I live , not a mile from this establishment and it has its place.
Newton has fifteen elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools.
This place is the epicenter of post sports finals. swimming, volleyball, softball, basketball, you name it.
It might survive just on this alone , but the clientele during the day skews to seniors, so around lunch it is always busy and employs a bunch of cheery, similarly clad, employees .
The ice cream is quite good and you can get it in almost any guise, hot fudge sundaes, cabinets,
or banana split.
Digging into the menu yields some old school gems.
They make a very good Patty melt ( which they call a “WOW’” burger, but a fish by any other name…)
and a Franks and beans plate, comes with two franks and brown bread.
From a can, but this is almost 2020.
If its not busy i have asked and received a couple of fish cakes ( fresh fish, not salt cod) on top of the whole mess and paid extra for.
Shepards pie has no lamb, all chicken dishes seem to be unexciting breast preps, they seem to be competent with their breakfast dishes but I find breakfast stupid and wonder why people dont just cook it at home for substantially cheaper, so I am not an expert on this.
If you want a classic sundae after an afternoon movie in an environment that makes you think its still 1980 , its a ok choice . But for lunch, you can do better