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I've just started working in the area. Any tasty lunch options or places that should be missed? I think I heard there was a Nick's Roast beef. Anything else?

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  1. There's a pretty good Thai restaurant on Cabot Street, Siam Something. There used to be a fun little dinner at the Airport, I don't know if it's still there. I have never tried the little hot dog stand on Rantoul Street but I've heard a couple of people rave about it,

    Of course, takeout from Henry's is better than almost anything you could get at a restaurant.

    1. I agree about Siam Delight on Cabot. It's terrific. Also on Cabot is Kame for Japanese, including sushi. Note that they are not open for lunch on weekends, just weekdays. Soma has some great lunch options, including wood-fired pizza. Not inexpensive, but very good. The same people own Wrapture a few blocks away, which has outstanding burrito-style wraps and rice bowls, all made fresh while you wait. There are a few seats, but it's mainly take-out. If you feel like taking a drive up to Hamilton, I highly recommend 15 Walnut. Nice atmosphere, great food, bread and many other items made on premises, and an emphasis on local. It's a bit cliched, but I like Not Your Average Joe's in North Beverly also. Their Cobb salad is wonderful. All of these restaurants except NYA Joe's have been reviewed on our blog (with pics). And by all means--go to Nick's for fabulous fast food!

      http://www.northshoredish.com.

      1. American Barbq in the Cummings Center is very good. Wrapture on Cabot has fantastic burritos and stir fry bowls, freshly made to order with an open kitchen. The Atomic Cafe has decent sandwiches and a relaxed atmosphere. Try the Cucumber cooler sandwich, yum! Taste Buds on 127 also has tasty take out and delicious soups. Henry's market on 1a toward north Beverly has wonderful prepared foods. Cielito Lindo on Cabot has great Mexican food, try the Ensalata Mixta which is a giant salad with fresh Avocado and homemade dressing. For a quick slice of Pizza, try Little Italy on Cabot. Avoid almost everything on Rantoul street, mostly ghetto except Joe's pizza.

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        Wrapture
        280 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

        Cielito Lindo
        150 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

        Little Italy
        294 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

        1. I like Depot Diner for breakfast/lunch, though it can get pretty busy. I do love the roast beef at Nick's, but their fries & onion rings are not very good. Across the street is North Beverly Roast Beef & Seafood which has nice fried scallops. I love Kame but have tried Siam Delight three times and found them to be very inconsistent. If you want something sweet grab a whoopie pie from Henry's --they are the best!

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          Depot Diner
          23 Enon St Ste 2, Beverly, MA 01915

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          1. re: saridt

            The onion rings at Nick's aren't very good? Nick's has possibly the world's best onion rings. This is insanity. INSANITY!

            The fries, when you get them at the right time, are nearly McDonald's level, but I'll admit that they've gone somewhat downhill in recent years in that department.

            Are you getting takeout plates, leaving the cover closed, and driving home to eat them, by any chance? That's going to destroy any french fry.

            1. re: Fly

              I live in walking distance from Nick's so I have to say we are frequent fliers...Whether eating in or taking home I have found the onion rings to be at times crispy, almost always oddly devoid of flavor and the fries are always under-done. But, like I said, I love the roast beef and the chicken fingers are a guilty pleasure as well.

              1. re: saridt

                Hmm. Interesting. I grew up within walking distance too, and I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

                Both the beef and the chicken fingers are spectacular.

          2. Another vote for American BBQ. If you like BBQ you will find yourself here often. Everything is superb.

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            American BBQ
            950 Cummings Ctr Ste 96X, Beverly, MA 01915

            1. I have a weakness for Super Chicken, but I've only ever had the fried chicken, which I guess you can't eat every day (I get my hair cut down the block 4x a year and rarely go to Beverly otherwise, so it's rationed). Also on Rantoul St. is a cozy little place called Cravings or something like that--have only had coffee and a brownie, but the omelets and sandwiches looked good, despite the cheesy name. I also like the mini pastries at Cassis, especially those little chocolate potatoes, mmm.

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              Super Chicken
              289 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915

              1. Welcome to Beverly (for work at least.) I'll second American BBQ, Cielito Lindo, Depot Diner, Wrapture as lunch places. NYA Joe's is decent for a chain, and has a lot of room to sit down and a full bar. Nick's RB is legendary. Atomic Cafe has the best coffee in the area IMHO. Just to throw a new name in,there is a recently opened smoothie bar in the 100 building of the Cummings Center I haven't tried yet, but it might make a nice grab-and-go lunch stop.

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                Depot Diner
                23 Enon St Ste 2, Beverly, MA 01915

                American BBQ
                950 Cummings Ctr Ste 96X, Beverly, MA 01915

                Wrapture
                280 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

                Cielito Lindo
                150 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

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                1. re: fesenjan

                  The smoothie bar is owned and operated by former Patriots player David Givens. Yes, he actually works there every day. Stop by and ask to see his Superbowl ring.

                2. Thank you everyone. These are much better options than the Panera I've ventured in so far. I can't wait to try everything!

