Monday, May 14, 2018

Strip-T's in Watertown Is Closing

by Marc Hurwitz

A cult favorite that has been seen as one of the Boston area's true destination spots over the past decade or so is closing its doors.

According to an article in The Boston Globe, Strip-T's in Watertown is shutting down after more than 30 years in business, with owner Paul Maslow saying of the School Street restaurant, "Business is just not consistent....It's kind of impossible to know why. Everybody has theories." The post mentions that the space is now on the market and that Maslow had let his staff know after he made the decision to shutter, with some already leaving while others apparently staying until the final day. (It does not appear that there is an official closing date as of yet, as it likely depends on when it is sold.)

Strip-T's first opened in 1986 and was a little-known neighborhood cafe at first, but in 2011, Maslow's son Tim came on board and helped transform the place into one of the best-known restaurants in the entire Boston area.

The address for Strip-T's is 93 School Street, Watertown, MA, 02472. Its website can be found at

[May 21 update: According to a Facebook post from the place from last week, Strip-T's plans to open all of this week "except Monday and Tuesday dinner from 5-9 pm and Sunday all day," at which point Maslow will base things on the number of workers he has remaining, possibly cutting down to lunch only for awhile. The post also mentions that reservations will no longer be taken and online ordering has stopped.]

[June 3 update: A new Facebook post states that Strip-T's had its final dinner service over the weekend, with the plan being to serve lunch only Monday through Saturday for the month of June.]

[June 25 update: Eater Boston says that Strip-T's closes for good at the end of lunch service on Saturday, June 30.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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