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Corner Restaurant

Hold the ketchup, because the thick, hand-cut fries ($1.75) at the Corner Restaurant in Cambridge are heavy with grated cheese, oregano, and fresh lemon. Appetizers here are also prepared with great combinations of simple seasonings. They run from $2.75 for a dish of tangy feta and kalamata olives served with lemon, oregano, and oil to $5.75 for a sampler that's big enough for two or more. Besides such Greek standards as stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita, you'll find choices such as warm kaseri cheese, marinated octopus, and taramasalata (red caviar spread).

For an entree, try chicken or lamb kebabs ($6.95 and $7.25), homemade Greek sausage ($5.95), broiled or fried scallops or shrimp ($6.95), moussaka or souvlaki ($6.25), or a gyro ($5.95). Entrees come with salad and either fries or a light, lemony rice pilaf. There are also 14 different sandwiches, each about $4; three vegetarian plates for $5.95; and burgers for around $3.

The Corner, located at 2366 Mass Ave, between Porter Square and Route 16 in North Cambridge, is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 2 to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Call 661-5655.

-- Adam Ried