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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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Methuen, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at a loss when Thwaites Market was listed as the best restaurant in Methuen. It is not a restaurant so much as a take out market. There are no tables and chairs. However, you will not be disappointed with the meat pies. I took home beef, pork and lamb pies. I wanted to try all three. I was... More 

Thank pandccoppola
Methuen, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around forever & has the best little pies around. While they do carry other things (it is a small market ) they are best known for their pork pies. They now have many other kinds other than pork, but pork is still my favorite. Its worth the trip to try one of these delicacies !!

Thank Kathy C
Methuen, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been shopping at Thwaites for over 40 years. They have the absolute best small meat pies. Their pork, chicken, turkey and many, many other pies are perfect for lunch or dinner, or even a quick snack. Their meats are also terrific, especially their own home-made sausages. They make many other delicious foods such as gorton, toutiere pies and baked... More 

Thank Ken D
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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43 reviews
19 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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57 reviews
41 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 120 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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