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Lunch off I-91, 84, 90?

halfbreedgolf Aug 19, 2011 11:23 AM

We will be taking the above interstates to Boston. Any recs for lunch not far off these roads north of Hartford?

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    rudysmom RE: halfbreedgolf Aug 19, 2011 01:17 PM

    what kind of lunch do you want...fast & easy, or sit down/linger awhile?
    any cuisine OK?

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      halfbreedgolf RE: rudysmom Aug 20, 2011 07:10 AM

      Thanks for your interest. A.: Fast & easy,any cuisine OK

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      awm922 RE: halfbreedgolf Aug 20, 2011 03:19 AM

      There's Pepe's Pizza in Manchester right off of 84, Rein's New York Style Deli in Vernon right off of 84. Both are north of Hartford. finding a place off of 90 is a little tricky due to the lack of exits on the Mass Pike. There the Public House in Sturbridge off of 84 just before you get onto 90. Public House is American fare. All are very good. All are casual settings. You should not have to spend more then 45 min. to an hour for lunch at all 3. I hope you enjoy your trip.

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        halfbreedgolf RE: awm922 Aug 20, 2011 07:11 AM

        Thanks very much for your help.

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          kmetzaholic RE: halfbreedgolf Aug 20, 2011 10:40 AM

          There are a wide variety of places along Rte. 20 in Sturbridge, right off 84. Take 20 west. Whistling Swan, Enrico's pizza (HOT wood fired oven), Kaizen Japanese / sushi, BT's Smokehouse, Picadilly Pub, Oxhead Tavern. I can vouch for Enrico's and Kaizen, haven't been to the others in a while.

          Whistling Swan
          502 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01518

          Oxhead Tavern
          366 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

          BT's Smokehouse
          392 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

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            invinotheresverde RE: kmetzaholic Aug 23, 2011 04:12 PM

            Kaizen, Enrico's and BT's are the best of that bunch. I'd add the fairly new Cedar St. Grille. It's awesome.

            Swan, Pic and Oxhead are underwhelming.

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              kmetzaholic RE: invinotheresverde Aug 25, 2011 12:33 PM

              I concur on Cedar St. In its new casual incarnation. Forgot they are open for lunch much of the week. We had a fine lunch there in June. Duh.

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        Waquoit RE: halfbreedgolf Aug 22, 2011 09:09 AM

        Traveller Food and Book is a place I stop by on occaision for the open-faced turkey sandwich. And you get a free (used) book with every meal. In Union, CT - Exit 74 off I-84. Review here - http://www.hiddenboston.com/TravelerR...

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          TrishUntrapped RE: Waquoit Aug 23, 2011 11:08 AM

          I second Traveler. The turkey is good and the place is unique.

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            invinotheresverde RE: TrishUntrapped Aug 23, 2011 04:14 PM

            Pretty good diner-type food with really good rice pudding.

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          chuck s RE: halfbreedgolf Aug 24, 2011 04:21 AM

          White Hut in Springfield off of I-91, over the Memorial bridge. Great "greasy" burgers.

          White Hut
          280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

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