HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Get great advice

Best cheapo restaurant in Arlington?

Swankalicious Aug 30, 2007 12:22 PM

I'm taking nominations!

  1. hiddenboston Aug 30, 2007 12:41 PM

    Either Thai Moon, Sala Thai, or Sweet Chilis, IMO (all Thai restaurants!).

    1. StriperGuy Aug 30, 2007 01:28 PM

      Blue Ribbon... hands down, yeah!

      1. b
        buffet king Aug 30, 2007 01:31 PM

        Jade Garden on Mass. Ave has a cheap Chinese all you can eat lunch buffet. I think it's around $7.

        1. b
          Bluebell Aug 30, 2007 02:26 PM

          Thai Moon, Chai Cafe, Nicola Pizza. I've been told that A&A subs are great, but I've never tried them.

          Za is a nice low-cost option too....

          2 Replies
          1. re: Bluebell
            Small Plates Aug 30, 2007 02:41 PM

            I had lunch at Za yesterday on the way back from the Arlington Farmers' Market, and it was delicious. Pizza and salad for three with a cup of coffee and a soft drink each came to $30 before tip. I had the fig/carmelized onion/gorgonzola pizza and the beet/orange/goat cheese/tarragon/microgreens salad, and it was delicious. ALSO to the other current thread about eating locally - ZA is committed to sourcing as much local product as possible. They give you a card at the end of the meal that lists their local vendors. Verrill Farms is the top supplier. Very yummy and satisfying meal. I loved the thinnish crust.

            1. re: Bluebell
              hiddenboston Aug 31, 2007 05:44 AM

              A&A has gone downhill a bit, IMO. I used to go there all the time; not so much anymore...

            2. k
              kate used to be 50 Aug 31, 2007 07:07 AM

              I can't remember the name of the restaurant in Arlington Heights, but it is operated by the former chef of the Green Street Grill. It is on the left hand side of Mass Avenue heading towards Lexington. Good food, reasonable prices and BYOB.

              4 Replies
              1. re: kate used to be 50
                hiddenboston Aug 31, 2007 07:32 AM

                It's called Something Savory. Haven't been, but I heard it's terrific.

                1. re: hiddenboston
                  subito Sep 1, 2007 07:40 PM

                  I've eaten there a few times. I wouldn't say it was terrific. It's fine. I'm glad it's there because that area needs a place to get a decent sandwich.

                  1. re: subito
                    Aromatherapy Sep 1, 2007 07:48 PM

                    Their sandwiches have wowed me less than other stuff. Try the conch stew. Although I wouldn't call the place cheapo. Chai Cafe would be cheapo.

                2. re: kate used to be 50
                  gourmaniac Aug 31, 2007 07:32 AM

                  I would second this place whose name I also couldn't remember but looked up . It's called Something Savory. Tasty inexpensive and nice people.

                3. a
                  adams_jo Aug 31, 2007 08:08 AM

                  If you can do takeout....Go to the back of Punjab Spices, across from Punjab Restaurant on Mass Ave. Choose from a variety of finger foods or naanwiches. Mouthwateringly tasty. No place to sit inside though so would have to find a bench somewhere.

                  1. intheq Sep 2, 2007 02:30 PM

                    kathmandu cafe is great food. it isn't SUPER cheap. however, if you stick vegetarian, it is very reasonable for a terrific meal. the downside is they don't take reservations...

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: intheq
                      StriperGuy Sep 2, 2007 07:49 PM

                      I agree, Kathandu Cafe is quite good.

                    2. n
                      nasilemak Sep 3, 2007 09:04 PM

                      Definitely Thai Moon. Best Thai in Arlington hands down. Fab curries and stir fried noodles.

                      Show Hidden Posts