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.
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.
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.
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.
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.