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1st time visitor -- near downtown or convention center

JJ. Sep 23, 2011 10:38 AM

I will be making a first time visit to Boston, and staying near downtown and/or the convention center. I will not have a car. I am looking for the best local food Boston has to offer, that are can't miss places for a first time visit. I'm not looking for fine dining -- just the best in those areas for chowder, seafood, and other local favorites (old school, holes in the wall are fine, if not prefered).

Thanks for your thoughts, Boston!

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  1. opinionatedchef RE: JJ. Sep 23, 2011 09:30 PM

    here are some links that may be of interest-

    Guide to Boston by Areas and Restaurants:

    Also, some extra Boston food profile info for you:


    1. hotoynoodle RE: JJ. Sep 24, 2011 06:50 AM

      when you say "downtown", do you mean near the hynes convention center, which is in back bay? or by the boston convention center, near the seaport?

      either way, not having a car is no hindrance.

      please let us know and we'll be happy to give rec's within easy walking distance and/or quick train ride.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        JJ. RE: hotoynoodle Sep 28, 2011 09:49 AM

        Thanks for asking me to clarify. I'll likely be staying at the Ritz-Carlton, but will be working near the convention center near the seaport.

        Thanks again!

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