Good eats in Andover, Tewksbury Area?
Looking for affordable enjoyable options in Andover, North Andover, Tewksbury, even So NH .....
BF relocated and we have not found any great places in our travels.....
Mango II, a Thai restaurant which is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in the Boston area, is located in Tewksbury. It's on Route 38 near the Wilmington line.
Mmmm, love Cafe Azteca for mexican too. Nice little Italian place in Tewksbury is Luna Rossa with great pizza too.
Come a little bit west to Lowell and you'll find plenty of awesome places on this thread, might check New England too. My fav's (not in any particular order):
Southeast Asian - thai, vietnamese, bermeese, laotian,cambodian
Sakura (chelmsford) - fav sushi
Good Thymes - great comfort food, awesome service
Etsogo - great malaysian
Life Alive - excellent health food restaurant
Glenview (chelmsford)- awesome comfort food, great value
Espresso Pizza - best pizza IMO
Friends Restaurant - excellent Portuguese
Ricardo's Cafe - excellent Italian
Pho 88 (chelmsford) - fantastic vietnamese
I'm sure I'm leaving some out, there is a lot in the area for great asian food, which tends to be very affordable. I still want to get to Phien's Kitchen and Red Rose - many good reviews.
I recommend Vic's Waffle House on Route 38 near 495 for a great breakfast with equally great prices and fast and efficient service. They have an extensive menu....great corned beef hash and delicious fresh squeezed orange juice.
Also I second hiddenboston on Mango II....fantastic food with warm and friendly service.
Cracker Barrel in Tewksbury has some good comfort food choices like chicken&dumplings, and hash brown casserole, with a bit of a Southern bent. Very good pancakes and excellent, meaty bacon (available in uncooked packages to take home) are part of the all-day breakfast menu.
The Loft, a steak house in North Andover, does a noteworthy Lobster Mac&Cheese, although their next-door sister seafood place, Joe Fish, does not offer it. Across the street, Butcher Boy market is praised for the quality of its fresh meat. These are all near the intersection of Rt 133. If you take 133 east, you first come to Benson's, a great stand for homemade ice cream (fresh local fruit flavors included) but it's not that far till you arrive at the great clam places in Ipswich/Essex. Also Mad Maggie's, Treadwell's, and White Farms for ice cream.
Ditto on Vics, Sakura, Mango II
Thanks for the fabulous ideas...
This weekend's picks were Cafe Azteca in Lawrence. Really good taquitos.
And, Orzo Trattoria in No. Andover. Delicious panko crusted artichoke hearts with caper vinagrette, lovely caesar salad, and a yummy lobster mac and cheese with asparagus and pancetta.
Glory in Andover is very good but also pricy. Get a seat at the bar if you can and watch the scene develop. Palmer's is good too. We like to eat at the sushi bar at Yokohama in Lawrence. They also have teppanyaki tables. We had dinner at the Key West Grille (?) on 125 in North Andover. It used to be the Mango Grille. The food was simple and well prepared. Burton's in North Andover is solid as well. Bollywood Grill is a very fine Indian restaurant in North Andover too.
Was in the hood yesterday and stopped at Cafe Azeca with a friend, had an excellent fish dish, also if you've never tried the habenaro salsa, it's got a nice jab to it.
Maverick's has the best bacon cheeseburger and onion rings in the area, bar none. It's a "biker" bar on Rt. 38 in Tewksbury. We went there initially because the owner made a significant donation to a local charity, and it's been our go-to burger and beers place ever since. We always sit at the bar. Other items besides the burgers look good too. DH likes the chowder. Onion rings are fantastic. Pool tables to work off the calories!
phat cat's bistro in Amesbury.........like the fact the offer a lighter fare menu. great food, drinks and home made pastries