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Nov 10, 2007 11:06 AM

Good, but inexpensive places to eat in the Times Square area of Manhattan

I will be in NYC (Manhattan) for about 30 hours in mid December. It will be just me, so I prefer to find places that aren't couples only or aren't geared that way. But at the same time, I would love to try some places that aren't necessarily chains too. I will be in the Times Square area and will be looking for some good, but inexpensive places to grab a snack or a meal. I like Italian, Mexican, Chinese, seafood (but not a real fan of fish, but love shirmp & clams) and American food. If there is a good pizza place that I can get a slice that would be great too. I love pizza. I won't be venturing out of this area either since my time in the area is short and I already have some plans to do things. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

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  1. Daisy May's BBQ, on the corner of 11th Av. & 46th St., is excellent. Cafeteria-style set-up.

    Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., offers well-prepared homestyle Italian fare. Bar dining available.

    Wu Liang Ye, on 48th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., serves very good Szechuan cuisine.

    burger joint, at the Le Parker Meridien, on 56th St., b/t 6th & 7th Avs., gets a lot of love on this board. It's "hidden" behind a curtain at the back of the lobby.

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    1. re: RGR

      The Hour Glass Tavern is an excellent choice. 46 St near 9 ave. Not expensive, good food, welcoming staff and owners.

      1. re: ronk212

        Great - appreciate the info. Thanks!

      2. re: RGR

        Thanks for the info - I've never been to NYC so will be depending on references for places to eat.