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Looking for Seaport area restaurant for Sat night without reservations

Could anyone suggest a place to eat in the Seaport area this Saturday night? I have never been there before and am a native Bostonian - just have not gotten there yet. I don't want to make reservations as I am unsure of our plans. We may do a harbor cruise or a cruise to the harbor islands to beat the heat.

Any type of food is fine, probably lower end budget (pub - burgers fish and chips etc) but open to all suggestions. Was recently at Legal's in the Burlington Mall and though my swordfish was very good they have gotten quite pricy! ($28.95 for my piece of sword!).

And where exactly are these places located? Not familiar with the area. I know where the B of A pavillion is, the WTC and where Jimmy's was. Also know the courthouse. just don't know where all the new places are in this area.

Many thanks for your help.

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  1. Legal's Harborside, Temazcal, Del Frisco's and Remy's are all on the old Jimmy's site. Legal Test Kitchen is right across the street. That area of the Seaport is my own personal hell on a Saturday night. If I had to pick a place from that list it'd be Temazcal, which I don't dislike for non traditional mexican food.

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    Legal Test Kitchen
    12 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

    Temazcal
    250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    1. Across the street from the old Jimmy's spot is Salvatore and closer to the courthouse is Strega Waterfront and Sam's.

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      Strega
      379 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

      1. I was down there sans reservations last Wednesday, and the waits were ridiculous pretty much across the board. We got into Legal Test Kitchen after about 30 mins, but only because someone in our party "knew someone."

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        Legal Test Kitchen
        12 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

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        1. re: nsenada

          walk past Legal's and go to Yankee Lobster. Not expensive, not fancy, and just fine.

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          Yankee Lobster
          300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

        2. Anything in the Seaport is going to be slammed on a Saturday night. You might venture further back into the Fort Point Channel area and try Lucky's or Barlow's, both of which do pretty good pub food at a reasonable price point.

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            1. re: hotoynoodle

              Oh, good call, I love Channel Cafe.

          1. I would also suggest the No Name Restaurant which is down by the loading docks before you get to the old Jimmy's spot. They do a good job with your standard fried seafood dishes.

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            No Name Restaurant
            151-2 Fish Pier, Boston, MA 02210

            1. There were 2 hour waits at legal, tequila place, re
              Y's and del friscos last tues at 6:30.

              We got seated
              at LTK right away

              The rest. at the new hotel was empty.

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              1. re: C. Hamster

                what new hotel? the seaport is old at this point and the westin and renaissance are certainly not new...

              2. Went to the Daily Catch last night. Some service issues, and some terrible plumbing issues. The food, however, was very much the same experience as the North End original. Not a bad option considering we were a large party without a reservation!

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                Daily Catch
                323 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

                1. You can walk into Salvatore's without a reservation on a Saturday night. I also would like to point out that they have a take out side which recently expanded. The take out side has a decent bar and plenty of flat screens and tables.
                  Yankee Lobster is down the street and pretty good. Wine and beer only and outside seating.

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                  Yankee Lobster
                  300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA