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5 day stay Boston family places to eat (2 adults children age 18 and 15 )

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Pluto123 Jan 26, 2014 09:17 AM

We will be visiting Boston in July , staying for 5 days at Loews Boston Hotel
We will then travel north towards Cape Cod and at some point in the holiday also visit Salem and Newport Rhode island
Can anyone please suggest places to eat ,preferred food
American, Italian,Chinese,Mexican

regards Brian

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    grumpyspatient RE: Pluto123 Jan 26, 2014 03:31 PM

    my kids, about the same age as yours, enjoy the paramount on charles, both the breakfast/lunch which is cafeteria style and the dinners after 5:00. A little something for everyone.
    not too much of a line during the week. busiest on the weekend.
    http://www.paramountboston.com/

    many restaurants on the water in the seaport district. we haven't eaten at many of them, would recommend Legal Seafoods and Remys for lunch. not 5 star food but both are fun and the area is worth a walk.

    https://www.google.com/#q=seaport+bos...

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      Bellachefa RE: Pluto123 Jan 26, 2014 03:36 PM

      Giaccomaos in the South End is a short stroll. We've been going for years.

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        kimfair1 RE: Pluto123 Jan 26, 2014 06:52 PM

        For a fun cheap, lunch, try Gallaria Umberto in the North End on Hanover St. Counter service Mon-Sat from 11:00 am until they run out of food (usually by 1-1:30pm). Cheese Pizza, 4 types of calzones, panini (a ham,salami, and cheese rolled up and baked inside a bread roll), arancini (rice balls filled with meat,sauce,peas, and cheese), panzaroti (herbed mashed potato log with melty mozzarella in the middle, deep-fried and crispy. You can order one of everything on the menu for under $30. Soda, water,beer, and wine. Cash only. Expect a line, especially on Saturday.

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          teezeetoo RE: Pluto123 Jan 27, 2014 05:05 AM

          you're coming at a time when walking should be pleasant so all of Chinatown is a go for you. Winsor Café for dimsum, Xian Xian for Vietnamese, Little Q and Best Little are all fun choices. Because your kids are teens and might like "cool" Myers and Chang is walkable and fun. If you are walking to Back Bay and the Commons, Parish Café and Upstairs at the Rattlesnake always work for my grandkids. We don't have much by way of great Mexican but Lola's might work and the Salty Pig is also a fun stop. Regina's Pizza and many North End stops will give you good to very good Italian and it's fun to walk through the North End and stop and munch. Breakfast might be at Brasserie Jo (a walk up Stuart to the Huntington side).

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            lc02139 RE: Pluto123 Jan 27, 2014 05:10 AM

            Here is a link to a informative post from a good source (opinionatedchef) of information on this board, it covers many of the areas that visitors to Boston find themselves in when they decide they are hungry. There were other posts for visitors by opinionatedchef. The start of this post is a little old, but figure out what intrigues you and ask more questions.

            Hope it's warmer by then

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781155

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              harrism RE: Pluto123 Jan 27, 2014 05:25 AM

              Brian, if you're in Salem at breakfast, Red's is good and fun. I don't remember if we ever ate there at lunch so it must not have been memorable. If you're looking for a quick bite while traveling, you should try one of the local beef sandwich places. It's different, I think, from Chicago's, but is a local standard around there. A slice of local culture, if you will. I went to Nick's in Beverly, but I wasn't actually from there, so what do I know. By the way, if you're heading north and through the towns you describe, I suspect you're on the way to Cape Ann, not Cod.

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                Pluto123 RE: Pluto123 Jan 29, 2014 12:50 PM

                A huge thank you to everyone for your help and suggestions

                I will use the links provided as a basis for discussion with the the family

                regards Brian

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