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lunch around Salem NH

tweetie Jan 24, 2009 06:16 AM

Posted previously looking for a Sunday brunch but we may be abandoning that idea in favor of a decent lunch in the area. Please help the city dwellers south of the border with a venue in what it to us uncharted territory! Thanks.

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  1. mjg0725 RE: tweetie Jan 24, 2009 07:32 AM

    Ralphie's Cafe Italiano for great red sauce Italian with huge servings. Meatballs are the size of a softball. I love the veal specials.

    http://www.shadisrestaurant.com/ in Methuen for solid Middle Eastern.

    People like http://www.phoenicianrestaurant.com/ but I have never been.

    You are also very close to Lawrence and this thread is littered with ideas.

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      mcel215 RE: mjg0725 Jan 24, 2009 07:40 AM

      This place, Joseph Trattoria and Bakery in Bradford (Haverhill), is less than 12 miles from Salem. It's amazingly good. Here's the link and directions.


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        mjg0725 RE: mcel215 Jan 24, 2009 07:43 AM

        Yes! I forgot about Joseph's because I have not been there yet. I know of many people who were there for lunch around the holidays that raved about it. Goota check it out soon, looks great.


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      lexpatti RE: tweetie Jan 24, 2009 02:24 PM

      awesome mexican in Lawrence at Cafe Azteca. I love Joseph's in Bradford. and Ralphie's too. Might want to come down into Andover too - keep hearing good things about Burton'[s Grill too.

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        purchaser1 RE: lexpatti Jan 29, 2009 04:29 PM

        I'll second Cafe Azteca. Awesome. Never been for lunch, but go for dinner quite often.

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          contessa1 RE: purchaser1 Apr 9, 2009 10:23 AM

          Last night we dined at Burton's Grill on Rte.114 in Andover. It's consistantly excellent. Our waitress, Erika, was great! We started w/fried calamari.....excellent, light and delicious. My hubby had the Haddock Imperial, stuffed with crabmeat. Awesome! I had the lobster & shrimp over linguine. 4 huge lobster claws and 6 extra large shrimp. Yummy!! So, wonderful!! And a must try is the Snow Pear Martini. OMG!! So delicious!! Even the subtle music is fab. An overall FANTASTIC dinner. 5 stars for sure!!


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