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Waltham Food and Restaurants by type

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My goal is to keep this guide as up to date as possible. If you have new information about restaurants listed, or I've omitted your favorite Waltham restaurant, please let me know. Some good suggestions I've received from readers: list Kosher and Halal restaurants, list places that have brunch, note whether the restaurant delivers, or has takeout. All Waltham restaurants are now non-smoking. Reviews or other comments from readers are welcome. Contact Scott at sshurr@gmail.com

Alphabetized list of all restaurants | Restaurants on Main and Moody Streets | The history of Waltham restaurants | Nostalgic restaurant reviews (reviews of restaurants that have closed) | Waltham Brunch Page | Food page

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American

Barcelo Cafe $$ 420 Totten Pond Road (at Sheraton Four Points Hotel) - 781-890-0100
Bistro781 $$ 336 Moody Street - 781-899-0297 Opened July 21, 2015
Bonefish Grill $$ 99 3rd Avenue (Unit 3) - 781-902-3121 Opened September 28, 2015
Boston Market $$ 1099 Lexington Street - 781-647-3600 Take out
Brewer's Tap & Table $$ 256 Moody Street - 781-222-3233 Opened November 9, 2016
Burger King $ 881 Moody Street - 781-891-5612
Burger King $ 822 Lexington Street - 781-893-3002
City Streets Restaurant $$ 249 Lexington Street - 781-647-2489 Closed on October 18, 2015 for move to Waverley Oaks Road. Legends Hall of Fame Grill was at this location until February of 2011.
Classic Cafe $$ 169 Elm Street - 781-893-1418
Common Cafe $$ 603 Main Street - 781-642-8898
The Copper House Tavern $$ 380 Winter Street - 781-890-8989 review
Costco Wholesale Food Court $$ 71 Second Avenue - 781-622-3883
Five Guys Burgers and Fries $$ 1030 Main Street (Main Street Marketplace) - 781-647-0555
Flank New American Beefsteak $$ 74 Tower Road (at 1265 Main Street) - 781-893-5265 Opened 10-February 2016
The Gaff $ 467 Moody Street - 781-209-5600 Opened late 2009? Opened as The Lincoln Bar in October 2005, before that it was Frosty's
Garcia Brogan's Cantina Pub & Restaurant $$ Mexican - 240 Moody Street - 781-790-8133 review Mexican/Irish Opened May 21, 2015
Grassfields Food & Spirit $$ 878 Lexington Street - 781-647-0844 review
Grille at Hobbs Brook $$$ 550 Winter Street (at Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel) - 781-890-6767 review Traditional American
Guanachapi's Restaurant $$ Mexican - 273 Moody Street - 781-788-8591, 781-788-8590 Guatamalteca, Salvadorena
Guanachapi's Bar & Grill $$ Mexican - 154 River Street - 781-891-3535 Guatamalteca, Salvadorena
In A Pickle $ Diner - 265 Moody Street - 781-891-1212 Former site of Asian Grill, which closed in October of 2012
Jake n Joes Sports Grille $$ 70 Market Place Drive (1265 Main Street) - 781-894-0169 Opened October 2, 2014
Joco's Bar & Kitchen $$ 450 Moody Street - 781-894-1300
Joe Sent Me $$ 849 Main Street - 781-894-3153 Formerly at this location: The Press Box
John Brewer's Tavern & Restaurant $$ 39 Main Street - 781-894-9700 Formerly at this location: Ground Round
Josephs II Family Restaurant $$ 805 Main Street - 781-899-4754
Kentucky Fried Chicken $ 501 Main Street - 781-891-8472 review
The Mad Raven $$ 841 Main Street - 781-894-8188 review | review
McDonald's $ 1104 Lexington Street - 781-893-7198
McDonald's $ 789 Main Street - 781-893-6640
Naked Fish Restaurant $$ 455 Totten Pond Road - 781-684-0500 review | review | review
Ninety-Nine Restaurant $$ 110 South Street - 781-893-4999 review
Not Your Average Joe's $$ 56 Market Place Drive (1265 Main Street) - 781-966-5637 review Opened August 25, 2015
Panera Bread $ 1100 Lexington Street - 781-547-5655
Panera Bread $ 1030 Main Street (Waltham Plaza) - 781-899-2116 fax: 781-547-5678
Playmakers Bar and Grill $$ 342 Moody Street - 781-609 2445 Stadium Sports Bar & Grill was sold by May of 2013
Red Bird $$ 361 Moody Street - 781-891-5486 review Opened July 15, 2014
Relish Burger Bistro $$ 70 Third Avenue (at Westin Hotel) - 781-290-5689 Replaced Seventy @ Third
Rendezvous Restaurant & Music Club $$ 596 Moody Street - Club: 781-893-7171, Restaurant: 508-494-1000 review
Rhino Lounge At Afro Grill $$ 11 Cooper Street - 781-790-8470 Apparently opened in May of 2016
Ruth's Chris Steak House $$$ 500 Totten Pond Road - 781-622-9775 Opened January 23, 2017
Shoppers Cafe $ 731 Moody Street - 781-893-1180 review
Waltham Sports Pub $$ 619 Main Street - 781-893-9514
Tara Restaurant Pizza & More $ Pizza - 288 Moody Street - 781-647-0355 review | review | review | review
Tempo $$$ 474 Moody Street - 781-891-9000 review | review | review American-style bistro
Vineyard Cafe $$ 70 Third Avenue (at Westin Hotel) - 781-290-5689 fax: 781-290-5626 Eclectic
Wendy's Restaurant $ 806 Main Street - review Formerly at this location: Arbys, torn down in 2001

