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South Shore help

We're going to be spending a week in Duxbury this July and we need some good recs for dining. Not too interested in chains, unless regional and good. Interested in everything from family friendly, clam shack, pizza, etc. to fine dining. Thanks for your help!

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  1. My favorite South Shore restaurant is the East Bay Grille in Plymouth, located at Town Wharf on the waterfront. The food is great (seafood/steaks/pasta/salads), the bar is large & comfortable, the drinks are generous, the outdoor patio & bar is fantastic, and the staff is friendly & professional. It's a bit pricey but, compared to other restaurants in the area, it's worth it.

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    1. re: Roons

      What about Riva in Scituate? Frequented it often when I lived on the South Shore. www.rivarestaurant.net

    2. For fine dining, try Solstice in Kingston. Great food, wine and service. You won't be disappointed.

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      1. re: CocoDan

        Roons & Coco, thanks for your suggestions, we will definately check them out

      2. My wife and I love Solstice in Kingston, MA. If I had to pick one place not to miss that would be it.

        Cuisine of Mark Connoly and The East Bay Grille in Plymouth are both also good.

        A fairly new italian place, Enoteca Di Vino, opened in Downtown Plymouth and the reviews have been very good. My friends who have tried it have loved it.

        Hope this helps!


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        1. re: TomH

          If you were doing casual fried seafood in Plymouth, where would you go?

          1. re: Joanie

            There is the Lobster Hut, the Cabby Shack and the old Bert's (which is now owned by Stoneforge), They are all pretty good for some old fashioned fried seafood!

        2. Not sure if you want to travel to Hull from Duxbury but there are many outstanding restaurants there: Bridgeman's, Mezze Mare, Jake's, Saporito's; and in Hingham Harbor: Tosca and Hingham Lobster Pound.

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          1. re: paulgardner

            Thanks so much for everyones suggestions

          2. For pizza go to Mamma Mia's in Kingston. Everyone has a place where their definition of pizza comes from and most people I know from the South Shore list this place. The Plymouth location may be nicer but the pizza is much better in the Kingston joint.

            1. I would second the Lobster Hut on the water in Plymouth for fried seafood, and Tosca in Hingham for a fabulous italian meal in jaw-dropping surroundings. Plus, if you go on a Fri or Sat you can hear really great live jazz for free!!

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              1. re: Science Chick

                any good breakfast spots? diners? etc

                1. re: willy224

                  They have opened a Persy's Place in Downtown Plymouth now which is pretty good. If you don't mind making the trek down to Exit 2 (Plymouth/Cedarville) the Blueberry Muffin is my absolute favorite for breakfast. They also sell take-out coffe and home-made muffins and donuts.

                  1. re: willy224

                    For breakfast, I like the Water Street Cafe - located near the waterfront at the corner of Water Street and Union Street (close to Brewer's Marina).

                    1. re: willy224

                      Here is a recent thread with some great breakfast suggestions. I'm hoping to check out Arthur & Pat's next week when I'm down there.