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What do people eat in Norwood, MA?

ohromujici Aug 6, 2007 05:29 PM

I have a business trip this week to Norwood, MA and Walpole, MA. The towns are apparently south west of Boston. Is there anything that anyone would recommend in the general area?

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  1. trufflehound Aug 6, 2007 05:58 PM

    Coriander in Sharon for great French, Bistro 712 in Norwood, some like the Old Colonial. There is a very small Thai resturant on Washington St and Byblos for Middle Eastern.

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      MB fka MB Aug 6, 2007 07:59 PM

      I've had a couple of take out meals from Byblos and really enjoyed them. Kibbe was great.

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        poettess63 Aug 27, 2013 05:04 PM

        Coriander has the same name, same place but is now an Indian and Tibetan restaurant - good food. They have a buffet at lunchtime.

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      4chowpups Aug 6, 2007 06:57 PM

      And you MUST hit Cedar market off of Main St. for EXCELLENT Lebanese goods and sandwiches...their meats in the back are fantastic!!!

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        ShelT54 Aug 6, 2007 07:25 PM

        If they're smart, they eat Italian food at Abbondonza II on Washington St. or Joe & Maria's on Rte. 1. Byblos is fun Middle Eastern, Perks is a cute coffee spot on Washington St.. There's a good NY style pizzeria off Rt. 1 whose name escapes me. Even the Norwood branch of Outback is better than some of the others I've been to.

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          KitchenAid Aug 9, 2007 05:10 PM

          Santucci's is the pizza. Very good, but cash only.

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            libertywharf Aug 29, 2013 06:18 AM

            I see it's an old thread but Joe and Maria's is sadly out of business.

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            BikeToEat Aug 6, 2007 08:18 PM

            I agree with the suggestions of Coriander (dinner only), Byblos (lunch/dinner), and Cedar (on Route 1 Southbound side). I prefer Byblos over Cedar. Byblos makes a killer baba ghanouj. I'd also suggest Siam Lotus (lunch/dinner) on Route 1 Southbound side for great Thai food and excellent soft shell crabs. One Bistro in the Four Points Sheraton Hotel is not bad, but not terribly interesting. It is a good quiet place for a business meal if necessary.

            I'm not a fan of the Old Colonial. I thought the few meals I've had there were not very well prepared.

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              foody2020 Jan 16, 2009 10:46 AM

              The OCC hasn't been the same since they moved downtown and started using frozen food for their entrees. Not happy with the changes there

            2. ohromujici Aug 6, 2007 08:31 PM

              Wow! Thanks for the great recs. At least I can daydream about good Lebanese/Thai food during 10 hours of meetings. : )

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                rmperry Aug 7, 2007 02:50 AM

                Sky, on the southbound side of Rt. 1, near the Walpole line.

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                  mwk Aug 7, 2007 06:48 AM

                  If you are looking for a divey type of place, with excellent fried clams and seafood, I've always enjoyed the Red Wing diner, on Route 1 in Walpole.

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                    LauraBear Aug 7, 2007 06:54 AM

                    Good to know the Red Wing is still going strong. We hiked there from south Foxboro the week of the blizzard of '78, while the rest of the world was still snowed in. But that raises a caution - the further south you go on route 1, the closer you get to Patriot's Stadium, with predictable results.

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                      hotoynoodle Aug 7, 2007 07:55 AM

                      legendary dive: lewis'. darkest bar i've ever been in, velvet paintings on the walls. their house specialty is the lewis burger. a hand-pressed huge burger with egg salad. sounds appalling but i have turned on many doubters to this concoction. they also fresh squeeze oranges for their screwdrivers.

                      the place has been around since 1939 and they do not make 'em like this anymore.

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                        phatchris Aug 28, 2013 08:23 AM

                        Love that place.

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                    mimish Aug 7, 2007 07:45 AM

                    Haven't been in awhile but there's also Outlaw Barbecue for ribs and crawfish.

                    Outlaw BBQ
                    94 Washington St, MA 02093

                    1. Bob MacAdoo Aug 7, 2007 07:56 AM

                      Byblos and Cedar Market are great recs.

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                        KitchenAid Aug 9, 2007 05:10 PM

                        Bon Caldo on Route 1 South has good italian and half portions of pasta which I like a lot.
                        Also head a few minutes south to Takara on Washington Street in Canton.

                        1. almansa Aug 9, 2007 06:46 PM

                          How's Breadbasket Bakery? Don't they do sandwiches and such?

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                            bachslunch Aug 10, 2007 11:40 AM

                            Having looked at the recommendations so far, I'd strongly second Coriander, Byblos, and Bon Caldo. I'd also decidedly not recommend Bistro 712.

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                              foody2020 Jan 16, 2009 10:44 AM

                              Sky might be your best bet for business dinners. Fantastic wine list and very nice entrees. Luciano's in Wrentham is a bit of a drive but, very well known Italian Restaurant that stacks up to North End in Boston. Bon Caldo in Norwood has great food but, I always find their service lacking and food takes a while.

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                                poettess63 Aug 27, 2013 05:10 PM

                                I know this is a while after your question, but this is one of the first topics that came up when I searched for Norwood. I would add that Cafe Paprika on Washington Street, downtown, is excellent. The owner a very friendly man and an excellent host.

                                They are friendly towards gluten sensitive people because he shares that affliction. Try the decadent flourless chocolate torte and any of the tagines.

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                                  gourmaniac Aug 28, 2013 11:05 AM

                                  second Cafe Paprika. tasty Moroccan food, good value and nice owner.

                                2. Prav Aug 29, 2013 10:26 AM

                                  Seema's for authentic Pakistani food - haleem, paya, nihari etc.

                                  EDIT: place closed :(

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                                    skordalia Aug 29, 2013 11:45 AM

                                    I thought I saw that it's turning into a Brazilian place called rio.

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