Chinese

Asia Wok $$ 573 Main Street - 781-647-1675, 800-454-6824 Apparently the name changed from Kim Tai Garden in 2009
Avian Golf $ 216 Newton Street - 781-893-7838
Dragon Chef $ 679 Moody Street - 781-891-5510
Feng Shui Kitchen $$ Japanese - 1019 Trapelo Road - 781-902-3202 Opened in April of 2016
Jin's Sichuan House Restaurant $$ 922 Main Street - 781-893-6663 Opened in August of 2015
Lily's Kitchen $$ 70 River Street - 781-647-0300
Mu Lan Taiwanese Restaurant $$ 835 Main Street - 781-642-8888
Pho 1 $$ Thai - 374 Moody Street - 781-891-6977 review At this location up to 25 February 2001: Heritage Restaurant. In December, 2015, name was changed from Tom Can Cook
Sichuan's Garden $$ 411 Waverley Oaks Road - 781-899-9991
Tiki House $ 569 Moody Street - 781-899-3466
3 Fortunes Restaurant $$ 179 Willow Street - 781-891-8899

Indian

Kabob & Tandoor $$ 315 Moody Street (Downstairs from Waltham India Market) - 781-899-0022 Moved from 699 Main Street in spring, 2011
Little India $$ 475 Moody Street - 781-894-8755 review | review | review
New Apna Bazaar $$ 315 Moody Street (Downstairs from Waltham India Market) - 781-893-4816 Food court
Santa Banta $$ 458-462 Moody Street - 781-893-9988 Opened in October 2014 at former site of Bombay Mahal

Italian

Anna's Pizza House $ Pizza, Subs - 873 Main Street - 781-899-7810
Antonia's Sub Shop $$ Pizza, Subs - 200 High Street - 781-891-7067
Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria $$ Pizza - 475 Winter Street - 781-684-0650
Biagio Ristorante & Bar $$$ 123 Moody Street - 781-891-0100 review
Brelundi $$ 16 Felton Street - 781-788-8805 review Opened March 9, 2015
Brelundi $$ 185 Crescent Street - 781-788-8805 2nd location, opened July 29, 2016 at the Watch Factory
La Campania $$$ 504 Main Street - 781-894-4280 review Handicapped accessible
Charcoal Guido's $$ Pizza - 482 Moody Street - 781-373-1292
Chateau Restaurant $$ 195 School Street - 781-894-3339 review
Il Capriccio $$$ 888 Main Street - 781-894-2234 review | review
Marsala's Italian Kitchen $$ 897 Main Street - 781-899-1111 Opened in November of 2016 by new owners, replacing Sabatino's
Osteria Posto $$$ 99 Third Avenue - 781-622-1500 Opened November 23, 2015
Raffaele's Ristorante $$ 469 Moody Street - 781-907-7192 Opened early December 2016 at former site of Nonna's Bar & Grill

Japanese

Feng Shui Kitchen $$ Chinese - 1019 Trapelo Road - 781-902-3202 Opened in April of 2016
Sakura Japanese Restaurant $$ 5 Pine Street - 781-216-8926 review Opened early December, 2014
Sushi Box $$ Korean, Thai - 617 Main Street - 781-894-9783 781-894-2120 review Apparently name was changed from Sushi Yasu in 2009. Before that it was JTK Grille and Sushi Bar
Umi $$ 475 Winter Street - 781-890-0089, 781-890-9645 fax: 781-890-2139 review Asian Opened in August 2015. Sato closed in February of 2015

