If you’re looking for in a restaurant or bar that does the basics right, The Gaff in Waltham is the place. "Gaff" is Irish slang for your home base, and this pub serves as a second home for many. Regulars rave about the draft beer selection, which ranges from favorites like Guinness to carefully-sourced brews from home and abroad, including Belgium. Prices are very reasonable as well, making it a great place to kick back for a pint or two.
It wouldn’t be a pub without food, and the menu at The Gaff leans toward Irish and Scottish grub. Frequent diners rave about their Scotch eggs, which are hard-boiled, wrapped in spicy chorizo and fried.The Reuben fritters, made from deep-fried corned beef with Thousand Island dressing, is another favorite dish. The burgers are also highly recommended – try The Gaff burger, which comes with thick-cut bacon and topped with a fried egg.