SOUTH BOSTON - looking for spots to eat after moving in
So, new to South Boston area; went online and got a list of spots -
looking not to dress up, but want to relax after moving, eat a decent meal and have a few good beers.
guys would love wings - me I prefer a soup/salad...but lets see what you think...
fish and chips after a long day is fine too ....
Guys LOVE Sushi , so that could be an option as long as the place is more on the casual side this time
I see its close to the water area - - any place to eat easy, and look over the water?
so, heres the list
Boston Beer Garden
L St Diner/Pizza
and feel free to add to the list
Let me know if the parking is a problem in the area when going out to eat!
Well thanks to all
The move went well - we started early and had everything moved in by 2 - so we were hungry and wanted fresh air - so hopped in the car and headed over to SULLIVANS - it was a beautiful day, we wanted to get outside and it did the trick
Food was just about right, price was awesome and the sun, breeze and the odd mix of people down there made for a amusing respite - - <seriously, who wants to see a 60-something guy with their shirt off and over-tanned?! >
Wow! Thanks to all who hit the boards on this one!
Always hard to figure out where to grab something to eat and enjoy...
thanks for heads up on the Chinese.....will def look for the KO spot....
I was talking to someone and they mentioned a take out summer fish shack by a park?
I'm with Humble on KO and Owl Station. Local 149 is one of those places I want to like, but can't. Ambitious menu, but poorly executed, I've tried it 4 times and I think I'm done. Nice bar though.
I also agree w/ Humble on Franklin Southie.
BBG: Serviceable, sports bar environment with loud 20-something demographic.
L. St. Diner: Adequate, Mul's on W. Broadway is very big w/ the hungover crowd on the weekends.
Can't comment on the Playwright.
Salsa's: Been there once in 7 years, haven't felt the need to return and it's walking distance.
Alfedo's: If I didn't know any better, I'd think that all of the Southie sub/ pizza joints share a central commissary kitchen. it's steps from my house and I need to be desperately lazy to go there, don't get me wrong, it's not bad per se, just your average Soylent Green.
The Junction: Average bar food, big soccer joint.
Stats: See BBG, but smaller.
For pizza, for a few years, I was a fan of Sal's (8th & K I think), until I discovered, believe it or not, Cafe Portobello ( it's a little bizzarro, you walk through the dining room and go back by the kitchen to pick up your pizza). I also think they serve pretty decent red-sauce Italian, as good as any mid-tier red sauce joint in the North End.
The Paramount on Broadway has disappointed the few times I've been there and unless you're really into greasy American Chinese (or drunk), you can probably pass on all the Chinese places ( Chinatown is so close).
American Provisions on E. Broadway is Southie's equivalent of Formaggio Kitchen 's little brother ( I mean that in a good way).
I don't mean to sound negative in this post, it's just that there aren't that many diamonds in the rough in Southie. As far as the Waterfront goes, even though I'm technically wrong, I don't consider it "Southie."
If there is a "Hidden Gem" (BTW, the Phantom Gourmet did not coin that phrase) It's gotta be Cafe Polonia for Polish food. I find myself there more in the cooler months because of its hearty fare ( They also own the Baltic deli across the street).
It may come as no surprise, but if you consult Yelp at all, you would think that André Michelin himself summered in Southie as a child, so take those reviews with a grain of salt when searching for a place to dine.
You will figure out the parking.
you'll get a decent sandwich or muffin at Cafe Arpeggio, good bakery at Sweet Tooth and if you don't mind heading up Dot Ave into dorchester, you'll find great vietnamese food at pho 2000, sunrise and pho le and good indian at Shanti. Definitely try Cafe Polonia and the Baltic Deli.
Second the KO pies rec for sure
The Junction served horrible frozen food.
Local's food is very hit or miss, I agree, but we have REALLY liked their burgers.
Salsa's is meh. There's never anyone in there ( I do take out burritos Once in a long while) surprised it stays open
Stats only admits people between the ages of 23 and 30. Just kidding but it has a def demographic going.
Barlow's is also hit or miss but we end up there out of convenience once in awhile. Same with Amrheins. I've had horrid food there and awesome food. The bar is beautiful. An old school place.
Muls diner across from Amrheins (owned by Amrheins) is pretty good. I prefer the diner attached to Dirty Bills (Williams Tavern) on A street - less ambitious. Make sure to have a beer at Dirty Bills. KO pies is also right across the street
I've never been to Cafe Polonia (think that's the name, right) Polish near Andrew.
Then there's the Seaport. Besides the obvious, Dry Dock Cafe serves big portions of pretty darn good food in a charmless space.
You might want to cross the Broadway Bridge and hit JJ Foley's too.
Over on the westside...
Grab take out from KO Pies on A street and a few beers from Social Wine on Broadway & A. It's my favorite place around, BY FAR!
I love sushi and get semi-regular take out from Owl Station, right across from the Broadway T. Not the best oh my god I'm dying of sushi love, but pretty good.
Liberty Bell looks like the sketchiest place ever, but they're nice guys and make a tasty and cheap roast beef sandwich.
Franklin Southie - just like the South End one, but shinier. Chill, nice little patio, great food, awesome beer and cocktail list.
Be prepared to be disappointed by Local 149. Food is all over the place with portions, prices and how well things are prepared. GREAT beer selection but I've given up on their food.
Parking... you'll figure out how to park in Southie soon enough. Promise.