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is there a fishermans wharf (like sf) equivilant for Boston? i have a few hours to kill ....

ssainani Aug 17, 2009 07:53 PM

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?

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    bostongal RE: ssainani Aug 17, 2009 08:03 PM

    I'd say the closest thing to Fisherman's Wharf would be Faneuil Hall
    Marketplace / Quincy Market. Luckily, it is a short cab or subway ride from the airport. Todd English's Kingfish Hall is there but there are lots of spots to have seafood in Faneuil Hall.

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      BobB RE: bostongal Aug 18, 2009 06:52 AM

      Indeed. If I remember correctly, the same developer did both Fisherman's Wharf and Quincy Market back around 1970.

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      danlind3 RE: ssainani Aug 17, 2009 09:03 PM

      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!

      Have fun!

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        pollystyrene RE: ssainani Aug 18, 2009 12:52 AM

        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.

        1. C. Hamster RE: ssainani Aug 18, 2009 07:05 AM

          Wander around Quincy market but I'd recommend a quick walk over to the North End.

          Good sightseeing and stuffoworthy seafood at Neptune Oyster.

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            gourmaniac RE: ssainani Aug 18, 2009 07:14 AM

            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.

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              Bob Dobalina RE: gourmaniac Aug 18, 2009 07:45 AM

              Second this - WAY WAY better than anything you can find in the Faneuil Hall Quincy Market area.

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                gourmaniac RE: gourmaniac Aug 18, 2009 08:31 AM

                Oops. Location for Rincon Limeno (409 Chelsea Street) is closer to Wood Island stop (one stop from Logan.

              2. hiddenboston RE: ssainani Aug 18, 2009 07:49 AM

                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.

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                  aadesmd RE: hiddenboston Aug 22, 2009 12:58 PM

                  But I think he wants something along the line of a tourist trap, given Fishermaan's Wharf, which is fine. Place that would hit the spot is the Barking Crab, or Legal's near the Aquarium.

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                    BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: hiddenboston Aug 22, 2009 01:58 PM

                    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.

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