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Cheap places to eat on Broadway before the show

If you've used up your spending money on tickets to the Broadway show, spare your wallet on dinner.

From quick take-away bites to affordable sit-down spots, head to these eateries the next time you're in the Theater District for a show.

Cielo at the Mayfair ($10-$20)

If you're craving Italian food, Cielo at the
Photo Credit: Cielo at the Mayfair

If you're craving Italian food, Cielo at the Mayfair offers all the flavor at a reasonable price. Pasta dishes include a spaghetti puttanesca, made with capers and anchovies in tomato sauce, and a pollo alla fiorentina, with shallots, marsala sauce and spinach. Or get a margherita pizza for $13. (242 W. 49th St. cieloatthemayfair.com)

Melt Shop ($5-$10)

Melt Shop's grilled cheeses are easy to carry
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Melt Shop's grilled cheeses are easy to carry and hearty enough to hold you over. Try the maple bacon, fried chicken (pictured) or burger melt. Or fill up with a a side of tomato soup, tots or milkshake. (135 W. 50th St.meltshop.com)

City Kitchen ($10-$25)

For the indecisive eater, there's a food hall
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For the indecisive eater, there's a food hall on the second floor of the hotel Row NYC. Choose from lobster rolls at Luke's Lobster, burgers at Whitman's and doughnuts at Dough. (700 Eighth Ave.citykitchen.rownyc.com)

Yum Yum Too ($10-$25)

You can usually drop in without a reservation
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You can usually drop in without a reservation at this Thai restaurant, which has an affordable prix fixe option -- five courses for $20.95. Choose from authentic dishes like a spicy Tom Yum-Goong soup, shrimp mango salad and Panang curry. (662 Ninth Ave. yumtoo.com)

Maoz Falafel & Grill ($8-$15)

This vegetarian-friendly chain is a solid option for
Photo Credit: Maoz Falafel & Grill

This vegetarian-friendly chain is a solid option for both a fast and cheap eat. Load up your falafel sandwich, salad or bowl to your heart's content with veggie and sauces from its DIY Maoz Bar. (683 Eighth Ave.maozgrill.com)

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