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Mar 19, 2014 10:40 AM

Inexpensive Davis Square favorites

We are going to the Johnny D's blues jam Sunday but we don't want to eat brunch there. What are some of your favorite, inexpensive restaurants in Davis Square? Thanks in advance.

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  1. It's pretty drafty in there, but the new Shawarma Place has a couple of parking spaces, so I love it for a get-in-get-out kind of meal in Davis. Hasn't been discussed all that much but their shawarma is a mix of beef and lamb, hand-built each day. Soups leave a bit to be desired, but falafel (free samples handed out old school style) is excellent and the dips and salads are classic Levant style, kind of a throwback these days.

    1. How about a sandwich from Dave's Fresh Pasta? If it is nice-ish - you can sit outside.

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        1. re: frond

          Ahhh - I did not know that - or I did, but I forgot. Sorry!! :)

      1. I'd recommend the nearby Dave's Fresh Pasta, but sadly they're closed on Sundays.

        Your best bets for inexpensive counter service are the new Shawarma Place, Amsterdam Falafelshop, Anna's Taqueria, and Deli-icious. The latter has a ridiculous name, but their sandwiches are fantastic and very inexpensive.

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        1. There's always Rod Dee, a 10 minute walk away in Porter.

          1. Fish and chips at the Burren are pretty good and not too expensive.