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RE: Marlborough, Ma. 2009/02/05 10:50:55 (permalink)
Wistah, Thanks for the help.
 
I already tried Jake's and Firefly's, both were home runs.
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RE: Marlborough, Ma. 2009/02/06 17:18:39 (permalink)
You are quite welcome
 
I thought of another place...forget the name but if you take route 85 south out of Marlboro toward Southboro after 2 miles or so there is a small deli on the right - can't miss as its the only business of any type along there.
 
They roast their own beef roasts every day and carve up great roast beef sandwisches, the best in the area IMO.
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RE: Marlborough, Ma. 2009/02/22 10:09:12 (permalink)
I found this forum this week while looking for when the five guys is opening in Marlborough.  I sent this particular thread to some guys I work with who love good dogs (one is a huge beezers fan).

A group of 8 of us hit up Devo's Dogs friday, and it was fantastic.  I would note some caveats before going.  If it is cold and windy, you may be eating in your car, or stick with to-go.  We got lucky that this was school vacation week and the inside was open so we got to sit next to the wood fireplace.

The order we placed for 8 hungry people was enough to swamp the "kitchen", no complaints but I did hear them quote a half hour for a phone pickup because of the "massive" order they just got.

I was talking with the owner and he was saying in the summer they plan on doing some fried clams/fish on fridays, and will probably be hiring another person to help out.

On to the food!  I got the chili-cheeseburger with both the american and the "home made" cheese, and it was messy and out of this world.  There was enough chili that fell out to make a small side dish after I was done.

I also had a buffalo dog, which was pretty good, got great reviews on the texan, the dirty water, the mexican and the chili-cheese dogs.  Onion rings were decent as well.  All eight of us were looking forward to our next visit.

This experience leaves me wondering what other gems are hidden around Hudson.....
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RE: Marlborough, Ma. 2009/02/24 18:07:37 (permalink)
rks1789, Thanks for the report on Devo's.  Glad you liked it.  I tried the Boston Dog this week, delicious.
 
I spoke with Chris(owner), he is also thinking about live music on the weekends.
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RE: Marlborough, Ma. 2009/02/25 13:22:06 (permalink)
Wistah

You are quite welcome
 
I thought of another place...forget the name but if you take route 85 south out of Marlboro toward Southboro after 2 miles or so there is a small deli on the right - can't miss as its the only business of any type along there.
 
They roast their own beef roasts every day and carve up great roast beef sandwisches, the best in the area IMO.


Are you referring to Rileys Roast Beef?... which I think is Framingham proper?....They have old car meets there, and I do  love their Boston Beef sandwiches there!..
  http://www.rileysrb.com/
 
http://rileysrb.com/directions.htm
 
Or.. are you talking about Benchmark Deli?.....
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x2109422968/Southborough-deli-aims-at-a-slice-of-the-market
 
post edited by roossy90 - 2009/02/25 13:23:48
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2009/02/27 18:12:48 (permalink)
Roosy;
 
Benchmark is the one...thanks for posting the article.
 
Benchmark is fairly new.  Unfortunately the last three restaurant tenants in their space (two diner type places and a barbecue) all folded soon after opening.  I hope that Benchmark can buck that trend.
 
Rileys is great as well and they have been around forever (I think they used to be a Boston area chain).  The only thing against Rileys is the somewhat out of the way location.
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/01 09:00:57 (permalink)
I am back to work in Marlborough.  First stop was my favorite breakfast place, recommended by roossy90(Tara)
Jakes
30 Main St
Marlborough, MA 01752-3862
Phone: (508) 480-0414 

 
Homemade hash, two eggs over medium and hash browns all the way.  I have to score this in my Top 5 all time best breakfasts.  Probably the best corned beef hash I ever had.
 The hash browns were outrageous.  The consistency of a smashed potato, with a baked potato flavor, topped with bacon, cheese, green onions and sour cream.
 
One of these times I am going to try lunch here.  The menu is fantastic and downright cheap!
 
For a better look at the hash, here is a pizza omelette from another visit.

 
 
 
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/01 09:33:16 (permalink)
Looks good Joe. I have a hard time fining good hash and hash browns. Everything is so generic these days. What is up with all the trips to Marlborough? You have a second family up there?
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/01 10:13:05 (permalink)
Jakes is a great spot, and their home made corned beef hash is second to none.
 
