Gourmet Meet Cheesy!

Cheesy Street Grill - Proud Winner of 2018 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Up and Coming Small Business Award

Simple Comfort Foods!

Cheesy Street Grill takes great pride in serving superior, high-quality ingredients and winning combinations for their sandwiches, and Other Comfort Foods. Great service is just as important as delicious food. “We treat our customers like extended family – we know they are weary from a long trip or may be frustrated with their daily commute and we strive to make their days better.”  We already have a following of loyal customers, and are always delighted to see them!

Our Seasonal Menu

We serve the yummiest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that you may customize or choose from specialty sandwiches – we have selections that appeal to vegetarians and meat lovers!   You can even customize our homemade macaroni and cheese bowls with a large selection of mix-ins!   Try our delicious sides too!

Grilled Cheeses

All Grilled on Country White Bread - Gluten-Free and Wheat Bread available upon request

Phone in Orders and Catering Available to Surrounding Areas from Our Natick Location
Please call us at (617) 401­‐9660

Meet Lisa

Owner Lisa Dowd caught the cooking bug when recovering from surgery in 2005, and grew passionate about cooking food while watching Rachael Ray, Julia Child and Ina Garten. She would spend a great deal of time on the weekends cooking for family and friends.

Lisa worked in “Corporate America” for 32 years, and decided to turn her passion for cooking into a business at the age of 50! A big fan of cheese (and wine!), Grilled Cheese was chosen since this great comfort food is loved by people of all ages!

While driving on the Mass. Turnpike (I-90) visiting her son in college in Boston, it occurred to Lisa that there wasn’t anything like great, homemade comfort foods sold at the Service Plazas (Rest Areas) on the Pike … and the owners of the Plazas agreed!  After phone calls, meetings, and contracts, Cheesy Street Grill was now able to serve the hungry travelers up & down the Pike!

About Us

Cheesy Street Grill opened for business as a food truck in CT in 2014.  The truck catered to many companies during the week in CT, MA, and NY; on the weekends it traveled to many events, such as Farmers’ Markets, Country Fairs, Music Festivals, Charity Events, Weddings, Birthday and Graduation Parties!

The food truck was sold in 2016 in order to ready for expansion – we opened two locations on the Massachusetts Turnpike on the Boston Corridor in June, 2016.   The locations are in two rest (service) plazas on I-90 (The Pike); one Eastbound, the second Westbound. 

We have the honor of serving people from all over the country and world, as they make their way in and out of Boston and the surrounding areas, and Logan Airport!

Due to popular demand from the many regular customers and travelers, we are now offering franchising opportunities!

