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Is Meehan’s of Huntington just another pub grub hub or something more?

Still can’t decide. First time out, loved the crisp-frothy Guinness-battered shrimp, rich and hearty shepherd’s pie and homestyle beef and lamb stew. A bison burger was irresistible.

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On a return visit, though, I ran up against thin oily fried crab cakes, unevenly heated “hot" spinach dip and a ho-hum Waldorf salad undermined by dry grilled chicken. But there was also a more than respectable Ruben sandwich and juicy bacon cheeseburger (both what you'd expect at a popular pub). Best of all was the restaurant’s signature meat loaf wrapped in bacon whose smoky flavor permeated every bite. Ah, bacon.

Meehan’s of Huntington is at 371 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-351-083, meehansrestaurant.com

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