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Great little WAKEFIELD restaurant -- can't find thread

Trixie Too Mar 22, 2007 10:24 AM

So sorry, just remembered it's in Wakefield. Somewhere near North Avenue there's supposed to be a Greek place? or Fish? Can't find the thread. Does anyone remember? TIA, once again.

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  1. Bob Dobalina RE: Trixie Too Mar 22, 2007 10:26 AM

    Zalek's?

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      Trixie Too RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 22, 2007 10:30 AM

      Yes, I think that's it!! Have you been lately? Any recs?

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        Bob Dobalina RE: Trixie Too Mar 22, 2007 11:37 AM

        Sorry - never been - just knew from reading the reviews. If you search, there are some recent threads - good eating!

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          hiddenboston RE: Trixie Too Mar 22, 2007 11:43 AM

          Zaleks is great. Lots of people like the seafood there. I've tried the grape leaves (very good), the monte christo (excellent), and the chicken kabobs over rice (excellent chicken kabobs, rather bland rice).

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        4chowpups RE: Trixie Too Mar 22, 2007 01:07 PM

        I have been several times, fish and chips are FANTASTIC (Brit dc I was with couldn't believe how good they were!), onion rings, fish specials, wraps...made my own from one a regular ordered, grilled shrimp, roasted peppers and spring salad mix (their pita is very fresh and good), oysters, Greek plate, and recently salmon over salad that was excellent. I've reviewed Zalek's several times if you want to check the past threads.

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          Trixie Too RE: 4chowpups Mar 22, 2007 07:01 PM

          Went tonight. I had the baked scallops -- wonderfully fresh, great crumb topping. Tons of 'em, too. Came with OK slaw and yucky frozen onion rings. I was actually really surprised at the O-rings. Assumed they would be hand cut and fresh. Husband had the greek plate, good gyro.

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            4chowpups RE: Trixie Too Mar 22, 2007 07:44 PM

            Oops, sorry you didn't like the O rings, I love them even though they are frozen because I like the batter...often I find fresh ones to be horribly bland and limp. I am glad you liked the rest however and I hope that people will try them out~I am always excited to find an independent restaurant that puts out a great product and I'd want to see them overcome the "chain mentality" that is so prevalent out there!!!

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              Trixie Too RE: 4chowpups Mar 23, 2007 07:02 AM

              I agree with you. We'll definitely be back. Husband wants to try the seafood next time. I want to try the fish and chips.

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            Big Momma RE: 4chowpups Mar 23, 2007 09:05 AM

            How do I find this place? I can't find a decent gyro anywhere in Boston.

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              Trixie Too RE: Big Momma Mar 23, 2007 01:34 PM

              Right off of Main Street, Wakefield. Behind the CVS and across from the police station. I think it's 21 Princess Street. Looks like a house.

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                chompie RE: Trixie Too Mar 23, 2007 02:43 PM

                Wow, Zalecks posts everywhere ! I just wrote it up on the thread above on lunch near Woburn! I am a diehard Zalecks fan too, but onion rings arent my fave type either but everything else is. When you search it here do Zalek and Zaleck cuz its written here both ways. I also love the Brit style fish and chips (although would also love to see hand cut fries, but I love the fish batter) Any of the daily fish specials are great. I dont eat meat so I get the gyro with shrimp. Its a real treat. The grilled shrimp is great with any of the salads. It always tastes and smells like summer in there

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                4chowpups RE: Big Momma Mar 23, 2007 02:43 PM

                I wouldn't say the gyro are "great" but they are good and for the whole plate~greek salad, gyro, grape leaves...about $5.95 it's a deal. For WONDERFUL gyro etc. get down to Norwood to Cedars store...best deal ever and fabulous sandwiches and other middle eastern stuff, lots of prepared foods and all that I tried was great.

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              tryanything RE: Trixie Too Mar 24, 2007 08:11 AM

              Went to Zalek's just last night. I started based on recommendations here and it was my 3'd trip in 2 weeks. Everything we've had there has been very, very good and a real value with just one exception. I tried the small fried clams last night and they were virtually inedible. Tiny and chewy. With that aside, I can join the chorus here and say the baked fish is fresh and done perfectly; the seafood pie is enough for two; shrimp over rice - excellent, and even the burger is very good. I'll be back there this week.

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                bear RE: Trixie Too Mar 24, 2007 12:35 PM

                Does anyone know if Zalek's have a beer and wine license? Thanks!

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                  tweetie RE: bear Mar 24, 2007 05:27 PM

                  No license. It really is like a little sub/pizza/take out shop with a much nicer menu! Bright, clean but no booze.

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                    chompie RE: tweetie Mar 24, 2007 06:47 PM

                    Mustve been an off nite for clams there, cuz we had them twice and they were good.. Did you tell them, cuz they are very nice and i am sure they wouldve given you something else..

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                      tryanything RE: chompie Mar 26, 2007 08:54 AM

                      I didn't say anything about the clams because I had to go the takeout route that night. You are right - they are very nice people and I know they would have been very accommodating if I brought it up. I didn't hold it against them one bit because I know how committed they are to providing the best product. It probably was just reflected the quality of clams they were able to get that day. I'm looking forward to returning there,

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