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Favorite Cheap Eats Places in the Boston Area?

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Where do you like to go for cheap eats in the Boston area? What dishes/items do you like to get there? [Go here to post a reply.]
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KL wrote:
Moogies in Brighton on Chestnut Hill Ave is heavenly. You'll get outta there for just under $10 but you won't need to eat again for the whole day.

Dick wrote:
The Eight/Ten Grille in Everett. Fabulous Italian food. Lunches for $5 and lots of items under $10.

The Carlos wrote:
Anna's Taqueria, any of their locations, not only for their good prices but because the service is fast. Carl's Subs in Waltham is fantastic, but I can rarely afford the wait.

Maury wrote:
I like Taqueria Cancun...excellent, authentic Mexican food, hole in the wall right next to Maverick (E. Boston).

Jonna wrote:
Pour House on Boylston St in Back Bay.

frankmcs wrote:
Anna's, always cheap and always good.

JN wrote:
Santarpios pizza in East Boston... incredible.

David wrote:
Eat at Jumbo's in Somerville has been my place of late. Since I saw them on the Phantom Gourmet I think their food is addictive. They have best burgers in Boston I swear. Great thin crust pizzas, jumbo crispy wings, tenders and tofu tenders in 34 flavors that my girlfriend loves.

Steven wrote:
Rod Dee, Seven Subs (both in Brookline) El Pelon, Taqueria el Amigo (Waltham).

Justin wrote:
Falafel Palace, Cambridge. Open until 3am-ish as well.

Momma wrote:
I like Border Cafe. Wouldn't call it authentic Mexican or even Texmex. But it's still really good. Lots of good dishes under $10.

mike m wrote:
Pizza Roma in Watertown. Great steak and cheese, great cheeseburger sub and Italian and also they make a mean pizza. check it out!

Jay wrote:
Sevens in Coolidge Corner is a great sandwich shop: the Lucky 7 seems very straightforward (turkey, swiss, coleslaw, russian on a toasted sub roll), but somehow is just plain amazing. Sometimes I like to add bacon and tomato (I call it a B7T). Jake's Restaurant and Coffee Shop in Marlborough is good, unpretentious breakfast joint--respectable corned beef hash and a number of Belgian waffles, including one with fresh berries and cannoli cream. Trutony's Deli in Newton is owned by an older couple and when you go there it feels like visiting their home. The Italian subs are terrific, of course, but so is the Thanksgiving sub (which is the best I've found outside of Punky's in Portland, Maine). Giuseppe's, also in Newton, is another good no-frills sandwich place--try the meatball parm and get plenty of napkins. I've never had "Grandma Pie" on Long Island, but Giovanni's Famous Pizza in Natick makes what I like to imagine is something similar. I like to get it with sausage and roasted red pepper or meatball and roasted garlic.

Paul wrote:
Alex's Chimi's in JP. Half chicken with Dominican fried rice will feed you twice, Chimi di piurna is among the best sandwiches in the city,

Michael L. wrote:
Charlies Kitchen in Harvard (Double Cheeseburger)

Steve W. wrote:
New Golden Gate restaurant- they have $3.99 rice plate specials that comes with hot & sour soup.

Steven D. wrote:
Angelinas in Braintree. I am a guy who loves pizza. I am sure I have tried every place in the area. I live in Quincy where there are about a 1000 pizza places, but nothing compares to this place. My go to pizza is steak, garlic and jalapenos.
This place is the best.

@orlando_s2k wrote:
pho minn in lynn has inexpensive food

@MichConnors wrote:
Banh Mi Ngon in West Roxbury and Garlic & Lemon in Allston are two of my faves.

@ChrisSaysThis wrote:
Roy's in Eastie. Hands down the best and most creative subs in the city.

Frederick W. wrote:
I've said it before, Barracuda Tavern. I always get things off their extensive $5 eats menu. Conch fritters, fish tacos, seared scallops.

@JaSkinz wrote:

Jim wrote:
Not in Boston, but Herbie's just down the street from Holy Cross College, is crazy cheap. Sirloin and fries for nine bucks.

@rikibeth wrote:
Ba Le Bakery, Dorchester

@jodster112 wrote:
brother's in danvers.

@kkotelly wrote:
Love Border Cafe! Delicious and cheap eats. Our family of 5 has dinner for under $100.... that's good! :)

@Kai_El_Monito wrote:
New Saigon Sandwich in Chinatown. Cheap an delicious! go for the Banh Mi, stay for the meal boxes!

Perry wrote:
Banh Mi Ba Le in Dorchester - who can pass up the best banh mi sandwich in Boston for $3.50?

missy c wrote:
Frank's Steakhouse on Mass Ave in Cambridge - petite Filet meal w tarragon butter, potato and sides only $15!!! Can't beat that!


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