The Junction

Quaint and comforting — for a bar
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  September 20, 2006


The Junction
From the outside, the Junction looks like a country bed and breakfast that would be more suitably placed amid rolling fields of overgrown heather than next to a Subway restaurant. Inside, two stone fireplaces stand against dark paneled walls, and worn wooden tables and stools are scattered throughout.

But the round-the-hearth feel is overwhelmed by glossy beer banners and flat-screen televisions broadcasting sports. Still, don’t be fooled by the posters promoting 25-cent wings. You can get average pub grub here, like a heaping plate of nachos ($7.95) and the J burger ($7.95), cooked to order with a roster of toppings available as add-ons (50 cents each). But it’s the hearthside comforts on the long menu that grabbed our attention. The shepherd’s pie ($9.95) is an oblong plate of ground beef, peas, and carrots topped with a layer of velvety mashed potatoes. Or ponder the variety of wraps and sandwiches, such as the very vertical turkey club ($7.95), creamy tuna melt ($7.95), and chicken chipotle wrap ($7.95), all of which are available for $5 between 11 am and 2 pm on weekdays. (You can even get them with waffle fries!) Who can say no to a deliciously comforting mid-week lunch? Plus, the added bonus: they go better with a pint than a juice box.

The Junction, 100 Dorchester Street, South Boston | Mon - Sat, 11 am - 1 am; Sun, noon - 1 am | 617.268.6429.

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