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May 19, 2009 02:59 AM

Eat at Jumbo's - Ball Sq., Somerville

Any reviews yet? Is this part of Yassir's empire?

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  1. It is not. It's owned by a fellow who's worked in restaurants before, but it is doing his own thing for the first time now. He was previously in real estate. I've only had a sandwich and that on their first day, so no review from me as yet.
    The food costs less than the houses, ho ho.

    1. Could get an award for dumbest new restaurant name 2009.

      Hey guys! Let's go eat at Eat at Jumbos!

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      1. re: yumyum

        Yumyum: It's for the Tufts kids. Their mascot IS Jumbo...after PT Barnum's elephant...Barnum was a huge (pun intended) benefator to the university....however, I did the same grimace when the sign went up....

        They have stiff competition if they want to beat WingsOver.

        1. re: winecafe95

          If memory serves, I believe you actually just replied to a Jumbo.

          I think yumyum's gripe was not that it's called "Jumbo's", but rather that the name is "Eat at Jumbo's", which I agree is less than optimal. But if the chow is good, I'll have no trouble winking at the name.

          1. re: finlero

            I humbly apologize. I am unaware of the alma mater of other CHs.

            1. re: finlero

              Thank you for remembering my pedigree. Ha!

              I'm with you, though. If the food is good, I can get over the name. It's just a little klugy. Where should we eat tonight? Oh I know, lets eat at eat at jumbos!

              I will get over there soon to give it a whirl. In disguise.

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          1. Where is it? I must have walked right by it today...

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            1. re: bee

              It's a couple doors down from Kelly's to what used to the Powderhouse Pub which is now "Pub."

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