Little Matt's feels like it's stuck in a time warp. The restaurant sits on a little stretch of Edloe that bears a decidedly old-school, small-town feel. Diagonal street parking in front of American flag-bedecked storefronts, a town hall and postage-stamp fire station just down the street, and the cheerful din of a Little League baseball game in the adjacent park — these all lend the place a homey charm even before you pass the row of bright red picnic tables out front. Once you're inside, the time warp speeds up, with kids skittering for the rows of mounted gaming tablets lining the front wall, shoving crumpled dollar bills into the change machine in back and angling for their spot on a favored arcade console. While the children run gently amok, the grown-ups have a shot at a normal-feeling meal in the comfortable dining room, which feels worlds apart from the sticky-floored plastic nightmare of typical eat-and-play soul suckers like the mouse house. Stick with comfort classics and grab a glass of wine; it's on the house.
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