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Family Restaurant

305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445-6817
(617) 277-4466
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Ranked #88 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It looks like a hole in the wall diner/luncheonette, but the food is far tastier. Turkish food is not about being pretty, but about flavor, a somewhat spicy rendition of middle eastern fare. It's not particularly cheap (if the room were fancier people would not complain; most Turkish entrees are $17-20, as are the rather largish Turkish Pizzas) but it's... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Located in Brookline (you could say Boston except if you are from Brookline ) close to the "Brookline Village" D-Line T-Station (like 2 minutes away) you can find this Turkish place... for some people, the best in Boston. You may not notice from outside that its a Turkish place, but once inside the smell (good) tells you about it. Appetizers... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We typically like informal, middle eastern/greek/turkish restaurants. Usually the food is tasty and the prices reasonable. Here, the food is tasty, although somewhat greasy. It's the prices that are out of whack. They charge "formal, attentive service" prices for a diner-like atmosphere. For the money, you can do much better.

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Villa Park, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I am still sick to my stomach. We went to eat with my family and ordered the food. The waiters was very nice, the food review was good. Except after they brought the food and we were eating, I noticed a Roach crawling the wall next to us. I caught it by a napkin and went to the manger to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visited the restaurant for an early dinner with the family. Overall the food was quite good and clearly had a homemade touch. The server was friendly and accommodating of our toddler. The only real issue was the ridiculously high prices. For example, I ordered a platter which included rice, some vegetables and mediterranean style meat (doner) which I thought would... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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394 reviews 394 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Family Restaurant

Address: 305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445-6817
Phone Number: (617) 277-4466
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Turkish

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