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Cheap eats near Fenway before the game?

johnnycake1 Jun 2, 2009 07:42 PM

Hi we're looking for "cheap" "good" eats near Fenway before the big game where the Sox will crush the Yanks.


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    rknrll RE: johnnycake1 Jun 2, 2009 07:47 PM

    Hot dogs at the Lower Depths.
    Tacos at La Verdad.
    A sausage from a vendor outside.
    Maybe UBurger?

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    1. re: rknrll
      CreativeFoodie42 RE: rknrll Jun 3, 2009 01:53 PM

      I'd have to agree with the Hot Dogs at Lower Depths along with their great beer selection!

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      Pegmeister RE: johnnycake1 Jun 3, 2009 04:40 AM

      I generally go to either Bukowskis or Dillons and avoid the crowds. Bukowskis has a good solid mac & cheese, as well as wonderful ,sweet potato fries. At Dillions I would go for a burger.

      1. hiddenboston RE: johnnycake1 Jun 3, 2009 07:23 AM

        UBurger and India Quality, both in Kenmore Square.

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          mwk RE: johnnycake1 Jun 3, 2009 07:26 AM

          All the places mentioned are very good. However, before a Sox game they tend to be impossibly crowded.

          I have found that the Hong Kong House chinese restaurant at the Howard Johnson's on Boylston St. is really very good. It seems to go unnoticed by the crowds, though. It's usually easy enough to get a table without a wait, or a very short wait, even on game days.

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            cochon21 RE: johnnycake1 Jun 3, 2009 08:09 AM

            India quality is good, the church is a good place to avoid crowds, it has decent food and isn't too expensive.

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              ShelT54 RE: johnnycake1 Jun 3, 2009 02:06 PM

              Cheap is relative given the price-gouging that goes on within the confines of Fenway. India Quality is good, but Audubon Circle is reasonable for the caliber of the food. UBurger is more hype than anything else, food at Cornwalls is ok but not spectacular. Boston Beer Works food is fine, but place is super-crowded before the game. Haven't tried Chicken Bone on Boylston St., tho' Canestaro's Italian restaurant on either Jersey or Peterborough is good.

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                Angel Food RE: ShelT54 Jun 3, 2009 02:19 PM

                I was a big fan of pre-game at Chicken Bone, but, I understand they closed during the winter and have yet to re-open.

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