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Nov 16, 2006 05:49 PM

places to eat - watertown/newton line

my school is moving to a new location on california st. in newton, right on the watertown line where the stop & shop plaza is. my fellow students and i will definitely be looking for inexpensive chow that we can take out and/or sit and have a quick bite between classes. i know about russo's, and i think i heard about a chinese place near there too.

i'm looking forward to your responses and excited to explore new chow-worthy places. thanks everyone!

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  1. It's not in walking distance, but when I worked in Newton I used to LIVE for sandwiches from Marty's liquor store. You can get a small turkey wrap for under 4 bucks, so it was a pretty good deal, as well.

    1. I like the steak tips and mashed potatoes at West St. Grill up the street from you (in Newton). I'm pretty sure the seafood store (Steamers maybe?) has some daily specials for eat in or take out.

      1. Does Guiseppe's still exist on Watertown Street in the Nonantum neighborhood of Newton (also known as The Lake)? It is (was?) a tiny lunch-only storefront that sold Italian sandwiches at dirt-cheap prices. (When I was in high school in the early 1980s, it was $0.75 for a small and $1.25 for a large. Last time I was there, probably in the last five years or so, prices, although higher, were still incredibly reasonable.)

        Regardless of whether Guiseppe's is still there, I am sure there must be good, affordable lunch options in that neighborhood.

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        1. re: Blumie

          Guiseppe's is still there. I was hooked on their meatball subs for years. I don't think it's nearly as good as it was before the fire a few years ago, but I still got there whenever I'm in that part of town.

          It's still crazy cheap. I think a small sub is still under $3.00

        2. I was also going to suggest Guiseppe's,a cheap guilty pleasure. I usually get the meatball or sausage and pepper sub and it is still under $3.00. You might also try the fish at Steamers. Its a market but their fish and chips is inexpensive and not bad. Also, Antoines Bakery for the almond biscotti and lobster tails.

          1. Right behind the Stop -N- shop plaza, next to the McDonalds is a great Chinese place. I can never remember the name, but it is hands down my favorite Chinese in Newton. For Thai, you can hit Amarin up on the corner of Pearl and Galen Streets.