Restaurants near Mass. Pike exits 10, 10A, or 11
Will be meeting family members from other parts of New England for a weekday lunch soon and the area around these exits (Auburn, Millbury, Grafton) is central for all. Any suggestions of good places, relatively quiet, etc. in that area? Thanks.
There is nothing at all near the Millbury or Grafton Street Exits. You would have to drive a while to find anything. The Auburn exit is your best choice, although not much better. Most of the options are pubs. Picadilly Pub, Marguerita's, Chuck's Steakhouse, etc. I recommend going either a little further up to Sturbridge and try the Public House. Its the closest place to the Pike I can think of. Or take 290 back into Worcester, it is literally about 8 minutes from the Auburn 290 exit.
The Racha Thai, in a strip mail at Route 20 and Greenwood Street is very good Thai food, big enough for a family gathering and reasonably priced -- also has drinks if you want. It's not even 5 minutes off the 10A exit. Take Rte 20 west. It's at the first intersection.