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f00die Aug 17, 2009 12:38 PM

I will be taking into a ball game at Fenway Park later this month, but I'm not familiar with this part of Boston. Are there any good (not too fancy) restaurants in the area, that would be suitable for kids too? Preferably within walking distance also. y cuisine, and the more Bostonian, or similar the better. Also, does anyone know if there's a Five Guys burger place anywhere near Boston? We had them in Washington for the first time earlier this year, and we've been craving them ever since!! Thanks.

  1. Science Chick Aug 17, 2009 01:06 PM

    You'll want to post on the Boston board for this one.

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      chowmensch Aug 17, 2009 01:51 PM

      Trattoria Toscana on Jersey St. is probably one of the best restaurants near Fenway Park. Five Guys has began invading the northeast but so far, I don't believe they have any outlets in Boston proper. The closest 5 Guys to Boston are in Randolph, Dedham and Swampscott. If you happen to be traveling to Boston through CT on I-95 there is a Five Guys in Mystic, CT (exit 90).

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        f00die Aug 18, 2009 11:05 AM

        Thanks! We'll definitely check out Trattoria Toscana! I did find a Five guys listed in Marlborough, off the I-495, which is on our route (heading to Maine but passing thru Boston first) so that looks convenient for a lunch stop. Do you know if that one is open yet? The Dedham and Swampscott locations look close too.

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          CapeCodGuy Aug 18, 2009 08:26 PM

          lol...you may want to rethink that route. I-495 is quite a detour to Maine, especially from Boston.

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            f00die Aug 19, 2009 07:46 AM

            Yeah, I wish there was a more direct route to the Portland area for Toronto folks. I've been told that it's either via upper state NY and Boston, or via Montreal and Vermont. 10 hours either route. Sigh.

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            cgj Aug 24, 2009 11:27 AM

            Dedham (OK) or Swampscott (best) are far (far) closer than Marlborough. And you can pickup the route to Maine via Rt. 1 to Rt. 95.

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          endocrantz Aug 24, 2009 11:17 AM

          Trattoria Toscana gets my vote easily. Two-and-a-half block walk from Fenway and worth a visit even if you're not going to a ballgame.

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