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Sep 23, 2009 08:26 AM

Anything interesting to eat Brockton, MA

I'm going to be in Brockton an evening next week. Anything interesting to eat while I am down there? Upmarket or downmarket, local or ethnic, just interesting.

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  1. Christo's is hit-or-miss (pizza and Greek salad is usually ok, though). There isn't much else in the city that I know of. Do you have to eat in Brockton? Will you have a car? If so, I'd recommend either Pho So 1 in nearby Randolph or Loco Tapas in Easton, which is next door.

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Loco Tapas is one of the worst places I have even had the displeasure of eating at. Burned Fois Gras (flipped ovee to try to hide it) and $10 for 2oz (seriously!) of pork tenderloin.

      Not to mention their menu is NOT tapas, but small plates.

      Service was poor and the management was completely disinterested in my complaints. Gave me the silent treatment , waiting for me to just leave.

      Don't waste your time or money.

      1. re: aregularjoe

        You must have been on a bad night. Have never had a bad meal there and Chef Messinger is totally approachable and always open to comments.

        1. re: jjbourgeois

          Is Chef Messinger the 19 year old girl who came out and identified herself as the chef? Is the training he/she give his front of house staff to ignore complaints from patrons who are clearly disappointed with the quality and value of what was served?

          What we have here is a situation often found in suburban restaurants in communities that have a population with better than average incomes. The patrons think that more expensive automatically equals better, they don't actually know the difference, and are easy prey for operators who know they can rob them.

          My 2 cents....

    2. There is a Roti place (Alis?) on Court near Main. Inexpensive and tasty.

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      1. re: gourmaniac

        I think you mean

        Ram's Roti Restaurant
        27 Pleasant Street
        (508) 587-5535

        Court Street doesn't go west of Main (it becomes Pleasant Street)
        but you're right about them being inexpensive and tasty

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        1. Pub is on its last legs. Used to have exceptional Lebanese food and still is fair but word is that they are on the verge of closing. Place is poorly maintained due to that. possible closing is due to sale of real estate to developer for proposed condos. No loger take credit cards. Another clue to their intentions.

          For exceptional Lebanese food try the Grill at the Holiday Inn in the Westgate Mall. Excellent in an unexpected location.

          For exceptional Italian and lovely dining room try Pasta Bene on Pear St. Also near Rt 24 not far from the VA Hosp. and just off Rt 123. Far better than the red sauce places in the North End of Boston with varied menu. One of the most underated and overlooked restaurants on the South Shore. Started as a pasta mfg and expanded to restaurant. Still whole sale their pasta products to top notch Mass and RI restaurants.

          Manga bene

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          1. re: jackbrock

            The Grill doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be
            I believe the former owner/chef now owns:

            104 Torrey Street
            (508) 559-0007

            makes up in food what it lacks in size and d├ęcor

          2. some old school Brockton standards are:

            Italian Kitchen
            Groceria e Ristorante
            1071 Main Street
            (509) 586-2100
            for divey, traditional Italian red sauce and subs

            Cape Cod Cafe
            979 Main Street
            for classic South Shore bar pizza

            George's Cafe
            228 Belmont Street
            (508) 588-4231
            so so Italian with lots of Brockton "charm"

            I would avoid Christo's
            way downhill since the daughter took over
            (I'm talking instant mashed potatos)

            McMenamy's Seafood
            810 Belmont Street
            (508) 596-1122
            also a local fave, downhill since moving from its original location on Warren and Pleasant, but I haven't been there in years so they may have improved since then