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Oct 10, 2009 06:40 AM

Recommendation needed - south of Boston, parents anniversary

Looking for a nice place to take parents for an anniversary dinner whose tastes run to the conventional somewhere south of Boston. All my knows are in town but trying to make it easy for my brother coming right from work in Braintree. Brother also lives in Easton so anything in that vicinity. They've come into Boston a lot lately - so my turn.


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  1. Would Barkers Tavern in Scituate work? They have a lovely colonial type atmosphere. Its a bit on the pricey side but I love their stuffed lobster. DiNeiros in Cohasset could also be a good choice. The bar area is gorgeous with its large fieldstone fireplace. Prices are much better at lunch or Mon/Tues specials. My favorite being the veal oscar.

    1. Don't know my geography south of Boston very well, but brought my family (from Boston and the Cape) to Solstice, I think in Kingston, for Mom's eightieth. Not my usual "cup of tea" - I like "ethnic" hole in the walls - but met the need for that night! Try checking the NE board - that's where I found out about Solstice, and there were a number of suggestions there.

      1. The Scarlet Oak Tavern is very good. it's just about a mile off Rt 3 from the Rockland/Nantasket exit.

        1. We had my mom's birthday dinner, and other family members celebratory dinners, at The Inn at Bay Pointe on the Quincy / Weymouth line. I've never had a bad meal there, and the views of the bay are very nice. I have been to Barkers in the past, and it is a nice place as well. I was taken to a restaurant on the water in Scituate, was it the Mill Restaurant? Also a nice dining space, right on the water.

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          1. re: CookieLee

            Almost recommended Inn at Bay Point because of the great views and the appeal to a more mature crowd. It's a great spot for seafood, especially fried clams or scallops and they do a nice turkey dinner. I enjoy sitting at the bar and having light bites. Expect good solid basic food, nothing too creative, but I have to say I've never been disappointed in a meal here.

          2. I second Scarlet Oak Tavern. It's our favorite go-to place for special occasions. However, I also highly recommend the Tavern Room at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. They have possibly the best view of Boston anywhere, and the food is excellent and very reasonable.