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lunch in Andover (Shawsheen Village)

Nechushtan Apr 6, 2010 09:07 AM

Hey all, just started working in "Shawsheen Village" and am looking for some lunch places to try. I've already got Harrison's on my list for Roast Beef, wondering if there's any other spots to hit up for a good, cheap lunch?


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  1. mjg0725 RE: Nechushtan Apr 6, 2010 09:56 AM

    Huge fan of Pizza King:

    Many "Cheap Eats" if you head a little ways into Lawrence. Study this massive thread for rec's:

    Butcher Boy would be a short ride for you as well. They do nice sandwiches and huge hot meals at lunch. Go check them out too.

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      Nechushtan RE: mjg0725 Apr 12, 2010 08:46 AM

      thanks, I'll have to scour through that thread!

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      treb RE: Nechushtan Apr 6, 2010 01:45 PM

      A little further down rt 125, there's the Loft and Joe Fish, also Orzo in the Butcher Boy plaza and they do a pretty good pizza.

      1. ScubaSteve RE: Nechushtan Apr 6, 2010 04:31 PM

        i wouldn't get your hopes up for Harrison's. i've always found their roast beef sammiches to be too well done and too thinkly sliced resulting in a grey meat lump on a bun. and their onion rings blow.

        1. neil RE: Nechushtan Apr 6, 2010 07:35 PM

          I have been working near SV for about 2.5 years and have few chow-worthy recommendations. Yes, the Lawrence explorations are the best surprises (Cafe Aztec) has above the mean Mexican. I find myself drawn to grazing at Whole Foods on Railroad Ave (half sandwiches, slice of artichoke pizza, self-assembled antipasta salad.

          I have tried the new Mediterranian place on Post Office Way. I was disappointed that it was sit-down only. They need a quicker (and slightly cheaper) option.

          Cafe Azteca
          180 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840

          Whole Foods Market
          Railroad Ave, Andover, MA 01810

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            amljml RE: neil Apr 7, 2010 07:18 AM

            If you're looking for take out Mediterranean, try Jim's Kabob on Merrimack St. in Lawrence. They do a good Falafel pita. It's a pretty quick drive from Shawsheen Village


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              Nechushtan RE: neil Apr 12, 2010 08:46 AM

              Cool, I was hoping for a Whole Foods with a "food court" nearby, my old place of employment had one nearby and it was great for the solid level of variety, plus I can pick up my snacking veggies and such while I'm there!

              1. re: Nechushtan
                lexpatti RE: Nechushtan Apr 13, 2010 05:56 AM

                I thought there was a Whole Foods in Andover with great ready made cuisine. Yep, it's on Railrd St. not too far.

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              citylvr RE: Nechushtan Apr 13, 2010 04:06 AM

              There is also Shawsheen Luncheonette at the intersection of Haverhill St and route 28. Good quality food, including homemade soups, and friendly staff.

              Shawsheen Luncheonette
              3 Lowell St, Andover, MA 01810

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