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Malden Restaurants

NorthShoreFoodie May 29, 2009 07:48 AM

I have noticed quite a few postings on the board about good restaurants in Malden. Is it my imagination or are there more good restaurants there than you would expect for a city of its size?

When I grew up there in the 70s/80s there wasn't much to brag about

btw My personal favorite is Artichokes by the MBTA station.

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    nasilemak May 29, 2009 11:05 AM

    Too bad Malden does not have a thai restaurant but it does have 2 decent pho spots.

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      drbangha May 29, 2009 02:39 PM

      We have had a lot of fun exploring Malden eats. There are not that many "fancy" places, but if you are a true chowhound looking for great eats and good service, its got a number of real winners- Fuloon, Pasta Market, All Seasons Table (actually this is pretty fancy), Habesha, Salem Wood Cafe (baked seafood trio is just incredible on a cold winter night), Dom's Sausage, etc..

      Although I am disappointed to see it go, Artichokes was not my favorite.

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        macca May 29, 2009 03:35 PM

        Forgot about Pasta MArket- have not been there in a while. I do like Salem Wood CAfe- their haddock is great, as are the steak tips. Love Doms sausage- and when I am there, I always make a trek to Piantadosi for some french bread and rolls. I have never tried the marinated meats at Doms. though i have had some friends say they are good. For some reason, I prefer to marinate myself.

    2. Science Chick May 29, 2009 09:25 AM

      How about Vej Naturals? Has anyone been? The menu looks good, I was thinking of going one of these days, even though its a bit of a haul from west of the city.....


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        Taralli May 29, 2009 08:55 AM

        We love Habesha, the new Ethiopian restaurant.

        1. macca May 29, 2009 08:19 AM

          Malden had lots of fmaily run, red sauce Italian places in the 70's/80's- Highland Cafe, Brandanos, Triccas. Not fine dining by any means, but lots of chicken parm/eggplant, pizza and lasagna!

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          1. re: macca
            NorthShoreFoodie May 29, 2009 10:21 AM

            Too bad about Artichokes. I always liked that the linen room was the old bank vault.

            The Highland Cafe just closed this year.

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              macca May 29, 2009 11:10 AM

              I never did make it to ARtichokes. Used to like the pizza at the Highland.

          2. Delhiwala May 29, 2009 07:56 AM

            Yes, food is much better now in Malden than in the past. For example, Fuloon in the center of Malden is fabulous - IMHO.

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              rds85 May 29, 2009 07:55 AM

              artichokes closed about a month or two ago. there is a small sign in the window saying a new restaurant is opening but i havent seen much activity inside.

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                powerfulpierre May 29, 2009 09:05 AM

                The owners bought the old YMCA in downtown Wakefield, right next to the Post Office. It is being converted to a restaurant downstairs and condos upstairs. Not open yet but it looks close.

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                  phonelady Jun 16, 2009 01:27 PM

                  Permit application by Artichokes in Wakefield paper:


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