As someone who has spent a fair amount of time in Concord, I have only rarely visited the lovely city of Plymouth. That all changed when some friends recommended a cute little spot in downtown Plymouth for lunch a few weeks ago and I’m now a convert.
Barely a 40 minute drive when it’s snowing, Plymouth has a great downtown, a beautiful university, and lots of good restaurants and entertainment. The mountainous views on the drive up didn’t hurt either. Our destination was Six Burner Bistro.
Sorry if my clickbait-y title drew you in to this post, but the unique restaurant name lent itself way too easily.
So let’s start with the listicle, shall we?
This beautiful restored farmhouse from the 1850s is a perfect space for the cozy menu. We arrived on a snowy afternoon and the fireplace was roaring.
2. The Bar
From our seats at the bar, we ordered local brews in sight of the fireplace.
3. The Setup
Related to #2, the setup of the restaurant is unique and convenient for everyone’s needs. If you’re in between classes at Plymouth State, on your lunch break, or heading to a meeting, you can order at the main counter for takeout. If you’re planning to stay a while, you still order at the counter, but they will bring your food to wherever you’re sitting.
When visiting a new restaurant, I often start with the menu specials and go from there. The Autumn Bisque sounded too good to pass up, and it was delicious. I’m not totally sure what the ingredients were, but the soup tasted like sweet potato, and it was creamy and had a spicy kick to it, perfect for the cold afternoon.
I always love the soup/salad/sandwich concept for a lunch option, so in my effort to try the most items in one meal, I did the soup and salad. Pictured with my soup above is the winter salad. It was a delicious blend of sweet and savory with juicy poached apples, dried blueberries, candied pecans, and bleu cheese.
6. The Variety
I mentioned above that I had the winter salad as part of my lunch combo. My friends aren’t shy about ordering for the group, and so we ended up with plates to share including their homemade spicy cole slaw, the kale salad with butternut squash, dried cranberries, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds, and Thai pork dumplings. Not pictured were burgers and their pulled pork sandwich, which comes with house-made barbecue sauce. We left stuffed to the brim.
So in order to (hopefully) not offend the lovely people of Plymouth, I do have some other recommendations for visiting the city. Take a stroll around the beautiful Plymouth State campus, see a live show or movie at The Flying Monkey which is conveniently located just down the street from Six Burner Bistro, or perhaps have a spa day at the Common Man Inn & Spa. The spa is located down the hall from Foster’s Boiler Room, a beautifully renovated bar and restaurant that opened in 2002 after once housing the Solon Manufacturing building. The five-level boiler room is now the restaurant!
To conclude, I hope I’ve done Six Burner Bistro and Plymouth a little justice. I will definitely be back to try some new restaurants and do some more exploring!
You can visit Six Burner Bistro at 13 South Main Street in Plymouth for lunch from 11-4 and dinner after 5 PM.
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