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Lunch near National Heritage Museum

rizzo0904 May 5, 2010 01:41 PM

Looking for a lunch spot nearby. Not a place that specializes in seafood or Italian due to food allergies. Thanks in advance.

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    Fort Point May 9, 2010 07:47 AM

    Actually, they sell soup and sandwichs in the museum and there are tables to sit at. The food is not bad.

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      robyn76 May 6, 2010 12:47 PM

      If you have any interest in Mexican, check out Ixtapa in Arlington. They're right on Mass Ave just a few minutes from the museum.


      349 Main St, Woburn, MA 01801

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      1. re: robyn76
        GretchenS May 7, 2010 07:34 AM

        Also in the same plaza as Ixtapa is a roast beef place with decent roast beef (and other) subs, and Bollywood, which has little atmosphere but serviceable Indian food. Further down Mass Ave toward Arlington Center is Blue Ribbon BBQ.

        Blue Ribbon BBQ
        910 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

        Bollywood Cafe
        135 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

        1. re: GretchenS
          cgj May 7, 2010 09:48 AM

          Not to be picky but that plaza is in fact in Lexington. I eat in all of them often. Arlington Heights also has the more ordinary Panera and the recently opened La Posada.

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        EllenMM May 5, 2010 08:08 PM

        I recently had lunch at Dabin - a Japanese restaurant on Muzzey St. in Lex. Ctr., about 5 min. drive from the museum. I'm no expert on Japanese food, but it was good, fresh, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced.

        Dabin Restaurant
        10 Muzzey St Ste 1, Lexington, MA 02421

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          chowmel May 5, 2010 06:41 PM

          Also check posts for Arlington. Its just the other way down Mass Ave from Lexington.

          1. barleywino May 5, 2010 01:51 PM

            formosa taipei is near there (haven't tried it personally)

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            1. re: barleywino
              y2000k May 5, 2010 03:23 PM

              Formosa Taipei is literally just down the street. Here's a thread on Formosa taipei: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/689708

              It's mostly a take-out place though with just a few counter seats. However, there are picnic benches (shaded) right outside the National Heritage Museum, so you can consider getting take-out from FT and eat at the museum.

              Formosa Taipei
              315 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

              1. re: y2000k
                teezeetoo May 5, 2010 05:24 PM

                if there are picnic benches you could also probably put together lunch from Wilson Farms in Lexington and eat outside.

                Wilson Farm
                10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

            2. Bob Dobalina May 5, 2010 01:45 PM

              I think this would be the most convenient choice - http://www.lexx-restaurant.com/

              Caveat - I haven't been there personally, so check the board.

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                Fly May 5, 2010 01:43 PM

                I assume you mean the museum on Mass Av in Lexington? Search the board for Lexington and Arlington Heights recommendations, for starters.

                Neillio's Gourmet Farm on Bedford St. in Lexington makes great sandwiches, but it's takeout only.

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                1. re: Fly
                  rizzo0904 May 5, 2010 01:45 PM

                  Thanks. I searched for the museum and couldn't find any posts regarding it. I'm not overly familiar with Lexington so I was hoping someone could give me places that are relatively easy to find with respect to the museum....but I'll try searching those two places.

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