Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Nov 18, 2009 07:26 AM

Good Eats before a Celtics Game

We are heading to the Cetlics game tonight and looking for some good food within walking distance of the garden, won't get into Boston until about 5:45 and the game is at 7:30, so we don't have a lot of time. We are happy with some good burgers and fries or a good salad! Any suggestions? Or is there another post somewhere on here i didn't find?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The Fours on Canal almost across from the Garden is a good choice. A Boston institution of sorts as a sports bar that actual athletes and management use.

    3 Replies
    1. re: lergnom

      Second The Fours. They have exactly what you're looking for.

      1. re: lergnom

        You probably won't have time to eat at the Fours. This place can get very crowded and at that time will have a good 45-60 min wait. Porters is nearby, food is decent and rarely has a wait.

        1. re: omarba

          Seconding the comment on Porters, good choice as well, on Portland St.

      2. Johnnie's on the Side is near the Garden as well but away from a lot of the craziness. Has more "upscale" pub food

        1. I've eaten at The Grotto before a celtics game, had a good meal and it's walking distance

          1. Last week, I ate at the Grand Canal on Canal Street. It wasn't too busy since its at the other end of Canal Street. I had their fisherman's platter, which was really good. But I regretted not getting the shepherd's pie, which a lot of people around me ordered and looked oh so delicious!