Dinner on a Dime: 6 Eats Around Boston That Won’t Break the Bank!

May 17, 2017 |
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Whether you’re just a spectator or graduating yourself, there’s no way you can get through a Boston weekend in May without seeing a sea of cap and gowns strolling proudly throughout the city!  Graduation certainly reminds us of our college days-and eating on a budget! If you’ve got student loans to start paying off or just feel like reliving the college lifestyle, put away the ramen noodles and grab these eats and treats that won’t break the bank!


For Pizza: Ernesto’s


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For a great slice at a great price, you really can’t do better than Ernesto’s.   One slice of cheese will run you just over 3 bucks, but that slice will be about a quarter of a pizza! Even if you stray from the plain cheese and go for other favorites like Buffalo Chicken, you won’t pay more than 5 bucks for a huge slice of pizza!

Location in the North End of Boston and Somerville’s Assembly Row, www.ernestosnorthend.com


For Beach Eats: Sullivan’s

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It’s almost that time of year where New Englanders break out of their winter hibernation and head to the beach, and no trip to the beach is complete without some fried fish! Sullivan’s at Castle Island has everything from fried clams to fish sandwiches- all at reasonable prices!

2080 William J. Day Boulevard, Castle Island, Boston MA (617)268-5685 www.sullivanscastleisland.com


For BBQ: Pit Stop Barbecue

Pit Stop Barbecue

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This award-winning staple has been serving up barbecue favorites for thirty years! You can get a whole barbecue chicken for under 15 dollars, and a pork sausage sandwich will only run you four dollars! Don’t let the prices fool you, though- this family establishment has recipes from over five generations of southern cooks!

888A Morton St. Mattapan, MA 02126 (617)436-0485 www.pitstopbarbecue.com


For Daytime and Late Night Eats: Saus


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Whether you’re sightseeing around Faneuil Hall during the day or ending a night out on the town, Saus covers all your street food cravings! They have corn dogs for your inner child, but you can also feel all grown up with some fabulous poutine and mini chicken and waffles- all available for under 10 bucks!

33 Union St. Boston, MA 02108 (617)248-8835 www.sausboston.com


For A Sandwich Lunch Spot: New Saigon Sandwich

Banh Mi New Saigon

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For a Vietnamese classic in the heart of Chinatown, New Saigon Sandwich has you covered! For around 5 dollars, you can score a sandwich with curry chicken, cold cuts, or tofu! Need a little something to wash it down with? They also have a variety of bubble tea and coconut shakes!

696 Washington St. Boston, MA 02111 (617)542-9296


For A Tex-Mex Fix: Los Amigos Taqueria

Los Amigos Burrito

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There’s nothing like a burrito to fill you up on a budget, and the burritos at Los Amigos Taqueria will certainly deliver! Pick between proteins like coconut shrimp or grilled pork and cover it with their signature chipotle crema- all options will be 10 dollars with tax! Need a sweet tooth fix? Get the dessert quesadilla with nutella and fried plantains!

Locations in West Roxbury ,Newtonville, Coolidge Corner, and Brighton www.amigosburritos.com




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