Mill on Main is a big spot in a small town. As quaint as Cambridge can be, forget retro and think metropolitan. From the bustling bar with big-screen TVs, double-decker dining and seasonal outdoor terrace, this restaurant rocks. The long list of appetizers, sandwiches, brick oven pizzas and entrées is anything but run-of-the-mill. Pairing, preparation and presentation are urbane—crab cakes with remoulade, walnut-crusted walleye with wild rice, NY strip with brandy cream and sweet potato fries. The licentiously luscious peanut butter torte (on their rotating dessert menu) is like nothing Grandma ever made. But the lack of snooty service and breathtaking prices reminds you where you are.
Photo: Burger Bliss: The Lake Ripley sliders are a perfect snack or appetizer. The trio consists of Angus beef with signature Mill sauce, crab cake with remoulade and leeks, and pulled pork with cherry BBQ sauce.
Mill on Main
157 W. Main St., Cambridge
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