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butterfat Jul 20, 2009 08:49 PM

Hounds, I know you can help with this dilemma. My husband and I occasionally find ourselves driving around while our six month old naps in the car (like once a month only--I know it's not environmentally friendly!). He will wake up if we take him out of the car seat so we are pretty much bound to our car for a while when this happens.

If we had access to good drive-through/drive-in chow, these little adventures would be a lot more fun and date-like. Unfortunately the only drive-through food I know of near us is Burger King and Wendy's, which aren't going to cut it.

So please--does anyone have any leads on driveable food? We're in West Cambridge and we'd be willing to drive a ways to get somewhere, since obviously that's the point--to drive.

Thanks in advance for your wise counsel.

  1. Prav Jul 20, 2009 09:00 PM

    Kelly's in Medford (by Wellington Station) for some fried clams and other fried seafood goodies!

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      yumyum Jul 21, 2009 07:50 AM

      Second this rec -- you can also get a great roast beef sandwich or a very fine fish sandwich, in addition to their lobster roll.

      In the same complex, you can run in and grab a Regina's pizza if you call it in first. Chowing on a well done link sausage pie while the sprout sleeps would be dreamy.

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        buffet king Jul 21, 2009 08:12 AM

        Another vote for Kelly's Roast Beef at Station Landing in Medford. I get their double cheeseburger and an order of cheese fries. I ask for my cheese fries without salt and to make the fries crispy. They come out great every time I have ordered them smothered with melted cheddar cheese and covered with pieces of bacon. Their drive through moves very fast and it won't take long to get your food.

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        Kelly's Roast Beef
        35 Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155

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          butterfat Jul 21, 2009 09:07 AM

          Thanks for reminding me of this--we did actually go to Kelly's once and I completely forgot that it existed. (It's conveniently located near a Babies R Us . . . )

          We need to refine our ordering there so these suggestions are great!

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          buffet king Jul 21, 2009 08:17 AM

          I picked up a well done link sausage pizza from Regina's at Station Landing on Sunday. I can honestly say that this pizza was fantastic. It was cooked just the way I like it and had plenty of cheese and slices of sausage. I also noticed that Regina's in Medford now sells slices of pizza. They didn't sell slices the last time I was there. I saw a sign in the window that stated on Friday and Saturday night they are open until midnight. They also have outside patio dining. There was a family with kids enjoying their pizza on the patio on Sunday.

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          Pizzeria Regina of Medford
          44 Station Lndg, Medford, MA 02155

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            yumyum Jul 21, 2009 01:59 PM

            I'm glad you got a fantastic pizza. I like the North End location best, but Station Landing will do in a pinch.

      2. mabelm4050 Jul 21, 2009 06:20 AM

        Some restaurants do curb-side delivery...call ahead and they'll bring it to your car. I know Cheesecake Factory and Not Your Average Joe's do this. There is a Joe's in Watertown which might be a good drive for you.

        1. Joanie Jul 21, 2009 07:25 AM

          I'd go to a real drive in altho most aren't super close to Boston.

          http://www.awrestaurants.com/

          Does Henry's still exist?
          http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/4/832060/...

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            lisa13 Jul 21, 2009 07:27 AM

            lester's bbq on rt 3 in Burlington has a pickup window - food is pretty good, too. I recommend the brisket.

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              hiddenboston Jul 21, 2009 08:56 AM

              Right. I've done the pickup window at Lester's for business lunches. The food is mostly good and A LOT better than most of your typical drive-through chains. This would probably be my #1 choice for drive-through.

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              butterfat Jul 21, 2009 09:12 AM

              Thanks everyone for the replies, these are great!

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                catsmeow Jul 21, 2009 01:21 PM

                You might want to take a drive to the Hingham Lobster Pound on 3A in Hingham. It's strictly takeout and you could drive 1/2 mile down the street and park at the beach in Hingham Harbor and have a nice view as you eat some of the best fried clams you'll ever have,...and/or banana fritters.

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