Their hash browns are good, but if you want truly spectacular hash browns, travel on Route 20 over 495 into Northborough, and try Britney's Cafe. They have a great breakfast menu with a lot of variety (try the shaved steak or the Italian Frittata), but their home made hash browns are really special. they even have biscuits and sausage gravy on the menu.
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/01 14:58:45 (permalink)
Tony Bad

Looks good Joe. I have a hard time fining good hash and hash browns. Everything is so generic these days. What is up with all the trips to Marlborough? You have a second family up there?

 
NO!  Why?  What did you hear?
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/01 15:03:12 (permalink)
Wistah

Jakes is a great spot, and their home made corned beef hash is second to none.

Their hash browns are good, but if you want truly spectacular hash browns, travel on Route 20 over 495 into Northborough, and try Britney's Cafe. They have a great breakfast menu with a lot of variety (try the shaved steak or the Italian Frittata), but their home made hash browns are really special. they even have biscuits and sausage gravy on the menu.

 
Wistah, Britney's is on my to do list.  I stopped there two weeks ago and they had a sign on the door "Sorry, Closed Today".  I was forced to eat at Devo's
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/01 22:29:30 (permalink)
Joe;
 
What is Devo's?  Just curious as I have never heard of a local place with that name.
 
Some other local recommendations:
 
Stephen Anthony's restaurant, Rt 20east near the Wayside Inn. Lots of good breakfast items - try their homemade maple sausage patties.
 
There is also a restaurant at the Wayside Inn...a charming place to visit, the restaurant has a breakfast menu that looks good, I have never been there. There is a working grist mill on the site and I believe that they use the flour from the mill for the restaurant bakery.
 
Sunnyside in Marlborough on Rte 20 is also good.
 
In Hudson, Victor's Fifties Diner at the rotary, great menu and great service, a little pricey but still good.
 
If you would like any other local recommendations for specific types of food, just ask.
 
 
 
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/03 07:26:24 (permalink)
Wistah, Devo's Dogs at Trombetta's Farm.  The first item on this thread.  Fantastic place!
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RE: Marlborough, Ma. 2010/10/23 14:45:27 (permalink)
The Chinese place on 20 towards Northboro is China Taste. It's my family's local go-to for Chinese
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/08 16:08:51 (permalink)
Wistah

Jakes is a great spot, and their home made corned beef hash is second to none.

Their hash browns are good, but if you want truly spectacular hash browns, travel on Route 20 over 495 into Northborough, and try Britney's Cafe. They have a great breakfast menu with a lot of variety (try the shaved steak or the Italian Frittata), but their home made hash browns are really special. they even have biscuits and sausage gravy on the menu.

 
Wistah, I tried Britney's and was very disappointed.  The hash browns were the frozen type and the corned beef hash was out of a can  Their breakfast menu is extensive, 8 pages, but the food was so-so.  
 
There were three of us and we  gave the menu a good workout.  The omelets were prepared in one of those cheesy omelet maker type pans.  The eggs were overcooked and rubbery and the pancakes were big and spongy.  
 
Maybe the place changed hands since you last visit?
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/08 16:52:01 (permalink)
I tried The Half Way Cafe today for lunch.  Not a bad place, but besides the service, I can't think of a reason to return.  
 
Smokehouse Burger (char-grilled sirloin burger topped with bbqsauce, crisp bacon, melted cheddar and mozzarella cheese) was about 1/4 pound patty cooked medium as requested, it was ok($8.99), sweet potato fries were lacking(upgrade for $1.99), unsweetened tea was good(2.59), service was very friendly(priceless), price tag was $14.39 with tax.  Special 20 Year Anniversary discount of 40% brought my total to $9.75.  Right where it should have been in the first place.
 
Many, many excellent burgers in Marlborough for a lot less money.  Maybe the rest of their menu is better?
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/08 19:36:41 (permalink)
Ok, so I am sitting in my hotel room reading "Sugar Shackin' it in Snowy Southern Vermont" by wanderingjew. I was going to just hit the hotel bar and have some marginally edible food.    Then it dawns on me, HEY, I'm in New England and I could find some of that regional appropriate food also 
 
A quick scan of the area turned up 1790 Restaurant and Tavern in Westboro.  And tonights special?????  Chicken Pot Pie!

