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Where should I have lunch in Central Square on Saturday? A friend and I are going to meet up for a 'catch-up' session. We often go to Tavern on the Square, but i'm getting a little tired of it.

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  1. How about the Plough? Their lunches are really good, and you can sit as long as you want.

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    Plough & Stars
    912 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

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    1. re: JudyHP

      On weekends the Plough has Brunch and often a loud band playing during it. If you are trying to catch up it might be hard to hear over the music.

      The MOS has great veggie burgers.

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      Miracle of Science Bar + Grill
      321 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

    2. A few things I like on a Saturday:

      Dim sum at Mary Chung ("mini pork steamer buns" are actually soup dumplings)
      Algerian/Tunisian food at Baraka Cafe
      Bengali at Royal Bengal
      Casual American (including breakfast/brunch stuff) at Miracle of Science (basically a bar with really good food)
      Korean grill-table BBQ at Koreana
      Quality fast-food burgers (including non-beef options) at Four Burgers
      Tibetan at Rangzen

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      1. Ehe best lunch is at the Central kitchen!

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        1. re: cigalechanta

          I was thinking the same- but they don't do lunch on Saturdays. :(

        2. We are Plough regulars so I am going to heartily support that choice. Agree the food is cheap and very good, Jennifer and Brendan the consummate hosts. Sit in the back snug next to the street-side window - you will be somewhat sheltered from the volume and in the best seat in the house. But another (less boisterous) option is Garden at the Cellar - fab food, subdued (if not soporific) atmosphere and reasonable prices.

          Agree with most of Slim's recs - however, have been burned by service tooooo many times at Koreana to be able to go back again, and bar service is simply non-existent (if you want a drink with lunch.)

          1. The vegetarian plate at Moody Falafel Palace is very nice.