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ecwashere7 Nov 28, 2008 05:00 AM

I'm taking my mother-in-law out for dinner in Boston this weekend and she wants seafood. She suggested Legal's and I'd rather find something else. Any suggestions? I'd like to keep it in the same price point as Legal's.

  1. k
    kakalina eats Nov 30, 2008 01:00 PM

    In Southeastern Ma, try the fresh Catch in Mansfield or Attleboro. Fresh Catch in Attleboro
    has2 lobsters for 16.....this is 10 minutes from Wrentham outlets. Closer is Jeenerations Pub in North Attleboro which has good seafood and lobster twins for 12...this place has really improved and all we had was good.

    1. ecwashere7 Nov 30, 2008 12:28 PM

      Took my mother-in-law to East Coast Grill and had an awesome meal. I'm already looking forward to my return trip because there were way too many things on the menu that I wanted to try.

      Thanks for your input.

      1. hiddenboston Nov 28, 2008 05:12 PM

        I'd consider either Moulton's in Medford (excellent seafood picked up fresh daily) or Pescatore in Somerville (a terrific Italian seafood restaurant hidden away on a side street in Ball Square).

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        1. re: hiddenboston
          Stride Nov 30, 2008 01:55 PM

          A second vote here for Pescatore. It's a cozy neighborhood spot with great seafood at extremely reasonable prices. The desserts are good, too!

        2. c
          Chefsquire Nov 28, 2008 04:17 PM

          Skipjacks is reasonable.

          1. rlh Nov 28, 2008 03:55 PM

            Moultons is really great, East Coast Grill is fun and good, and I'd add Dolphin Seafood in Harvard Square as a moderate budget option where the seafood has always been fresh and prepared well in basic ways. Slightly more than Legal would be Neptune Oyster but worth every penny.

            1. TomH Nov 28, 2008 07:52 AM

              A lower price point, and not nearly as flashy, would be Moulton's seafood in Medford. It is more of a "Mom & Pop" place that does great fresh seafood at very reasonable prices.

              1. Gio Nov 28, 2008 07:27 AM

                There are several Market Basket stores in the Boston area that have very good seafood depts. We shop at the Reading store and if even if you're very picky you can find some quite fresh and sustainably fished seafood at better than reasonable prices.


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                1. re: Gio
                  justbeingpolite Nov 28, 2008 07:42 AM

                  "out for dinner", Gio.
                  Mixed opinions here, but I like the Summer Shack, particularly for simple seafood, like lobster, steamers, etc. I like their grilled clams a lot. Some of Jasper's dishes, like the grilled lobster, get favorable comments.

                  Maybe a little up on the price point, but great food, try East Coast Grill in Inman Sq. Warning, its a little busy and loud, your MIL would have to be up for that. I bet she'll like it.

                  1. re: justbeingpolite
                    ecwashere7 Nov 28, 2008 01:13 PM

                    A friend of mine suggested East Coast Grill as well. I think it will be perfect for my loud, outspoken MIL. She'll fit in just fine.

                    Thanks for the recommendations.

                  2. re: Gio
                    Gio Nov 28, 2008 04:05 PM

                    I apologize that this is still here..... I notified the mods 3 times today since this morning to delete my post which has no relevance to the OP's query. "justbeing polite" called it to my attention early on and I wanted it to be gone.
                    I guess everyone's on holiday.....I apologize!!

                    1. re: Gio
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                        Gio Nov 29, 2008 02:59 AM

                        OK - thanks for your note....

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