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Feb 8, 2010 11:19 AM

Cedar Crest Restaurant from Lawrence has reopened in N. Andover.

Cedar Crest Restaurant has re-opened in its new location in N. Andover in where Mango Grille was located on Chickering Road.

The place was jammed when I stopped by for breakfast on Saturday and the service was a little slow. I think the staff is still getting used to the new layout.

To those who know Eddie....he quit the first week they were open.

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  1. Won't be the same without him, either he's too old for this or the commute is more than he thought.

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    1. re: treb

      I heard the same thing- that it was painfully packed. I just hope it doesnt become yuppified. It will be hard to operate in North Andover and not go to the dark side.

      1. re: mwbachta

        That location hasn't been the most successful for restaurants. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    2. Cedarcrest had gone way downhill in its last year or so anyway. Can't see any reason to think the new location would be any better.

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      1. re: kamac

        Agree- It's nice to have low prices but not worth it if the quality of the food has to sink to do it. It seems that the cuts of meat, etc. are probably the cheapest that can be bought from the supplier. Only meals I would eat there are breakfast or lunch in the diner.

        1. re: citylvr

          I usually stick to the veal parm anyways. been eating it there since I was a kid and it taste the same to me. Truth be told there are better veal parms to be had in the area, but this one is sentimental to me and that is why i still plan on going there for veal parm.

          1. re: mwbachta

            i don't even think it's real veal.......sorry

            1. re: cf4redsox

              Relax everyone......It's basic diner food.

              If you do not know about CC history and go in blind, your expectations might be a let down. Always better post for recommendations if you don't know anything about aplace, especially a new place to the area, rather than YELL to everyone to stay away. Shame on you.

              It's real veal, and I enjoy it for the same reasons as mwbachta. The place is not the same as it was in the 60's and 70's and I don't think anyone is claiming it to be.

              CC has its own local following who probably order the same items
              they always do everytime they go. Why..... because they are, In The Know.

              To me, it's a place if I'm in the area and hungry I'll stop for one of three things, your basic breakfast, a hamburger (fresh ground real beef), or the veal on a heel (veal on a Tripolli stick).

              Think about it....where would you tell someone who wanted a roast beef sandwich to go in the area, Harrison's or J & M Subs?

              If you know what to order you might be happy you live 3 mins. from the place.

              1. re: Infomaniac

                Great write-up, info. CC is affordable comfort food and yah, peas right out of the can. Their burgers and especially their chick club sammy are very good.

                1. re: Infomaniac

                  I have also eaten at CC since I was a child so I am not going in cold. I think the point is that the drop in quality has been noticeable to regulars. I understand that the owner was doing everything she could to keep the business going. But there has to be a balance between cost and quality and there is a tipping point where the food is no longer a good value at the price.
                  That being said, I will continue to stop by occasionally for breakfast or a sandwich at lunch for sentimental reasons and the atmosphere.


            i won't be going back there and i live 3 minutes from the place....yankee pot roast was a frozen hungry man dinner as far as i'm girlfriends veal cutlets were like mystery is a joke...way too bright....way outdated decor...terrible staff...waitress stood and waited while i filled out the tip on the credit card liquor license so you couldn't wash down the bad meal with some prices but food is disgusting!!!!


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              1. seems like some people are enjoying the new location: