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Jun 24, 2010 06:17 PM

Good options in Beverly?

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!

      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.

        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!

          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.

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