Sometimes a restaurant simply surprises you. Perhaps it may be because the place is in a rather unattractive spot, or maybe because the eatery has gotten little or no press in newspapers, online, or in restaurant guides. And the Medway Restaurant certainly seems to be one of these dining spots; set in a somewhat generic shopping center in a small town southwest of Boston on a very busy street, and practically unheard of outside of the immediate Medway area, the Medway Restaurant surely seems to be a true hidden gem.
From the outside, the Medway Restaurant looks like a greasy spoon diner, and in a way, it is indeed that. But there is a lot more than meets the eye here, as the people who run this little dining spot turn out the type of excellent Greek cuisine that you would not expect in your run-of-the-mill diner or sandwich shop. While the menu at the Medway Restaurant does include other food in addition to Greek entrees (sandwiches, Italian cuisine, diner food, and traditional American cuisine), those of us who have been to the Medway Restaurant tend to stick to the Greek food, especially the nightly specials. Two of these specials, the baked lamb and the moussaka, are particularly good. Some other appealing dishes that are on the daily menu include Greek-styled roasted chicken and the baked stuffed peppers. Most of the daily menu, however, is NOT Greek food, so if that is what you are looking for, ask about the specials.
The Medway Restaurant has the feel of a place that you might have found in the 1950s or 1960s, before the family-oriented restaurant chains tended to make these places mostly obsolete. But there are still a number of these simply, friendly little family-owned and family-oriented restaurants out there, and the Medway Restaurant is surely one of the better ones in the region southwest of Boston.
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