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Jul 8, 2010 10:14 PM

Budget food around Copley Square


Any advice on a budget food around Copley Square?

Thank you.


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  1. How cheap are we talking here?

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

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      1. re: steinpilz

        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

        1. re: steinpilz

          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

        2. 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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          1. re: nasilemak

            parish cafe, rattlesnake and bangkok blue come to mind

            1. re: teezeetoo

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

              1. re: Spike

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

                1. re: teezeetoo

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

                  1. re: 2mom2

                    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.

                    1. re: 2mom2

                      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.