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Any good outdoor/ waterfront dining in Quincy/Milton or South?

Would love to find some good dining spots--lunch or dinner in quincy or south shore. Preferably on the water with outdoor seating? Would especially love to find a place for lobster/ steamers!

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  1. Keep in mind, this is NOT fine dining. However, it's not easy to screw up a boiled lobster, and this place does actually have a very nice baked stuffed lobster as well.

    Inn at Bay Pointe in Quincy Point. It is a pleasant place, with reasonably decent food, and a wonderful back deck overlooking the marina next door. It's a lovely spot right on the water.


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    1. re: mwk

      I've been told the inn at bay point is very good. On those suggestions I am involved in planning a large corporate dinner there in august. I'll report back on the outcome.

      1. re: libertywharf

        They have a nice private room with it's own bar and water views. We had our office holiday party there this past year with 40+ people. Not a single complaint which is quite unusual for this crowd.

    2. Marina Bay used to have seafood place that was ok; Captain Fish Tales or something like that. Not high end, but I'm sure they could do steamers and lobsters.

      I haven't been there in a while but Siro's used to be OK..not sure what else is in Marina Bay.

      Also heard good thing sabout Inn at Bay Pointe but haven't been.

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      1. re: 9lives

        That would be Captain Fishbones. It's okay for Keno, drinks and apps. A better option IMHO is Port 305. It's the same owners as Siros and the menu is varied. Great fried clams, lobster sliders, steamers, lobster mac & cheese, steak tips etc. Even if you dine inside at the bar, the windows are open to the outside and you have a nice view of the marina and Boston skyline. I also like Inn at Bay Pointe for the location. The food is somewhat average, but they do a good job with fried seafood and a decent baked stuffed lobster.

      2. Alma Nova in Hingham has an outside seating area and a nice view of the marina. Only been there once, but the food was very good.

        1. 88 Wharf in Milton has an exquisite patio overlooking the river. I know, not the ocean, but the food is good and the settng lovely.

          Sadly,a LOT of our waterfront dining is resting on the laurels of their location, not their food. hene this rec, as the food is worthy.

          1. My favorites for that are the Inn at Bay Pointe in Quincy, Jake's in Hull, Tony's in Quincy, and 88 Wharf in Milton. All have water views, though 88 Wharf is on a river, not the ocean.

            1. A few visits to Jakes Seafood in Hull are always a part of my seasonal agenda.

              It is waterfront and simple seafood preparations. I like their lobster roll with butter on the side or mayo on the side if you like. They also have seafood market if you would like to buy some for your next meal.


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              1. re: BostonZest

                I'll never go back to Jake's after they charged me to dock my boat to eat there. There's a first for everything.

                I went way out of my way to make a special trip up there.

                1. re: typhoonfish

                  This is one I haven't tried yet!! Thanks for the suggestion!

                  Unfortunately, everywhere in town (except the Barking Crab but we can only get under that bridge in low tide) charges to dock so we're used to it :-/

                  1. re: typhoonfish

                    Both Liberty Wharf and Fan Pier charge for dockage..LW..$20/hr. Not sure about Tavern on the Water.

                    Sometimes people will tie up to Joe's on the Waterfront. Careful of the tides. These guys didn't..:)


                2. How fancy do you want it and do you need alcohol? Tony's Clam Box at Wollaston Beach (Quincy Shore Drive). Counter service only.

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                  1. re: hto44

                    Tony's and the Clam Box are two different places right byeach other.

                    Clam Box serves beer and wine.

                    1. re: hto44

                      Doesn't have to be too fancy...but must include at least beer or wine! I've been to the Clam Box and enjoy it but it is mostly fried. No lobster and not usually steamers either.

                      1. re: BellaBoston

                        Tonys has steamers and a mighty fine looking lobster roll though I cannot attest to its taste. But alas, the place is dry.

                        1. re: hto44

                          I think Tony 's food is better but sometimes you need beer with that greasy clam roll...

                    2. I appreciate all the great suggestions! I'm familiar with the Marina Bay spots, and unfortunately, they are all good for views, convenience, and easy parking...but food...not so hot. I would love to see a restaurant open in MB that has excellent food and service.

                      We tried 88 Wharf this week. Again, great space, nice view but the food wasn't excellent. We might go back/ we might not. Fried calamari app tasted frozen, low qual. I had a simple seafood pasta dish, that they had on special that was ok, and my boyfriend had fish and chips which was also ok. I probably wouldn't take others here.