What Our Customers Say

Cheesy Street Grill
4.7
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Dustin Palmer-Lavoie
Dustin Palmer-Lavoie
2017-11-06T16:54:44+0000
Emily Partyka
Emily Partyka
2017-11-05T17:01:31+0000
Olga Cecilio
Olga Cecilio
2017-09-30T23:06:09+0000
I loved it very nice employee and the grill was amazing thanks so much
Samantha Zaines
Samantha Zaines
2017-09-24T01:55:14+0000
We had the Mac and cheese bowl with the chipotle crumbs. It was so delicious except next time I would get it without the crumbs. Something about spicy on Mac and cheese didn't do it for me. The Mac and cheese was so rich and good though. We also had a plain grilled cheese and it was perfect!read more
Dee Volkert
Dee Volkert
2017-08-14T23:08:16+0000
Rich Annino
Rich Annino
2017-08-14T16:36:13+0000
Melanie Telman Collett
Melanie Telman Collett
2017-08-10T11:58:17+0000
My husband and I found Cheesy by accident. During one of our many trips to Harwinton CT to visit my ailing father we stopped at the westbound Cheesy( I can never remember the names of the rest stops). We were planning on breakfast at Dunks but, saw the line and said," Let's try this"Wow! I can't remember what my husband had but, I had the Hambino. I love how the bread is thicker and regular bread but not to thick. There is the perfect amount of crunch on the outside. We stopped on the way home on the eastbound side, and added the soup to our sandwiches. We have since have had some of their breakfast sandwiches-great! I may add the workers are so polite and friendly. I would think it would get crazy at a rest stop but they always are nice. I was coming home on Tuesday and stopped there to bring home dinner and mentioned that to them, they asked how long? (about 45 minutes) they did their best to pack everything to leep it warm, all we needed to do was heat up the soup more. My dad has passed away so our trips will be less frequent,but we may just drive the pike for CheesyStreet Grill. We have filled up a loyalty card already! I hope the open on the Northshore!read more
Kevin Trotman Jr.
Kevin Trotman Jr.
2017-07-23T21:40:04+0000
Absolutely amazing place! Amazing service. And the guy that works there remember my exact order and I hadn't been there for 3 months! Crazyread more
Melody Copenhagen
Melody Copenhagen
2017-07-15T02:11:06+0000
I pulled into the rest stop thinking, "Nothing great here, I'll expense a bag of beef jerky and eat properly once I'm home in Connecticut." I had been in slow I-90 traffic in the rain for an hour, and I had a little over an hour to go. It was going on 6:00, and in Boston, I had worked through lunch. Plodding past the fast food and "homecooked" option, I made my way toward the bathrooms first. Something caught my eye in the front dining area. The word "Grill" piqued my interest, then I read the rest of the sign. Just the idea of a grill cheese sandwich made my poor, tired heart skip a beat! A bit braindead from all the driving, I asked the cheerful man at the counter what he would recommend for someone eating there the first time. He recommended the chipotle chicken grill cheese sandwich. Oh, it was delightful. The cheese was melty and stringy as a kraft commercial but so much better. The chicken was real tasting, not like something out of a can. The chipotle mayo was mild and tangy. I hope this place is still there next time I'm driving home in Mass Pike traffic, because I must try EVERYTHING.read more
Susan Josefow Baerny
Susan Josefow Baerny
2017-07-13T16:30:44+0000
From a teacher's perspective, I give it an A+. Fresh and toasty. Tasty too.
Paul Stonkus
Paul Stonkus
2017-07-08T22:21:17+0000
Drove from lynn to Sturbridge overnight and stopped both ways for a fantastic grilled asiago, feta and sharp cheddar grilled cheese with fig jam!! Open local spots please?read more
Reese Lynn
Reese Lynn
2017-07-08T21:21:46+0000
Jay LeClaire
Jay LeClaire
2017-07-08T21:21:19+0000
Raymond Hoptowit
Raymond Hoptowit
2017-06-30T16:38:06+0000
Absolutely Delicious and Great Customer Service Thanks
Dean Campana
Dean Campana
2017-06-15T01:41:15+0000
Kyle Zablocki
Kyle Zablocki
