From the comments on my photo of Bubbling Brook in Westwood MA I know I’m not the only one with fond memories of this seasonal restaurant and ice cream stand nestled in the suburban greenery southwest of Boston. Open since 1951 from mid-May to Mid-September a visit to The Brook is a sign summer has begun!
Bubbling Brook has a full service restaurant where you can order your favorite summertime treats – mine being the tender, “belly” fried clams they’re locally famous for. So of course when we took RetroRoadmum there for Mothers Day I had to partake of this regional delicacy which is on the top of my list of best foods ever.
They also have daily specials like meatloaf, franks and beans, mac and cheese and their burgers (ordered by RetroRoadsis and my niece) looked mighty tasty as well. A lobster roll was on the top of my list as well, maybe next time!
Bubbling Brook was a place we’d sometimes go with Grammy Lennon and Mimi. They’d have a mocha frappe and maybe a lobster salad roll, and we could not wait ’til after the meal so we could get ice cream and sit on the picnic tables under the trees and lick a cone on a hot summer day. They have hard ice cream at one window, soft serve at another, and remember, you can only order ice cream inside AFTER you’ve had your meal. Talk about an old time place!
It was a bit brisk when we visited there, but the throngs of people waiting for tables inside, ready to celebrate not only Mothers Day, but that summer is starting in New England – whether the weather wants to cooperate or not!