Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions (Waltham)

(credit: Moody's)

(credit: Moody’s)

kid-friendly restaurant review

Spork Rating: 3

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Beyond Boston (Waltham)
  • Cuisine: Deli/Diner
  • Price: Affordable. Breakfast options $3-8. Sandwiches range $10-13.75
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Reservations: No
  • Recommended For Dining With: Kids

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Overview:

Waltham’s Moody Street, located in downtown Waltham, is known for its collection of eateries and mom-and-pop shops. New to the scene – and making a splash – is Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions. Since opening in late 2013, Moody’s has become a destination for hand-crafted sandwiches and artisan cured meats. Walk into this kid-friendly Waltham restaurant and you instantly know these guys are serious about charcuterie. Take a bite into one of their gourmet sandwiches, and you will discover Moody’s is serving up some of the best sandwiches in Boston.

family-friendly restaurant tip Moody’s offers counter service, so place your order at the register and grab an open table. Moody’s has limited seating, so be prepared to share a table.

family-friendly restaurant tip Nibble on some house cured meat samples and cheese at the counter while you wait

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KidTude:

Good. The friendly staff at this kid-friendly Waltham restaurant is happy to answer questions and offer suggestions for little ones. Moody’s does not offer a lot of your usual kid amenities such as high chairs or an extensive kids menu, but families will feel comfortable at this casual and cozy deli.

family-friendly restaurant tip Moody’s has limited seating and does not offer a lot of room for strollers. Best to keep strollers folded and tucked away by the back of the store or outside.

family-friendly restaurant tip If you’re dining with younger kids or infants in car seats, banquet seat by the window will be your best bet.

Main Menu:

As the porcine decor and cured meats hint, Moody’s sandwich menu is heavy on house-cured meat. While there are some salad and vegetarian sandwich options, patrons come to Moody’s for their insanely good meat creations expertly placed between two pieces of Iggy’s bread. Moody’s also serves breakfast sandwiches, including their award-winning Pork Roll Breakfast sandwich. Other favorites include:

The Beast

The Beast

  • The Katz – Pastrami with pickle mustard, swiss cheese on rye

    Truffle chips

    Truffle chips

  • Spicy Cuban – Smoked ham, pulled pork, chipotle aioli, mustard, swiss cheese, sweet pickles on ciabatta
  • Bahn Mi – 48 hour sous vide pork belly, country pate, smoked pork, daikon, carrots, sriracha aioli on ciabatta
  • The Beast – super slow roasted beef with onion marmalade, horseradish crema and fotina cheese

family-friendly restaurant tip Don’t skip the house-made truffle potato chips or bagels chips!

Kid’s Menu:

Kid's Grilled Cheese

Kid’s Grilled Cheese

This kid-friendly Waltham restaurant offers a kid’s grilled cheese for $5 or hot dog. For more adventurous eaters, kids can order off the main menu. Just be prepared and know Moody’s does not skimp on the meat.

family-friendly restaurant tip Be sure to leave room for their black and white cookie!

 Nearby Attractions:

  • Embassy cinema
  • Gore Place
  • Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Amenities:

  • Kid menu options

family-friendly restaurant tip Moody’s does not have high chairs or a changing table. But the private/family bathroom is large enough to put down a changing pad on the floor in a pinch.

Getting There:

  • There is plenty of street parking directly on Moody Street.
  • There are also several parking lots, including 2 separate municipal lots on Chestnut street, a short 2 minute walk from the deli.
  • 70 bus to Waltham Center