If you're planning on going out to eat anytime soon, allow us to suggest a few local spots on the Southcoast that are better than any chain restaurant you may have been considering. Just tell us what you're in the mood for!

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    Pasta

    We can’t deny that Olive Garden breadsticks are the bomb, but we promise that The Pasta House in Fairhaven has so much more to offer. Better than homemade!

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    Mexican

    You’ll want to head to downtown New Bedford and stop at No Problemo. Skip Chipotle and save yourself from the inevitable food poisoning / contamination.

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    Pizza

    Forget Papa Gino’s or any other chain place. There’s Brick in New Bedford or Fairhaven, and Friendly Pizza in Dartmouth!

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    Ice Cream

    You’re better off chilling at Acushnet Creamery rather than Cold Stone or Friendly’s. Trust us.

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    Burger

    Sure, you could go to Red Robin…or you could delight your tastebuds with DNB Burgers and thank us later.

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    Southern

    Texas Road House may have that addictive cinnamon butter, but that’s nothing next to the mouthwatering cornbread at Cask & Pig in Dartmouth. Not to mention some of the other delicious BBQ items on their menu.

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    Chinese

    If you're used to P.F Chang's China Bistro, you may want to try Ying Dynasty in Mattapoisett.

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