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Sep 24, 2010 05:19 PM

Sunday dinner with kids in Marblehead

Where to take guests from abroad with 3 kids: 13, 11, and 8 for dinner in or near Marblehead on Sunday night? I like Hooked, but want us to be served. Three Cods is okay, too, but I'd prefer a more attractive location. What about the Landing? Haven't been in years. I have done well at Hawthorne by the Sea, but also hear lots of complaints. TIA for your help.


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  1. i have never heard anything good food-wise, about the Landing. There is a new place there that is french bistro like but does have kid friendly food as well- Five Corners Kitchen. Take a look at their website menu and see what you think. also do a search for marblehead and some recent threads will come up, including a number of salem recommendations.

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      Thanks. I have been to 5CK once, enjoyed it, and recommend it. However, it's not my idea of a kid-friendly place in general, much as I would love to take their parents there. Also, the noise level is horrendous, especially for the grandparental generation, including me. Since I have not seen this part of the family in about 5 years, I'd like to be able to have a conversation.

      1. re: oldhound

        our very fav restnt in your area is 62 wharf in salem behind the new hotel. it is very comfy and quiet/conversation supportive. has pastas(thinking of picky kids) and wonderful carefully prepared italian/mediterranean foods. takes us 12 min to get there from fort sewall.