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Randolph saturday breakfast

MichaelB Jul 28, 2006 04:41 PM

Friends have deputized me to help them find a nice breakfast/lunch place in Randolph. To quote their email: "Every year, we fail miserably and drive there only to eat crappy food. Any Chowhound advice? We're desperate as [the friend they're visiting - name withheld] has suggested eating at I-Hop."

Any suggestions? I did a search and saw several positive references to Lyndell's, but I get the impression that's more of a bar with good pizza, yes? And I think Caffe Bella is probably much too fancy, and probably not open for saturday brunch/lunch anyway. I think a bakery/cafe kind of place would be ideal, but anything with good, reasonable breakfast would be great. Save my houndish friends from Ihop! Thanks!

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  1. hiddenboston RE: MichaelB Jul 28, 2006 05:10 PM

    For bagels, go to Zeppy's on Route 28 north (between Randolph center and Route 128). their bagels are excellent, and they also have other baked goods that are decent. No place to sit there, though! We usually set up our chairs in the parking lot and eat the bagels there.

    For a good breakfast spot with full serive, head over to South Braintree, which a few minutes away, and hit Ashley's in the center of town. They are quick, cheap, and friendly, and the food is very good.

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      unicorn633 RE: MichaelB Jul 28, 2006 11:20 PM

      For pizza, you should Zack's in the middle of town on Main St. It is the best you will ever eat. Should be $6-7 per pie and comes out piping hot. Oh the memories. I grew up on this every friday night.

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        unicorn633 RE: MichaelB Jul 28, 2006 11:22 PM

        A childhood friend and I seem to recall a good breakfast place in the Sudbury Farms shopping center. Neither of us lives there anymore so you may want check with your friend to see if it still exists.

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          mimish RE: MichaelB Jul 29, 2006 12:55 AM

          Sal's, 1151 N. Main St. Randolph. Good Eggs Benedict and a mean Bloody Mary. Many other breakfast and lunch items. The place in Sudbury Farms center is closed.

          1. SeaSide Tomato RE: MichaelB Jul 31, 2006 04:33 PM

            Hope this isn't too late for you-did you mean Sat the 29th?

            Anyway, just outside Randolph, heading north on RT 28 (easy exit off 128) is Newcomb Farms in Milton--food's great, especially banana bread french toast if you're looking for something rich, and it's cute, too!

            1. hiddenboston RE: MichaelB Jul 31, 2006 04:37 PM

              I like Newcomb Farms, though I did have one really bad meal there last year. But 1 out of about 5 or 6 isn't too bad, I guess, considering I've been happy with the food the other times I've been there.

              1. MichaelB RE: MichaelB Aug 1, 2006 02:33 AM

                Thanks so much for all the suggestions -- friends went to Sal's and said it was exactly what they were looking for.

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