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Thwaites Market

36 Railroad St, Methuen, MA 01844-3752
+1 978-683-2429
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (50 reviews)
“pork” (17 reviews)
“pot pie” (11 reviews)
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08:00 - 17:30All hours
36 Railroad St, Methuen, MA 01844-3752
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After twenty-some years living in Methuen, I just discovered this little gem for Anglophiles and others. This is a small grocery store and butcher with a selection of products from the United Kingdom. The meat pies were delicious, though slightly different from the kind I...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not only do they have the best meat pies, the people working here are just the nicest. We go at least once week. Top notch food and employees!

1  Thank joemyluv
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We enjoy a mix of pork, tomato sausage, Italian sausage, chicken and broccoli pies. Makes for a belly warming appetizer before the big game. The pies heat up nicely on the grill, keeping the pastry crispy and filling hot.

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I tried the pork and turkey meat pies from Thwaites at the recommendation of a coworker while working in Methuen. They were both delicious. I also tried one of the Scotch eggs. I wasn't a fan of that, but I'm sure some people would find...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The recipes stay the same, and the results stay the same. This place can be summed up as a place where you try it once, because a family member or a friend introduce you to these pies, and the next day, you crave more of...More

1  Thank Rosker48
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Never, ever in my 50+ life I had such a great pie! The place has all kind of pies, there are small and big ones and variety of types: cheese and onion, chicken, apple, pork, Italian, many more, altogether more than 20!. They are not...More

1  Thank AndrewRNDiver
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The meats are delicious as well as a large variety of meal type pies. Pork pies, hot dog and bean pies and many others all delicious. Nice people also. Take out only.

1  Thank garv48
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank pandccoppola
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Ken D
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Is the recipe for tomato sausage available? It is not available down here in the South. I remember it well from my childhood in the Lawrence area.
5 February 2016|
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Response from mamme | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure you would get a recipe...There are not many places in this area that sells tomato sausage. I do know Butcher Boy in North Andover MA & Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond NH sells them but not as good as Thwaites!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 St, Methuen, MA 01844-3752
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-683-2429
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