A few weeks ago we headed South to explore Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon and Tangerini's Farm in Millis. However, a FoodieMommy outing means eating at as many places as possible. We easily would have driven past The Bubbling Brook, had it not been for a featured segment on the TV show, Chronicle. We were curious about this place and were well rewarded for seeking it out.
Open since 1951, inside the atmosphere is that of a classic diner-simple and clean. Outside is a ice cream stand and in back are picnic tables and a tiny brook. The ice cream itself is from Puritan and comes in a range of flavors. I also ordered a raspberry lime Ricky, which wasn't the best I have had (it tasted more syrupy then fresh).
However, our meals were good values. We got a hotdog/hamburger combo (with fries) for our boys for $7.45. My husband and I shared an order of fried haddock. It consisted of 3 large pieces, with fries and house-made coleslaw for $11.25. (If these prices seem low, it is because the Bubbling Brook has kept the prices the same for over a year.)
Most importantly, the haddock itself was delicious. I admit to being snobby about my fish and this was so fresh, so crisp and fried perfectly. We loved it, as did my older son who took a bite of fish for the first time in his life!
Eating outside in the sun, watching bunnies, birds and a brook-this place is a great find.
The Bubbling Brook, Route 109, Westwood 781-762-9860