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(Quick) Lunch options IN South Station?

heathermb Jun 11, 2009 07:03 AM

I have a cousin making an incredibly short and very last minute visit to Boston today. May try to squeeze in a fast lunch and South Station is the place. I have no idea what our options would be. Any suggestions? TIA!

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    9lives RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 07:22 AM

    I think there's a Clarke's for sit down...then it's fast food stands..Regina's and a handful more.

    1. JudyHP RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 07:23 AM

      Inside south station you have your basic food court stuff. Cosi is pretty good. The rest are Reginas, Mc Donalds, one of those cajun places, a pretty lame taco/burrito counter, and steamtable Chinese food (which actually looks kind of tasty but you'd regret it later). For a sit down lunch Clarks isn't bad for the pub grub. I like their lattice fries. Oh, and also there is Au Bon Pain....

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        jdoc RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 07:24 AM

        There's a Cosi there now - otherwise fairly standard fast food options, plus a pub/bar type place I can't remember the name of.

        1. C. Hamster RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 07:44 AM

          The big office building across the street has a large and decent cafeteria that's open to the public -- or used to be. I know a lot of people who work in the South Station office building eat there.

          Not the Fed. It's maybe "International Place" of "Financial" somesuch

          1. hiddenboston RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 09:08 AM

            Cosi within the station is all right. There's also a Flour along Fort Point Channel.

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              GaryK RE: hiddenboston Jun 11, 2009 11:07 AM

              Don't even think about Flour if you're in a hurry. Great food but infuriatingly slow lines.

            2. nsenada RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 11:11 AM

              I'd second Cosi as the best option in south station, though Andale is just a couple blocks away up summer street in the first floor of 125 summer street, and pretty good for burritos.

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                Blumie RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 11:21 AM

                I suspect it's too late for today, but didn't Al's State Street open a second location by South Station?

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                  bluesjack RE: Blumie Jun 11, 2009 11:43 AM

                  yeah Al's is open and only I block from South Station, by far the best option within a short walk

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                    Ralphie_in_Boston RE: bluesjack Jun 11, 2009 12:16 PM

                    Agreed. They move a lot of subs at this location. It rocks, especially when time is short.

                2. heathermb RE: heathermb Jun 11, 2009 02:03 PM

                  Thanks hounds for all the suggestions - Cosi sounds like the best be IN the station. Sadly, we couldn't make our schedules work today, but this is so helpful for his next visit.
                  - heathermb

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                    JudyHP RE: heathermb Jun 12, 2009 05:37 AM

                    Just a thought- if you know what time you are meeting, maybe you can pick up something en route to eat in S Station when you meet your friend there. Chacarero perhaps?

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