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Sunday night dinner on way from Worcester to Logan airport

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I have time for dinner before catching a flight from Logan next sunday(have a 9 pm flight). I'll be leaving Worcester around 430 pm, and will have a rented car, and will be eating by myself. I want to try something good (it doesn't have to be fancy) on my way home, preferably somewhere close to I-90, so I won't get lost ;) (although I will have a GPS)

From reading the Boston board, I was thinking Neptune Oyster sounds great - but how is the driving and parking around it? (I don't know Boston at all)

Another option, if I want to play it safe, is to go with a standard chain: eg: Cheescake factory (which I am quite fond of), Legal Seafood, or PF Chang - I noticed they have locations around Framingham or Natick, which seem to be halfway from Worcester to Boston. I know there's even a Legal Seafood in Logan airport, but if I want to be returning the rental car around 630 pm, there's still time for an early dinner en route.

Since I-90 seems to enter Boston from the west, are there any good chowish places near the freeway while I'm driving in? I'm happy with "cheap and cheerful", with small local places, ethnic cuisine, etc - I'm a pretty adventurous eater. I guess it would be fun to try something unique to the Boston area. I saw mentions of Eastern Standard, and their menu sounds great, but I think it's in Cambridge - I'm not sure if that's kind of out of the way for me?

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Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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  1. Mentioning Neptune Oyster and Cheesecake Factory in the same post may cause you extreme bodily harm...but for easy off and on Mass Pike to Logan and parking on a Sunday night and GPS and wallet friendly with good food ...try Lucky's on Congress Street They are wide open for a reservation next Sunday at 6pm and they have a good single diner bar...

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    Neptune Oyster
    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

    1. Eastern Standard is in Kenmore Sq. Boston. There's no Red Sox game on the 11th so that would work for easy on street parking and an early dinner. Since it sounds good to you, I'd say go for it. Also in Kenmore is Petit Robert Bistro which is good French food at a good price. Parking for Neptune isn't easy so I'd say skip it this time since you're not familiar with the various parking garages.

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      Eastern Standard
      528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

      Petit Robert Bistro
      468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

      1. How about Sel de la Terre at the Natick Collection? Just off the Pike.

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        Sel de la Terre
        1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760

        1. An easy off/on from the Pike would be Newton Corner and you could hit Amarin Thai. Really good....much better than PF Chang's, if that's where you were considering!