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beach & vegetarian (yes, I know it's November)

We have an out of town guest coming who loves the ocean, and would be thrilled to go out somewhere for dinner on/near the beach, even if it's no longer beachy season. 2/4 of the folks dining (including out of town guest) are ovo-lacto vegetarian, 1 vegan, so seafood isn't really what we're looking for. Everyone is adventurous/chowish.

We will have a car, so T-access not an issue.

(The most likely option will be that we'll separate the beach-going and the eating our way around Boston parts of the day, but I thought I'd see if anyone had any recs I hadn't thought of.)

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  1. I'm hard pressed to think of any Boston restaurant that is actually on a beach....

    1. Red Rock Bistro just across the Lynn line in Swampscott isn't known for excellent food, but the location on the beach is lovely.

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      1. re: Madrid

        I haven't been to Red Rock since the former owner, Paul Petersiel, passed away recently. It does have a great view.

      2. Something down in the Seaport area? Rosa Mexican? Aura? Probably not the best choices of food quality down there, but close to waterfront and veg options. Alternatively, maybe an adventure down to Hingham to Tosca by the Hingham Harbor?

        1. Clarify whether you literally want a beach or just a water view ...

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            I am not 100% sure what guest's heart is set on -- I think we'll end up going for a walk on a beach and a completely separate food excursion, but we'll see. I just figured I'd ask and see if there was something perfect I just didn't know about, first.

          2. The upscale Greek place (Ithaki?) in downtown Ipswich probably has good veg options and is close to Crane's Beach.

            Kelly's in Revere is right across the street from the beach. They have a number of casual, non-seafood options but probably not veg-friendly.

            The Lobster Pool in Rockport is right on the water but not a sandy beach, though there are many en route there (Wingaersheek, Good Harbor, Halibut Point, etc) - also probably tough for veg options, however..