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marci Dec 7, 2001 08:48 PM

Has anyone else ever been to Christos in Brockton? It's run by Greeks, and they make amazing "pizza" with a flat, crispy crust, little sauce, and a sheet of tangy mozzarella cheese - like no one else.

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    Ezra Dec 8, 2001 12:13 PM

    Is that the place with the meat sauce pizza?

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      marci Dec 8, 2001 12:43 PM

      Noooo...I don't know about the place with the meat sauce pizza.

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        Jay Peabody Jan 30, 2002 04:04 PM

        I go to Christos once a week for pizza and Greek Salad and it is unbelievable!!! Next time you go make sure you get a Greek salad with that pizza.

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      knosher51 Aug 10, 2008 12:11 PM

      We just ate there last night - not impressive at all. More greek in name than by menu. Retro 60's style interior, probably never updated. Unless you order the greek salad separately, the one that comes w dinner is tiny, and the tomatoes are hard & tasteless. Appetizer: chicken fingers was not bad but nothing special at all, came with honey mustard dip, I asked for barbecue and was hungry emough (and wanted it warm) and ate it all before the barbecue sauce came. Pina colada was not coconutty or had noticible alcohol in it - tasted watered down, I had the baked lamb - supposedly a special - it was dry and not in a tasty sauce. Fries are not crispy, Surf & turf: steak okay and cooked as ordered, but not too tasty, stuffed shrimp had no taste. service is a bit slow. No greek desserts except baklava! I would not return. Food is moderately priced and maybe if you order the american style food it's okay. Hardly a greek restaurant - or worth it in my opinion.

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        jjbourgeois Aug 10, 2008 04:47 PM

        Funny, I was there last night also. Christo's days of glory are long gone. Late 70's early 80's the place was good. Always crowded, decent food. But now a tired menu, staff and owner it definitely not worth the money anymore.

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          lergnom Aug 10, 2008 04:48 PM

          Ah, but the reason you go there is because you're stepping into a time warp: back to a shabby rat pack era of decor, with a huge bar sitting in the middle of what could only be a cross between a 60's lounge and a rec room.

          The Greek salad is ok, mostly because the dressing is very, very good. The food is forgettable.

          It's barely in Brockton, more on the Abington line on the eastern edge, not in what people think of as the City of Champions.

        2. chowciao Aug 11, 2008 06:06 AM

          It's one of those places you need to know what to order. Their pizza's a great bar pizza style, and yes, I always order a separate greek salad. Their dressing is one of my favorite.

          1. CocoDan Aug 11, 2008 08:12 AM

            Totally Disgusting! I can't believe a real foody would recommend this place. Living on it's former reputation for serving mega-sized meals for cheap money. However, to each his own.
            CocoDan

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              hiddenboston Aug 11, 2008 08:34 AM

              While I agree that some of the entrees at Christo's are subpar, I do think their pizza is quite good--kind of a cross between bar pie and Greek pizza. And the dressing for the Greek salads is one of the best I've had. So yes, the place is tired and old, but if you want a pizza, salad, and a beer or two (or more), it's not a bad place at all, IMO.

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                winedude Aug 11, 2008 08:37 AM

                CocoDan, I think that's a bit harsh. I'm no defender of Christo's as it hasn't been really good for the last 20 years, and it wasn't even good then, IMHO. But for a true retro experience, if you order a pizza and salad (and don't mind the limited cleanliness), you can have a decent experience and revive your memories of a by-gone era.

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                  kayrff Aug 11, 2008 08:46 AM

                  I agree that you go for retro experience/decor & have to order selectively. But I still think it's fun to go if I'm in the area. Greek dressing is very nice even if actual salad is a little too retro. I also really enjoy the spinach pie.

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                    cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Aug 11, 2008 10:48 AM

                    Christos seems to be one of those old school institutions for which a taste for their pizza is passed down from generation to generation. Yes, the pizza is good, and is a respectable version of the South Shore's bar pizza phenomenon, but great it is not. For better bar pizza options head up Rt. 27, into Whitman, and hit The Venus Cafe. The decor is American Legion hall meets 1960's basement wet bar. But the pizza is pretty close to the ideal bar room pizza (try the Bacon and Tomato combo). Another great option that is down the road in the opposite direction is Cape Cod Cafe, pepperoni is a standout here. Both are better options than Christos. If you can travel even further the pinnacle of bar pizza's can be had at Poopsies. The location straddles the Marshfield/Pembroke line on Rt. 139. The crust is thin and crisp and I believe they use cheddar in their pizza blend giving it a very distinct taste.

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                      winedude Aug 11, 2008 11:54 AM

                      I'll have to figure out some reason to get out to Poopsies (love the name), because so far I think that Lynwood Cafe in Randolph is "pinnacle of bar pizza".

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                        hiddenboston Aug 11, 2008 12:01 PM

                        Never heard of the Venus Cafe. How does it compare to the Lynwood for bar pizza?

                        I'm not sure I want to eat pizza at a place called "Poopsie's." :-D Sounds like the kind of place that might have speed bumps on the way to the bathroom...

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                          cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Aug 11, 2008 12:38 PM

                          Venus has a chewier, thinner, if not soggier, crust than Lynwood. It's not better, it's different and it's delicious....and closer to my house.

                          Poopsies, I think, is the best. Different strokes for different folks. The crust is always thin and crisp; thinner than the Lynwood, CCC, and Christos. And it's one of the few places that serves bar pizzas that I'd actually grab a table and order a pitcher of beer. They used to have a guy, Harry French i think his name was, that played live music on Fridays. Not sure if he still does though. Place has been around since the 70's and has the dim lights, dark wood, and red carpet to prove it. It's right across the street from Capones on Rt. 139 in a red and brick building. You'd never know it was there if I didn't tell you. The only sign is what is etched on the glass entrance doors; It qualifies as "hidden"...at least for people not from the Marshfield/Pembroke/Duxbury area.

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                            hiddenboston Aug 11, 2008 12:43 PM

                            Thanks for the info!

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                      CocoDan Aug 11, 2008 11:07 AM

                      I hear you. It's not my thing, but if you like it, go for it. I know there are plenty of places I really like that get stomped on on this forum. My farther used to say, "that's why they have horseraces".
                      Enjoy,
                      CocoDan

                  2. Harp00n Aug 11, 2008 11:40 AM

                    ...and speaking of "retro", did anybody notice this OP is from 2001?

                    Harp

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                      cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Aug 11, 2008 11:43 AM

                      Doesn't matter if the original OP was in 1972, all the comments would be the same. lol. The place is a time warp where nothing ever changes.

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                        Harp00n Aug 11, 2008 12:00 PM

                        You're very perceptive, as that was my whole point :-)

                        Harp

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