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305 Lobster Roll Back!

CocoDan May 3, 2013 06:17 AM

And boy is it good. Lobster rolls and lobster mac & cheese are back on the Summer menu along with other items not on in Winter. Absolutly fresh meat, with very little mayo. Was perfect with their chip style french fries and home made Asian slaw. Too bad they're so crowded in the Summer. Great Marina location. They seem to get better each year.

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    owades RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 06:47 AM

    Perhaps everyone else here is in on the secret, but what are you talking about? Is "305" the name of a restaurant? A Google search brings up this thread first, followed by some places in Key West, Florida (area code 305). No idea what "Marina" you're referring to.

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      Locutus RE: owades May 3, 2013 07:02 AM

      Google is your friend

      Marina Bay
      Port 305


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        Niblet RE: Locutus May 3, 2013 07:23 AM

        That's insane if Google is required to puzzle out the meaning of a post. I didn't know what that was either, but frankly wasn't inclined to research further.

        ETA: now that I know, I'm looking forward to checking it out. First I'll let out the elastic waistband on my cranky-pants.

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          Locutus RE: Niblet May 3, 2013 08:40 AM

          some people dont know that they need to post relevant info. my first thought was marina bay so i googled it and, voila, a hit

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          Allstonian RE: Locutus May 3, 2013 07:24 AM

          Actually, based on owades' experience Google is not especially friendly in this case unless you add "marina." If you just Google "305 lobster roll" the relevant match doesn't appear until page 5.

      2. Science Chick RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 07:26 AM

        Huh? Sounds amazing, but I have no idea where this is......please explain CocoDan!! :)

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          CocoDan RE: Science Chick May 3, 2013 09:55 AM

          Boy, did I goof!!! Port 305 is at Marina Bay in Quincy, MA. It's about a 10 minute drive due south of downtown Boston on the Southeast Expressway (Interstate 93), with no traffic. Part of a group of restaurants at the Marina which includes Siros and Blue. Geez, I forgot the Zip Code: 02171.

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            Science Chick RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 10:12 AM

            If you really cared you would also include a Google map link so I could navigate there, too! ;)

            Really, though, I didn't know there were such nice options there...certainly a lovely area and high time that there were some fun dining on the water options. Sounds like its well worth it to cruise past Tony's and ClamBox on Wollaston Beach and head down there! Thanks!

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              Niblet RE: Science Chick May 3, 2013 10:34 AM

              Same here: I love it at the Marina but haven't found the food to be anything special so I'm psyched to know about this.

              CocoDan you always have great posts, I'm sorry I'm jumped on this. Thanks for the info.

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              Pegmeister RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 10:22 AM

              That's okay Dan those of us in Quincy knew what you were talking about. I missed the lobster sliders this winter and found that I didn't get to Port 305 very much. They also do a great fry job on thir clams and a decent lobster Mac an cheese.

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                CocoDan RE: Pegmeister May 3, 2013 11:27 AM

                I have found that the food is much better at Port 305 and Siros for about the last year. The Exec. Chef, Mark is really paying attention and has a talented guy running the kitchen at 305. They come up with a lot of interesting specials. It's not gourmet, but it's pretty darn good. This past winter they had a killer chiken pot pie. Not sure if it;s on the Summer menu. Guess you could say I like these places.

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                justbeingpolite RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 11:59 AM

                I thought you were giving us the price!! ;o). Speaking of which, how much are these puppies going for?

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                  CocoDan RE: justbeingpolite May 3, 2013 12:30 PM

                  I think they were $18.99. Had a large martini-bill was a little blurry.

            3. foodieX2 RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 12:11 PM

              CocoDan- did this used be called something else? I gave up on Marina Bay a number of years ago because the food was never worth the summer crowds. I am coming from the south so I generally try to avoid Quincy Shore drive after Memorial Day but willing to try it again. What else besides the lobster roll have you liked?

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                Pegmeister RE: foodieX2 May 3, 2013 12:20 PM

                It used to be Amelia's. The people who own Siros took it over and remodeled so that the bar now faces the water and view of the Boston skyline. I really like their fried clams but last time I was there they were only being served as a special. They have a wonderful Boston cream pie for dessert that jI've been know to get as a take out.

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                  CocoDan RE: foodieX2 May 3, 2013 12:28 PM

                  Yes, I agree that the Summer crowds are a pain. We usually go on a weeknight especially if it's raining. Weekends are impossible in the good weather. Everybody wants to eat near the water. As Peg said they have very good Boston Cream Pie. They've also added a fried chicken dish that my wife really likes. They will have steamers during the Summer and their salads with grilled shrimp or cajun chicken is a good Summer meal. Go, you like it!

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                    foodieX2 RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 12:57 PM

                    Thanks to both of you! We have been making a point of branching out of our comfort zone and trying new place. Just shot our "dining out" friends an email and will try get over their mid week before the holiday.

                    A lobster roll and martini sounds perfect to me and my husband would go crazy for fried chicken and some boston cream pie.

                2. libertywharf RE: CocoDan May 3, 2013 01:58 PM

                  Marina bay is nice to visit and the good is good to sometimes very good. Free parking and a nice breeze off the water.

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