You Know Who's Pub: Waterville's best-kept secret
As a proud Waterville native, I have spent a fair share of time around these parts. Not only have I eaten just about everywhere, I have probably had everything on the menu…twice.
Therefore, I would like to expose the Hill to one of my personal favorites: You Know Who’s Pub, which is located in the concourse on Main Street. To the untrained eye, You Know Who’s could easily be overlooked, but with a little digging, you’ll find the best pizza and burgers in town. I know everyone’s first thought: “What about Mainley’s?” Yes. We all went there, loved it and went there again, but You Know Who’s got the job done like no other.
The low lighting and underground feel gave the pub quite a unique atmosphere. After scouting out a table in the corner and ordering some fried green beans, an absolute appetizer must, there was some time to pick a few songs on the jukebox, or you could even play a game of pool if you aren’t in a big rush to eat.
With a simple menu consisting of classic pub food, the prices are incredibly reasonable. Though the burgers are always around eight dollars, the key to dining on a budget is Tuesday’s half-priced pizza night. With the option of a 12” or 15,” it could make the perfect night out with a few friends. The wheat crust is a healthy option for curious eaters. The service is also impeccible, and I immediately felt at home as the bartender joked around with her regular customers.
The specials appear to be constantly changing and never disappointing. As much as I loved the honey BBQ wings and fresh cut fries, I was also tempted by more adventurous fare, like the yellowfin tuna wrap with ginger sesame dressing and fried calamari. There is something on the menu for everyone, and you can count on it being delicious.
Wednesday nights find You Know Whose Pub filled with trivia junkies and entertainment. With a buy-in of $10 per team, you can test your knowledge and possibly win a big enough pot to cover dinner and drinks.
I recommend that all students on the Hill head on over. Whether you’re in the mood to relax, gorge on classic pub food or you are simply seeking a new casual dining option for when your parents visit, try You Know Whose. You will wish you had made it there sooner.