Who doesn't love a low cost meal that leaves your taste buds as satisfied as your stomach?

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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There are many times when you don’t want dining out to mean dumping out all the cash in your wallet or adding to the balance on your credit card. Good food cheap might sound like an oxymoron these days, but Boston does offer many fun-filled dining experiences that won’t break the bank. These include pubs, sandwich shops, and international delights as well as places offering an enjoyable nightlife. Read our picks for the best places to find the best value when dining out in Boston.

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    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $15

    Local Expert Tip: "Go for dinner, stay for the bar scene."

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    Esperia Grill

    Local Expert Tip: "With a small parking lot, be prepared to park and walk."

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    Buff's Pub

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: West Metro

    Local Expert Tip: "Cash only and often crowded, arrive early on game days to get a table."

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    All Star Sandwich Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Order a few side dishes; they are just as goos as the sandwiches."

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    La Galleria 33

    Local Expert Tip: "Stick to their traditional Italian specialties"

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    Local Expert Tip: "Be prepared to get a little messy"

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    Antico Forno

    Local Expert Tip: "Order as a group and share. Antipasto, pizza and baked pasta are all so good that you should not choose only one."

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    Border Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "Lines can be long, enjoy their amazing margaritas while you wait."

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    Pho Pasteur

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't let the minimally decorated interior fool you, the food is fabulous!"

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    Doyle's Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "A JP hangout, Doyle's caters to locals. Hang at the bar after dinner and enjoy a true taste of Boston's local bar scene"



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