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Aug 23, 2011 08:17 AM

Boston to Hyannis in the fall

We will be flying into Boston and driving to Hyannis in late October. Any places to eat along the way?
Any suggestions for our route? Thanks.

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  1. If you time the traffic right, then the drive from Boston to Hyannis in late October may only be a little over an hour and it is all highway so you would also have to get off the highway. If you don't mind venturing about 20 minutes off Rt 3 (the route to Hyannis), in Hingham Harbor there is an excellent Italian restaurant, Tosca, and across the street is Tosca Cafe. Tosca has excellent handmade pastas. I am not familiar with the restaurants in Duxbury but it is a nice town and about 1/2way between Boston and Hyannis so you might want to check that out.

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    1. re: bakerboyz

      FYI, also look at the recent post, "East Boston Suggestions", particularly MC Slim's recs. The airport is in East Boston and you would be very close to many of the recs. Rino's was featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives but gets very busy in the evening with long waits but if you are there for lunch you'd be much better off.

      1. re: bakerboyz

        Thanks for the recs. We'll be staying in Boston for three days at the W hotel and driving to the Cape early on Wednesday afternoon, so we'd be passing Tosca in time for a late lunch. Any fine dining suggestions for Boston?

        1. re: drjimdolan

          It would be helpful if you specify type of cuisine, seafood, steak, italian, etc; whether you will be walking, driving or taking cab, and price point. You are within walking distance of many sections of Boston that have excellent food: North End (Italian section), South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, etc. I have never been but Market Restaurant in the W Hotel is supposed to be excellent. For excellent, high end and upscale Italian try Prezza in the North End or for casual, excellent Seafood in the North End try Neptune Oyster or head over to Kenmore Square (near Fenway Park) to Island Creek Oyster Bar.

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

          24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

          Fenway Park
          82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215

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