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cdmedici Dec 27, 2008 09:37 AM

Going there later today. Any good eats within a few miles? Last time we where in the area we played it safe by going to The Yard House. Looking for something else. All cuisines and price ranges would be great.

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  1. JAB RE: cdmedici Dec 27, 2008 11:27 AM

    Trachts, Jars sister restaurant is nearby. I've always been pleased with Parker's Lighthouse in the same are as The Yard House.

    1. PinotPlease RE: cdmedici Dec 27, 2008 12:24 PM

      I think it's called "King's Fish House" up on the main drag above the convention center, is it Pine Street? We were at the AOP a month ago and had some better than average shrimp at a fair price. It's kind of McCormick & Schmick-ish. Of course, after the aquarium you may not want to eat our fine finny friends...or maybe it will put a taste in your mouth!

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        wilp RE: cdmedici Dec 27, 2008 12:51 PM

        kings is good, with a great oyster menu and some good fresh fish... a bit better than yard house.

        It is actually really nice out today... the patio at Trachts at the Renissance hotel a few blocks away would be a good hit. 555 has good steaks and is close.. for a bar/grill Smooths is passable.

        other than the usual chains (CPK, Bubba Gumps,etc..) you have to go to either Pine Ave. or 2nd street in Belmont shore. If you search either on this site you will see lots of discussion.

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          lindaana RE: wilp Dec 29, 2008 03:09 PM

          There's some great Irish food (the pub fries are to die for with the curry sauce) right on pine above the aquarium at the pike. The name escapes me right now but its on Pine and you can see if from the street. Great beer on tap too. I've had the lamb salad and hubby usually gets the bangers and mash....very quality.

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            wilafur RE: lindaana Dec 29, 2008 03:13 PM

            the auld dubliner?

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              justagthing RE: wilafur Dec 29, 2008 11:04 PM

              Yes, the Dubliner. I like it when they have scallops, but haven't had it there in a long time.

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              peterboy RE: lindaana Dec 29, 2008 05:56 PM

              rockenwagner's or some reasonable spelling of the same. brews its own beer and the bar food is fine.
              the clam BELLY place is Lawton's, which also has ripper hot dogs. Lawton's is at the pike.
              Rocken'r is on harbor blvd, or whatever the main drag is called at that point.

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                Mattapoisett in LA RE: peterboy Dec 29, 2008 07:34 PM

                Lawton's has been shuttered. Sigh!

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                  peterboy RE: Mattapoisett in LA Dec 29, 2008 09:31 PM


                  I was by there xmas day and it looked fine, except every place was closed.

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                    Mattapoisett in LA RE: peterboy Dec 29, 2008 10:44 PM

                    Well unless they were remodeling when I went by a few weeks ago, on the inside it was empty no cooking gear or cash register.

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            jkao1817 RE: cdmedici Dec 29, 2008 03:25 PM

            How about across the street to the place that serves the clam strips? at a loss for its name.

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              wilafur RE: jkao1817 Dec 29, 2008 03:27 PM

              i believe they closed up shop a few months ago.

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