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Looking for a good Breakfast spot near Medford!

Maldenfood Apr 18, 2009 08:33 PM

I am looking for a nice Sunday morning breakfast place (nicer than a diner) somewhere along the 93 corridor between Medford and Burlington. I am trying to avoid anywhere with a long wait. Any suggestions??? Thanks for your help!

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    sinned61 RE: Maldenfood Apr 18, 2009 08:56 PM

    Christophers in Reading is excellent......peak times you may wait however.

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      bbqisgood RE: Maldenfood Apr 19, 2009 03:56 PM

      Sound Bites

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        BBHound RE: Maldenfood Apr 19, 2009 06:36 PM

        Ball Square Cafe. Better than Sound Bites with much better service.

        1. MaineRed RE: Maldenfood Apr 19, 2009 07:54 PM

          Most places will have a wait on a Sunday...not many places nicer than a diner unless you want brunch, but you might consider:
          - Bickford's in Burlington
          - Lighthouse Cafe in Medford
          - Johnny D's in Meford
          - Renee's Cafe in Somerville

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            MC Slim JB RE: MaineRed Apr 19, 2009 10:52 PM

            I've had breakfast at that Bickford's: sat in the bar area, watched folks knocking back beers before noon on a weekday. Good plate of eggs and very pleasant service, though!


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            lisa13 RE: Maldenfood Apr 20, 2009 12:00 PM

            Hugh O'Neill's in Malden serves a very respectable breakfast on weekends. They also have outdoor seating.

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              taxi RE: lisa13 Apr 20, 2009 04:26 PM

              I just checked the brunh menu at Hugh's - outstanding and very very reasonable. And, a diverse selection. Not many places serve homemade corned beef hash. Thanks.

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                pemma RE: taxi Apr 21, 2009 07:11 AM

                If you want to stay close to 93, than Hugh O'Neil's in Malden Square might be a bit out of the way. The Lighthouse Cafe in Medford Square would be a quick detour off the highway. I have heard the breakfast is pretty good there. Years ago it was a Pewter Pot, so that gives you a rough idea of what it's like if you remember Pewter Pots.

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                  lisa13 RE: pemma Apr 22, 2009 08:07 AM

                  I would put Lighthouse in the "greasy spoon" category - which is fine if that's what you're in the mood for.

                  On the weekend when traffic is light the detour from 93 to Hugh O'Neill's is really not a big deal, in my experience.

            2. rlh RE: Maldenfood Apr 21, 2009 12:15 PM

              93 doesn't connect Medford and Burlington, but Joe's in Woburn right off of 128 near 93 is right between them, it's nicer than a diner, and surprisingly good for breakfast - I was really amazed by the pancakes I was served there.

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                phonelady RE: Maldenfood Apr 22, 2009 09:40 AM

                Bickford's Woburn (on Montvale Ave. off Rt. 93)
                Pignone's Cafe Stoneham MA on Rt. 28
                Friendly's Stoneham on Rt. 28

                1. Deelicious47 RE: Maldenfood Apr 22, 2009 12:54 PM

                  Ball Square Cafe. No doubt. Super friendly. How do they get such amazing fresh fruit this time of year??

                  1. MeffaBabe RE: Maldenfood Apr 23, 2009 09:12 AM

                    I really enjoy Dempsey's in Haines Square Medford, right near the Panda Palace same side (area) as pastalina

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