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Jan 31, 2012 04:04 AM

Boxty in Boston?

Does anyone know where in the Boston area, that I can get a Boxty?

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    1. re: Taralli

      M J Oconnors shows them as an appetizer. I am under the understanding it is like a potato pancake sandwich.

      1. re: RiceRulz

        While boxty are often served with a filling, the name "boxty" refers to the potato pancakes themselves, which may or may not be stuffed.

    2. I haven't been to McGreevey's in awhile, but they had 5 or 6 different versions last I checked.

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      1. re: L2k

        McGreevy's doesn't show them on their menu. I'll give them a call.

        1. re: L2k

          I called McGreevy's and the nice woman, Kate, that answered the phone, said they didn't have them.

          1. re: RiceRulz

            That's a shame. I really enjoyed trying them there -- had never had it elsewhere, so can't say if it was authentic or not, but very tasty.

        2. I had it at Whiskey Priest on the waterfront awhile back.

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          1. re: hiddenboston

            I just called Whiskey Priest, and they said that they didn't have them. Are the people that are answering the phones at McGreevy's and Whiskey Priest mistaken?

            1. re: RiceRulz

              I had them there awhile back, so maybe they took it off the menu. Too bad, as they were good there.

          2. MJ OConnor's - and they are delish - the cheese sauce they serve them with is amazing

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            1. re: meeps2002

              I called MJ O'conner's and they said that they didn't have them. I am still looking.

              1. re: RiceRulz

                The had them 2 weeks ago - the one in Back Bay definitely does and still lists them on their menu

                Irish Boxty Wedges Potato crepe wedges fried to a golden brown & served with cheddar cheese dip 9

                  1. re: RiceRulz

                    Yes - I did look at the Seaport area location menu and they weren't listed. Looks like only the one in Back Bay

            2. Townsend's in Hyde Park had/has great ones (are they closed already?).

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              1. re: total13

                Townsend's is locked up, dark, and has menacing signs up about no trespassing.