Boston’s Best Cheap And Free ‘Happy Hour’ Food

May 25, 2011 12:13 PM

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(Credit: McCormick and Schmick's/Facebook)

(Credit: McCormick and Schmick’s/Facebook)

It’s illegal for Massachusetts bars and restaurants to offer happy hour drink specials. So, many establishments do the next best thing by luring in patrons with intriguing food discounts. There’s really not much better than getting half-priced grub… unless it’s free. And there are a handful of Boston establishments that literally give away food during happy hour.

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McCormick and Schmick's

34 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA
617-482-3999

McCormick and Schmick’s prides itself on maintaining a “stellar reputation for uncompromising value and quality” when it comes to the food. What better way to showcase that than with a half-pound cheeseburger and fries for $2.95? The menu offers a number of other inexpensive snacks, including $1 oysters every Tuesday. Happy hour runs from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Grendel’s Den

89 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA
617-491-1160

Grendel’s Den goes all-in for happy hour. The ENTIRE menu is half-price. This Cambridge institution lures the after-work crowd with $5 entrees, $3 burgers and much more, every day from 5 pm until 7:30 pm,

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Splash Ultra Lounge and Burger Bar

150 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA
617-426-6397

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Thursday & Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm, Splash gives people a perfect excuse to unwind from a long week of work. The kitchen rolls out a complimentary food buffet that includes marinated steak tips, fresh pastas, sliders, spicy Buffalo wings and King crab lollipops. A reservation is required if you want to take advantage of the free food.

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Sissy Ks

4 Commercial Court
Boston, MA
617-248-6511

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Every weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm Sissy Ks lays out a small buffet of FREE bar food to accompany its $1 Bud drafts.

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Our House East

52 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
617-236-1890

Our House East tends to draw in the college crowd. Of course, pizza is synonymous with college. We’re guessing that might be the reason Our House offers up free pizza every Thursday from 9 pm to 11 pm.

If you know of any other spots that offer up free grub during happy hour, let us know in the comment section below.

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