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good & bad businesses
begun Sept 2005
revised Sept 2006
After a recent vacation weekend on Cape Cod, with
both excellent and non-existent service at restaurants, I decided to
organize our observations.
We're middle-aged, middle-class, with 3 kids, living
in central Massachusetts. Some of these observations are based on
a single visit, and there's no accounting for taste anyway, so use
these as just one family's opinion. These are reasonably recent.
Worcester & vicinity
Beechwood Inn , at the biotech park, Worcester - good food
but poor service. multiple visits.
Sole Proprietor, Highland St, Worcester - upscale seafood, busy, very
good. Multiple visits.
Tortilla Sams, Highland St, Worcester - fun, studentish, byob. Many
Fred's Chinese Food - Fairlawn Plaza, Shrewsbury - excellent take-out
Harvest Moon, 75 West Boylson St, Worcester - we disagrree on whether
it's good or
very good take-out.
Chop House, Shrewsbury St, Worcester - up scale and stuffy. Once is
Flying Rhino, Shrewsbury St, Worcester - interesting, good. A few times.
Gold Star Restaurant, 68 West Boylston St, Worcester - dinerish, nice
for traditional brunch. several visits
Fishmonger, Woods Hole - Lively, fun, lots of good food,
usually excellent service. Many visits.
seafood, Rt 28, Falmouth - semi-fast food, pretty good.
VR's, Rt 6, South Wellfleet - busy, friendly, good food. Several visits.
Orleans Pizza, crummy plaza, Orleans - very good, a few visits
Portuguese Bakery, Commercial St, Provincetown - our favorite in
P-town, tiny and crowded, linguica croissants, bread pudding. Many
Captain Cass Seafood, Rock Harbor, Orleans - small, familyish, excellent
Cape Cod Bagels, Rt 28, Falmouth - our
favorite Upper Cape weekend breakfast supply
Rookie's, Rt 6, South Wellfleet - poor service, adequate food
Betsey's Diner, Main St, Falmouth -
awful service! Prior
visits had been OK, but on our last visit we could not get anyone to
take our order, even after asking, on a non-busy night. We left.
Freestones, 41 William St, New Bedford - elegant former bank
near the Whaling Museum
and waterfont, excellent seafood, moderate prices link
Joe's Diner, 85 Center St, Lee - wonderfully old-fashioned food and
atmosphere, low prices
Lincoln Street House of Pizza, Lincoln St, Worcester - our
local favorite. Many, many visits.
Mikey's Pizza, Burncoat St, Worcester - our fallback place. Several
Christy's Pizza, Lincoln St, Worcester - vile stuff and bad service! 2
PJ's, Rt 6, Wellfleet -
Swirls and Scoops, Rt 140, Grafton MA -
Meola's Dairy - West Boylston St, West Boylston
Kimball Farm - NH
Dairy Joy - Weston
Burger King - our standard highway food. the apple pies are
always a hit.
MacDonalds - we much prefer Burger King
Wendy's - good chili, slightly fancier than Bugger King and McDeath
Taco Bell - mediocre and bland, poor service. Too many visits.
Friendly's - good ice cream, poor service. Many visits.
Ninety-nine - mediocre and overpriced
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