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A friend and I will be taking a movie at the Reading Jordan's IMAX theater tonight and looking for a decent regular food type of establishment in that general vicinity. Any cuisine is fine. Not looking to spend more than $20 per head.

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  1. By "regular food" do you mean chain? If so, there are a bunch right there - Fuddruckers inside Jordans, Chili's in the parking lot, Bertucci's and Longhorn Steakhouse across the street.

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    1. re: lulu806

      If you time it, they'll even let you bring your Fuddruckers meal into the movie. A little awkward, but can be fun.

    2. I love the Duck Walk in Wakefield center- you can definitely eat within your budget, and their drunken noodle is the standard by which I judge all others. (Thai). Then, you could head around the lake to pick up a fantastic bargain muffin at the Gingerbread Construction company- I can't believe they're still only $1.75 even the stuffed, frosted ones. It might not be open late, so you might want to swing by beforehand and get boxed muffins to eat at your movie.

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      1. re: Parsnipity

        I love the Duck Walk, too- but if you are having a cocktail, you will be hard pressed to keep it under 20 per person. I have gone there and ordered a few apps and got away cheaply. We go once a year for a family dinner, and with apps, dinner and wine it is at least 50 bukcs per person

      2. Mandarin Reading is very good Americanized Chinese, but might be busy on a Friday night.

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        Mandarin Reading Restaurant
        296 Salem St, Reading, MA 01867

        1. If Wakefield is close enough, you can try Zaleks or Sushi Island if you don't feel like Duck Walk. I like Twin Seafood in Reading Center, but depending on when you're going it might be closed.

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          1. re: Ladycale

            Thanks for all the good suggestions. We ended up getting Fuddrucker's at the venue (ran short on time) and bringing it into the theater. Decent but sloppy burger. Movie wasn't that great though.