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                  1. re: makonna

                    Second tha motion for Super Chicken. PLEASE don't let the name fool you. It's as close to home cooking around. They have fabulous special every day (roast lamb on Tuesday is my favorite), like meatloaf, roast pork. baked haddock etc. Go hungry and like it was grammy's house on a Sunday afternoon. A few tables, not much atmosphere, but get it to go and eat al fresco this summer somewhere near the water (across the street from Cummings Center is a nice little path with benches, etc. just next the the Macdonalds. Welcome to the Garden City!!!!

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                    Super Chicken
                    289 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915

                    1. re: hoohah

                      I can't believe I forgot Super Chicken and Depot Diner. I've only had breakfast at Depot Diner but it is terrific. Super Chicken isn't much to look at but it is total comfort food and lots of it.

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                      Depot Diner
                      23 Enon St Ste 2, Beverly, MA 01915

                      Super Chicken
                      289 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915

                      1. re: hoohah

                        You know, can I just add -- if you do happen want to eat al fresco near the Cummings Center, there is a great lakeside area with picnic tables arranged around the landscape and various views of the Shoe Ponds, right on the Cummings Center property. Access the path from the parking down at the back of the older CC buildings (enter off Rt 62= Elliott St; you will see the lake) or follow the path across the bridge from its beginning on Balch St. near McKay. It is really quite lovely, green, spacious, a wonderful mile-plus walking route, and an asset to the neighborhood.

                      2. re: makonna

                        North Beverly Roast Beef makes the BEST salads in the area. Okay, let me rephrase -- they make the BEST pita bread in the area. Their salads aren't that crazy (altho they give you a TON of chicken with the chicken kebab salad), but you'd seriously want to order at least two pita breads to go with it because they are that good. Also order ahead because the places gets packed. Good luck with delivery, you'll be waiting at least an hour.

                        American BBQ is a great place to go too for good BBQ. Their wings are okay, the dry rubbed are a little too sweet, and the buffalo doesn't have a good kick, other then that the brisket and pulled pork are top notch. NY Fried Chicken and Super Chicken are both good chicken places, with NYFC getting the nod because its a little cheaper then super chicken.

                        If you want a good Italian sub... try the italian market place on Rantoul st... I forgot the name, it's across the street from super chicken... go in and order an italian sub from the deli... get the meat thinly shaved. It's a great sub.

                        Oh, and I definitely have to give a shoutout to Deputy Doggs which is a food-stand behind the Cummings center. There doesn't seem to be any love for it on these boards, but the prices are right, and the dogs are great. I cant vouch for the dogs on Rantoul st., I've had it only once and that was two years ago, and if I remember correctly, I wasn't overly impressed.

                        one more thing, if you still got room for dessert, hit up Cupcake Cafe on Rantoul St. Their cupcakes are amazing.

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                        American BBQ
                        950 Cummings Ctr Ste 96X, Beverly, MA 01915

                        Super Chicken
                        289 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915

                        1. re: s1mpson

                          The market on Rantoul is Gloria's. Also good for olives.

                      3. Organic Garden on Cabot St. is fabulously tasty. Even though it's vegan and mostly raw. Who'd have thought? Even my husband, who is a serious meat addict, liked his faux omelette (they should call it a patty or croquette or something instead) and my raw corn chowder. And the desserts are delicious. Definitely worth trying. The only negatives are that it's very expensive (as would be expected for organic) and a bit slow. So go when you have a long lunch break.

                        1. I just wanted to relay some of my chow visits so far. I have the list as my reference.

                          Nick's - YUM. I couldn't believe how good this was. I tried the large beef 3 way, as I had heard this was most popular, and I don't even like BBQ most of the time. I wanted another right away. That's usually a good sign.

                          Super Chicken - Good chicken. I got the 3 piece dark. Tasty but definitely not a dieter's best choice. :) But I went on a hot day, so I could only eat one of the three large pieces that I got. Unfortunately, it did seem to weigh me down for the rest of the day. I'll prob save this for when it gets much colder.

                          Cupcake Cafe - I only tried one. Chocolate Mouse and I'm definitely committed. I keep thinking of reasons I need to eat cupcakes over everything. Everyone needs to try one of these!

                          I'm definitely trying everything else. These were great tips so far. Thanks so much!

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                          Super Chicken
                          289 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915

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                          1. re: makonna

                            Thanks for reporting back! We went to Atomic Cafe on Cabot yesterday for lunch. If you like panini, try the pesto/goat cheese. Fantastic. I also had a cupcake—good, but probably not as good as Cupcake Cafe. The blondie was fantastic, though. (full review on our blog)

                            http://www.northshoredish.com.

                            1. re: Northshoregirl

                              Try the Cucumber cooler sandwich at the Atomic Cafe, delicious! There is also a location in Marblehead. The salads are also very good at the Marblehead location, haven't tried the salads in Beverly yet. I recently discovered a new spot in Beverly Farms called Dom's Trattoria, the food is fantastic and fresh. Great for to go or dine in. The vegetable lasagna was one the best I have ever had. A nice addition to the Farms, just a short ride up route 127.

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                              Dom's Trattoria
                              1 West St, Beverly, MA 01915