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Dec 7, 2006 02:52 PM

Anyone been to Potbellies Kitchen in Southie?

While coming home from Logan, noticed this place on A Street between W Broadway and W 3rd St, looks like some kind of storefront. Anyone been? Should that name have an apostrophe somewhere?

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  1. I don't know anyone who has been there, and there is next to nothing on the Internet about this place. I found a forum page where someone mentioned the place, but it was written in French. Here's the (very humorous) translation:

    A good address on South Boston for the amateurs of American traditional kitchen.
    On the recommendation a friend I am alle dine has “Potbellies Kitchen” has South Boston and J was agreeably surprised by this small restaurant, very simple one can eat good American kitchen of quality and has very handsome price. The fries calamaris do not bathe in oils, the hamburger is copious and the french fries nonfatty and crusty! the menu east varies, of hamburger to the salmon stove! For urgent they serve neither wine nor beer but that would not be delays have they says! and what could be better a good Coke! addresses
    87 A street, South Boston, MA (just behind the building of Gilette)

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      A good address in South Boston for lovers of traditional American cuisine.

      On a friend's recommendation, I went to Potbellies Kitchen in South Boston for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by this little, simple place where you can eat good, quality American cuisine at a very good price. Fried calamari weren't swimming in oil, the hamburger is big and tasty, the french fries are crispy and not greasy, and the menu varied, from hamburger to pan-fried salmon.

      For now, they don't serve wine or beer, but soon enough, they tell me! Anyway, what's better than a good Coke?

      78 A street, South Boston, MA (just behind the Gilette building)

      [, very odd to have info on a Boston restaurant in French only and not in English yet, until now]

    2. hmmm...interesting! i drive by that place every day and always assumed it was either closed for good, or hadn't yet opened. i love that translated review!

      1. We have similar search skills with the series of tubes that is the Internets, hiddenboston; I got exactly that much info too, thanks to Google translation. The "calamaris do not bathe in oils" -- that sounds encouraging.

        The only reason I noticed the place was that it was brightly lit (around 8pm on a weeknight) and had a bunch of customers. It looked at a glance like it might be a counter service kind of place.

        1. I'm in Southie now, incidentally - maybe I'll check it out. We're not confusing it wiht "My Diner", right? That is on A and 1st, I believe?

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          1. re: Prav

            Correct; Potbellies on the other side of A St, closer to W Broadway.

          2. Stopped by there last night...glad I did. Very cool little restaurant with a very interesting menu. Spoke with the owner for awhile, seems like he's all about doing quality at a very reasonable price.

            I think he said he was one of the original founders of Silvertone's. Either way, had the cuban sandwich and can say it match up quite well to Chez Henri's. My wife had a grilled chicken sandwich and an awesome caesar salad(with real parmasene, alot like Silvertone's used to be). Get this, all in $13. The owner also mentioned that he's going for a beer and wine license which would be a great addition. It's open for breakfast through dinner and easy parking on East 2nd. Highly recommend it.

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              1. re: alyssap99

                It's pretty new, I passed by last week or the week before and they were still finishing up some interior construction.

              2. re: tunas

                Their cuban matches up quite well to Chez Henri's? That's quite a compliment if true.