2017-06-10T23:16:32+0000
We got here right as they started to close but they were super nice and made our day with these sandwiches.... might start driving to Boston more often!read more
David Burden
David Burden
2017-06-06T21:46:09+0000
Wicked delicious, highly recommended. Awesome food great staff
Noelle Marie Purington
Noelle Marie Purington
2017-06-04T19:08:39+0000
Omg best grilled cheese ever!!! As well as the broccoli cheddar soup!! The others in my party loved their food as well!!! Bring one to NH PLEASE!!!read more
Francis Grant
Francis Grant
2017-06-03T19:03:16+0000
Ummm... so I just visited this little gem on my way to Boston and it was probably the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever put in my mouth. Also, the two working there were absolutely delightful. I really appreciate genuine customer service from people who clearly love what they do. Wonderful on every level. TAKE MY MONEY!!!read more
Gregory Wright
Gregory Wright
2017-05-30T22:50:50+0000
Simple great food, always with a smile! Thank you
Rita Kleinman Schietinger
Rita Kleinman Schietinger
2017-05-11T17:31:43+0000
Wonderful food. Lovely owner. Great staff. Worth the stop.
Peter Tarantino
Peter Tarantino
2017-05-08T08:55:57+0000
If you like grilled cheese it doesn't get any better!.. I'll be back!..😋
Tanner Ackley
Tanner Ackley
2017-05-06T16:12:09+0000
Wow! Just Got the spicy short rib Mac n cheese it was by far the best sandwich I've had in a long time. Will be stopping there on my travels to Boston. Highly recommend ���read more
Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann
2017-04-29T05:28:19+0000
Stopped on the Pike and was pleasantly surprised. Fantastic. French Onion grilled cheese is phenomenal. Owner was a pleasure to meet. Worth the drive on the Pike.read more
Kevin B Simmons
Kevin B Simmons
2017-04-07T19:18:37+0000
Wendy Morello
Wendy Morello
2017-03-28T17:17:02+0000
Dave Trent
Dave Trent
2017-03-27T17:12:59+0000
Tanya Dowd
Tanya Dowd
2017-03-11T21:27:46+0000
We travel often to waltham to see our daughter at #Bentley...this is the perfect stop for delicious food thats compforting,and fresh! Its inexpensive yet, topnotch! Youre amazing Lisa Dowd!!! #inspiringwomen #cheesystreetgrill#bestsandwicheva #rachaelrayshowread more
Carlos Juarez
Carlos Juarez
2017-02-18T04:48:44+0000
Patrick Healey
Patrick Healey
2017-02-14T23:36:54+0000
A welcomed change from the usual rest area eats. Found a couple of unique and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches here.read more
Aaron Pyman
Aaron Pyman
2017-02-10T17:40:46+0000
Amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, made fresh and fast! Will totally come back.
Marilyn Tracy
Marilyn Tracy
2017-02-07T01:28:25+0000
Fabulous sandwiches grilled to perfection! Great flavor tool
Kelly O'Neill Pace
Kelly O'Neill Pace
2017-01-28T02:16:52+0000
Amazing !!! A must try !!! Heaven in your mouth!!!
Jodi Boada
Jodi Boada
2017-01-27T19:36:52+0000
Awesome! This place is grilled cheese all grown up! We had the signature grilled cheese and chipotle chicken grilled cheese! We also had the mac n cheese bowl with chipotle bread crumbs and chocolate chip cookies for dessert!!read more
Irene Economou
Irene Economou
2017-01-25T23:58:23+0000
Cindy Schmidt
Cindy Schmidt
2017-01-16T02:49:27+0000
Brian K Kulinski
Brian K Kulinski
2017-01-12T21:49:38+0000
Love this place. It's the goto location on the Mass Pike! Started locally in CT! Owner was very pleasant to talk to! It's grilled cheese but it's not grilled cheese!read more
Emily Kulinski
Emily Kulinski
2017-01-12T21:49:19+0000
Went with my father and ordered The Signature, The All Star, and the Chipotle Mac & Cheese. The owner was there, very friendly and conversational. The food was delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back again. 🙂read more
ProphetSerge R. Esperance
ProphetSerge R. Esperance
2017-01-03T23:39:13+0000
This place is amazing . Sara and Sam made the best Nutella French toast ever. #Cheesystreetgrill
Jason Pound
Jason Pound
2016-12-08T13:39:38+0000
