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Interesting Restaurants Around Legacy Place in Dedham? (It seems to be all chains...)

So, my favorite movie theater is the Showcase in Dedham's Legacy Place shopping center. I love going out there, but we always wind up eating at one of the chains because that shopping center, and the outlying malls are ENTIRELY comprised of chains. Now, I don't mind a chain if the food is tasty - Legal C Bar actually isn't too bad and the Aquitaine is passable, but the rest is appalling stuff like Qdoba, BGood, etc.

I don't know the area well yet. Is there anything in Legacy Place's surrounding neighborhoods that is actually food? Like I said, it's okay if it's a chain, but we're tired of our standards and looking for something new.

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  1. I would suggest Siam Lotus on Rte 1. My wife and I dine there regularly and have always enjoyed it. The service is always good and the food is quite authentic.

    1. I'm a sucker for eating at the movies and bringing in takeout. Saab's market and ZamZam are on Rout 1 in Norwood for schwarma and Pakistani grilled meats respectively. Delicious, very inexpensive and it will drive your fellow patrons crazy with envy.

      1. Isabella's in Dedham Center [continental], Bamboo on Rt. 1 in Dedham [chinese], Bon Caldo on Rt. 1 in Norwood [italian] and Sofia on Rt. 1 West Roxbury [italian/steakhouse] are all good restaurants.

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        1. Met Bar isn't so bad, right there in Legacy Place (yes, it's a chain of 4 locations).

          Isabella's in Dedham Center is usually quite good.

          1. Tasos in Norwood (Greek/American food) is just down the road next to the Norwood airport (~5 min drive). Hiddenboston recommended it to us and we had lunch there last weekend. It's a great find and beware that portions are huge. Really liked the spanakopita & dolmas.