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Family Restaurant

305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445-6817
(617) 277-4466
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Ranked #64 of 171 restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Turkish
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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83% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice in the past two weeks. The food is amazing and I could shish kebabs all day long but the Mediterranean entrees are expensive, close to $20 each. Surprisingly, the American dishes are cheap and very good. You can get a burger for around $7 and it might be the best burger in the Brookline Village area,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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278 reviews 278 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was in the mood for a Döner Kebab and the Family restaurant took care of my craving for a Döner. I went with the plate serving. I had the side salad, which was a very delicious cucumber and tomato salad. The Döner plate was loaded with thinly carved lamb. The lamb was simply out of this world. Service was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I want to preface this by saying that it may be a little unfair that I am grading this place based on my upbringing of traditional, homemade Turkish food. I came here with my boyfriend on a Tuesday night with an Amazon Local deal ($15 for $30 worth of food and non-alcoholic drinks). We ordered the spinach pies as an... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Pleased with this discovery. Crowded (but not overly) to give this dowdy place a nice boisterous buzz. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced for the portions. A plate of chick pea salad and fresh bread were brought to the table. We shared the lentil soup which was thin and pureed but very good. My chicken shish kebab (1 skewer)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We've been to the Family Restaurant many times with and without Groupon. Always very flavorful dishes. I grew up eating Mediterranean cooking by my Syrian mom. Some similarities especially with the use of spices and herbs. I love the Eggplant Entrees as well as the Eggplant Appetizers. Lamb Kabobs have always been tender and tasty. Service is friendly and they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Baba ganoosh is the best I ever had. We returned two days in a row for it... Moos aka is very good , the bread =bun is baked there and very tasty. Salads are fresh and rice is very tasty. Prices are fair and it seems that the place is always busy.

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I went to brookline family restaurant on a saturday morning to satisfy my turkish breakfast cravings. There were a lot of locals in the restaurant which I took as a good sign. However the food is nowhere close to being good, and the service is oddly bad. Among a lot of food me and my mates tried, only the boiled... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Simple, diner style restaurant serving quality Mediterranean food. The atmosphere is nothing special, but the food is great. Halal meat, fantastic baklava, turkish wine (ok it is an acquired taste), all at a very reasonable price. The service was great to top it off. Perfect for a great low key dinner or take out.

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Decatur, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Went there with my family - the calamari was good as well as the kebab sandwiches. The atmosphere is nothing too fancy - the place is good for quick bite on the go not to mention the usual assortment of Mediterranean desserts!

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Our family has loved this place in the past. The hot dishes simmering in view of the chef's counter are savory and colorful. Lately we have noticed the attractive dishes are not as tasty as years before. Past favorites were adana and shish kebabs. But now the flavors just don't stand out. Musakka has no character, almost mush. Even the... More

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