Great service and food which is a rarity at highway rest stops! I had the mac bowl with short ribs and mushrooms...amazing!read more
Jennifer Joscelyn
Jennifer Joscelyn
2016-11-18T18:39:50+0000
Caprese grilled cheese w/pesto was great! Homemade pesto, melted mozzarella and crusty buttered bread made this gourmet sandwich worth every calorie! The owner/entrepreneur takes great pride in quality ingredients and a well thought out menu. If you are in the area and need lunch or dinner stop in and treat yourself!read more
Patrick Madden
Patrick Madden
2016-11-01T22:39:04+0000
I never would have imagined eating such incredible food at a rest stop.
Sonnet Kennedy Gravina
Sonnet Kennedy Gravina
2016-10-23T18:16:48+0000
We just ate there. The service and food were outstanding!!!!
Liz Rieder Robinson
Liz Rieder Robinson
2016-10-17T11:52:30+0000
Long drive home to Long Island after a Boston weekend with my daughter in college. Needed a bite to eat, and this was excellent. Had "the Italian" and could only eat half in one sitting. By the time we got home, my husband had eaten the other half. Can't wait to go back, ad bring my cheese-loving daughter - this will definitely be my spot on our Boston road trips! Thanks for great service and a very tasty treat!read more
Kelsey Marquis
Kelsey Marquis
2016-09-22T02:25:33+0000
If you're traveling on the mass pike you need to stop at cheesy grill!! Best grilled cheese sandwiches... hands down!
Dawn Elizabeth Jefferys
Dawn Elizabeth Jefferys
2016-09-19T20:46:43+0000
Outstanding! Tomato bisque soup that literally explodes with flavor in your mouth! Comfort food grill cheese with fun twists, such a welcome change to the average truck driver menu board!read more
Mike Vasa
Mike Vasa
2016-09-14T18:19:56+0000
I just ate there few minutes ago...it was amazing the ladies were very nice very cheerful...and the food was excellent I had a get shorty very very good..thank uread more
Nick Donovan
Nick Donovan
2016-09-08T18:13:22+0000
The taco one is unreal and there service was excellent very nice people
Emily Foster
Emily Foster
2016-08-29T19:33:35+0000
The All Star is amazing! Goat cheese, fig jam, and red wine caramelized onions? So fricking good
Scott Keevan
Scott Keevan
2016-08-24T01:08:42+0000
Absolutely loved it! The Natick duo were fabulous and our two sandwiches were even better. We cannot wait to bring our son this weekend. He is a Mac & Cheese as well as a grilled cheese fanatic. We will be able to try three more sandwiches and the fabled Mac & Cheese!read more
Tara Gorr Keiser
Tara Gorr Keiser
2016-08-21T14:16:04+0000
My daughter, Amanda, raved about CSG and told me to stop coming home from Boston to CT yesterday. Wow!! I was greeted very warmly by Rob who made me The Classic American with short ribs-insanely delicious! It was such a hearty sandwich that I only ate half-I'm warming the other half now for breakfast because I can't wait 'til lunch!��read more
Karma Sims
Karma Sims
2016-07-30T12:50:22+0000
I'm reviewing both food and staff. I was served by Janice at the Natick location, she is amazing! Suggested the Taco grilled cheese sandwich, the way she described it made my mouth water! and swore if I didn't like it she would pay for it! Lol I grabbed one with everything on it, needless to say she kept her money in her pockets!! She was pleasant and funny, and I LOVED the Taco, I've told my friends and family and I will definitely come back! Pretty awesome to see this place getting more exposure. You guys are doing awesome, I love Mexican American food, I hope to see more options in the near future.read more
Timothy J Kuehn
Timothy J Kuehn
2016-07-24T22:33:40+0000
Awesome sandwiches first time. Had the all star!!
Jason Szabo
Jason Szabo
2016-07-24T15:01:00+0000
Cheesy street is a must. U won't regret it. Made with love.
Meg Graglia Begley
Meg Graglia Begley
2016-07-22T20:21:06+0000
What a delicious change of pace from your typical Mass Pike fast food fare. Had a grilled cheese with tomato and bacon and a cup of tomato bisque. Y.U.M. When you want something different and superbly tasty, bypass the usual options and take a turn to Cheesy Street Grill. Your tastebuds will thank you.read more
