The first months of a spring semester often feel long, tedious and kind of grey. But one thing that surely spices things up (pun definitely intended) is treating yourself here and there by eating out. And though it might not seem like the Norton area offers an array of gourmet options, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are actually a few gems scattered around. What follows is a compilation of restaurants deemed as having the best food around.
To cover convenience and diversity, the restaurants are listed based on their distance from campus. As you’ll see, the list begins with restaurants located pretty close to Wheaton, then ends with those found as far south as Providence. All serve great food and are totally worth a try!
1. Main Street Pizzeria (63 E Main St, Norton, MA 02766)
Take a three- to five-minute walk down Main St. and you’ll find our first recommendation. Nicknamed “the Greek place” by some students (because of the lovely Greek family who owns and runs the establishment), Main Street Pizzeria offers loads more than just tasty pizza. Our favorites from “the Greek place” are their marinated and grilled chicken or steak tip dinners, along with their homemade-style vegetable rice.
2. Wendell’s (30 W Main St, Norton, MA 02766)
Take the same walk in the opposite direction, toward Walgreens, and the first commercial building to your left is Wendell’s. The cozy pub boasts about its delicious bone-in wings that can easily turn into monthly musts for wing lovers. Definitely ask for an assortment of flavors on your first trip to Wendell’s.
3. The Breakfast Place (187 Pleasant St, Attleboro, MA 02703)
Our favorite breakfast diner in the area is a 10-minute drive toward Attleboro. The Breakfast Place will serve you upscale, classic American breakfasts in large portions. Since the place is open during times when most students are in class (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.), we suggest saving this trip for weekends.
4. The Farmer’s Daughter (122 Main St, North Easton, MA 02356)
While we hate picking favorites, The Farmer’s Daughter effortlessly serves the most delicious dishes in the area outside of Boston and Providence. Located about 20 minutes from Wheaton in Easton, this well-hidden and certainly fancy gem makes a mean chicken and waffle sammy in addition to several stunning brunch options.
5. Kinfolks Award Winning BBQ (5 Cape Rd, Taunton, MA 02780)
Proudly carrying a 4.9 out of five star rating on Google, Kinfolks serves flavorful and wallet-friendly southern comfort food, all out of a tiny food truck in Taunton. Glorious brisket, fried chicken, pulled pork and short ribs await you on a roadside just 20 minutes away.
6. Ken’s Ramen (69 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903)
If an amazing bowl of ramen rings your bells, take a trip to Providence this upcoming weekend. The simplistic cash-only eatery offers Japanese noodle soups and rice bowls which will guarantee a second visit. Again, we hate picking favorites, but the spicy miso ramen is pure perfection.
Believe it or not, this is just a fraction of our foodie master list. Hope you enjoy our recommendations, and bon appetit!