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What are the good restaurants here in Quincy? I'm looking for any kind of restaurants, from upscale to holes-in-the-wall. Any good sandwich shops? Also, any good burger places in the Boston area? I want big, fat, juicy burgers with the jalapenos piled on.

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  1. There's a Mexican place, called La Paloma.....Not a hole-in-the-wall, but not upscale....You can get basic Mexcican, but also stuff like Tuna Veracruz...I haven't been there for about a year, but I remember it as quite good.

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    1. re: galley girl

      La Paloma is great...been there many times. I also suggest you try Tullio's (hole in the wall) which is just down the street from Cathey Pacific on Hancock Street. The Chicken Ceasar Salads are to DIE for!! I brought some home to my family and a few friends and now they call me all the time to see if I am going near Tullio's! My friend, Debbie from Pembroke, told me her son loved the salad but thought there was toooo much chicken...can you believe that??!!!

      1. re: Timmy

        I agree - Tulio's is a must try. I love both their pasta and pizza dishes. My in-laws always have to go to Tulio's when they visit. I also like Siro's on Marina Bay.

    2. Some of the best burgers I've ever had were at the PourHouse on Boylston Street (Across from the Hynes)
      The place is not fancy at all and for 6 or 7 bucks you get a great big burger with fries...YUMMY!

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      1. re: JPlainRay

        The Pourhouse for burgers? I haven't been there in a while, but they were pretty flat, mediocre burgers the last time I had them, altho served with lots of fries and cheap (less than $7 I thought). I'd recommend going around the corner to Bukowski's where the burers and fries are about $5.95 and done pretty well. With a million fancy beers to choose from if you're into that.

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        Big Momma Anne

        This restaurant is wonderful. I went there last winter, and the service, atmosphere, and food were outstanding. Put it this way, it's the only time I tipped 25%. The food is reasonably priced, and just delicious. Also, the restaurant is upscale, but my children were more than welcome.

        They specialize in Italian food. It's 45 minutes away from me, and I can't wait to go there again. If you go, do it early, because when I left there was a line out the door.

        These are high accolades, coming from me. I usually can't find Italian food that I like, because I cook Italian food often.


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        1. re: Big Momma Anne

          Giomatti's sounds wonderful. I, too, cook and eat Italian at home, so I am very particular. Would you mind telling us where it is in Quincy? Thanks!

          1. re: Frank

            I found a review on GeoMatti, with it's address and phone number. If you go, please post your review?

            Enjoy! I know you will.


            1. re: Big Momma

              Thanks for the info and the link. Now that I've seen it in print, I have heard of it and know exactly where it is. We may even try it today, since it is a rainy Sunday afternoon. I'll let you know. Thanks again.

        2. Pearl's at 1495 Hancock, just off the Quincy Center red line stop. Very good! A varied menu, and really pretty darn friendly!

          1. Tulio's in North Quincy is very good. Siam House in Quincy Square is wonderful.

            1. Good burger place in Boston: Tims Tavern on Columbus Ave in the South End.
              In Quincy the Best Chinese food (and Very Clean!) is Great Chow across from the Wollaston Cinema. Excellent! Four doors down from there is Barry's Deli! One of the best hot pastrami or corned beef sandwiches you will find in the area. For Pizza in Quincy go to the Alumni Cafe on Hancock Street. Go through the bar to the takeout area in the back. these are the smaller size pizza's (like Venus Pizza in Brant Rock if that helps) Figure on one pizza per person. They are wonderful!

              1. Murphy's Twin Shamrocks is a smokey little bar full of regulars, and you can get surprisingly good food for cheap! I've never had a bad meal there, and the burgers are always tasty, greasy, and cooked perfectly medium-rare the way I like them. Try the daily specials- they had steamers on a while ago and they were some of the best I ever had. My wife groans every time I want to go there for dinner, but she still likes the pizzas & the Sox on the big screen.

                Only it's a shame they took the Harpoon IPA off the list of draught beers.