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May 7, 2010 06:38 PM

Anything good in Bridgewater area?

Dropping a friend off in Bridgewater tomorrow and having a hard time finding a good spot for lunch. Thought about checking out Montreal Fries but I guess they're closed. Blackthorne Tavern (Brennan's) is closed; Donovans is the pits and not interested in Charlie Horse. Please don't suggest Emma's. Guess I could head a little further down and go to Stoneforge, but there must be something more interesting. Anyone help me out

The Charlie Horse
674 W Center St Ste 1, West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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  1. Try Mario's Trattoria in Easton. It is owned and run by the family that owns Porticellos up the street, but it is much more casual. Same great food, beer and wine license, etc.
    It is just across from Stonehill College.

    Mario's Trattoria
    260 Washington St, Abington, MA 02351

    Porticello Restaurant
    454 Turnpike St, South Easton, MA 02375

    1. Too late for "tomorrow" but I'll add my input for future searchers of lunch in Bridgewater.
      If I were in the Bridgewater area (and a 15-minute drive radius,) I'd opt for:
      Hayashi in Easton if I felt like sushi, lunch bentos or Korean.
      Sugar Cane in Bridgewater for Thai and my favorite local version of kimchee soup.
      Rockin' K Cafe in Bridgewater if I had plenty of time to kill an I wanted a good fair trade coffee, a great wrap, or a homemade soup.
      Those would be my first three picks, definitely. There's also Chattabox (pan-asian) in Bridgewater.
      But if I wasn't in the mood for these...
      There's a new Mexican place called Fiesta's in East Bridgewater (straight up Rt.18) that I've heard is much improved from previous Mexican efforts at that space.
      If I were to settle for a quick pizza or sub, I'd definitely chose Chessman's in Bridgewater.
      If I was really hungry for barbecue, I might try Chili Head in W. Bridgewater.
      If I felt really generic and just wanted to sit down for a regular sandwich and fries, I'd probably drive down 18 to Percy's Place in Middleboro. There's also a faux-kitschy diner down by the rotary for diner food.
      If I still didn't feel interested, I'd consider something in Brockton on my way out of the area.

      Bummer about Montreal Fries! My poutine craving will have to hang on a little longer.

      Sugar Cane
      106 Main St Ste 5, Peabody, MA 01960

      Percy's Place
      715 State Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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      1. re: globalgourmand

        I ended up back in Quincy because I wasn't in the mood for Italian, although I'll keep Mario's in mind for another time. Didn't know about Sugar Cane, too bad, as in checking out their website it would have been a good choice. I'm curious about trying Chili Head again. The food was ok when I was there, but I didn't care for the plastic baskets lined with thin napkins that they served the food in. Anything with sauce soaked right thru and you ended up getting pieces of paper stuck to your dinner.

        Sugar Cane
        106 Main St Ste 5, Peabody, MA 01960