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Aug 31, 2007 12:03 PM

Lunch in New Bedford or Fall River

We're planning to take a look at the Whaling Museum, OR Battleship Cove OR both. Any place near those sites where we can get a good, not-so-expensive lunch? I'd love ethnic or fresh fish. All suggestions appreciated!

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  1. For New Bedford:
    Antonio's has ridiculously good portugese food at dirt cheap prices. Be warned. The portions are huge.

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    1. re: joth68

      And the wait too. I went to NB planning on eating at Antonio's before a show. 'Settled' for the Lebanese kitchen. Excelent combo plate for 2 with ridiculous portion. We took it home, and I had 2 or 3 more meals.

      1. re: trufflehound

        I second Lebanese Kitchen. Delicious and cheap and friendly!

    2. Freestones would also be a good option. Right near the museum.

      1. Candleworks is a block or two away from the museum and serves up nice Italian and seafood. very reasonable at lunch and quite a bit better than Freestones IMHO.

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        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          Candleworks is better than freestones but I didn't realize they did lunch. Always considered it a pricier dinner destination.

          I would still recommend antonio's over both of these choices.

        2. If the taco place, No Problemo, is still there on Purchase St, it's where I'd go. I found both Candleworks and Freestones to be pretty bad, frankly. Candleworks seemed pretentious and fusty, with overwrought, fancied up "classy food." Freestones is hit-or-miss, with indifferent service. I've had bad experiences both places.

          No Problemo is not a place to take a fancy client, but it has delicious, high-quality, inexpensive tacos and burritos. My regular a couple years ago was "two beef tacos, black beans, salsa, no sour cream" Mmmmm. They do it right.

          1. Sagre's in Fall River is very good and inexpensive for portuguese food. Several good bakeries in the same area.