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Lunch in New Bedford or Fall River

lupaglupa Aug 31, 2007 12:03 PM

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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    joth68 RE: lupaglupa Aug 31, 2007 12:46 PM

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

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      trufflehound RE: joth68 Sep 1, 2007 10:24 AM

      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.

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        Tartinet RE: trufflehound Sep 1, 2007 11:02 AM

        I second Lebanese Kitchen. Delicious and cheap and friendly!

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      joth68 RE: lupaglupa Aug 31, 2007 12:49 PM

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

      1. CapeCodGuy RE: lupaglupa Aug 31, 2007 02:05 PM

        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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          joth68 RE: CapeCodGuy Aug 31, 2007 02:17 PM

          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. Tartinet RE: lupaglupa Aug 31, 2007 06:33 PM

          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.

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            9lives RE: lupaglupa Sep 1, 2007 12:38 PM

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


            1. lupaglupa RE: lupaglupa Sep 15, 2007 05:14 PM

              Thanks for the suggestions. We ended up at Antonio's and had a great lunch - tons of food at a great price. We definitely plan to return next time we are in the area.

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