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prima_donna87 May 13, 2011 06:47 AM

On our trip out East we are also planning on going to Salem,Concord,Gloucester and Plymouth,any suggestions for good relatively inexpensive places to eat? I was thinking of going to the Clam Box of Ipswich as it seems to be generally well liked and I plan on getting as much seafood as I can.:)

It would just be nice to find some good places to eat while we enjoy the sites.

Clam Box of Ipswich
246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938

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    emannths May 13, 2011 06:55 AM

    Kane's Donuts in Saugus on your way to Salem/Gloucester.

    1. peregrine May 13, 2011 08:48 AM

      For lunch in Concord, La Provence, across from the West Concord station on Thoreau Street, has an excellent selection of French and sometimes Moroccan dishes, plus a wonderful pastry case.

      La Provence
      105 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742

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      1. re: peregrine
        kelly001 Jun 6, 2011 05:28 PM

        I second the recommendation for La Provence in Concord.

        La Provence
        105 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742

        1. re: peregrine
          three of us Jun 6, 2011 06:24 PM

          Concord: There is an Italian market that makes great specials and their own gelato. I'm blanking on the name but maybe someone can help me out. Verrill Farm is a farm market with a kitchen that turns out some nice meals. While out that way, check out the outdoor sculpture park at nearby DeCordova Museum in Lincoln.

          Verrill Farm
          11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

          1. re: three of us
            momoftwo Jun 7, 2011 10:05 AM

            The other great place in Cocnord to try is the concord wine and cheese shop. They make sandwiches too but their cheese is great and they are really freindly. Stay away from main Streets Cafe! You might also enjoy the Colonial Inn, it gets panned here sometimes but they do have a lovely front porch and live music several nights a week

            Colonial Inn
            48 Monument Sq # 2, Concord, MA

        2. hiddenboston May 13, 2011 08:52 AM

          In Salem, there is Red's, which is a nice little neighborhood joint with decent burgers. On the Gloucester/Rockport line is the Lobster Pool, which is great for fresh seafood and the views of the water are tough to beat.

          1. hotoynoodle May 13, 2011 05:20 PM

            franklin cafe in gloucester too.

            1. opinionatedchef Jun 6, 2011 10:27 PM

              hi prima, the Clam Box is a brilliant choice. Of all the fried clams I have tasted in gloucester and at Neptune Oyster and Island Creek Oyster Bar, the Clam Box wins by a good bit.

              Actually, I have been working on a guide to Boston based day trips w/ restaurants- that includes all the places you mentioned. when are you coming and how long will you have?

              Neptune Oyster
              63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

              Clam Box
              789 Quincy Shore Dr, Quincy, MA 02170

              Island Creek Oyster Bar
              500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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                DoubleMan Jun 7, 2011 06:35 AM

                Hobbs Popcorn at the Salem Willows. Not a place to get a meal or anything, but it's a tasty snack.

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