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Sam Adams Tour - lunch after?

bbkatiebb Oct 23, 2008 06:34 AM

Hi all, I saw in other postings that there are some great breakfast places & cafes near the JP Brewery. We're hoping to enjoy a delicious lunch after the brew tour on Saturday... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! There's about 7 people total (in case space is an issue).

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  1. okra RE: bbkatiebb Oct 23, 2008 06:44 AM

    There is really only one answer...

    Doyle's - if you've never been, you should go.

    3484 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    1. Bob Dobalina RE: bbkatiebb Oct 23, 2008 07:42 AM


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        bbkatiebb RE: Bob Dobalina Oct 24, 2008 06:03 AM

        Thanks Bob,
        I had seen that post before I posted mine. I thought all the places mentioned were more for breakfast than lunch... I'll keep them in mind as we make our plans :)

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        TheScribe RE: bbkatiebb Oct 23, 2008 08:29 AM

        Zon's is quite nice. You can drive over there. Or if you want Asian, Wonder Spice is a good choice. Doyle's is fun if you want bar food and want to be in an interesting, historic setting.

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          purple bot RE: TheScribe Oct 23, 2008 08:56 AM

          Zon's isn't open for lunch. I would say Doyles is probably a good choice. You can walk there and they have plenty of room. The food is pretty straight forward, if nothing to write home about.

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            twentyoystahs RE: purple bot Oct 23, 2008 09:01 AM

            There are other places I would recommend, but for a group of 7, I think Doyles is the best choice. It's walkable from the brewery and you won't have a problem getting a table there for everyone.
            The one time I went on the Sam Adams Tour, we went to Centre St Cafe (which I highly recommend) but with 7 people you'll have a tough time getting a table together and/or waiting for quite a while to get in...Stick with Doyle's and you'll be happy. Plus, though PP poster is correct, food is nothing earthshattering, their pancakes are among the best in Boston, I believe. Really delicious and I highly recommend --and this coming from someone who isn't even that much of a pancake fan. But they are really good.

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              Joanie RE: twentyoystahs Oct 23, 2008 10:26 AM

              Doyle's was my 1st thought too but a little further down is the Dogwood across from the Forest Hills T station and they're open in the day time. They can deal with 7 people too. And if you hit Cafe Ula right there in the building at an off time, you may be able to fit 7. There's also Bukara in JP center for Indian buffet if that's your thing (gets mixed reviews), Wonderspice, JP Seafood and Costello's.

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                twentyoystahs RE: Joanie Oct 24, 2008 11:22 AM

                Dogwood is a good rec also, walkable, but not as close as Doyle's. Food is probably a little better though, and yes, you shouldn't have a problem seating 7 there.
                Cafe Ula is counter service and sandwiches, if you're up for that. Personally with a group of 7 I'm thinking it'd get a little hectic...
                No servers.
                Costello's is always a great choice and as I've said many times before, home to one of the best burgers & fries in Boston....

                have fun!

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          bbkatiebb RE: bbkatiebb Oct 24, 2008 06:08 AM

          Thanks for the ideas! I'll let ya know what we wind up doing :)

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            bbkatiebb RE: bbkatiebb Oct 28, 2008 06:12 AM

            As promised... we wound up at Doyle's. My husband and I had Ruben sandwiches - mmm delish! And I wish that I had substituted for the sweet potato fries (way better than the regular steak fries). Oh well, maybe next time! Thanks for all the suggestions - I'll keep them in mind for another day when we venture back out to JP. :)

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