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Oh please Arby's...

The closest Arby's is out in Marlborough.. we need a metro Boston Arby's.. oh, thinly sliced mostly-real-meat sandwiches, they are an dark craving that is presently too hard to satisfy..

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  1. I always think of Milhouse: "I'm so hungry, I could eat at Arby's."


      1. re: Infomaniac

        Once upon a time the Central Square location where Rendezvous was/is used to be a Jack in the Box (and later a Burger King).

        1. re: Blumie

          Way way WAY once upon a time there was a Jack in the Box in Union Square Allston, behind Twin Donut.

          1. re: Allstonian

            I remember one in Plaistow, NH back in the 70's

            1. re: Infomaniac

              And in Taunton, Mass. Ah, a Breakfast Jack at midnight.

            2. re: Allstonian

              There was one in Stoneham on Rt 28 near Rapid Liquors in the late '70s. Too many drunken, late night, taco eating contests.

              1. re: BillB656

                I remember that one. We used to say nasty things to the clown.

            3. re: Blumie

              In the late 60s early 70s there was a Jack in the Box in Watertown, Coolidge Square. It's a 7-eleven now.

            4. re: Infomaniac

              I never even dared to dream of a Boston-area Jack In The Box. The Sourdough Jack was my favorite late-night studying fuel in college. Mmmmmmmm....

              1. re: Infomaniac

                I want to try the new Buttery Jack.

                Oh that burger cooked in garlic butter

                sounds like heaven to me.

                1. re: Infomaniac

                  We were in Orange County last week, couldn't believe how many Jack in the Box's (and Carl's Jr.) there were. So many more than McD's, Wendys and BK like we're surrounded by.

                  Last Jack I recall around here was Rt. 9 Eastbound on the Natick/Framingham line.

                  1. re: L2k

                    There are lots of Carl's Jr.In the San Joaquin County.

                  2. re: Infomaniac

                    On Long Island, where I grew up, there was some sort of partnership or buyout with Arby's and Jack in the Box, and our local Arby's (where one of my best friends worked) had roast beed and tacos. After seeing what my friend did with the roast beef, I never ate one of those sandwiches, but he would make me these tacos that were loaded up with everything, and got me on the taco lover bandwagon.

                  3. My wish is for a Coney Island hot dog stand in town.


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                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                      I didn't realize there were none. Growing up in Detroit, you couldn't avoid them. Now I want one.

                          1. re: MC Slim JB

                            Closer to home, Spalla's in Natick has a Coney Island dog on the menu. Casey's too, I think.

                            1. re: Chris VR

                              If Casey's has Coney Island dogs that is news to me. Nothing on their menu about it or even any chili for that matter. http://www.caseysdiner.com/uploads/3/...

                              1. re: Gordough

                                You're right, I looked on their site but couldn't find the menu anywhere.

                      1. Potato cakes. I want them in my face. With horsey sauce.

                        1. Isn't there one in West Roxbury on route 1, just before the Dedham mall?

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                          1. re: purple bot

                            That one closed several years ago.

                            1. There is/was? one in Waltham on Main St.

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                                1. re: mamy001

                                  806 Main St is a Wendy's now and has been for quite a long time.

                                  1. re: mamy001

                                    If you're coming out to the 'burbs, may I recommend Bedford House of Roast Beef at 328 Great Road. Three sizes of RB sandwich to choose from, and an excellent BBQ sauce, a.k.a. "sauce," if that's your taste.

                                    1. re: peregrine

                                      There are plenty of roast beef places in New England. But wanting Arby's is different from wanting roast beef, the same way that wanting Pringles is different from wanting potato chips.

                                      1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                                        I can't imagine a more perfect analogy for the difference between roast beef and Arby's product.


                                        1. re: MC Slim JB

                                          As my wife always describes Taco Bell: "It's terrible Mexican food, but it's great Taco Bell."

                                          1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                                            I used to be an major Arby's lover and get what you mean. But I also understand the pointer to Bedford House of Beef - it does somehow satisfy an Arby craving in a way that not just any roast beef sandwich does, with the bonus of more closely resembling actual beef.

                                      2. My fav Roast Beef joint is Jimbo's on 28 in Reading. He has great onion rings too! Just wish his horseradish cream sauce has more horseradish/heat to it, tastes more like a ranch dressing.

                                        1. You know, in 2003 when I moved to the Boston area from upstate NY I actually wrote a letter to Wegman's headquarters begging them to open a store in the Boston area. It took a few years, though, so you should probably get your letter in the mail ASAP.

                                          1. Mmmmm...horsey sauce... The one at the junction of 395 and 90 used to be enticing for a nostalgia Beef & Cheddar and Jamocha shake. I haven't been there since someone clued me into BTs though. Not comparing them, but I am infrequently by that way and BT's is tough to pass up. At this point I fear Arby's would be one of those things which didn't live up to me memories if I had it again.

                                            1. I haven't been to Arbys in a very long time.I saw an Arbys

                                              commercial on tv today.Boy did that Pastrami Sandwich look