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New England Soup Factory

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Chowder, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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244 Needham St, Ste 4, Newton, MA 02464-1490
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10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Corn and Clam Chowder!

Hot, generous portions, fast and efficient service, many choices, a busy place. And the front half is a rotisserie with appealing choices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Belmont, Massachusetts
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English first
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for Modern Rotisserie attached to and part of New England Soup Factory. Wanted to try some side dishes for possible Thanksgiving order; Staff not very accommodating in terms of trying foods. Ended up purchasing Vegetarian Plate with 3 items on it. Ordered carrots, brussels sprouts with kale and creamed spinach. Nothing wowed me: carrots ok and the... More 

Thank bogardner
Belmont, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot, generous portions, fast and efficient service, many choices, a busy place. And the front half is a rotisserie with appealing choices.

Thank TaffyBurns
Boston, Ma
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost always get the chicken, it's really rich, and get a matzo ball, it's to die for..... This is soup place, don't mistake it for fine dining, but all the soups are very well made, not inexpensive, but worth it, a great place to go and pick up dinner if you just don't want to hassle, they give you... More 

Thank cjmarkie
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Fresh soups and sandwiches. The place was packed at the lunch hour but service was swift. Great spot for a fast bite.

Thank Ronald N
Needham, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love this place- best soup around by far- service is friendly and prompt- parking is plentiful I have never had an unpleasant meal there

Thank Diane S
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I frequent the soup factory and you can't find fresher soup anywhere. Their variety is great and the staff is so helpful and friendly. I also love their rotisserie chicken and the sides. Perfect answer for anyone who doesn't want to make dinner. Kudos to the owners Marjorie and Paul.

Thank Judy1015
Palo Alto, California
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

About 5 years ago, the New England Soup Factory in Newton was my go-to place for a quick bite of lunch in this area. But recently, I started working on Needham Street, and coming to the Soup Factory more regularly, and have been generally disappointed with the product. The roast chicken section, though a good idea, is always really salty--salty... More 

Thank Chloe R
Newton, MA
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are into different kind of soups this is the place for you. I love the vegetable soup but not crazy about chicken soup. Noodles are soggy.....However, there are always special and usually very good.

Thank brendamarsh1
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Soups and sandwiches. A little pricey for fast food. Soup was a little salty. Portions were nice. Tight seating and paying area.

Thank Rachael C
Boston, Massachusetts
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345 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Always a great selection of soups. Great sandwiches to choose from as well. I really like the chicken salad. The rotisserie side has great chicken, sandwiches, and awesome sides. Try the spicy mac and cheese.

Thank Adam R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Needham St, Ste 4, Newton, MA 02464-1490
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-558-9988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups


Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm

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