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Boston Restaurant Blog -- April, 2005

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Boston-Area Restaurants That I Miss

I was thinking the other day about all the great restaurants in the Boston area that no longer exist. So many of these restaurants were such a big part of growing up in Boston. Many people probably remember Nick's Beef and Beer House in Cambridge and Bishop's in Lawrence. But what about some of the others?

Does anyone remember The Acropolis in Cambridge? The Greek food there was incredible, and I keep remembering how the waiter would refill your water glass even if you had only a tiny sip. And how about Angelo's in Arlington? Their pizza was second to none--fresh, gooey, thin-crust pizza that tasted like it came straight out of Brooklyn. And then there was Augustine's in Saugus. Yes, Augustine's was hot and cold at times, but who can forget going up to the all-you-can-eat buffet while the woman was playing cheesy music on the organ in the middle of the restaurant?

There are so many others...The Tastee in Harvard Square; Jack and Marion's in Brookline; the Falstaff in Boston; Giovanni's Pizza in Acton; The European in the North End; and, of course, Buzzy's Roast Beef in the shadow of the Charles Street prison. I miss them all, but life goes on in the restaurant world, and as long as Santarpio's Pizza in East Boston and The Old Mill in Westminster stay open for as long as I live, I guess I'll be ok.

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5 COMMENTS:
JS said:
Haven't been to Boston in forty years. But growing up, Jack and Marion's was a delight. My Mom would take us there for lunch. Big sandwiches and spectacular desserts. I was just looking to see if it was still open. Sorry to find out it's gone. But appreciate the info.
Posted on 9/18/07
gg said:
I really miss Giro's in the North End. They had the best Italian food around. I used to go there in the 60's and 70's and was so upset to learn that had closed.
Posted on 7/23/09
jp said:
I miss The College Deli on Mass Ave in Cambridge. Great roast beef, pastrami sandwiches. Patrons were just as interesting - ask Margie at the counter, "What's good for lunch?" She'd tell you what was fresh and what was "leftover"!
Posted on 6/13/10
EPC said:
Does anyone remember the name of a restaurant on Columbus Ave in Boston that was decorated with Christmas lights and you had to walk down stairs into it?
Posted on 7/4/10
rb said:
does anybody remember robertos restaurant in the north end. grea italian food and atmosphere. was open during the eightees.
Posted on 2/26/12

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