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lunch in Nashua?

We have an errand to do on Bridge St in Nashua and want to stop for a nice lunch as we will have driven 2.5 hours to get there and then will turn back.
We would like good food, not a chain, any ethnicity , style or price point considered.
Comfortable setting with well prepared food would make us very happy. This will be a Saturday.
Any thoughts for us? We are completely unfamiliar with Nashua.

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  1. Here are the places I can think of that are open for lunch on a Saturday, I haven't been to any of these in a long time, so can't give any heads up on them, but I thought you'd like to see some options:

    http://www.marthas-exchange.com/
    http://www.estabrookgrill.com/
    http://www.mtslocal.com/
    http://www.thepeddlersdaughter.com/ho...
    http://www.meenaskitchen.com/
    http://thousandcrane2nashua.ybsitecen...

    I'd suggest looking the menus over, and then come back with questions. I'm sure I'm missing a few places that have opened or have added lunch hours, and someone will add those.

    Also, depending on which direction you'll be heading on your way out, there are other places that are nearby with maybe a 10-15 minute drive either north or south of downtown.

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    1. re: hummingbird

      I missed this discussion and wish "Surf" had been added to this list.
      Oh well, it's probably too late, but here's the web site:
      http://www.surfseafood.com/nashua.html

      1. re: bunnyr

        Surf isn't open for lunch

      2. re: hummingbird

        "Thousand Crane" may be one of the more underrated restaurants in the Nashua area; glad it's appearing on more lists.

      3. http://www.cucinatoscananashua.com/

        That's off exit 7...on 101A. I haven't been in a long while, but the folks I work with still love it.

        1. It would be great to know more about your route, there may be better options elsewhere depending on which way you're heading to Nashua from.

          IMO , Cucina Toscana was terrible when I went in the fall, if you have good Italian where you are you should probably not bother in Nashua.

          I'm thinking MT's is a good option, I have only been to Michael Timothy's, but my guess is that it is still very good.

          I know Crush gets mixed reviews, but what do you guys think of that as an option? Again, only worth it if you don't usually have access to decent pizza.

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          1. re: solargarlic

            Good to know about Cucina. We haven't been in years as we prefer Lucia's Tavola for our itatlian...the new chef (Mark) is awesome!

            1. re: solargarlic

              we're coming from Western MA on rt 2.
              I looked over the links provided ( thanks!) and most seemed similar pub style food, except MT's which looks most appealing. At first glance that seems best choice.

              We do have good Italian and good Indian, though we like Indian food a lot, so do people have experience with meena's kitchen?

              1. re: magiesmom

                Meena's kitchen is the best of the Indian restaurants in Nashua.

            2. http://pickityplace.com/

              it's west of nashua, but a little out of your way. the food is excellent and it's a different experience than your typical lunch out.

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              1. re: rizzo0904

                That's a great recommendation! I haven't been yet, but many of my friends have insisted I check it out.

                1. re: rizzo0904

                  that looks like it might be a great plan, sort of a destination for our trip instead of the very boring errand. ANd it is not too far out of the way.

                  1. re: rizzo0904

                    It's excellent but reservations are Required!
                    and it's 20 miles west of Nashua, about 45 minutes away.

                    I think they really do a good job over there and it's worth the trip even if it can be a tight fit in there.

                  2. http://www.dynamitesushi.net/

                    that's my favorite sushi place...in the town just east of nashua