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The Fours in Quincy

I need to mix it up a little as I have a few too many lunches in Marina Bay. Someone suggested The Fours in Quincy...has anyone been and what is good?

Oddly enough, I got a flyer in the mail today and their menu looks decent....lots of variety.

I am looking for a good salad. The salads I have been getting at the new Port 350 in Marina Bay have been disappointing.

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  1. My husband works in Quincy and he says that The Fours is "OK pub grub", but if you want GOOD pub grub, you should hit the Fat Cat instead . . . .

    GG
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    Fat Cat
    24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

    1. If you stick to the basics like "The Bobby Orr" (steak tips) or burgers, then the fours is great. Don't try and get crazy with the seafood, it's terrible.

      IMHO Grumpy White's is just as good as the fours for pub grub. I'm still waiting for a second attempt at Fat Cat before I see anything.

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      Grumpy White's Restaurant
      211 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169

      Fat Cat
      24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

      1. Have to agree with the other posters, the Fat Cat is the place to go. When I think of the Fours, I think of football, nachos, burgers, and chicken fingers. Another option would be Alba's. Has anyone tried the Stadium? It really didn't look appealing to me and I don't know anyone who goes there.

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        Fat Cat
        24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

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        1. re: Pegmeister

          Been to the Stadium once. That was enough. Just mediocre, wings, burgers. Tasted like most of it was just reheated in a microwave. The Fours has a decent burger, sandwiches are ok. I keep trying to like Fat Cat, but it just has hit me. Tried it a couple times and have never been wowed. The food was good, but maybe I just neeed to try it again.

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          Fat Cat
          24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

        2. I don't know the salad selection at the Fat Cat but the Four's has very good salads and a good cup of chowder.

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          Fat Cat
          24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

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          1. re: mkel34

            With all due respect, I would not discuss The Fours and The Fat Cat in the same in the same post. No comparison!
            Go, and "Enjoy" The Fat Cat,
            CocoDan

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            Fat Cat
            24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

          2. As others have said, Fat Cat is great. Also try Alba, Alba Deli, Fuj1 1546 and Beni Cafe, Grumpy Whites, Tony's clam Shop and definitely Felafel King.

            And for a great spot that gets little notice: Cucina Mia. It's to the right of the Library (a good stop on its own) on Washington St--diagonally across from the PO. Great home made Italian dishes. Nice Sammies and Salads, soups, much more. If you need an ice cream after--and really, who doesn't?--Frozen Freddies is further down Wash on the right.

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            Grumpy White's Restaurant
            211 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169

            Fat Cat
            24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

            Beni Cafe
            405 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

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            1. re: SeaSide Tomato

              Yeah, if you like middle eastern food, the Falafel King has excellent options and a good salad. Not tons of varieties, but a good basic that you can throw falafel, stuffed leaves, etc. on top.

              1. re: SeaSide Tomato

                SeaSide, You brought up one of my little gems in Quincy. Cucina Mia also has great sandwiches and panini. If you call ahead for a take-out, they will time it so the food is ready just minutes before you get there. Love the place.

              2. Personally, I'd choose the Fowler House Cafe or Grumpy White's or Cronin's Publick House or the Fat Cat, over The Fours. It just doesn't excite me all that much.

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                Grumpy White's Restaurant
                211 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169

                Fat Cat
                24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                Cronin's Publick House
                23 Desmoines Rd, Quincy, MA 02169

                Fowler House Cafe
                1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

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                1. re: mwk

                  Tell me about the Fowler House and how it has been doing these days. The kitchen staff changes so often. Years ago before the expansion I loved the pizza and that chicken bow-tie bake. I was a regular, but then it really seemed to go down hill. I would love to know that it was decent again since it's so convenient. Agree that Cronins is pretty decent but just never liked Grumpy's.

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                  Fowler House Cafe
                  1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

                  1. re: Pegmeister

                    Grumpys is good for certain things. The fried chicken isn't bad, but the one thing I love at Grumpys is the grilled cheese burger. A grilled cheese sandwich, with a hamburger in the middle. I order it with extra cheese to make my lipitor prescription worth while. I'll have to try the Fat Cat again. I keep wanting to like it, but I don't know why I don't have the same reaction everyone elses does.

                    1. re: jjbourgeois

                      I love Grumpy's but not the greatest place for a salad. I have been to Fat Cat once and wasn't bowled over. I will give the Fours a try and report back...thanks everybody.

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                      Fat Cat
                      24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                      1. re: bostongal

                        Another place you may like to try for a salad in Quincy is CafedeParis. I love their chopped salad topped with pan seared scallops. The special this month is a summer salad with romaine, red onions, walnuts, black rasberries, red rasberries and sliced strawberries. I haven't tried it yet but it certainly looked good. They also have a spinach salad and a few others. Of course, this week, I went for a buffalo chicken pizza one day and the Guiness beef & potato pizza the next.

                    2. re: Pegmeister

                      Friends of ours had been swearing by the Fowler House and raving, so we finally went one evening. The food was very tasty. We've been back 4-5 times since and have always had good service, very tasty food and leftovers to take home. The portions are definitely enough to share if you wanted to, or if you like having lunch the next day. The food is fresh and tasty. I had a great pork chop and vinegar peppers dish the last time I was there, with two huge thick bone-in center cut chops, nice and juicy.

                      I also really like their steak tips, fish and chips and baked ziti, which is cheesy and gooey and definitely not good for me.

                      I find that everyone is different about places like this. If it's convenient for you, I'd say give it another chance and let me know what you thought.

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                      Fowler House Cafe
                      1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

                      1. re: mwk

                        Thanks that is good news. The Fowler House has had its ups and downs over the years but it generally comes back. I always thought that they had a nice friendly staff. I also see that they still have that bowtie bake on the menu so its tempting.

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                        Fowler House Cafe
                        1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

                        1. re: Pegmeister

                          Peg, Don't get too excited about the Fowler House. It's nice for a change of pace. Food is good, service is very nice, but the wine selection is pretty thin. It's still primarily a beer and pizza joint. Have had some good meals there recently (turkey tips and burgers), but at a very similar price point I'd rather be at The Fat Cat. Would be interested in your take on it.
                          Enjoy,
                          CocoDan

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                          Fat Cat
                          24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                          Fowler House Cafe
                          1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

                          1. re: CocoDan

                            Well hopefully, they have more than Sutter Home as I do like a nice glass of wine with my dinner! Fat Cat has a pretty decent selection which reminds me I haven't stopped in, in awhile.

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                            Fat Cat
                            24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                            1. re: Pegmeister

                              Ha...I wouldn't even have thought to order wine with my dinner there. I'd stick with a draft beer. I've enjoyed my meals both at Fowler House, and at Fat Cat, but they are two different types of places.

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                              Fat Cat
                              24 Chestnut St, Quincy, MA 02169

                              Fowler House Cafe
                              1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

                              1. re: mwk

                                Absolutely, different places, but my preference is wine and I do have a wide range of what I enjoy. I do say no to Sutter Home though. I like to hear that the Fowler House is doing better it's an old Quincy establishment, and at times quite good. I just felt it stumbled when it went through it's expansion, years ago I know, but when you get out of the habit of going somewhere and find a new comfortable spot, it's difficult to go back.

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                                Fowler House Cafe
                                1049 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169