Quincy stalwart Grumpy White’s will permanently close on Nov. 21

The family-friendly restaurant is known for its fried chicken and decadent macaroni and cheese.

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Grumpy White's will close on November 21. Emily Turner

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Grumpy White’s has long served as a family-friendly icon in Quincy, serving burgers, BLT sandwiches, and American chop suey. But after 40 years, the restaurant’s run will come to an end.

Laurie Myette, who works at Grumpy White’s, told that the establishment’s last day is Nov. 21, and confirmed that owner Bob White plans to retire.

Grumpy White’s has been feeding the Quincy area since 1980. Its macaroni and cheese, one of Grumpy’s house favorites, received a nod from The Boston Globe in 2016; White said the dish was made from “all good stuff.” Other house favorites include liver and onions and the Grumpy boneless fried chicken, served with mashed potatoes and gravy. Diners can also find fish and chips, fried whole-belly clams, and racks of ribs.


While Grumpy White’s hasn’t made any announcements on social media yet, a Facebook page for the restaurant is already beginning to fill with eulogies.

“So sad to see you go,” Leo Carey wrote. “Closing for good Nov 21st. Any[one] around go get ur last plate of grumpy chicken or steak tips.”

“Lots of memories here,” Marie Neff shared. “End of an era.”

“Enough, the casualties to the restaurant industry are brutal,” John K OToole wrote. “Grumpy’s was the best, you won’t see another family dining place like that again.”

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Grumpy White’s closure was in part due to COVID-19. regrets the error.

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