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heinous Jan 3, 2010 06:44 PM

Hi! I'm coming to Boston tomorrow for 2 days on business and am staying at the Seaport Hotel. I'm from LA and don't get out to Boston much, and I've been dreaming of getting the best lobster roll possible. Unfortunately, I know the weather is going to be awful, so I'm hoping there's somewhere right around the Seaport where such a thing can be had? Or anything else good in the area? I'd love to get up to Neptune, but I don't know if I'll get the

Can you also advise if the weather will make it difficult to get around? Being from LA, I just have no idea...

Thanks so much!!

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    gyppielou Jan 3, 2010 06:58 PM

    snap out of it and grab a cab to Neptune! It's a half mile away!

    I'm not a huge fan of the NoName but they do make a chowder in the most minimal simplistic way that makes one ponder. I'm told it changes day by day. But it is always at the basis of seafood and hearty warm soup. . . . no roux or flour need be added!

    The Legal Seafood Test Kitchen has always had an exceptional bar staff - so that should be considered too.

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      purple bot Jan 3, 2010 07:01 PM

      Re: Neptune -- ditto what gyppielou said. This ain't LA. If the weather's good, walk. If you go, do yourself a favor and try their fried clams, too. You'll be stuffed, but it will be worth it.

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        gyppielou Jan 3, 2010 07:54 PM

        pheww another voice of reason.

        We do Neptune 3 ways. Oysters and a lobster roll,OR a lobster roll and fried clams and boardwalk fries,OR oysters and something more refined from their wonderful menu.

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          heinous Jan 3, 2010 09:54 PM

          Hahaha, thanks to both of you for snapping me out of it! Honestly, I'm not that lame of an LA person, but when I hear of bad weather, I just sort of assume that you can't get around easily. I also didn't realize it was that close!

          Oh my, now I can't wait to get a lobster roll and fried clams! You might be aghast to know that I've never had fried clams. Oh, and I hear they have great fries too. Do you have a recommendation on their clam chowder?

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            hlerm2 Jan 4, 2010 10:28 AM

            Save yourself some money and walk over to Yankee Lobster

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              gyppielou Jan 4, 2010 01:56 PM

              the thing about lobster. . . I had a 1.75 lb for dinner ~ it was good, not great, but good. When lobster is perfect it is sweet and succulent and glorious. Today's was good, but not glorious. It has to do with the water they live, the water they're kept etc

              so going to both yankee lobster and neptune for a taste test could be a good thing.

      2. nsenada Jan 4, 2010 11:26 AM

        Agreed on Neptune, but I think you'd be hard pressed to finish off the lobster roll, clams, and chowder all in one sitting. On the "anything good" side, Flour (http://flourbakery.com) is nearby in the Fort Point Channel area, as are Sportello and Drink (www.sportelloboston.com).

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