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Lunch near Minskoff Theatre

DonnaMarieNJ Sep 13, 2013 09:22 AM

I'm going to see The Lion King tomorrow. Any ideas where I can get an INEXPENSIVE lunch near the theater? I can't walk far and will be alone, so any ideas are welcomed!



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    Scott_C Sep 13, 2013 09:31 AM


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      kathryn Sep 13, 2013 10:02 AM

      If you really can't walk far at all, the Nunchas empanadas kiosk is around the corner from the theatre, in the pedestrian mall.

      Margon is also fairly close.

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      1. re: kathryn
        ipsedixit Sep 13, 2013 08:01 PM

        I like Margon alot, esp. their oatmeal for breakfast.

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          DonnaMarieNJ Sep 14, 2013 06:07 AM

          How far is Margon?

          1. re: DonnaMarieNJ
            kathryn Sep 14, 2013 06:18 AM

            0.2 miles.

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              DonnaMarieNJ Sep 14, 2013 06:23 AM

              I think I can handle that with my arthritis! And can I get in and out in an hour before the show starts? I know you have no idea how crowded it will be, but in general.

              1. re: DonnaMarieNJ
                kathryn Sep 14, 2013 07:39 AM

                If you're really worried, you can get a sandwich to go and eat it outside. I think the Broadway pedestrian mall does have some tables and chairs.

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                  DonnaMarieNJ Sep 14, 2013 03:46 PM

                  I ended up walking to Margon after reading the reviews and checking out the location (it was very close) vs the other suggestions. It was fabulous! What I originally wanted to order, they didn't have, so I ended up with the chicken. Soo good!!!!! I asked for the rice and black beans, and it cost a little over $10. The portion was huge! After I got my plate, I asked for ONE fried plantain (just to try) and the woman behind the counter gave me quite a few. Having never had Cuban food, I can't say how this restaurant compares to other Cuban places, but to my palate, it was very good. After I ate, I ordered a Cuban coffee. I was scared when the stirrer stood straight up when they delivered it to me (what did I order?), but it was luscious!

                  I saw Nuchas and was almost tempted to try one, but I was so full from Margon, that I decided against it.

                  Thank you so much!

                  1. re: DonnaMarieNJ
                    squid kun Sep 14, 2013 04:49 PM

                    Thanks for checking back in! Margon is a Midtown gem. I work nearby and stop in occasionally for a Cubano or a plate of oxtail stew (and rice and beans, of course).

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        DonnaMarieNJ Sep 13, 2013 06:02 PM

        Thank you both! Google didn't help much. Restaurants were listed, but I had a hard time finding ratings/reviews and how close the places were to the theater.

        I appreciate your responses very much!

        1. coasts Sep 13, 2013 07:08 PM

          Shake Shack is near.

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