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“Lunch included the best broiled fish I have had in years” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maria's Restaurant

Maria's Restaurant
240 Quincy Ave, Braintree, MA 02184-1327
781-843-3730
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Ranked #8 of 130 Restaurants in Braintree
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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“Lunch included the best broiled fish I have had in years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Picked this from YELP looking for a place for a business lunch in an unfamiliar town. Small, unassuming family run Italian and Greek restaurant - easy to pass by because exterior looks tired and neighborhood is nothing special. Open the car door in the parking lot, and the aroma of garlic carries you inside.

Traditional red leather interior, lots of travel posters, very untrendy, But the food was unexpected and enjoyable. the broiled scrod I has was as fresh and flavorful as I can remember. A client's Italian meat loaf was a meat loaf parmagiano, covered in melted cheese and tomato sauce. I wish it was closer to home.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Cozy Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Their food is great and the portions are huge. Decent prices and the service is very good.

Visited November 2011
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Los Angeles
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“Off the beaten path.......but worth a try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

It's on Quincy Ave.,in an out of the way spot and somewhat difficult to find. Straight out of the 1970's Very retro decor. The food is a mix of Greek and Italian specialties, with seafood thrown in the mix. Despite the hodgepodge, they do what they do reasonably well. On this visit we had the shrimp scampi and the fish casserole(shripm, haddock and scallops). Both entrees were very flavorful and fresh. The portions are huge, so the odds are there will be leftovers. We skipped the dessert offerings, choosing another venue instead. The service was attentive and not overly rushed. The bill with the tip was just a shade under 50. USD. They do serve a full menu all day long, so if you're not sure what to have, it will be on the menu here. Enjoy.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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“Best Italian on the South Shore, Best Muscles we've ever had too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

Walk into Maria's and you enter another time because nothing has changed for decades. Don't let the decor scare you away though, Maria's is not about wall decorations, they are about great food at a price that can't be beat.
Best Muscles we've ever had too! Get the muscles appetizer ($6.95!!!!!) and dump it over a side of pasta - BEST MEAL EVER!!! (not the healthiest either)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

Excellent food and very friendly good service for extremely reasonable prices.l

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