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Seafood place with veg options?

earthmuffin Sep 22, 2008 04:39 PM


I'm relatively new to the Boston area (it's been about a year), and although I'm a foodie, I'm not a big seafoodie. Some friends are coming to visit next month and their only request is that we eat seafood. Unfortunately, one of our friends is a vegetarian. I don't want to just bring her along to a typical seafood restaurant, where the only things she'll be able to eat are rolls or a side salad. I need recommendations for restaurants that serve great seafood (don't necessarily have to be considered seafood restaurants) AND some vegetarian dishes (main dish salads are okay). My vegetarian friend is not a picky eater, but a couple of the others are, so I'd say that any Asian options are probably out. More in the American/Italian cuisine if possible.

A friend recommended the Barking Crab. They have no vegetarian dishes...but this is the sort of price range I'm looking for.

Thank you in advance!

  1. soxchik Sep 23, 2008 06:06 AM

    East Coast Grill should work. The All Vegetable Experience of the Day is awesome and a huge veggie main course. I don't eat seafood (I'm a veg), but ECG gets recommended frequently on this board and my seafood eating DCs have enjoyed it. http://www.eastcoastgrill.net/menus/d...

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    1. re: soxchik
      bgraves Sep 23, 2008 06:25 AM

      Soxchik is dead on. One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. You won't be disappointed. You have to like spice, though. Took a friend there with the wimpiest spice tolerance and he struggled. Great atmosphere, great staff, killer food.

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      sushidad Sep 23, 2008 07:15 AM

      You might consider Avila in the Theatre District. It is a mediterranean restaurant, not your traditional seafood restaurant but offers many interesting seafood and vegetarian options. One of my favorite seafood dishes is their Cast Iron Sizzling Shrimp first course.

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        smtucker Sep 23, 2008 08:13 AM

        If you are willing to travel to Somerville, Out of the Blue has one vegetarian entree, plus salads, and Pescatore has a choice of four vegetarian entrees. Both restaurants have online menus that you can review.

        1. itaunas Sep 23, 2008 08:34 AM

          Rendezvous might work for you, not a seafood restaurant but generally some of their better plates are seafood and usually some local options. Vegetarian option, probably a bit easier for the picky eaters, but interestingly enough for you. Slightly more upscale, but not any more expensive than East Coast (which I like, but have problems with picky eater friends there). Pescatore is a good suggestion for the Italian american, but if you want the North End or a bit more touristy, your vegetarian friend could get a salad and pasta at the Daily Catch. You could barely scrape by for the vegetarian friend at Muqueca or a Portuguese restaurant, but something like RV is going to have something much more interesting.

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