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Boston Restaurant Blog -- April, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Good Food Cheap at Harry's in Westborough

One restaurant that I have been trying to get to since forever is Harry's Restaurant on Route 9 in Westborough. Various people I know have told me many tales about Harry's, including one such story mentioning the fact that you can get a pitcher of beer with your scrambled eggs there. So armed with this rather delightful bit of news, we headed over to Harry's recently after a trip to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.

photo of Harry's Restaurant, Westborough, MA Upon entering Harry's, I was struck by how much the place looked like some of the delis and diners I have been to in and around New York City. I hadn't realized that this was a simple, basic, dirt-cheap roadside food joint with so many types of food that I love, including monte cristos, pastrami, chicken in a basket, franks and beans, macaroni and cheese, and corned beef. And it was these last two items that I tried at Harry's on our recent trip. The macaroni and cheese was very creamy with a good amount of bread crumbs,and the hot corned beef sandwich was better than most I have had in the Boston area, including those from some of the better-known delis in the region.

I realize that Harry's might not be the kind of place I should be going to all the time (mainly because I don't think my heart could take it), but do they ever have a great menu if you like comfort food as much as I do. And it seems that many people do, as Harry's is an institution in Metro West, with the place being crowded at all hours, including 2:00 on a Sunday, which is when we went. It may not be a hidden gem, but it is a place I could grow to love, and it the type of unique, fun, old-fashioned roadside joint that I hope is around for a long, long time.

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Russ said:
They also have $2 sundaes, well-sized too.
Posted on 5/8/08
North American Shopping Duck said:
Spouse and I stopped there after a Saturday visit to the Artemous Ward house in Shrewsbury.
We had a delicious, generously-portioned Pastrami club sandwich and a sides of full-belly clams, with a mashed potatoes.
All was perfectly prepared, Waitress was professional and pleasant, restaurant was clean and cheery.
I'll absolutely go there again when I'm in the area.
Posted on 5/1/10

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