We visit Nick's Famous Roast Beef whenever we're in the Beverly area on any mid-day of the week. It's easy to find in North Beverly on Route 1A (Dodge Street) about a mile or so from Route 128, within a stone's throw of the MBTA train station.
Nick's has limited parking so you might have to wait a minute for a space. As a side note, remember that Beverly is in the heart of the Northshore, famous for some of the worst drivers in the country. Inside, you'll find a line during mealtimes but service is fast and efficient so don't worry about a long wait. Today at Noon, I got a parking spot within a minute and my wife was in and out with our lunches in less than 10 minutes.
While Nick's has a fairly full Deli-Style menu, we strictly order the always warm, medium rare (a nice pink and near red if you ask) Roast Beef sandwich. You can have sauce but why ruin the best RB around? My wife always has a Large on a Bulkie Roll with cheese but I prefer the "Super" on a big fresh (toasted) Onion Roll. The only thing added is a good dab of mayonaise spread over the roll. If you enjoy moist, warm, thinly sliced highgrade roast beef, I think you'll agree with me that Nick's is just about As Good as it Gets, period.
The deli/restaurant also offers plain seating but we prefer to hop back into the car and drive a few minutes north on Route 1A to Hamilton's Patton Park to enjoy our sandwiches and sometimes fries or onion rings (both good but nothing to brag about like the RB) within view of an authentic WW-II Patton Tank. A delicious alternative to fries or rings is a bag of fresh Wachusett plain potato chips made somewhere locally in Massachusetts; they're better than all the national brands.
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