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Quick! - need a place to eat in Cambridge

shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:09 AM

Where can I go for lunch today in Cambridge that is relatively cheap and on the quick side? I work in Harvard Square and don't want to go to Upstairs on the Square, Om or Grafton St.


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    raddoc RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:17 AM

    Mr. Bartley's for a burger?

    1. maillard RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:18 AM

      For super-cheap and super-fast I would go to Pinnochio's for a slice or two of Sicilian pizza. That, Tanjore, and Bartley's Burgers are the only places I really like in Harvard Square...

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        cambridgeMike RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:20 AM

        cafe at z-square. pretty good sandwiches and salads

        1. Sal Monella RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:24 AM

          Leo's right across the street from the Garage.

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            bear RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:31 AM

            You could also go to Il Panino Express up on Mass. Ave. toward Central.

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              MB fka MB RE: bear Aug 27, 2007 07:54 AM

              I haven't been there in ages - do they still have the lasagna lunch special on Thursdays? Their tomato sauce on that dish always rocked.

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                bear RE: MB fka MB Aug 27, 2007 08:50 AM

                Not sure about the lunch special, but the tomato sauce still rocks in my opinion.

            2. Prav RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 07:41 AM

              Most definitely either a roasted pork sandwich or a fish sandwich at Flat Patties, in The Garage.

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                tulseluper RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 09:03 AM

                My favorite meal in the area: walk down Mass Ave a bit to The Garden at The Cellar. Get a pizza for $10 or so, and a side of fries (w white truffle oil & rosemary). As soon as I had my first meal at this place, I was excited to return to try more of the menu!

                1. Dr.Jimbob RE: shepherdspie Aug 27, 2007 05:54 PM

                  Too late, but you could walk a few blocks or hop the 71 or 73 bus and get to Darwin's.

                  Bartley's has been my favorite indulgence for years. Z Square is really not bad at all for lunch. But I do miss Campo de Fiori for thin pizza.

                  148 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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