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North Attleborough

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North Attleborough

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North Attleborough is a town in Massachusetts. It is often written as "North Attleboro". Next door to Attleboro, this town includes North Attleborough Center and Attleboro Falls. Borders Cumberland and Plainville

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

North Attleborough has exits from two interstates: I-95 and I-295 Northbound.

Also, Route 1 runs straight through it as Washington Street.

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

There is an MBTA Train station in nearby South Attleboro adjacent to Route 1A [17]

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

GATRA, + 1 800 483-2500, [18]. The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority offers public bus routes within North Attleborough, as well as between the areas of Taunton and all of Attleboro. Fares are one dollar within the town, with half-fares available for seniors, veterans and students.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Showcase Cinemas North Attleborough, 650 Washington Street (Off I-295 N, take exit to Route 1 North.), 1-800-315-4000, [1]. Open 12:30 PM. This is a sizeable new-release theatre with 12 screens which surround a huge lobby and snack kiosk. The facilities are pretty well-maintained, however it lacks stadium seating. The arcade is very small. Isn’t the type theatre that does special movie events, except the occasional kids’ month. $9.50 General Admission, $7.50 for students/children/seniors/military/matinee.  edit
  • Cinema Pub, 652 E. Washington St (Off I-495: Exit 14B, Rte. 1 South. Follow 3.7 miles and the Route One Cinema Pub will be on your right in the Quan's Kitchen and Sherwin Williams Shopping Plaza; Off I-295: Exit 1B, Rte. 1 North. Follow 2.5 miles and the Route One Cinema Pub will be on your left-hand side in the same plaza.), 1-508-695-3918 (showtimes), 1-508-643-4618 (management), [2]. Showtimes between 1:00 PM and 8:40 PM. If you want to condense the two-step process of dinner and a show, The Cinema Pub provides such an experience. The movies are second run, and there are a lot less screens. Each theater has plenty of space between tables, with big leather swivel chairs seating patrons, and the far wall is all screen. The menu combines the best of a pub’s bar and a theater’s snack bar, in addition to a modest beer and wine selection. $6 admission, $8 3D admission; Entrees/appetizers under $10; single serve beer and wine $4-$6, pitchers/bottles $10-13/$18-22.  edit
  • North Bowl Lanes, 71 East Washington St, 1-508-695-2695, [3]. Mon.-Thurs.: 9AM-Midnight; Fri-Sat: 9AM-1AM. Recently remodeled, this entertainment establishment has new life. An extensive arcade in addition to 40 lanes, and the establishment’s restaurant All Star Pub will bring out the kid in you. Parties, cosmic bowling and bowling leagues, karoke and Texas hold 'em are offered as well. Mon.-Thurs. 9AM-6PM 3.50/game, $16/hour; after 6PM: $4.50/game, $20/hr. Weekends/Holidays: 9AM-8PM: $4.50/game, $20/hour; after 8PM, Cosmic bowling $24/hour..  edit
  • Speed of Thought Playhouse, 39 North Washington Street, 1-508-809-4699, [4]. Open 8:30PM Mon.-Thurs. and Sun. 9PM on Fridays. Varied on Sat.. Great improv comedy Friday nights with the Speed of Thought players, Improv workshop on Tuesdays, open mics/karaoke on Thursday, and karaoke on Saturday. $5 cover Tuesdays, $10 admission Fridays, announced cover on Saturdays, no cover rest of the week.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

North Attleborough’s Route 1 is home to a plethora of chain retail stores, both in and independent of the many strip malls and one traditional mall.

  • Emerald Square Mall, 999 South Washington Street (From I-295, take the exit to Route 1 South (Pawtucket)), 1-508-699-4100, [5]. 6AM-10AM for walkers (3rd floor only); Mon to Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm. Preceding the stretch of strip malls on South Washington Street, this 3-story structure houses over a hundred and twenty specialty stores and three multi-level department stores: Macy’s, Sears and JCPenny. You’ll find mall staples like Spencer’s, Radio Shack, Hot Topic and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, along with a comic collector’s store, a solid food court selection, and a respectably sized and varied arcade. The floor design is incredibly straightforward, as is the free parking, which there is plenty of, even during the holiday shopping season. Also, you may encounter fashion shows, concerts and other events during your shopping. Free.  edit
  • Fashion Crossing, 1250 South Washington St., [6]. You’ll find an Old Navy and Marshall’s, along with a GameStop and MovieStop and a Supercuts and more in this shopping center. Parking is a little tight, but manageable. Free.  edit
  • North Attleboro Marketplace, South Washington Street, [7]. Another hub of North Attleboro’s retail center: contains a wide parking expanse, home to Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, DSW, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. Free.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Along with a slew of fast food and chain restaurants, there are a few good small chain or individual restaurants.

