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Thwaites Market

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36 Railroad Street, Methuen, MA 01844
+1 978-683-2429
08:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 17:30
Wed 08:00 - 12:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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Boston, MA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local family market with outstanding butchers and delicious pies. True English pork pies, chicken pies, all flavors. The best sausages and friendly faces. A must go to no matter how far you need to drive.

Thank love2seenewthings
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Place hasn't changed forever and pies are good as ever. Although my favorite is still the French pork pie, there's many other great choices. Only thing I can offer is to make sure to get them fresh out of oven, or bake them at home. Last time I picked a couple that were already cooked and sitting in the warmer... More 

Thank Matthew G
Methuen, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Thwaites Market is a jewel in Methuen. Their meat pies are awesome. We love their pork pies and chicken pies. They also have excellent sausages and other meats.

Thank MP_BassMan
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I cannot say enough about Thwaites. From the moment you walk in you smell and feel home cooking. I have been going there since I was a kid and their English pies are just as good as ever. Thwaites is not a restaurant it is a market that sells terrific pies along with great sausage and meats. Frequently you see... More 

Thank KeyWest25
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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163 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This place is not big. There are some groceries, but the big thing about this place is their butcher shop and English pies. They make their own sausage and cut their own meats. I came for the pies, but I'll have to return for their homemade sausage. They're best known for their pork pies, but I also loved their chicken,... More 

Thank HowieTraveler
Agawam, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was impressed by the pies which were highlighted on a well known Restaurant review program and thought it would be worth a visit. The mention of "English Pork Pie pricked my ears up, I am English and know my pies. I was served by a "plank" , I purchased 4 Pork, 2 Chicken and 2 tomato sausage all placed... More 

1 Thank Robert3236
Westford, Massachusetts
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304 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This market is a step back in time. The old wooden floors and homemade food will warm your heart. They offer a wide selection of meat pies. I tried the chicken and shepard's pies, as well as a scotch egg and some homemade baked beans. You can taste the love. I only wish more places like this still existed.

Thank bklyn56
Methuen, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Recently purchased small pork pies from Thwaites, excellent. Also tried the tomato sausage. So good.

Thank MicheinMA
Methuen, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Gotta have my Thwaites pies! If you haven't tried these homemade meat / veggie pies you are missing out. A little expensive, but not bad. Well worth the trip and the cost. DELICIOUS! So many different pies to choose from and though they are not too big they are very filling.

Thank silvermanarts
North Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Walk into Thwaites and you don't want to leave. I've been going there for many years and still am amazed by the taste of their pork pies. Try some of the others. I love the breakfast ones also. Fresh ground beef is fresh!. Not like in the supermarket.

Thank cjdtraveler2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Railroad Street, Methuen, MA 01844
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-683-2429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?