The Knotty Pine is a tiny, hole in the wall, kind of place about a 2 minute drive from my office. I had heard students and other staff members talk about it, but never went myself. Finally one day last year, my co-worker decided we had to go. Now, we make it a point to get there at least once a month.
The Knotty Pine has been around for what feels like forever and feeds locals and businessmen alike every day. There is nothing special about this place, and that’s what makes it great. No nonsense burgers, sandwiches, fries, and homemade pies make lunch quick and cheap. Everything on the menu is under $7 (except one item, the Cheeseburger Club which is $7.25). The staff is awesome, always joking with customers and going the extra step to make people happy. Booths are reserved for parties of 2 or more, which is great during the busy lunch hour.
We went to celebrate the birthday of my co-worker (same one who first got us to go to the Knotty Pine) and she got what she always gets, a cheeseburger and fries. For about $6, you can’t beat it.
And possibly the best part of this meal was that I asked for pickles on my burger, and this is what I got.
Those awesome Knotty Piners. Always making my day so happy. If you’re in the Newton area around breakfast or lunch time, stop by the Knotty Pine. The meals are far from gourmet, but will hit the spot when you’re looking for some simple and delicious. We love you Knotty Pine!