  • Havana Cafe, 329 North Washington St, [8]. Awesome authentic Cuban food! Try the plantains!  edit



  • Norm's Seafood, 465 East Washington Street, 1-508-695-3722, [9]. Monday - Saturday 11 am - 8pm Fridays til 9 pm. Closed Sundays. A small Cape-Cod type restaurant, with wooden screen dividers and plastic booths for the experience of both inside and outside of a clam shack. Great onion rings and chowder, can sometimes get really crowded. Seafood items from $6-15 dollars, traditional items from $4-9.  edit
  • Box Seats, 500 East Washington Street, 1-508-695-0660, [10]. Open daily at 11:30 AM. A tidy sports-themed establishment that doesn't pull any punches, for better or for worse. Complimentary soup and bread sticks to accompany the solid quality of food. Lunch from 6.65, appetizers from $5-10; entrees mostly $10-15.  edit
  • Quan's Kitchen, 652 East Washington Street, 1-508-699-7826, [11]. Mon.-Wed.: 11AM-10 PM, Thurs.-Sat.: 11AM-10:30PM, Sundays/Holidays: Noon-10PM. Highly recommended Asian dining.  edit
  • Red Stone Grill, 120 Chestnut Street, (508) 695-1942, [12]. Monday-Saturday” 4PM-12AM, Sunday” 10AM-12AM. A newer restaurant to the town of North Attleboro, Red Stone Grill is known for its good service. If you need a place for dinner, come here for a hearty meal and a good drink.  edit
  • Dragon Garden, 35 N Washington Street, (508) 695-8000, [13]. Regarded to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. Dragon Garden has more of an American Chinese style, but its authenticity doesn't harm its food quality, or quantity, as they will always serve you a large enough portion. Don't let the bright pink interior turn you off, great food, a full bar and the option for takeout make this place worth at least a few trips.  edit
  • Rico's Submarine Shop, 460 E Washington Street, (508) 695-1296. Rico's Submarine Shop is a convenient place to get a sub or pizza right off of Route 1. A very casual sort of restaurant, but the food is a must-have if you're in the area.  edit
  • Bistro 45, 45 N Washington Street, (508) 699-4677. A small and cheap restaurant, but with great food. Bistro 45 is deceiving, because what looks like a normal small restaurant is actually a great breakfast place to get interesting twists on regular breakfast foods. Examples include English muffins filled with mozzarella cheese, tomato and egg. The restaurant is also noted for its timely service and clean atmosphere.  edit


  • Soup Works, 20 N Washington Street, (508) 695-8000, [14]. In the mood for soup? Soup Works would be the answer to your desires, right in the center of North Attleboro. Prices here are a little higher than other places, but the soup is very good and in large quantity. All soups are homemade and the lobster bisque is quite renowned.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is a stretch of motels along Route 1.

  • Pineapple Inn, 633 South Washington Street, (Office)1-508-695-9324 (Reservations) 1-866-746-2753, [15]. Bare essentials motel, probably not the best choice unless you're just crashing for a night and need a cheap place. Standard Rooms: $55-65, Efficiency Units: $70-$90, Chalet Units: $90-110.  edit
  • Arns Park Motel, 515 South Washington Street, 1-508-695-5102.  edit
  • Super 8 Motel, 787 South Washington St (From I-295 take Exit 1B), 1-508-643-2900, [16].  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through North Attleborough
ProvidenceAttleboro  S noframe N  MansfieldBoston
LincolnCumberland  W noframe E  AttleboroEND
ProvidenceAttleboro  S noframe N  PlainvilleBoston

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