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Attleboro MA recommendations

Shann Nov 27, 2012 07:34 AM

My son is moving down to there next month. Are there any chow worthy cheap eats in that area for a 21 year old who has a job but not one that pays a lot? If not chow worthy, at least somewhere he can get a decent burger, pizza and take out chinese?

And is there any place near there (like within a half hour) where I should try out when I help him move?


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    Shann RE: Shann Nov 28, 2012 05:15 AM

    I'll throw this up to the top once to see if I get any responses. Thanks.

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      nfnebwiri RE: Shann Nov 28, 2012 05:52 AM

      Attleboro itself not so sure but for yourself providence is only 15-20 minutes away so would check out posts related to that.

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        Shann RE: Shann Nov 28, 2012 07:33 AM

        Thanks. I didn't realize Providence was so close. I am geographically challenged!

        1. passing thru RE: Shann Nov 29, 2012 05:04 AM

          Attleboro proper is a bit of a wasteland, to be honest. There's a couple of half decent spots, but not much that's really outstanding. heading to Pawtucket for pho or Colombian food or Polish delis etc and over to Providence for pizza et al is usually the best bet.

          That said, there's at least a thing or two in a pinch. Singapore Chinese is the best of the suburban Chi-Am places, nothing spectacular but good on occasion. Sala Cafe near the hospital has actually quite tasty Thai/Lao food, but I've experienced some brutally slow service there. The Breakfast Place on Pleasant St has good looking breakfasts + used to have a really good blade meat sandwich (an SE Mass thing), but it looks like it's not on the menu anymore. maybe it still crops up as a special, I haven't been in a while. Also across the street on Pleasant is The Clam Shack which has pretty solid fried clams, and a bit further down the road there's Aleco Deli, which has OK Lebanese food.

          There's also a newish Caribbean place downtown (The Caribbean Kitchen) which seems promising, but I have yet to try it. And just over the Attleboro line in Rehoboth is a pretty good Indian restaurant, Apna Punjab.

          Lastly, for anything alcohol related there is Yankee Liquors over on Washington down by Pawtucket. Best place around for selection/price.

          Hope that helps!

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            Shann RE: passing thru Nov 29, 2012 05:25 AM

            Thanks very much. Matt isn't a foodie by any means (I wasn't when I was 21 either) but I wouldn't want him going to the worst of the worst either.

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            Clams047 RE: Shann Nov 29, 2012 06:28 AM

            For an excellent breakfast (especially weekends) be sure to check out the Modern Diner in Pawtucket (364 East Ave - about 8 miles from Attleboro). Don't be fooled by the "diner" aspect. The quality / selection of their weekend specials (limited specials Mon - Thur) will surpass even 5 star restaurants (their standard diner fare is perhaps fair at best, best to skip), but their specials are a real treat, not to be missed.

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              River19 RE: Shann Nov 30, 2012 02:54 AM

              We have lived in Attleboro for 12 years and while it isn't exactly a hot spot for food, he won't starve either.

              Hot dog joint down town is a good call for a dog, heard some decent things about Sangria's downtown as well, maybe more than a 21 year old wants. This area is a wasteland for pizza in my opinion after growing up in CT. Every chain in the world is around Rt 1 in Attleboro. The diner downtown that was on DDD a few years ago (Morin's) will provide reasonable stick to your ribs food for reasonable prices as well.

              He'll be fine.

              Best bet for something memorable would be PVD in 15mins.

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                passing thru RE: River19 Nov 30, 2012 05:21 AM

                oh man! I totally forgot to mention Tex Barrys Coney Island downtown, that is a classic hot dog joint + totally worth a mention as good cheap eats. I'm personally not a huge fan of Morin's, though.

                Agreed on pizza. Nothing but run of the mill that i have found.

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                  River19 RE: passing thru Nov 30, 2012 10:54 AM

                  I'm not a huge Morin's guy either, but between there and fast food, I'd rather go there.

                  Tex Barry's is solid hot dog joint, I'm still partial to Glenwood in CT but that is more due to memories.

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                  Mrs. Whoppa RE: River19 Feb 7, 2013 09:44 AM

                  "Wasteland for pizza"??? Have you ever tried Mediterranean Grill and Pizza on Route 1 across from Yankee Spirits? I think not....They are incredible! and they have a drive-thur window...What more does a person need :)

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                    River19 RE: Mrs. Whoppa Feb 15, 2013 11:22 AM

                    Like the Med Grill for family type dining and a decent to good bar.....but not for pizza. If you want Greek style pizza with grease and a think crust it woudl work. We have had it in a pinch, but I was raised on New Haven style Italian pizza with thin, crispy crust cooked in a 900 degree coal or wood oven. So unfortunately for us, the Attleboro area is mostly a wasteland for pizza however Bertucci's can do in a pinch to get at least closer in style to what we like.

                    To each their own.

                    I will say, as far as Greek-style pizza, you could do far far worse than Med Grill.

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                      Mrs. Whoppa RE: River19 Feb 15, 2013 11:29 AM

                      Greek-style greasy pizza....mmmm...my favorite...probably why I am partial there :)

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                  Shann RE: Shann Nov 30, 2012 05:59 AM

                  Thanks everybody. He is looking forward to the move, although he is only moving from Warwick since he just graduated from college.

                  1. trufflehound RE: Shann Dec 2, 2012 06:58 PM

                    Doherty's East Ave cafe has agreat beer selection. Wetherline's is like the 99, but independant.

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                      Shann RE: Shann Jan 18, 2013 10:38 AM

                      My son called me and said he'd been out wandering around and found a great hot dog joint. Sure enough it was Tex Barry's. He said I'll have to give it a try when I'm down there next.

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                        fancysauce RE: Shann Jan 18, 2013 11:08 PM

                        Wendell's is about 15 min away in norton. Awesome wings in a roadhouse cash only atmosphere. Also cheap sandwiches and soups. Last time I was in I ordered a blt...they ran out of tomato so they gave me extra bacon. Best solution ever. It's was 3.50$

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                          ThomShap RE: fancysauce Jan 30, 2013 07:13 AM

                          Mmm. Love Wendell's wings.

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