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lunch in Nashua?

magiesmom Jan 12, 2012 08:11 PM

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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    hummingbird RE: magiesmom Jan 12, 2012 09:09 PM

    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:


    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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      bunnyr RE: hummingbird Jan 30, 2013 10:23 PM

      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:

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        SuperGrover RE: bunnyr Jan 31, 2013 07:12 AM

        Surf isn't open for lunch

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        bunnyr RE: hummingbird Jan 30, 2013 10:32 PM

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

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        rizzo0904 RE: magiesmom Jan 13, 2012 05:33 AM


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

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          solargarlic RE: magiesmom Jan 13, 2012 05:56 AM

          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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            rizzo0904 RE: solargarlic Jan 13, 2012 06:08 AM

            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!

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              magiesmom RE: solargarlic Jan 13, 2012 06:55 AM

              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?

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                bunnyr RE: magiesmom Jan 30, 2013 10:24 PM

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

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              rizzo0904 RE: magiesmom Jan 13, 2012 10:21 AM


              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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                solargarlic RE: rizzo0904 Jan 13, 2012 10:43 AM

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

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                  magiesmom RE: rizzo0904 Jan 13, 2012 11:55 AM

                  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.

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                    bunnyr RE: rizzo0904 Jan 30, 2013 10:27 PM

                    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.

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                    rizzo0904 RE: magiesmom Jan 13, 2012 10:22 AM


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

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