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joshengel Jan 9, 2007 01:19 AM

I am new to the area and a co worker told me the Naked Fosh was a good place to become regular...is this true?

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  1. peregrine RE: joshengel Jan 9, 2007 01:59 AM

    There are several. I have been pleased with the one on the Middlesex Turnpike at the Burlington-Billerica line. They do a lot of Latin-style seafood, with standard fish-and-ships and a steak or two for the less adventurous. All three times I have been there, the food has been fresh and the service excellent.

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      psora RE: peregrine Jan 9, 2007 09:57 AM

      What do you think about the portion size? Haven't been in a while and while the fish was undoubtedly fresh and I liked the simple grilled approach, when I was taken by a boss to lunch at one, well... memories of the child deprived of his lollipop bereft expression on his face at this admittedly pretty tiny portion of fish they set in front of him helped me through some days when he was driving me crazy.

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        Joanie RE: peregrine Jan 9, 2007 12:22 PM

        How many are actually left? So many turned into Red Sauce then Red Sauce disappeared. I think the one on Rt. 1 northh is still there and this one you say is in Burlington. Any others?

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          RIChowderhead RE: Joanie Jan 9, 2007 06:15 PM

          There is also one off Rte. 9 at Rte. 30 in Westborough.

          I've heard that there's good fishing there at Happy Hour ;-)

      2. galleygirl RE: joshengel Jan 9, 2007 01:54 PM

        There's one in natick, right off the mass Pike exit; Speen St, i think?

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          Ali G RE: galleygirl Jan 9, 2007 04:25 PM

          There is also one in Waltham on Totten Pond Road. Been there maybe twice, but both times for apps and drinks. I don't really remember specifics, but think I enjoyed everything. Decent mojitos.

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          Blumie RE: joshengel Jan 9, 2007 07:56 PM

          I have eaten at Naked Fish numerous times -- although not in a couple of years -- and always thought the food was pretty bad. It looks like it might be a fun place to hang out at the bar, but I don't recommend going for the food.

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            hargau RE: Blumie Jan 9, 2007 10:07 PM

            I agree. Overpriced and not very good. It always sounds good on the menu but then when you get it, ehh.

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              finlero RE: hargau Jan 9, 2007 10:22 PM

              I wouldn't go quite that far. My experiences have fallen into two buckets: Latin experiences and straight ahead experiences.

              Ironically, considering that it's supposed to be a Latin seafood restaurant, all the Latin-style dishes I've ordered here have ranged from neutral to bad.

              I've found the straight ahead seafood to range from adequate to pretty good. While the grilled yellowfin tuna with field greens and garlic mashed doesn't exactly dazzle me with its groundbreaking originality, I can't really find fault with it either.

              And although their rolls don't appear to be made with heroin (just wait, Legal Seafoods will be raided by the DEA sooner or later), I find them to be a fairly pleasant accompaniment to the meal.

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                galleygirl RE: finlero Jan 10, 2007 01:49 PM

                Speaking of rolls made with heroine, does Skipjack's still make those garlicky/butter rolls, the equivalent to crack on the table? The only reason people could go there, IMHO...

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              Sal Monella RE: Blumie Jan 10, 2007 11:32 PM

              I'm with you Blumie. At once based on the talk...nothing special really and pretty gimmicky.

            3. ipsofatso RE: joshengel Jan 9, 2007 11:18 PM

              nice concept bad execution "C" at best

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                ShelT54 RE: joshengel Jan 10, 2007 10:52 PM

                Besides Waltham, I've eaten at the one on Rt. 30 in Natick. Food is fine, but pricey. Also, service is disinterested at best, and there is a dearth of shellfish offerings beyond lobster and paella.

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