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35 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2601
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Ranked #13 of 57 Restaurants in Needham
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Diner, Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

If you like breakfast and are looking for it in Needham this is your place. Best potatoes/home fries you can find, and everything is made to order. Try the scrambled eggs - light and fluffy. What most people don't realize is how good their homemade muffins are - yum! The service is usually very friendly and courteous, and the same... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you crave an excellent omelet then dine at Fresco. Cooked to perfection and served with toast and home fries. Only wish would be to swap the home fries for a veggie (a slice of tomato and a lettuce leaf) at no charge (I think it was .50 more to swap). Other than that minor issue this is THE place... More 

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Newton, MA
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38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have breakfast every week here. Have done so for years. The always cook everything just right, especially the eggs. The fruit cup is always fresh. The waitresses are friendly and helpful. n.b. breakfast and lunch only.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Early Sat. Morning and waitstaff were pleasant. Good portions, French toast, Greek omelet, homes fries and bacon were all satisfying. Only drawback was our table wasn't clean but sticky. Prices were fine and the outdoor dining is a draw.

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Needham, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a great diner-like restaurant in the center of Needham. I often meet clients and friends here for breakfast before starting my day. Most mornings you can see James Hugh Powers there along with other movers and shakers of Needham. The typical diner fare is served quickly with a smile on a budget. There is even outdoor seating if... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I tried Fresco last weekend for the first time. We were there around 11:30 a.m. and this place was hopping! We were able to get a table within 10 minutes and every person on the waitstaff that we encountered was incredibly friendly, upbeat, and energetic. The decor is welcoming (not your typical diner decor) and clean. There... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fresco is a comfy, reliable spot with a diner-like feel and menu...quick and easy and very kid-friendly too.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very kid- and family-friendly, warm service, and good breakfast and lunch options. Solid, not excellent, but very much our favorite diner in the neighborhood.

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Washington, DC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

After arriving on an early morning flight into Logan, we went to Fresco for breakfast. Their prices are reasonable and we loved that they had outdoor seating, as the weather was perfect.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My favorite dish is the Tuna Melt on dark rye bread. But there is lots to choose from in this neighborhood style deli/cafe. Nice wait staff and reasonable prices. Try an "Arnold Palmer" which is a mixture of iced tea and lemonade and is very refreshing on a hot day. If you are over age 65, you need to ask... More 

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Additional Information about Fresco

Address: 35 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2601
Phone Number: 781-453-1975
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Diner, Greek

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