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Cheaps Eats Around South Station (Not Including Chinatown)?

hiddenboston Nov 11, 2008 04:49 AM

I'm meeting up with people at South Station tonight, and have a little time (not much, though) to grab a bite to eat before meeting up with them. Last time I was at South Station in the evening, I went to the Taiwan Cafe, but I think I'd rather do a non-Asian option this time. Anything within three or four blocks of South Station that is quick and cheap, and open until at least 6:00?


  1. hiddenboston Nov 12, 2008 07:41 AM

    Well, as it turns out, I got into Boston around 5:15, parked on Melcher Street, and walked to Chacarero on Province Street--only to find it closed at around 5:30. They had a map with a note saying that their Arch Street location was open until 6:00, but their map was so confusing that I decided not to look for it. So I ended up walking back toward South Station, arriving at Al's on South Street by about 5:45, only to find the place closed for the night. So I went to South Station and grabbed a couple of slices at Regina's. FYI, the slices were very good....

    4 Replies
    1. re: hiddenboston
      kate used to be 50 Nov 12, 2008 11:30 AM

      Wow, with all that walking you must have been hungry!!

      Panera (not a fan) is open late. They are on Atlantic Avenue across from International Place if you are in need again.

      1. re: kate used to be 50
        hiddenboston Nov 12, 2008 11:37 AM

        Oh, I was hungry, believe me! Later on that night I made up for it by getting some Bova pastries and eating them before I even left the store. :-b

        I don't mind Panera; especially their soups...maybe next time I'll look into that, though I may consider Flour next time, too.

        1. re: hiddenboston
          kate used to be 50 Nov 12, 2008 12:23 PM

          I do like Panera's soups, especially the tomato rice - yum

          1. re: kate used to be 50
            Delhiwala Nov 14, 2008 12:37 PM

            Panera is also a great place to buy a loaf of French bread to bring home for dinner. If you ask nicely they usually have a warm loaf or two available.

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      janzy Nov 11, 2008 03:16 PM

      Don't miss Al's South St for a great sandwich.
      A little late for this post and I don't know what time they close, but for future reference.

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      1. re: janzy
        Blumie Nov 12, 2008 07:23 AM

        They close at 6, and they're not really all that close to South Station.

        1. re: Blumie
          finlero Nov 12, 2008 07:36 AM

          The new Al's location at South and Essex is a really quick walk (but I think they close at 6 too).

          1. re: finlero
            Blumie Nov 12, 2008 07:52 AM

            Wow, I'm full of misinformation in this thread. I was unaware of the new Essex Street location.

            1. re: Blumie
              finlero Nov 12, 2008 08:00 AM

              Considering the copious amounts of genuinely useful information you've supplied over the years, I think the Boston board community can spot you a mulligan on this one. :)

              1. re: finlero
                Blumie Nov 12, 2008 08:01 AM

                That's very kind of you!

            2. re: finlero
              TomH Nov 12, 2008 10:28 AM

              They say the close at 6:00pm but I frequently walk by around 4:30pm and they are all cleaned up, chairs are up, and the doors are locked.

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          Blumie Nov 11, 2008 07:18 AM

          Kingston Station and Good Life.

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          1. re: Blumie
            hiddenboston Nov 11, 2008 07:24 AM

            Sorry, as it turns out, I'll probably only have time to grab takeout somewhere....I do want to hit Kingston Station one of these days, though!

            1. re: hiddenboston
              Blumie Nov 11, 2008 07:58 AM

              That's an easy one: chacarero!

              Alternatively, you could grab Regina's by the slice at South Station. Of course it's not the original, but it's still a decent slice to go.

              1. re: Blumie
                hiddenboston Nov 11, 2008 08:03 AM

                That's right--Chacarero is open until 7:00, isn't it? That might work. Thanks!

                1. re: hiddenboston
                  laulauman Nov 11, 2008 08:27 AM

                  Flour Bakery and Cafe near the Children's Museum has sandwiches.

                  1. re: hiddenboston
                    Blumie Nov 11, 2008 10:12 AM

                    They claim to be open til 7, but I've been turned away at 6:45 when they've had everything cleaned up by then. But you should be fine if you're planning to be there around 6.

                    1. re: Blumie
                      finlero Nov 11, 2008 11:10 AM

                      Really? Their website says they close at 6.

                      Which location do you tend to go to? When I walk past the Arch Street location at 6:30, they usually look like they're about to leave for the night.

                      1. re: finlero
                        Blumie Nov 12, 2008 07:22 AM

                        They used to close at 7:00 at the Filene's location. Their website now says 6:00 for both locations. Sorry for the misinformation.

                    2. re: hiddenboston
                      Guinness02122 Nov 11, 2008 02:45 PM

                      Open til 6pm, I believe.

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