 
Classic flavor!  Chunks of  chicken, red skin potatoes and carrots in a luscious broth.  Top by a classic puff pastry crust.  Oh, and a wine by the glass list that is second to none.
 
Thanks for the inspiration WJ!  Hats off to 1790 for a great meal.  Dessert is a Doubletree cookie
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/10 17:19:09 (permalink)
:drool:  I love chicken pot pie. 
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/12 21:13:21 (permalink)
Sorry to hear that your Britneys meal was sub par. I have been there recently and found it to be as good as always, including the hash browns. Never tried their hash, but they do not represent it as home made so in that case I always assume it will be the canned dog food type.
 
HalfWay Cafe....I went there early this week and had a pub pizza, something I have had several times there and in the past it has been very good, this time was disappointing. I did appreciate the 40% off though.  And service was great. I have not tried enough  things on their menu to give them a real evaluation. They are a local chain with maybe 7-8 locations.
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/25 09:42:22 (permalink)
Is it open year round? Thanks
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/26 08:57:50 (permalink)
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Is it open year round? Thanks

 
mugarbear, Help me out here buddy.  Is what open year round?
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/11/26 10:10:09 (permalink)
I'm glad this thread got brought back to the surface, those hot dogs looked awesome.
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/12/19 10:07:52 (permalink)
Sorry, Devo's Dogs open year round?
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2010/12/19 16:06:44 (permalink)
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Sorry, Devo's Dogs open year round?

 
I went by Devo's last week.  It was early and they were just setting up.  The garden center gets a lot of traffic for the holidays, so I would guess that they stay open all year.  Their website lists fall hours, so I would call first.
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2011/02/21 19:56:57 (permalink)
This post can be titled, "Looks Can Be Deceiving".  For the past couple, 2, tree years I have been working in Marlborough, I have never considered Coral Seafood for my dining pleasure.  I mean, look at the place.  It could be a Five Guys or a Panera Bread.  And you know all the wait staff look sleek in their black outfits, and the overpriced food will be poorly prepared.  
 
I am please to say that I was wrrrrr, wrrrooooo, mistaken.  I was in the mood for oysters and I checked Coral seafoods website, it impressed me.
 
But first, the wine list.  Very nice selection at very fair prices.  In fact, if I was going to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with oysters, it would be Dr. Loosen Riesling.  At Coral $6.00 per glass, cheap.
 
The oyster were Malpeque from Prince Edward Island(not the guy in the can).  They were medium to large in size and $20 per dozen.  The only word for these guys is fabulous.
 
I had the fish gumbo which was good, and the Rhode Island calamari(Appetizer portion) which was excellent.  Tender, fresh calamari, lightly floured and fried, then mixed with pickled cherry peppers.  Be sure to remember the Pepcid
 
So, never judge a book by its cover(The Ancient Mariner taught me that one.  He said he just made it up).  My next trip to Coral will be for more oysters and some Maine lobster.  Lazy Man style though.  Us NEPA'ers have no patience
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2011/02/24 20:29:13 (permalink)
I have had oysters Rocekfeller there...very good.
 
A new spot for barbecue and some other creative menu items is Stevie's Eatery on Boston Post Road East in the shopping center that houses the Marshalls and OCean State Job Lot.  A no frills place but good pulled pork. 
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2011/02/24 20:33:05 (permalink)
I would be in heaven at Coral Seafood. What a great find, Joe!!
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2011/06/13 21:30:00 (permalink)
I stopped by Devo's Dogs today for lunch.  Nice to see Ron and Chris are as busy as can be, and getting the press they deserve.
 
Today I went with what can be called a regional item, Steak Tips.  The only place I have seen them on a menu, has been in Marlborough.
 
Ron selects the choice cuts of beef and marinates them in a homemade marinade.  The results....
 

 
This sandwich was second to none.  The steak was tender, done medium rare.  And the marinade was tremendous!  ***NOTE*** Not available everyday - Call First.
 
Check out the reviews on Devo's Website.
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Re:Marlborough, Ma. 2011/06/14 04:11:23 (permalink)
Looks absolutely fantastic, with just a touch of pink.What a find!
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