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Eating in Nahant

missfoodie Jun 26, 2009 12:17 PM

I was hoping someone could recommend places to eat in or super close to Nahant. We are looking for a good place (nothing fancy - a relaxed, casual setting is preferred, but not a subshop!) to eat before heading to an evening event in Nahant. Also, if you have breakfast place recommendations, that would be great too. Thanks in advance!

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    drewinmrblhd Jun 29, 2009 12:54 PM

    The Porthole! A great atmosphere, on the water, great prices, ample portions.... Don't forget to order the fried pickle appetizer, yum. There is also The Tides which is located in Nahant at the end of the causeway. Fried seafood is average, lots of locals. I prefer the Porthole over the Tides due to the Portholes extensive menu, something for everyone. If you want to spend more money, I would also recommend Red Rock Bistro in Swampscott. Regardless of what has been said on this board about Red Rock, I have always had a great meal and great service. If you want to feel as if you are eating in a nursing home, I recommend The Hawthorne next door to Red Rock. Everyone is over seventy and nothing has changed since the seventies from the menu to the decor.

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    1. re: drewinmrblhd
      missfoodie Jun 29, 2009 04:10 PM

      Thanks for all of the suggestions, totally appreciate the help!

    2. hiddenboston Jun 29, 2009 07:44 AM

      Nahant has next to nothing for restaurants. The Tides is ok for a drink and maybe a simple dish, but I'd go someplace in Lynn (Monte's, Hayward's, Porthole, Mildred's, Antique Table, Blue Ox, etc.).

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        rr2035 Jun 28, 2009 07:48 AM

        How about Red Rock Bistro in Swampscott, right on the beach down the road from Nahant.

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          ScubaSteve Jun 28, 2009 09:13 AM

          not really a favorite here, seems to have meh food and service issues.

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            catsmeow Jun 28, 2009 10:16 AM

            Their food is just ok but the view is wonderful! I've eaten worse.

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          bluesjack Jun 27, 2009 12:02 PM

          I'm a big fan of the Antique table on the Lynn Swampscott line, charming little place and the food is excellent.
          You can also print out a coupon for 5% off from the website

          1. ScubaSteve Jun 26, 2009 09:55 PM

            Floating Rock in Revere or Mittapheap in Lynn are very good and casual

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              Taralli Jun 26, 2009 01:30 PM

              I think you'll be hard pressed to fine something in Nahant. Why not the recently reviewed Blue Ox in Lynn: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614050. http://www.theblueoxlynn.com/

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              1. re: Taralli
                scorp508 Jun 26, 2009 06:46 PM

                Hmm. I may have to give the Ox a try, but the prices look a little high for what downtown Lynn can probably support.

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