The gussied-up appearance of Pete’s — all brass, wood, and brick, with a small, raised dining section in the front and a larger one in back — belies its reputation as a thoroughly local lair that serves up quality food and drink at bargain prices. On any given evening, the 17-seat bar is populated with convivial regulars who have been residing on Pete’s barstools for years. There are about a dozen draft beers and a perfunctory wine selection (try one of the rotating specialty cocktails). Many patrons dine at the bar, and the menu leans toward steaks and burgers, although some of the most popular selections are fish ’n’ chips, mussels fra diavolo, salmon with dill sauce, and chicken Caesar salad. Live bands hold forth on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.; Thursday is Karaoke night.
Don’t Miss: The signature mozzarella sticks — as thick as a carpenter’s thumb, breaded, and just the right gooey texture. The portion is nearly large enough to be a main course.