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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
617-558-9988
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
some great soup!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
brendamarsh1
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Newton, MA
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Needham, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Newton, Massachusetts
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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.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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Newton, MA
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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.

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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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent Soup ~ 'Nuff Said!!! Various types of soups to choose from all served with homemade WARM rolls ... doesn't get better than that on a cold New England day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I wish they would share recipes. Always stop here for soup, I've had them all and they are all great! Always bring co-worker and they immediately get hooked. Chicken pot pie is my favorite, and the lobster newburg, and the chili. and the ......

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been dining at the soup factory for 20 years since it was in Brookline village, now I'm reviewing the newton location. It has always been delicious and there is a huge assortment of choices of soul and now chicken and sides....all delicious for lunch or dinner and for take out or eat in

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my standby lunch location when I need to grab something quick and delicious. A nice alternative to the other lunch places on Needham street. I love their chili, spicy and hearty served with a multigrain roll. I also love their "little Italian" sandwich that comes with yummy dressing on the side. I've also opted for the salad/soup, salad/sandwich... More 

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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
Sunday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm

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