Mexican

Amuleto Restaurant $$ 484 Moody Street - 781-893-1389 Opened August 18, 2015
Antojitos Cafe $ 489 Moody Street - 781-894-1065 El Salvadorean
Chipotle Mexican Grill $$ 1030 Main Street (Main Street Marketplace) - 781-899-4937
Garcia Brogan's Cantina Pub & Restaurant $$ American - 240 Moody Street - 781-790-8133 review Mexican/Irish Opened May 21, 2015
Guanachapi's Restaurant $$ American - 273 Moody Street - 781-788-8591, 781-788-8590 Guatamalteca, Salvadorena
Guanachapi's Bar & Grill $$ American - 154 River Street - 781-891-3535 Guatamalteca, Salvadorena
Margaritas $$ 227 Moody Street - 781-893-9990 fax: 781-893-8672 review | review | review | review
Moe's Southwest Grill $$ 831 Main Street - 781-788-6637
Paisano Restaurant and Bar $$ 223 High Street - 781-899-4505 fax: 781-899-1093 review | review | review | review & Guatamalan
Taqueria El Amigo $$ 196 Willow Street - 781-642-7410 review
Taqueria Mexico $$ 24 Charles Street - 781-647-0166, 781-893-2205

Thai

Baan Thai $$ 659 Main Street - 781-893-7700 fax 893-7701 review | review At this site until late in 2001: New House Restaurant
Green Papaya $$ 475 Winter Street - 781-487-9988
Pho 1 $$ Chinese - 374 Moody Street - 781-891-6977 review At this location up to 25 February 2001: Heritage Restaurant. In December, 2015, name was changed from Tom Can Cook
Sushi Box $$ Japanese, Korean - 617 Main Street - 781-894-9783 781-894-2120 review Apparently name was changed from Sushi Yasu in 2009. Before that it was JTK Grille and Sushi Bar
Tree Top Thai Cuisine $$ 53 Prospect Street - 781-894-3444 review

Ethnic

Angelo's House Of Pizza $$ Pizza, Subs - 579 Moody Street - 781-893-1208
Demos Restaurant $$ 146 Lexington Street - 781-893-8359 review Greek Formerly at this location: Kenny Rogers Chicken Roasters
The Grill $$ 11 Pine Street - 781-891-0800 fax: 781-314-6729 Mediterranean
Gustazo Cuban Cafe $$ 663 Main Street - 855-487-8296 review Cuban Opened November 11, 2014
Heidi's Restaurant $ Diner - 723 Moody Street - 781-891-5827
Karibu Restaurant $$ 10 Crescent Street - 781-899-7444 fax: 781-899-0041 African
Kiwaz $$ 33 Lexington Street - 781-899-7800 Soul food, breakfast & brunch, African Opened in 2009?
Masao Kitchen $$ 581 Moody Street - 781-647-7977 Vegetarian
Mitierra Foods Inc $$ 585 Moody Street - 781-894-5676 Spanish
Panela de Barro $$ 229 Newton Street - 781-209-1888 Brazilian Used to be called Vitoria's Grill
Peters Greek Kitchen $$ 1056 Main Street - 781-891-7677 Opened on December 12, 2016, at the former location of Cafe Angelinos
Pho & Spice $$ 457 Moody Street - 781-788-8899 Opened in July of 2011, formerly China Star II, formerly Hong Kong restaurant
Ponzu $$ 286 Moody Street - 781-736-9188 fax: 781-736-9014 review Far east and the rest Formerly at this site - La Piazza
Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar $$ 388 Moody Street - 781-894-1805 review | review | review | review | review | review Spanish & South American
Sushi Box $$ Japanese, Thai - 617 Main Street - 781-894-9783 781-894-2120 review Apparently name was changed from Sushi Yasu in 2009. Before that it was JTK Grille and Sushi Bar
Wilson's Diner $ Diner - 507 Main Street - 781-899-0760

Barbeque

Bison County $$ 275 Moody Street - 781-642-9720 review | review !

Diners

Heidi's Restaurant $ Ethnic - 723 Moody Street - 781-891-5827
In A Pickle $ American - 265 Moody Street - 781-891-1212 Former site of Asian Grill, which closed in October of 2012
Leo's Place Diner $$ 655 Main Street - 781-790-1307 review Opened early December 2014
Wilson's Diner $ Greek - 507 Main Street - 781-899-0760

Deli

Bear Hill Cafe & Deli $$ Subs - 180 Bear Hill Road - 781-890-6635
Casa d'Italia $$ Subs - 203 Newton St - 781-893-9584
Dominic's Italian Bakery & Deli $$ Subs - 987 Main Street - 781-899-3817
Food Express Pizza & Deli $ Pizza, Subs - 573 Main Street (at Via Latina Market) - 781-894-4200 review
Moody's Delicatessen and Provisions $$ Subs - 468 Moody Street - 781-216-8732
Newton Street Deli $ Subs - 344 Newton Street - 781-210-7171
New York Deli & Pizzeria $ Subs, Pizza - 47 Lexington Street - 781-894-1228
Prime Deli $ Subs - 580 South Street - 781-893-4344 WC
South Street Market $ Subs - 5 Turner Street - 781-647-7060 WC

