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Apr 19, 2011 04:01 PM


My mom is coming for a visit and I would like to find a nice restaurant on the south shore for easter dinner.
I am new to the area so still have a lot of places to find and check out. ...
Water views would be great but more important a great restaurant and good wine.
I prefer seafood my mom will eat anything.
Cape restaurants as well.
thanks for the help.

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  1. There are a few places that come to mind. In Quincy at Marina Bay there is Siros and their sister restaurant Port 305. My normal preference would be Port 305 as I like it's casual feel and menu, but in reality the seating is more bar with a small number of booths. Siros is more upscale and suited for an Easter dinner. Another option might be Inn at Bay Point, also in Quincy. While not chowish, it has nice water views and a fairly extensive menu. I've had some nice meals there, although I know it's not a favorite on this board. I was just there this past weekend and had some perfectly seared scallops on top of lobster risotto which was really quite good. The only other place on the south shore that I can think of is Bridgemans in Hull.

    Bridgemans Restaurant
    145 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045

    Marina Bay, Quincy, MA 02169

    Port 305
    305 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

    4 Replies
    1. re: Pegmeister

      Thanks for the help. I tried to get seating at The Inn at Bay Point (I've been there before ) and it would be fine but they are all booked up. I also called a few other places that were already booked. I looked up reviews for Bridgemans after making reservations and it seems they have had several very negative reviews. Mainly about service and the owner.

      A friend mentioned The Mill Wharf restaurant in Scituate which looked great but again booked for Easter.
      These are all going to be added to my must try list.

      1. re: livvy1

        I ate at Bridgeman's recently, and had no trouble with the service. And, the place was quite busy.

        Bridgemans Restaurant
        145 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045

        1. re: CookieLee

          We have never had service problems at Bridgemans, I just don't find them terribly imaginative, but they are reliable.

          Bridgemans Restaurant
          145 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045

          1. re: GretchenS

            That reminded me of Alma Nove (former chef at Bridgeman's) in the Hingham Shipyard. They have views of the marina. I'm not sure about availability at any of these place for Easter Sunday. Getting a bit late would be my guess.

            P.S. can do better on the South Shore than most of the places mentioned. Not sure any of those places that are "must try".

    2. A few water view places that, while not destination restaurants, seem to do the Easter thing just fine would be Atlantica in Cohassett (new chef), Fairview in Marshfield (new chef), East Bay Grille in Plymouth, Union Fish in Plymouth (new restaurant, hvnt' been, looks ok)