Francine B Rothkopf
Francine B Rothkopf
2016-07-22T18:25:13+0000
OMG. Goat cheese, fig jam, and red wine caramelized onions. Heavenly!!!!
Dean Tenty
Dean Tenty
2016-07-21T21:26:53+0000
Great lineup of sandwiches. Five star service. Had the classic grilled cheese - loved it. When I'm back in town - I will be back!!read more
Ralph Engstrom
Ralph Engstrom
2016-07-21T15:55:50+0000
I know the owner, and I know how dedicated he is in everything he does, so if im ever in the area, I'm definitely swinging in for a shortrib sandwich!read more
Sally O'Shea
Sally O'Shea
2016-07-20T03:55:11+0000
A stop on the turnpike becomes a delicious break! I had the "signature grilled cheese" which was amazing. Comfort food indeed-read more
Peppy Thibodeau
Peppy Thibodeau
2016-07-17T18:58:16+0000
I am here eating now. I never heard of them before. I am from Connecticut so it isn't surprising. But wow. Mac and cheese and awesome. And the cheddar broccolli soup.... Fantastic. I wish we had you in CT. The nice lady there even brought my food to me at the table and went back and got me napkins. Get that from another highway restaurant food place.. I bet you don't. So, in short... Love the food. I will absolutely be backread more
Stacie Netro Sullivan
Stacie Netro Sullivan
2016-07-12T20:26:54+0000
Grilled cheese has never tasted so good!!! This place is a "must try" if you ever travel the Mass Pike!
Tom Ethier
Tom Ethier
2016-07-08T17:47:34+0000
It was delicious - great service too! I will be back for more.
Ron Chapman
Ron Chapman
2016-07-06T17:34:55+0000
The best food around! I make it a point to stop at CSG and get some of their amazing grilled cheese sandwiches whenever I come visit up north. Worth it every time, and never fails to satisfy!!!read more
Teddy Rosol
Teddy Rosol
2016-07-05T23:11:50+0000
In a class of their own when it comes to gourmet grilled cheese. Food was excellent and the customer service was top-notch. All at an affordable price to feed the family!read more
Mike Gris
Mike Gris
2016-07-05T14:30:31+0000
Excellent food. The menu is full of unique options; I can't wait to try them all! Keep up the good work!!
Ben Evers
Ben Evers
2016-07-01T22:43:05+0000
Awesome food, great service, and very reasonable prices! Definitely going back ASAP!
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Rick Peralta
Rick Peralta
14:04 07 May 18
WICKED Grilled Cheese! If you ever enjoyed pizza with double cheese, this place should go on the must-visit list. The ingredients are fresh and tasty, everything is well prepared and served with a smile. Descent comfort fast food in a travel center? YES! The sandwiches are filling, so consider splitting one with a friend. What an unexpected pleasure!read more
Denise Tavilla
Denise Tavilla
20:32 29 Apr 18
I stopped to try this place on the way home from a trip. First encounter was with Ricky who helped me choose a sandwich with a huge smile. Such a nice person he made my day. My sandwich and my son's lunch was incredible. I don't think I have ever had a better meal even at a gourmet restaurant. This should be a restaurant in every town not at a rest stop. I am looking for an excuse to go back.read more
Patricia Mischke
Patricia Mischke
00:59 28 Mar 18
Delicious and satisfying sandwiches, mac and cheese bowls and other treats...all with the freshest ingredients! Something for everyone. While I like to try different food choices, especially when I'm not at home, my husband really doesn't. The fact that I could get something different each time I visit from a broad selection on the Cheesy Street Grill menu, it's great that my husband could get a grilled cheese the way he likes it with American cheese and a big fresh slice of tomato. We both have the opportunity to have exactly what we want, even though we have very different tastes! Stop and try the food! You won't be disappointed....read more
Christa Galitello
Christa Galitello
23:34 05 Apr 18
Okay, so this place is amazing. I got a Saucy Mozz grilled cheese and it's all I ever needed it to be. Mozzarella and sauce on buttery, perfectly toasted bread. And the manager stayed open late to make it for me, that's customer service. I love this place. I'm planning on stopping every time I need to come into the city.read more
