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Apr 2, 2008 04:08 PM

Lunch Near Highland Ave. Newton / Needham?

Any great lunch ideas in the Highland Ave Newton / Needham vacinity? My friend just took a job in that area and we would like to discover some good food. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Years ago I worked on that street... Some favorites back then were.

    Farm Grille- Greek food, rotisserie, kebabs
    Oharas - very good pub food but sometimes too slow/crowded for a quick lunch. Fish and chips, chicken pot pie, meatloaf....
    Bobs Subs - excellent subs..
    Also there is a pizza/sub place off walnut, nicks? maybe.. forget the name
    Green Tea Chinese just off 9 - about 5 min. drive if you know the roads.. Very good chinese

    Newton center is a very quick drive and has alot of options..

    1. New England Soup Factory on Needham Street; In Needham Center: Sweet Basil for Italian; good Thai at Rice Barn; good Indian at Masala Art; soon to open WIld Willy's for Burgers in strip plaza where Bertuccis is; fish at Village Fish (mixed reviews on this board); avoid Blue on Highland; Not Your Average Joe's--average food, decent burgers.

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      1. re: bakerboyz

        I like shooting up to Newton Centre and eating at No 9 Noodle House.

      2. Thanks for all the tips!

        1. I tried Citrio, the new spot in Newton last week and thought it was very good. I had a pulled pork sandwich on a house made bun that was delicious.

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          1. re: Angel Food

            In that area I'm partial to the Biltmore (sitdown), even with the management/chef change, and Mighty Subs (quick).

            1. re: mats77

              i have never liked mighty me its about 1 step better then subway. bleh! Have you tried Bobs? Only a few minutes away.

              1. re: hargau

                I'll admit that Mighty Subs is a guilty pleasure from my college days. Whereabouts is Bobs?

                1. re: mats77

                  Bobs is in elliott st. If you take Oak st off of needham st/highland ave. you will run straight into it pretty much.

                  1. re: hargau

                    OMG! And the couple that runs it (Bob's) are so nice. Love that place. Great eggplant parms there.

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