Located in a Civil War–era pub with stamped tin ceilings and a back bar with Corinthian columns, Darby’s is a popular local hangout. You can order a Maine microbrew or a single-malt whiskey while you read the menu, which is more creative than you might expect given the surroundings. The kitchen serves not only bar favorites (burgers on bulky rolls), but also attempts more inventive dishes such as mahogany duck, pad Thai, and big salads; these are hit-or-miss, and nothing is out of this world, but the pubby atmosphere is pretty authentic. Desserts are homemade and basic: think cheesecake, pies, and an interesting “Russian cream.”