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Between Stoneham and Portsmouth? Near 95? Ethnic especially.

mcel215 Aug 3, 2013 08:46 AM


I may want to meet my son for dinner one night for dinner. It's during the
work week, so I wanted something relatively close for both of us.

He and I will both be driving on 95. I really didn't want to drive into Newburyport itself. Anything chow worthy for dinner out there on that
vast strip of road?

I tried a search, but came up with nothing. Is there really nothing? :)


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    treb RE: mcel215 Aug 3, 2013 10:44 AM

    In North Andover there's Shadi's, great Lebanese. In Ipswich Ithaki Greek restaurant.


    1. opinionatedchef RE: mcel215 Aug 4, 2013 12:11 AM


      My rec would be Street 365 in Portsmouth for "International street food". it's not in center; closer to 95. i really like their BiBimBap .(sp.)

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        mcel215 RE: opinionatedchef Aug 4, 2013 03:03 AM

        Thanks op,

        I'd thought I might save myself a drive, meeting half at a half way point somewhere. He's driving from Portsmouth and I would be leaving work in Stoneham.

        I like Street also, not authentic, but eclectic and tasty food. :)

        Perhaps I will drive into Newburyport though, at least it's not quite all the way for me....

        That 95 stretch is certainly in need of a few good pit stops though.


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          Infomaniac RE: opinionatedchef Aug 4, 2013 04:46 AM

          It's called Street 360 not 365

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            mcel215 RE: Infomaniac Aug 4, 2013 06:10 AM

            The locals call it Street. :)

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              opinionatedchef RE: Infomaniac Aug 5, 2013 12:33 AM

              yes,thx, i get it mixed up between the concept of 365 days/yr and 360 degree view >which is the correct concept- influences from everywhere you can see as you turn 360 degrees around. fun spot.

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            gracenote RE: mcel215 Aug 4, 2013 11:26 AM

            Royal Orchid in Rowley for Thai food?

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            1. re: gracenote
              mcel215 RE: gracenote Aug 4, 2013 02:34 PM

              Thank you Grace, I'll check out the menu. We both love Thai food. :)


            2. opinionatedchef RE: mcel215 Aug 5, 2013 01:16 AM

              m, i remember a few CHs talking (2011-12)about Haverhill? lawrence? just off 495- and its good middle eastern spots.1/2 hr for each of you.

              ha! you posted on this one!:


              but have you tried any of these ?
              the topic was Lunch but they're open for dinner too:


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                mcel215 RE: opinionatedchef Aug 5, 2013 02:41 AM

                Hi op,

                Thanks again, and yes I remember Joseph's really well. Haven't been in a long time, but it still gets a pretty good following.

                This time however, I wanted something right off 95, between us. Pretty unrealistic I know, but I am going to check out Rowley though. I pass the exit on my way to Portsmouth and that could be a possibility if it's not too far for either of us. Or, I could just entice my son to drive here, with some lobster. :)


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                  opinionatedchef RE: mcel215 Aug 5, 2013 02:29 PM

                  but did you look at the 2nd link I sent?

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                    mcel215 RE: opinionatedchef Aug 5, 2013 04:35 PM

                    Yes I did, but didn't see anything right off the highway. Did I miss one?

                    tnx, as always.


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