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Recommendations at Quincy Market.

nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 06:53 AM

Is there anything that is worth getting at the food hall in Quincy Market?
Do they have good chowder there or should I go elsewhere for that?
thanks in advance.

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  1. chowciao RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 07:22 AM

    There is a place that sell chowder there - I think called the Boston Chowder Co. It was very thick - I prefer it to be a bit more brothy, but it tastes pretty good. Ames Plowe - it's a bar in the basement of Quincy Market - has a great bar pizza for very little $$. I think they'd be worth checking out. Enjoy!.

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      Prav RE: chowciao Feb 28, 2008 08:25 AM

      I like their corn chowder - a lot.

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        Elyssa RE: chowciao Feb 28, 2008 10:53 AM

        I agree. The chowder at Boston Chowdah (isn't that how they spell it) is pretty tasty. Nice and thick and creamy.

        And of course there is the fudge counter which is delicious!

      2. hiddenboston RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 07:35 AM

        I'd personally walk the extra 5-10 minutes to the North End or the Financial District, but if you are short on time, Pizzeria Regina is ok (though nothing like the original in the North End), and Steve's has decent Greek entrees.

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          finlero RE: hiddenboston Feb 28, 2008 07:47 AM

          If I were stuck there, Pizzeria Regina would probably be my choice too, although I strongly agree that it's a dirt poor cousin to the original.

          A block up on State Street, next door to one another, you'll find Al's for great subs on addictive bread and Sultan's Kitchen for tasty Turkish fare. Sultan's has seating, Al's has a little bit of standing counter space.

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          Pegmeister RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 07:39 AM

          Actually, the Oyster Bar (Walrus & Something?) is good. It's one of the few stalls with a small area of bar seating where you can also order beer and wine. I like their chowder which can be served in a bread bowl, as well as the lobster bisque, but it's the oysters and the steamed shrimp that are the standouts. While, I'm not a big fan of the rest of the food hall, I don't hesitate to recommend the Oyster Bar.

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            joth68 RE: Pegmeister Feb 28, 2008 01:45 PM

            Walrus & Carpenter

            Agreed, I've had some excellent oysters from here.

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            emilief RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 08:16 AM

            Kingfish Hall in Quincy Market has excellent seafood. I have not tried their chowder but I understand it is good. Great raw bar and lobster rolls as well.

            1. kobuta RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 09:27 AM

              If you're just in the mood for a snack rather than a meal, I'd stop by Beard Papa's and get a cream puff (or two, or more...).

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                jennyt RE: kobuta Feb 29, 2008 03:17 PM

                I was craving a cream puff yesterday, but sadly when I walked by Beard Papa's, there was a weird wooden wall in front of where it was!! Does anyone know if it is now closed or if this is some sort of odd renovation?

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                mwk RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 09:48 AM


                The Boston Chowda Company has very good clam chowder. Also decent is the chowder at the Fisherman's Net. The Salty Dog is also a nice place for decent seafood at reasonable prices. They aren't part of the food hall technically, but you can get a quick sit down meal there.

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                  lergnom RE: nasilemak Feb 28, 2008 01:10 PM

                  I walk through there almost every day. The food is pretty much what it looks like: some sits in warming trays all day and some is made to order. Monkey Bar, Chowder Co and places like that are a cut above. A few spots, like the Prime Shoppe, have been there for a long, long time.

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