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Delicious places that have been around forever

yankees2738 Jul 7, 2013 08:24 PM

Me and my family are coming to boston and are wondering what the best boston cuisine is. We don't want fine dining or sit down. We want places that have been around forever and have a speciality (i.e genos and pats in philly for cheesesteak)


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  1. Bob Dobalina RE: yankees2738 Jul 7, 2013 09:32 PM

    Nothing really like that in Boston, but look for Boston Speed Dog.

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      BostonZest RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 8, 2013 04:28 AM

      Boston Speed dog now goes by the name Boston Super Dog.


      You can user this twitter address to find out where the truck is located any given day.

      I'll add James Hook & Company on the waterfront for seafood such as lobster rolls.



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      RichardinJP RE: yankees2738 Jul 8, 2013 03:23 AM

      Regina's pizza in the North End.

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        teezeetoo RE: yankees2738 Jul 8, 2013 04:13 AM

        +1 on speeds and reginas - Yankee Lobster for steamers and lobster rolls, Santarpio for lamp tips and pizza, Hei La Moon and other chinatown staples that have been here forever, Cafe Sporto or Paradiso in the North End

        1. Veggo RE: yankees2738 Jul 8, 2013 04:44 AM

          Maybe Durgin Park, or the 187 year old raw bar at the Union Oyster House.

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            trufflehound RE: Veggo Jul 8, 2013 06:44 AM

            re UOH have chowder and oysters down at the bar but don't be tempted to eat in the oldest restaurant in the us. blah.

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            catsmeow RE: yankees2738 Jul 8, 2013 05:18 AM

            Pier 4 in the Seaport district. It's closing in Aug having sold out to developers and a group of us are going for one last hurrah!

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              Jpan99 RE: catsmeow Jul 8, 2013 05:24 AM

              catsmeow, do you know the date it's planning to close?

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                Gio RE: Jpan99 Jul 8, 2013 06:27 AM


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              lc02139 RE: yankees2738 Jul 8, 2013 05:55 AM

              I'm not sure how long it's been around but I'm guessing 70's Galleria Umberto's north end for sicilian slices, Arancini, and calzones.( on vacation for July)

              Kelly's roast beef revere location (inventor of the roast beef sandwich?), and the clam shacks in Essex (Essex, Farnum's, clam box, or the original Woodman's).

              Have a real steak sub at Carl's in Waltham :)

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                Veggo RE: lc02139 Jul 8, 2013 05:59 AM

                I thought Buzzy's (RIP) invented the roast beef sandwich....;(

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                  lc02139 RE: Veggo Jul 8, 2013 06:04 AM

                  Not according to the Kelley's Roast beef PR machine :))
                  Yes RIP Buzzy's for a late night snack in Bahston.

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                treb RE: yankees2738 Jul 8, 2013 06:09 AM

                Well if you want places that have been around forever, put Union Oyster House and Durgin Park on your list.

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                  lc02139 RE: treb Jul 8, 2013 06:17 AM

                  It seems like the philly's cheesesteak was invented in 1930's so we don't have to go that far back. I do like the indian pudding at Durgin park.

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                    Veggo RE: lc02139 Jul 8, 2013 06:20 AM

                    Old time Philadelphians know where to do better than Geno's and Pats.

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                  pemma RE: yankees2738 Jul 9, 2013 06:54 AM

                  Yes, Regina's Pizza original North End location.

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