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Anything decent near the airport in Providence, R.I.

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Priya Nov 11, 2008 08:38 AM

Would love to have a decent meal before we get on the plane...

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  1. CapeCodGuy RE: Priya Nov 11, 2008 12:08 PM

    There's a Legal Seafood right across the street.

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      Joltingjoey RE: Priya Nov 11, 2008 01:35 PM

      There's also a Bertucci's within walking distance of airport--about half the price of Legal and not at all bad for a chain.

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        jcm3 RE: Joltingjoey Nov 11, 2008 03:19 PM

        Would you consider a Southerntier Creme Brulee Stout a meal replacement? If so, hit up Track 84 for a shot of pre-flight courage.

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          Joltingjoey RE: jcm3 Nov 14, 2008 10:08 AM

          Yes, jcm--Track 84 is a great beer bar as far as always having a large selection of micros on draft. Dave the owner is a really nice guy and very knowledgable about his beers. I used to work nearby and would buy a sandwich at his family's shop next door and bring it into the bar to have with a beer. Best part of the workday! It's about 1/4 mile from the airport.

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        Trnrbrnr RE: Priya Nov 11, 2008 04:06 PM

        Gregg's, has great desserts,. On Post road, just north of Rt 37

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          shoes RE: Priya Nov 11, 2008 04:40 PM

          My favorite place near TF Green is Walt's Rpast Beef. It's nothing fancy but a cut above fast food. Really excellent roast beed sandiches made to order on grilled buns, excellent fries and a good value. It's in the strip mall behind the pancake house.

          1. pondrat RE: Priya Nov 11, 2008 05:49 PM

            Hi Priya....Had the same question a few weeks ago. Here's the thread:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/566022

            Didn't have much time so just went to Jersey Mike's for a sub....excellent !

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              ellensp RE: Priya Nov 12, 2008 11:25 AM

              Legal seafoods is the only decent restaurant in the area.

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                sarabean RE: ellensp Nov 12, 2008 09:08 PM

                Even though this location is not quite as stellar as some of its greater boston area counterparts, i love it. we drive from providence to go there. there is also (more seafood) a sister location ,brand new, of one of my favorite providence restraunts providence oyster bar inside the airport. i hear it's quite nice, although i know the prices at the city location are considerably higher than legal seafood.

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                Johnymac2 RE: Priya Nov 13, 2008 04:45 AM

                One of my guilty pleasures is Dave's Bar and Grill on Post Road. I stop there for a grilled cheese sandwich, pickle and fries, for about $4 before a flight.

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                  dagwood RE: Johnymac2 Nov 13, 2008 07:05 AM

                  That's the name of it! I couldn't remember it no matter how I tried. Agreed: very good food for a sports bar, I also recommend. I think Legal Seafoods has gone significantly downhill in the last few years, although I haven't been in maybe a year so it may have improved. Bertucci's, for a chain, is pretty darn good. They have a pizza with whole cloves of roasted garlic on it that is amazing. I don't recommend Gregg's though, except for desserts.

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