Dine In, Outside at The Farm Bar & Grill in Essex, MA

If it isn’t raining, it’s worth driving to The Farm Bar and Grill in Essex for lunch or an early dinner. They have an outdoor patio and a fenced in backyard area complete with horseshoes, corn hole, and a volleyball court. It’s the kind of place parents can watch their kids run around and have fun while sipping an adult beverage and relaxing in an Adirondack chair. At that point, the quality of the food doesn’t matter much, but it is good bar and grill fare with a commitment to solid barbecue. The pulled pork nachos are great.

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