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Hidden Jewel, close to 95 Northern Ma?

mcel215 Feb 16, 2012 04:50 PM

Is there such a place to meet a friend for lunch. She is coming from York, Me. and I am coming from Boston.

We'd like to meet about halfway, and not Newburyport. Been there, done that too many times.

Neither of us are familiar with off the beaten path places, and we both love ethnic food too.

I may need to place this in the Ma. Board, but been searching there and haven't had any luck.


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    steve999 RE: mcel215 Feb 16, 2012 05:23 PM

    Flatbread Company or Amesbury Ale House in Amesbury,Ma.

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      mcel215 RE: steve999 Feb 17, 2012 02:12 AM

      Thank you Steve,

      Is the whole area a vast wasteland? ;)

      Sorry, just wondering if that's really all of my choices?


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        steve999 RE: mcel215 Feb 17, 2012 09:49 AM

        More or less, unless you go up to Portsmouth.

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        sciencediet RE: steve999 Feb 17, 2012 06:44 AM

        I was going to say Flatbread in Amesbury too! It's where we always stop on the drive from Portland to Northampton, lest we end up hungry on Rt 2, a fate worse than death.

      3. MABMAQ RE: mcel215 Feb 17, 2012 10:03 AM

        there's Giuseppe's in newburyport, right off 95 (rte 113 exit) - maybe 1/4 mile down on Low Street. Really tasty italian - lots of locals go there . American BBQ in Rowley is not too far off 95 - excellent turkey tips, ribs, mac and cheese etc.

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          ctroutman RE: mcel215 Feb 21, 2012 08:32 AM

          Fishbones in Chelmsford, Ma. perhaps? Not entirely a 'hidden gem' but a locals type of place. Love this place.

          1. mcel215 RE: mcel215 Feb 21, 2012 05:36 PM

            Thanks everyone. I decided to drive up to meet her at When Pigs Fly Bistro, the food is so good and we''ll do some shopping while there.


            1. 3catsnh RE: mcel215 Jun 3, 2012 11:43 AM

              Next time you are in the Newburyport area try Ceia Kitchen and Bar. (Portuguese for supper we found out.) We had wonderful food and great service when we went a few months ago. And they are open late.

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                mcel215 RE: 3catsnh Jun 4, 2012 03:43 AM

                Thanks, I will do just that. :)


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