I am personally not a huge fan, I didn't like their beer and their food didn't strike me as spectacular. The service seemed decent though. But I have only been there once, so maybe it was a fluke.
I haven't been in years either. I live too far south to make it worthwhile. We always overtipped the bartenders and got great service and really small checks. But that has been a while ago. I wonder how hard it is to keep the passion for running a brewpub after so many years? I wonder if it starts to become a grind after a while.
Doesn't anybody like CooperSmiths anymore? I remember going there all the time for Fish-N-Chips on Friday.
Cooper Smith's used to be one of our hangouts in college. They had this awesome steak sandwich. I always thought their beer was just so-so, but it was a fun place to eat before hitting the rest of Old Town.
If you like fish and seafood there is a restaurant named "Fish" in Old Town. Definitely the best seafood in the area. If going for a quick meal, I ahve to agree with the Big City Burrito claim previously made.
It's been years, but I use to take dates to the Charco Broiler. I also remember the Rio Grande in Old Town, back when they were at their first location. Back then I think they were actually known more for their food.