Pizza & Subs

AK's $$ 559 South Street - 781-373-1435 They were open in May of 2017, not sure when Cappy's at this site closed
Angelo's House Of Pizza $$ Greek - 579 Moody Street - 781-893-1208
Anna's Pizza House $ Italian - 873 Main Street - 781-899-7810
Antonia's Sub Shop $$ Italian - 200 High Street - 781-891-7067
Athen's Pizza $ 671 Moody Street - 781-893-3020
Bear Hill Cafe & Deli $$ Deli - 180 Bear Hill Road - 781-890-6635
Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria $$ Italian - 475 Winter Street - 781-684-0650
B & F Pizza $ 227 Lake Street - 781-891-1020
Bits & Bites Cafe $ 912 Main Street - 781-899-0500 formerly Hall of Fame Pizzeria, formerly Pete's Pizza
Carl's Steak Subs $ 55 Prospect Street - 781-893-9313
Casa d'Italia $$ Deli - 203 Newton St - 781-893-9584
Charcoal Guido's $$ Italian - 482 Moody Street - 781-373-1292
D'Angelo's Sandwich Shop $ 75 Third Avenue - 781-290-4740
D'Angelo's Sandwich Shop $ 49 River Street - 781-893-0034
Dominic's Italian Bakery & Deli $$ Deli - 987 Main Street - 781-899-3817
Dominos Pizza $ 205 Lexington Street - 781-894-4848
Food Express Pizza & Deli $ Deli - 573 Main Street (at Via Latina Market) - 781-894-4200 review
Franco's Italian Pizzeria $ 714 Moody Street - 781-893-7775 review
Fulciniti's Market $ 121 Hammond Street - 781-893-2276
Jimmy John's $ 475 Winter Street - 781-907-7158 Opened in November of 2015
Lena's Italian Sandwich Shop $ 889 Main Street - 781-891-1270
Lexmart Convenient & Deli $ 1077 Lexington Street - 781-899-5439
Moody's Delicatessen and Provisions $$ Deli - 468 Moody Street - 781-216-8732
Moody Street Pizzeria $ 934 Moody Street - 781-899-7747 review Replaced in June 2011 by NY Pie
Newton Street Deli $ Deli - 344 Newton Street - 781-210-7171
New York Deli & Pizzeria $ Deli - 47 Lexington Street - 781-894-1228
NY Pie $$ 934 Moody Street - 781-373-1548
Papa Gino's $ 1018 Lexington Street - 781-893-6440
Pini's Pizzeria $ 85 River Street - 781-891-6231 Formerly George's Cuisine
Prime Deli $ Deli - 580 South Street - 781-893-4344 WC
Prospect Cafe $ 137 Prospect Street - 781-736-0101 fax: 781-736-0110 review
South Street Market $ Deli - 5 Turner Street - 781-647-7060 WC
Steve's Pizza $ 1250 Main Street - 781-642-8500 fax 781-642-8481 formerly Pooby's Pub
Subway $ 90B River Street (River City Shopping Ctr) - 781-398-1700
Subway $ 869 - 871 Main Street - 781-209-8777
Subway $ 1077 Lexington Street - 781-373-5672
Tara Restaurant Pizza & More $ American - 288 Moody Street - 781-647-0355 review | review | review | review
Waltham Pizza $ 168 Lexington Street - 781-891-3744 review | review | review | review

Ice Cream

Friendly Ice Cream $ 111 Lexington Street - 781-899-5887
Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream $ 367 Moody Street - 781-893-6677
Sebastian and Alexander's $ 677 Main Street (adjoining the Common Cafe) - 781-647-2456

Coffee & Tea

Cafe On The Common $$ 677 Main Street - 781-647-2456
Dunkin' Donuts $ 53 Linden Street - 781-899-7742
Dunkin' Donuts $ 876a Lexington Street - 781-893-9880
Dunkin' Donuts $ 130 Lexington Street - 781-894-1370
Dunkin' Donuts $ 49 River Street - 781-891-5565
Dunkin' Donuts $ 859 Main Street - 781-893-8641
Dunkin' Donuts $ 591 Moody Street - 781-899-7286 fax: 781-899-7286
Starbucks $$ 1019 Trapelo Road (Trapelo and Lexington) - 781-860-2869 Opened September 29, 2014
Starbucks $$ 12 Market Place Drive (Main Street Marketplace) - 781-893-1685 Opened December 19, 2014
The Tea Leaf $ 487 Moody Street - 781-891-1900

Caterers

Gracie's Kitchen $$ 39 Emerson Road - 781-899-3600

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