Sammara Streater
Sammara Streater
17:25 14 Jun 18
we made a quick stop in our way to a basketball tournament for my son. I met the owner, what a beautiful lady.... we chat for a little bit and I purchased the grill cheese sandwich... I can't believe how great and delicious the sandwich was... but I was disappointed.... I only bought one...read more
Sarah Deal
Sarah Deal
19:21 30 Jul 18
It was a wonderful surprise to discover food truck grade grilled cheese sandwiches at the highway rest stop. Delicious and very reasonably priced considering the location.read more
Gary Bedford
Gary Bedford
23:03 06 May 18
The sandwiches here were so delicious! I was pleasantly surprised having stopped in from a long drive. Friendly, staff too! I now have something to look forward to when I’m on the road.read more
Biondys Duran
Biondys Duran
15:44 01 Sep 18
When I placed my order, the cashier forgot to place something on the tab and it was not made. I asked him about it, and he apologized and I said it was fine, not like I had paid for it. As I was eating my food he came up to me, gave me the sandwich I had ordered that was not on the tab and he said it was on the house. The restaurant is also very cheap, and the area is comforting. 10/10 would visit again.read more
Joe Barrow
Joe Barrow
17:36 01 Sep 18
Stopped about 11am for a lite lunch,we were happy for option other than pizza or burgers. The owner was pleasant to chat with while our american, cheddar, tomato, & bacon was being made. The sandwich was huge, perfectly grilled, and absolutely delicious. The price was very reasonable BEFORE we got our order. I wish they had a location close to where i work & travel. Cheesy Street Grill is a great find!read more
Ella Stewart
Ella Stewart
02:00 05 Sep 18
Awesome services. Food was really good. We really enjoyed the meals. Would recommend them highly.
Jae Cruz
Jae Cruz
18:38 09 Sep 18
Fab choices for your sandwich like balsamic reduction, fig jelly, goat cheese, short ribs! I loved the French Onion! Sweet and helpful staff.read more
Mattias Thomas
Mattias Thomas
23:41 11 Sep 18
There was only one person working when I went and he was AMAZING! Fast, friendly service, and delicious food. Can't any for better!read more
Jana Allen
Jana Allen
20:12 20 Sep 18
First of all customer service out the roof and their mac and cheese is delicious just as is but here is the kicker you can custom make your Mac and cheese and your grill cheese sandwich for that matter. I love this place and look forward to having another helping of Mac and cheese when I come through.read more
wild willy
wild willy
14:03 05 Oct 18
Sooooo good!!!! I used to look forward to their food truck down in the Hartford area. Now I can find them any time I want. Can't wait to see them branch out and grow. Solid Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. My personal favorite is the Chipotle Chicken with some jalapenos to add a little heat. This is a must try!!!read more
Erin Thede
Erin Thede
16:54 06 Nov 18
This place is amazing!!! Some if the best Grill Cheese and Macaroni &Cheese I've ever had!!
Tabitha Tomala
Tabitha Tomala
19:38 17 Oct 18
Awesome food and prices! Good sized portions and wonderful customer service!
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Cheesy Street Grill
4.5
Based on 56 Reviews
R P.
R P.
2018-05-06 14:47:28
WICKED Grilled Cheese! If you ever ordered pizza with double cheese, this place should go on the must-visit list. The ingredients are fresh and tasty,...
David P.
David P.
2018-04-30 10:30:16
Cheesy Street Grill is AWEAOME! I JUST are the Chipotle Bacon Grilled Cheese and it is the most awesome taste you could possibly imagine! Thick bread, bacon...
Stacey W.
Stacey W.
2018-10-29 08:12:58
Shockingly fantastic! I just ate better at a Massachusetts rest stop than I do at most places in Jersey. We had country white, mozzarella, beef short rib,...

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