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New England Soup Factory

244 Needham St, Ste 4, Newton, MA 02464-1490
617-558-9988
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Ranked #21 of 229 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Soups, Chowder
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English first
Columbia, MD
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We heard so much about this place that we decided we had to try it. We drove from Cambridge for the rotisserie chicken. They use a secret brining recipe, but the result is a tender, moist chicken with a very delicious skin. The day we were there, they offered apricot smothered rotisserie chicken. It looked great, and of course it... More 

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boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I keep returning to the New England Soup Factory for the soup -- there's a good variety, including vegetarian and began choices, and I appreciate how well ingredients (dairy, meat broth, etc) are posted, even if some are a little heavy-handed on the salt (which I usually notice an hour or two after eating, when I discover I am insatiably... More 

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Boston, Mass
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My family and I ordered soups for each member, and we paid with a credit card because we had no cash. My son spilled his, and so we ordered another. When we picked it up, we handed over our credit card, but the server said that there was a $10 minimum on credit card use. I explained that my son... More 

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a find. Business associate took me there and although there was a bit of a wait, it was well worth it. The soup and combo deal is a great value. The clam and corn chowder was excellent and the hamfest sandwich was hammy....loved it. Great choices, great prices, great food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We frequent the NSF frequently. I LOVE the cookbook! However, the soups are not as healthy as you might think and have way too much salt. I use the cookbook at home and make the recipes healthier. I would recommend the NSF for a casual comfort meal.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Soup was delicious. I tried the clam and corn chowder. It was very thick and yummy. Plenty of clams hidden inside. I ordered a side Caesar salad and I found it interesting that the salad only came with a small container of dressing, lettuce, and four pieces of thinly sliced cheese. No croutons. Very simple but fresh. The soup also... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Their soup is amazing...perfect for a cold, damp day. I tried the chicken pot pie soup and would recommend it. They serve salads and sandwiches, too, but the soup is where it's at. You can dine in or get your meal to go. They also sell soup to go by the pint or quart. I will keep this in mind... More 

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Boston
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good for take out, although there are a few seats there. There are a lot of soup options and not all will appeal to everyone, but that's part of the fun. One thing to note, for years I passed on their sandwiches because they seemed very small. Turns out they are pretty dense so now I find they are a... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nothing fancy. Not a lot of atmosphere (none, actually). But if you like homemade soup (and sandwiches and other good comfort foods) this is a great place to try. The most fun? you can sample as many soups as you want before you make your selection, which sometimes is hard to do because there are so many options to choose... More 

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Boston, MA.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

New England Soup Factory has a few tables for eating in, but is mainly a take out restaurant. Always know for having great soups (my favorite is the Matzo Ball), Soup Factory added rotisserie chicken, plus a hot table with many other dishes. It honestly is the best rotisserie chicken I have ever had! It is always moist, but also... More 

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Additional Information about New England Soup Factory

Address: 244 Needham St, Ste 4, Newton, MA 02464-1490
Phone Number: 617-558-9988
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Soups, Chowder

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