is there a fishermans wharf (like sf) equivilant for Boston? i have a few hours to kill ....
visiting from toronto
I have a few hours to kill in a few weeks on a saturday .... i'm landing at logan .... need to go to wapole ....... and back to logan
i want to stuff myself with seafood
what does everyone recommend?
Agreed on that general area. Close to airport, etc. Durgin Park or Union Oyster House are classics (Google/Chow/Frommer them). A bit touristy and over developed. You could also try the Italian North End, which is more authentic in flavor, and very close too.
But Boston is compact: East Coast Grill and Blue room in Cambridge are great, places in the Back Bay, etc. Hope this is in time!
There are a few Legal Seafoods in town. A chain, but uber good!
Go to either Neptune Oyster or Daily Catch in the North End. The Sumner Tunnel (NOT the Williams Tunnel) out of the airport will put you right in the North End.
Wander around Quincy market but I'd recommend a quick walk over to the North End.
Good sightseeing and stuffoworthy seafood at Neptune Oyster.
For a non-touristy neighborhood, arrive at Logan early an take the Blue line subway a couple of stops to Maverick and enjoy East Boston's Latino neighborhood. It lalso has a nice waterview with the Boston skyline in the background. Rincon Limeno (Peruvian) gets rave reviews here for ceviche and fried seafood platter.
I'd recommend staying away from Faneuil Hall, as it is mostly a tourist trap. If you're looking for seafood, perhaps hitting the North End for seafood Italian style might work, or wander around East Boston and check out all the Mexican, Central American, and South American restaurants, many of which feature seafood.
Rabia's in the North End might be worth checking out, and as gourmaniac says, Rincon Limeno is a good bet in East Boston, as well as El Paisa, Angela's Cafe, and a number of others.
I concur, he's specifically looking for a tourist trap, not "real Boston." I understand this desire: if they're what you're in the mood for, tourist traps can be fun. Hell, I even wander through Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market sometimes myself! I just avoid eating there is all.