Our “Dive Bar” tour continues with a trip to Williamstown, visiting Trio Tavern on a recommendation. Large and comfortable location with tables and a away from the bar, bar style seating. We seated ourselves and the barmaid was quick to come by to take a drink order and offer menus. Standard bar offerings along with some pasta dinners. After a look over we decided to start out by sharing an order of pierogies choosing to top with fried onions. Order came out visually pleasing and we quickly finished off as they were delicious, fried onions were perfectly grilled too!
Our second appetizer order which did come out with all our meals, mild wings. Sauce was rich and had a nice bite. Wings were perfectly cooked through and the skin was nice and crisp. Were they best wings ever? No, but if we were to return we would most definitely get again. Sided with celery and our choice of bleu cheese dressing, grabbing a fistful of napkins always a good idea.
Our main entree’s, Fried Chicken Platter, Chicken Quesadilla, and Clams with Spaghetti. All three were large portions and delivered to the table hot and also eye pleasing. Chicken Quesadilla> 4 pieces, were thick with cheese, which would of been okay if we has plenty of chicken. Sparsely added to the quesadilla we were a bit disappointed. Flavor was okay as we asked to add black olives which they did. A chicken quesadilla without enough chicken, we wouldn’t recommend unless cheese is all you are in search of.
Fried Chicken Platter> Large platter that included cole slaw, French fries and a choice of sauces if you desired. Chicken was cooked through and was very crispy. Overall flavor was okay, a little light on the spicing. Fries were, well they were French fries, we rarely have bad ones. Slaw was okay as well. I guess the word to sum up this offering would be serviceable.
Our last entrée, Clams and Spaghetti choice of sauce red or white we went with white. Barmaid asked if we wanted “spicy” we declined. The traditional sidings offered Parmesan Cheese and Red Pepper Flakes, we did use both after sampling. Clams were a plenty and good, tender and flavorful. Spaghetti perfectly cooked. Sauce on the plain side as a white needs plenty of garlic and this did not have that. With the additions of parmesan and red pepper we made the sauce out own. Gigantic bowl that was sided with a nicely toasted garlic bread. Would go back to try the red sauce the next time or, ask for plenty of garlic. This entrée has real potential.
With 4 draft beers and a couple of sodas the total bill came in at around $60.00 before tip, very reasonable for all the food. Service, very friendly and efficient throughout which would be another reason we would return. Comfortable and friendly, low pricing, and good food, the Trio Tavern, not a drive by.