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Dec 30, 2010 11:37 AM

Prime Rib South of Boston

Hi Folks-

DC has been having cravings for Prime Rib.

Any recs for a spot around Quincy/Braintree/Randlph/Canton/Stoughton with good prime rib?

Many thanks-as always.


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  1. Try Stockholders in So. Weymouth, on Rt 18.

    1. Cafe deParis usually has it as a special on Friday nights.

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      1. re: Pegmeister

        prime rib can easily be made at home; it was one of the few things that i enjoyed at Anthony's Pier 4 except for the wine list.. if anthony's could do it; so can anyone.

        Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant
        140 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

        1. re: cambridgedoctpr

          But, if you read SST's post cambridgedoctpr, it seem like her DC is the one jonesing for the prime rib - not her. I have that problem in my house - I love it but it makes my hubby sick. It's kinda useless to make prime rib for one at home the couple of times a year I crave it, so I'll order it out if they have a special on it when we go out to eat.
          Sorry SST - the last good prime rib I had on the South Shore was at Mr. Kelly's in Weymouth & they've been closed for a while. The first time we went, both me & my friend both ordered it. The waitress came back with "our" order & we were surprised that they were going to carve it tableside. Then the waitress plopped the HUGE piece of beef in front of me, looked at my friend & said, "I'll be back with your order". O.M.G. - I have NEVER seen a prime rib that big - or taste that good - it was like something out of the Flintstones!

          1. re: southie_chick

            I've always enjoyed Prime Rib...but never thought of DIY.

            My mind was changed. I buy a 2 1/2 lb bonesless rib roast at Sulmona's. Roast 10 mins at 425///then lower to 325.

            I like it rare and pull a 110..let it rest//temp rises 5-10 degrees...pterfectly rare/End cut is MR and center is rare..Ms 9 usually takes the end cuts and there's enough for a big sandwich after a nice dinner/ We garnish with pan drippings and fresh horeradish.

            Buy the "short end" amd you'll miss the fatty chunk...but the cap won't be as larg

            1. re: southie_chick

              FWIW Mr. Kelly's was Quincy, not Weymouth.

              1. re: DougMac

                I was thinking that as well. Mr. Kelly's (Quincy )has been gone for probably 20 years? There is a Kelly's Landing in Weymouth, but I think of them more for their fried clams and onion rings. Although they may actually serve prime rib.

                Kelly's Landing
                159 Bridge St, Weymouth, MA 02191

                1. re: DougMac

                  That's right - Mr. Kelly's was in Quincy & their "sister" restaurant (can't remember the name of it) was in Weymouth. They closed down a short time after Mr. Kelly's. Guess I'm showing my age! : )

                  1. re: southie_chick

                    That was Caesars on rte 18 I believe, although my memory is suffering here as well. Mr. Kelly (not his real name of course) wasn't part of it. Sergio who was a manager/host at Mr Kelly's, opened it with a partner. It never really took off. The old Mr. Kelly's was a great spot for prime rib or hanging at the bar for a pizza.

                    1. re: Pegmeister

                      Actually Mr Kelly's in Quincy was owned by Al Pasquale (Mr Kelly) and the Manager/Host was Cesare Spadorcia (Al's brother-in-law who's nickname was Spud) who opened Cesare's on route 18 in Weymouth. I don't know about this Sergio unless he was Cesare's partner in Weymouth. When I worked there people just went crazy over the prime rib.

                      1. re: mickdara

                        I believe Spud and Sergio are one and the same. Though as I recall it was Al's brother Andy who was called Mr. Kelly? it's sad to drive by the old Mr. Kellys and see the building all torn down. While most remember their prime rib I liked hanging out in the bar and having pizza. Back to prime rib -- was at Alfredo's recently and they have a nice prime rib. It's on.their regular menu and available as early as 4:30.

                        1. re: Pegmeister

                          You may be right about the Sergio thing, maybe he used that nickname before or after I was there.When I worked for him I only heard him called Cesare or Spud. I have to disagree about Al, though. I wasn't 100% sure so looked at obituaries. Al died in 1983 of Cancer and Mr. Kelly's was left to his wife Rosemary. I remember Rosemary doing the books there, and Al being diagnosed with cancer too. Also, Rosemary is listed as the owner of the former Mr. Kelly's in her 1994 obituary and being the wife of late Alfred A. Pasquale. But yes, I recently drove by and saw it was torn down. I knew that would happen after Previte's Market moved to Weymouth and freed up the rest of that block. I haven't been to Alfredo's for many years, but have been to their store across the street which sells mostly packaged pasta items. Thanks for the info!

                          1. re: mickdara

                            I was told the restaurant (Alfredo's) was sold off, and the family kept the retail/wholesale business. Quincy still needs a good/great Italian restaurant! We don't like any of the existing.
                            Trying to Enjoy,

          2. Thansk folks-we'l have to check these spots out.

            Happ New year!

            1. Hi,

              Grumpy White's serves prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights. $15.95 for a 16oz cut. It's very good.

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

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