Lee is a food town filled with a surprising variety of eats.
Some places are known for their food scene, others quietly earn the title. Lee is a food town with a surprising variety of eats, from spicy South Indian fare at Mint on Laurel Street to diner staples—burgers, fries, substantial omelets—at Aiello’s on Main Street.
The town’s main drag is a restaurant “alley” for all palates. Alpamayo serves fresh Peruvian cuisine, and their ceviche is addictive. The same could be said for the seasonal savory crepes at Starving Artist Cafe and creperie that also boasts an extensive coffee menu. The Locker Room Sports Pub is a local institution where everybody knows your name—and what you’re drinking (with 12 beers on tap, and several local brews as well). Wings are $10 for a dozen, and dinners are served with salad, veggies and carbs.
Down the street—and culinary worlds away—Chez Nous Bistro offers French classics like filet mignon and beautiful pâtés. Every month or so, Chez Nous hosts a popular wine-pairing menu. An online order and take-out system mean patrons can enjoy escargot at home—while watching soccer.
Tucked along Railroad Street is Pho Saigon, known for its and authentic Vietnamese menu including banh xeo and grilled pork over vermicelli. And if you need impromptu picnic grub, the East Lee Package Store on Water Street has some of the best sandwiches and subs in the region.