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One Saturday Afternoon in Boston

CFByrne May 16, 2009 12:19 PM

Wife and I are flying up to Beantown from Florida next Saturday morning. We'll be landed at Logan and in our rental car by appx 11:30AM.

We then have about 6 hours until I want to be having hot dogs and beer on Yawkey Way for the 7PM Red Sox game we're attending. (RIght after the game we're driving out of town for Maine).

We may do touristy stuff such as the Duck tour and there's a Street Performer "festival" at Fanuiel Hall.

That leaves Lunch! Any suggestions that might be convenient to any of these areas? We love ethnic including dim sum and Indian (not buffett) as well as seafood (but not lobster, I'll have that in Maine) and even just great burgers or great pizza.


PS: Side question - where's a good place to park near Fenway that will allow a "quick escape" to I-93 north. I know it will probably be $20

PPS: Any suggestions for "ballpark" food on/near Yawkey Way or in stadium?

  1. greygarious May 16, 2009 01:35 PM

    Have your dog for lunch at Speed's, famous enough to have been written up in the Wall Street Journal as the best hot dog in the country.

    Speed's Hotdog Wagon
    54 Newmarket Square, Boston, MA 02118

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    1. re: greygarious
      CFByrne May 20, 2009 04:00 AM

      Thanks gang for your replies. It looks like I will be setting up shop in the Pru Center area. I'll file a report "post-taste". :-)

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      rknrll May 16, 2009 01:06 PM

      I think your best bet for a quick escape is gonna be leaving the game before it ends. Storrow to 93N is probably the most direct, and that will get to be messy after gametime. Also, expect parking right near the park to be $30-40.

      1. Matt H May 16, 2009 01:04 PM

        If you have one lunch in Boston and want something casual I would recommend Neptune Oyster in the North End, which in my opinion is the best seafood restaurant in the city (and one of the best overall)

        For Indian I would recommend India Quality in Kenmore which is a couple minute walk from Fenway, Dim Sum Hei La Moon in Chinatown and Pizzeria Regina in the North End for Pizza.

        Hei La Moon
        88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

        Neptune Oyster
        63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

        India Quality Restaurant
        484 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

        1. CFByrne May 16, 2009 12:31 PM

          Sorry - I found a link for Yawkey / Fenway food...


          I should know better to "search the board" first!

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