So -- did the Hudson bar for a pint and some clams. I LOVE this place but the clams are a wee bit pricey, $20 / pint! They were also a little to fried for my taste. Oh well, the Bass was cold. Then went to the Coyote Grill in Maynard -- had the mussels app which was great! Basically mussels in your typical wine / garlic broth but enhanced with feta cheese (which added a great taste as it broke down in the broth!) and no shortage of bay leaves (I counted six!) The garlic bread was great too! Finished up with some ice cream at Erikson's. Off to Boston tonight . . .
I second Hudson Bar Lunch for seafood. I've never been inside but I love their clam strips, fish & chips, and onion rings.
Firefly's all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch is a great chance to sample most of their menu at a bargain price. I was there yesterday.
On Saturday, I was back at the Hudson Super Buffet and it's as good as everyone says it is. Saturday, there were more Asian people than I'd ever seen there. And there is usually a good percentage of Asian people there. (If that means anything to you) I introduced a work friend and his family and they enjoyed themselves. They were blown away with the selection and the bargain.
There are some good recommendations here that I look forward to trying. Here are a couple unmentioned suggestions:
Chez Siam (Thai restaurant) on Rt. 20 in Marlborough
Harvest Bagels in Hudson Center - serves a hearty french toast...nice for breakfast
Question about Shiro. How expensive is it?
The Hudson Portuguese Club building looks beautiful. I didn't know they also have a restaurant. Any other Portuguese or Brazilian recommendations in Hudson/Marlborough?
re: Joshua B
Shiro isnt pricey.
I dont think the food is very good at Chez Siam, i thought they closed down a while ago? Is it still there?? Maybe it reopened.
Much better thai at escargot on 20 in the center. Or stay on 20 a bit further west to northborough and there is a good thai place on the left. Forget the name but you cant miss it
Everytime I've been to Chez Siam, my meal has been great. They have the best Pad Thai around, and their Basil Pad Thai is amazing!! It is by far the best Thai restaurant in the area, if not the state. As far as other restaurant's in the area, I have to agree that places like Linguini's, Firefly's and Coral Seafood are top notch. And don't forget to top the night off with some ice cream from Trombetta's Creamery on Farm Road in Marlborough.
re: Joshua B
There are several Brazilian places in Marlboro, one the main drag in the downtown section and one up on Lincoln Street across from Bouvier's Pharmacy. I haven't eaten in them personally, but several friends have and said they were very, very good. There is also a large Brazilian restaurant in Framingham Center (it used to be Liams Irish Tavern), right at the route 9/Edgell Road intersection.
Chez Siam is still and has been open and running - I think their food is excellent. We always take out-of-town friends there as they don't have any good Thai places where they live. They might not be open for lunch on the weekends, just dinner.
Hudson bar lunch- Very good fried seafood in a old dive bar
Hudson Super Buffet- Very good fresh seafood and asst chinese, some sushi, some american food. Buffet only, great deal for the $. Dinner includes crab legs, oysters on the 1/2 shell, peel and eat shrimp, 4-5 hot shrimp dishes, much much more.
Horseshoe pub in Hudson has an unbelievable selection of beers and ok bar food.
Downtown Marlborough has a french/thai place called escargot which is very good.
Linguini's in Marlborough very good red sauce italian, very casual.
The Indian place in Marlborough (tandori grille?) it is in the plaza with the grocery store on rt 20 behind mcds. There is an ok suburban chinese place in the same plaza.
Kennedy's Pub in marlborough on rt 85. Very good pub food.
Coral Seafood in Marlborough at 85/20
Shiro - japanese/sushi in Berlin on 62, just outside hudson. looks creepy from the outside, its an old house and the owners live upstairs but I have had several good meals there.
Dairy Joy in Hudson on 62- javaberry soft serve is a must, onion rings are very good/homemade, overpriced but good fried clams ($32 for a large ala carte)better off at bar lunch down the st.