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Boston to New York - 'must stops' en route ?

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Hey all

Am likely to be travelling between Boston and NYC - possibly by road, most likely Amtrak in early June and wonder whether there are any great Chow places I must stop over , even if only for one night.

I am relaxed about cuisine and price but there must be compelling reasons to stop or my travelling companion will insist we fly between the two !

Ideally the stop over town should also have places of interest or stunning scenery too, since we are travelling from the UK. Max journey time between the two cities is two days.

All thoughts welcome, thanks in advance.

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  1. A great road food stop would be New Haven, Ct. Within walking distance from the train station are Pepe's Pizza and Louis Lunch. Although I'm not a huge fan of Louis Lunch, any hamburger lover should eat there at least once, if only for bragging rights. As for Pepe's I love their pizza, especially the White Clam Pizza and the Original Tomato Pizza.

    1. Another possible stop would be for a New England shore meal ... lobsters, chowder, etc. Think Old Saybrook-Mystic area. Abbotts in Noak for lobster and heritage views a possibilty.

      But to tell you the truth you can get even better shore food in either Boston or New York. So why waste a minute or meal outside of those two fantastic food and fun cities? (apologies to chauvinistic RI and Ct boosters)

      I also wouldn't fly, the shuttle is like a cattle car and getting to Logan, enduring security lines and pat downs , and taxiing from LGA to midtown eats up lots of time. The train is more civilized -- or the limoliner -- a luxury bus with first class seats that whisks you Back Bay to Midtown in pure comfort. http://www.limoliner.com/ (don't mean to turn CH to Trip Advisor)

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      1. re: louuuuu

        >But to tell you the truth you can get even better shore food in either Boston or New York. So why waste a minute or meal outside of those two fantastic food and fun cities?

        You can't get clear chowda or clamcakes in Boston or NY, but you can in RI.