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Decent place to eat/drink on Rte. 1 in the Saugus area?

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bradlohaus4life Nov 3, 2009 07:20 AM

I have a friend in town for just one night for business, he's staying by the airport and I was planning to meet him for dinner and a few drinks somewhere out on Rt. 1 (in the Kowloon area of Rt. 1, preferably - but not at the Kowloon, as I would like to sleep tonight).

Any thoughts, recommendations, ideas? I know it won't be anything great...but is there somewhere decent?

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    PrincessBakesALot Nov 3, 2009 05:23 PM

    I know others disagree, but we had a very nice dinner at the Mt. Vernon at the Ship last week. My steak and my friend's prime rib were perfectly cooked and very flavorful. There were warm popovers and the creme brulee was perfect. One tiny quibble was the small salad with a 50 cent surcharge for a tiny cup of blue cheese dressing. The salad was fresh and had a nice variety of lettuces though.

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      hhookk Nov 3, 2009 02:53 PM

      The first few off the top of my head that aren't Kowloon:
      Border Cafe
      Hilltop
      Hooters
      Polcaris
      The 99
      Jimmys
      Out of Asia
      Continental
      If you go a little further up into Lynnfield I'd go to Brothers Kouzina. A cool,quiet little bar area and great greek food. That would be my choice.
      Good luck.

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      Out of Asia
      1268 Broadway Ste 1, Saugus, MA 01906

      Brothers Kouzina
      25 Newbury St, Peabody, MA 01960

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        andieb Nov 3, 2009 07:54 AM

        How about the Midwest Grill?

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        Midwest Grill
        900 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

        1. macca Nov 3, 2009 07:34 AM

          Some may disagree, but I have had good luck at Jimmys Steerhosue in Saugus ( Rte 1 north, just before you get to Lynnfield). I enjoy their crabmeat pie, and their rice is wonderful- creamy with spinach- more like a risotto than plain rice. I think the secret is lots of butter. The prices are great, too.

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            lulu806 Nov 3, 2009 07:45 AM

            I would also recommend Jimmy's - their prime rib and broiled scallops are really good. Other options would be Out of Asia or Angela's for pizza - my husband and I always split a half bacon half mushrooms and eggplant - yum!

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            Out of Asia
            1268 Broadway Ste 1, Saugus, MA 01906

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              scottdrums Nov 4, 2009 02:57 PM

              I have been to Jimmy's several times and I highly recommend it. I also like the Border Cafe just after the Kowloon. ( they moved) They make the best margaritas.... yummm!!!

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