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seitgeist420 Mar 24, 2007 05:08 PM

I am moving to a sadly lanlocked state next week and am looking for someplace fabulous to go for a last delicious seafood dinner in Boston. Any suggestions???

  1. Trumpetguy Mar 26, 2007 05:51 AM

    I had a fantastic experience at Neptune Oyster last night in the North End. I sat at the bar--fun experience! I had a dozen oysters(which were all remarkable--5 types) and the special sea urchin crudo w/ chick peas,eggplant and mint. The waitress was excellent and she hooked me up great wines for each dish(Italian whites). People around me were all enjoying their meals--fried clams,fried oysters(complex dish), baccalau w/ tomato gravy(like mashed potatoes)...Cozy little scene there :)))

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      Blumie Mar 26, 2007 10:34 AM

      I'm thinking of going to Neptune tonight, but coming from Logan (by cab) I can't think of how to do it. (It used to be so easy!) Can someone tell me the best route to the North End from the Sumner Tunnel nowadays?

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        ScubaSteve Mar 26, 2007 10:58 AM

        from my recent experience it's bear right outta the tunnel and take any of your first 3 streets on your right.

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          Blumie Mar 26, 2007 11:38 AM

          Are you still able to do that? I thought it was no longer possible to get onto Cross Street from the Sumner Tunnel?

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            ScubaSteve Mar 26, 2007 11:42 AM

            jeez, now you got me wondering just how long ago i made that particular trek. i guess i just don't know. but as long as you stay off 93 you should be able to make your way onto hanover by doubling back.

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              yumyum Mar 26, 2007 11:44 AM

              You'll be in a cab, right? The cabbie will surely know the best way to get to the N. End. I love sitting at that bar and having them pair wines ... it's a great little spot.

      2. limster Mar 24, 2007 07:41 PM

        Some possiblities:

        New Jumbo or Peach Farm in Chinatown, Cantonese seafood. The former generally does better with fried dishes, while the latter is better at steamed ones.

        The Daily Catch in the North End. try the monkfish marsala with a side of squid ink pasta aglio olio (you'll need to request for the upgrade to the squid ink pasta from teh reqgular red or white sauce linguini).

        O Ya for a very modern approach to sashimi or sushi, in the Leather District. Budget about $150 per person.

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          hoplover Mar 25, 2007 01:05 PM

          I had a really good lunch today at No Name. It is in no way fancy but the seafood is top notch. Very fresh and well cooked. The fried clams were the sweetest and best I had ever had.

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            MeffaBabe Mar 26, 2007 05:11 AM

            Once again- I can't say it enough for the freshest seafood give Moultons Seafood, Winthrop St in Medford a try. You will not be disappointed...

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              Boatrocker Mar 26, 2007 02:18 PM

              I agree about Moulton's serving the freshest seafood. The atmosphere may be so-so, but the service is very good, and they use no trans fats in the fried seafood dishes.

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            elnora Mar 26, 2007 11:46 AM

            jasper white's summer shack at the end of the redline, alewife! is that still there? when i lived in boston, there wasnt a better place to get fresh, simply prepared seafood in a fabulously low key environment. i especially liked the cod cakes and the crabs which you smashed with hammers. mmm. they also had really huge lobsters. all very reasonably priced, too.

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              Blumie Mar 26, 2007 12:20 PM

              Check out the reviews on this board. Most of us think Summer Shack is just awful, except perhaps for lobster, and is not at all reasonably priced.

              My favorite seafood place in Boston is B&G Oysters.

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