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Anything worth eating in Brockton?

MParente Feb 9, 2010 08:24 AM

My office just got relocated to Brockton. Despite the horrific commute, I'm trying to look on the bright side of things. Maybe there is some good food to try in the area?I haven't had much time to poke around. Any suggestions for lunch or something? Thanks!

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    rcmbta RE: MParente Feb 9, 2010 09:30 AM

    depends where your office is. You can try christos for pizza and salad. Italian kitchen on main st. West side pizza is really good. whites has a lunch menu now. pasta bene when open. chinatown near stoughton has good chinese. tons of chains if you don't mind them on belmont.

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      winq RE: MParente Feb 17, 2010 10:14 AM

      There are some restaurants for the immigrant community. I had no idea what the menu said, or exactly what I ate, but had some good food at "Restaurants Luanda, 453 Centre Street", presumably it was Angolan food. Also "Ram's Roti, 27 Pleasant Street" does good Caribbean style Indian food.

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        gourmaniac RE: winq Feb 17, 2010 11:39 AM

        Second Ram's Roti. There is a small Haitian bakery that sells inexpensive Haitian meat and fish pastries.

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        scratchie RE: MParente Feb 17, 2010 10:44 AM

        I had a good meal at this place once: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/4/826796/...

        Brazil On the Grill
        696 Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302

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          cannedmilkandfruitypebbles RE: scratchie Feb 17, 2010 12:48 PM

          right next to Brazil Grill is Burito Wraps Mexican Grille. It's decent if not entierly authentic mexican food. Same owners as Cancun in Kingston and i believe they have a second outpost on the southside of Brockton. Pretty good greasy chile relleno.

        2. Bob MacAdoo RE: MParente Feb 17, 2010 11:46 AM

          Frank's is a dive of a place that makes rock star hot dogs (butter grilled, both natural casing hot dog & bun.) - "foot long" (in regular buns, so they seem bigger.) Other good looking things include chicken baskets, thin patty burgers, seafood platters, crinkle cut fries, and I think lime rickeys.

          Hidden Boston has photo:

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            hiddenboston RE: Bob MacAdoo Feb 17, 2010 12:04 PM

            Heh, thanks for bringing back memories of an interesting food trip, Bob. BTW, is it true what they say about the ownership of Frank's? Same people as.....er.....the folks next door?

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              cannedmilkandfruitypebbles RE: hiddenboston Feb 17, 2010 12:46 PM

              hot dogs and strippers. YES!

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                scratchie RE: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Feb 17, 2010 12:59 PM

                You're gonna make a lotta orphans really happy!

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            bvfrenchknitter RE: MParente Feb 28, 2010 02:52 AM

            The Lobster Hut, across from Christo's, is OK although I haven't been there in a while. They have decent fried clams and seafood.

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              cannedmilkandfruitypebbles RE: bvfrenchknitter Mar 1, 2010 04:46 AM

              Lobster Hut is really hit or miss and the Brockton outpost isn't nearly as fresh or consistent as its sister restaurant in Plymouth. But, yes, their fried clams and onion rings are pretty good overall.

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              salmonhead RE: MParente Feb 28, 2010 06:36 AM

              I can't really speak to anything but the meat grape leaves, but they are fantastic at Racks: http://www.racksmenu.com/
              This is the place opened by the former chef at the Grill at the Holiday Inn in Brockton.

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                sleevesmcd RE: MParente Mar 28, 2010 11:43 AM

                If you venture to the east side, make sure you go to Supreme House of Pizza. This place has what I consider the best steak and cheese I've ever had (I now live in central Jersey and have been to all the Philly spots). For my money, Supreme is the best (make sure you get it toasted, and if you like hot peppers, they have a great hot pepper relish)...no joke. I also recommend Christo's for classic Greek salad, pizza, etc. Over on the West Side you have McMenamy's for seafood and West Side for subs/pizza. Enjoy the City of Champions!

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                  winedude RE: sleevesmcd Mar 29, 2010 08:54 AM

                  No love on this list for Cape Cod Cafe? I thnk their pizzas (pub-style) are some of the best around.

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                    sleevesmcd RE: winedude Apr 21, 2010 01:46 PM

                    Great call on the Cod. Living in Jersey now I can't get that "pub" style of pizza. A meat sauce pizza at the cod after about a dozen Budweisers....mmmm.

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