I'm moving to Wilmington next month and was hoping for any recommendations. I'm looking for rec's for a good restaurant, a good chinese take out, good breakfast place etc. All the types of places you need around where you live. I've already searched the board and didn't find much. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Alas, I grew up in Wilmington (my family is still there) and there is not much in the way of really good dining. I will make one recommendation - because it is there, and it is serviceable, very friendly, accommodates parties of any size, and well, because it has been in Wilmington since my parents were children. Rocco's on Main Street - up near Wilmington Plaza (Market Basket) specializes in Italian red sauce standards. It is by no means a high-end place - but if you are in Wilmington and you want someplace nearby - it works. i love the eggplant rollatini, the gigantic antipasto salad and of course the pizza! Portions are huge. Check it out once - I think you will like it.
Two breakfast places I can think of - Country Chef - way up on Main Street (Route 38) about a 1/4 mile from Silver Lake and the Terwksbury Line. Very good breakfast - standard bacon and eggs, pancakes, omelets, etc. Also - in North Wilmington there is Sunnyside Cafe on Route 62 tucked in right at the little village-y like strip mall (tiny) right next to the North Wilmington commuter rail station .
Country Chef Restaurant
139 Main St, Wilmington, MA 01887
I've lived in Wilmington about 15 years and do almost all my eating out in other towns. Things have gotten a bit better, but I don't think anything here is a dining destination (unless you really like Sonic :-).
In addition to the places already mentioned, I've had quite good breakfasts at As Good As It Gets Cafe (which may be truth in advertising for this burg :-). Vic's Waffle in Tewksbury is also tasty. For decent (aka better than "House of" style) pizza, there's Kendra and Anthony's. We usually get a white five-cheese with bacon (ask for well-done). They also run Cones, a Richardson's ice cream shop.
For Chinese, your best bet is either Sichuan Gourmet in Billerica or Sichuan Garden in North Woburn. Both are good, I like the former better for Sichuan specialties and the latter for Americanized Chinese and/or seating large groups; the Baldwin Mansion is a nice venue. Also in North Woburn is Pho #1, which I go to not for pho but some of their Vietnamese and Thai dishes; my friends are really into their sparkling limeade.
Good luck; Wilmington's been good to us, just not so much in the chow department.