zucchini sticks came to the table piping hot—clearly cooked to order—and were golden brown and deliciously crisp. The serving size was more than enough to share between two big eaters (or four small eaters!).

My fish & chips were equally impressive, thanks to three thick pieces of Icelandic cod and plenty of fries. The fish was battered and browned to crunchy goodness, but not at all greasy, and the crispy tots were salted to perfection. A squirt of lemon and quick dip into the tartar sauce made the meal all the more memorable. 

The cheese steak wasn’t only massive and easy on the eyes, but mouthwatering too. Served on a fresh hoagie roll that was firm and substantial—which is important when it’s doing the job of holding in delicious melty cheese, tender steak and lashings of onions, peppers and mushrooms—my husband enjoyed every last crumb. 

Whether en route to or from Tahoe, seeking a relaxed spot for lunch or dinner with the family, or thirsty for a local brew or wine, New Haven Pub and Grill is a prime pick.   

Hours 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday), 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday-Saturday)

Try This Zucchini Sticks, Mercedes Bomber Cheese Steak, Fish & Chips, Bacon Cheeseburger, J&J Works Pizza

ALCOHOL Beer and wine 

Tab $$

Heads-Up Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; live music on various days of the week; newly remodeled, dog-friendly patio; 16 beers on tap (many local); take-and-bake pizzas available; special menus for children and seniors

New Haven Pub and Grill, 6022 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, 530-644-3448

By Sharon Penny // Photos by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

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