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Budget food around Copley Square

2mom2 Jul 8, 2010 10:14 PM


Any advice on a budget food around Copley Square?

Thank you.


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    pemma RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 05:43 AM

    How cheap are we talking here?

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      scratchie RE: pemma Jul 9, 2010 06:35 AM

      Wendy's? 8-)

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        2mom2 RE: scratchie Jul 9, 2010 02:29 PM

        Under $20 per person.

    2. steinpilz RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 04:11 PM

      I'll suggest Shino Express on Newbury, one short block from Copley T stop - $1-2/piece for Nigiri.


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        steinpilz RE: steinpilz Jul 10, 2010 05:56 AM

        And Bukowski's has good burgers & hotdogs, The Other Side has generally good food, the Summer Shack and Legal Seafoods are more expensive but you can still get good things for under $20.

        Other Side Cafe
        407 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

        Summer Shack
        310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

        1281 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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          rebs RE: steinpilz Jul 11, 2010 04:09 PM

          Shino Express is now called Snappy Sushi.

          Thai Basil on Newbury St. has very inexpensive lunch combos (under $10). Their regular menu isn't crazy expensive either.

          The Globe on Boylston. Casual, but good sandwiches and entrees.

          Steve's Greek on corner of Newbury and Hereford.

          Thai Basil Restaurant
          132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

          Steve's Greek Restaurant
          316 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

          Snappy Sushi
          144 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

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          nasilemak RE: 2mom2 Jul 9, 2010 07:24 PM

          Chilli Duck and Bangkok Blue on boylston st. (thai)

          Cafe Jaffa on gloucester st. (middle eastern)

          Cafe Jaffa
          48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115

          Bangkok Blue
          651 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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            teezeetoo RE: nasilemak Jul 10, 2010 05:06 PM

            parish cafe, rattlesnake and bangkok blue come to mind

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              Spike RE: teezeetoo Jul 10, 2010 05:44 PM

              Not sure Parish is something I'd call budget...dropped $30 on lunch there a few days ago for two people...

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                teezeetoo RE: Spike Jul 10, 2010 06:56 PM

                OP said under 20 a person. We often eat at Parish for under that. So, apparently, did you.

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                  2mom2 RE: teezeetoo Jul 11, 2010 03:54 PM

                  Thank you everyone. We will be using public transportation to major tourist attractions. Any places under $20 PP next to those attractions?

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                    Jenny Ondioline RE: 2mom2 Jul 11, 2010 04:26 PM

                    There are a LOT of major tourist attractions around here. If you could narrow it down a bit, that would help. For instance, you're in luck if you're planning on going to the Paul Revere House in the North End, but less so if you're going out to Concord.

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                      ozinboz RE: 2mom2 Jul 16, 2010 10:22 PM

                      Hmm, don't know if this is too late.

                      From the follow up question, it sounds to me like you'll be staying around Copley Square? If so, I like a Berkeley Perk (near cnr of Chandler and Dartmouth) for breakfast/brunch. Good value sandwiches and good coffee. Definitely under $20.

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