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Saturday Dinner Recommendation

Back with another question for CH's

Saturday night dinner with the folks - but they might be the two least daring diners out there AND don't see value in the standard "city" priced entrees (ie. $20 and up)

Are there any unique recommendations out there with a fairly american fare menu. They are the chicken finger basket/burger/fish & Chips types... but I want to avoid a Joe's American or PICCO type spot. Looking to show them a more Boston neighborhood type spot in any of the Boston neighborhoods (would love to avoid the North End)

Dinner would be at 6, so I am assuming I can get into anywhere at this point.

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  1. sunset grill on brighton avenue in allston -

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    1. re: MABMAQ

      Bit more a beer enthusiast spot, right?

      1. re: meeps2002

        yes, but i'm not a beer drinker and i think the food is very good and they have a wonderful american type selection from apps to full entrees.

      1. re: LeoLioness

        I have honestly never been to Silvertone - recommend the food?

          1. re: meeps2002

            Well, I just recommended it, so...

            It's not an exciting menu and I've never walked out of there and was like "wow, that was awesome" but it's cheap and decent and won't scare someone who routinely orders chicken fingers.

            You might have trouble getting a table without a wait on a Saturday night there though, even at 6.

        1. Silvertone's was my first thought. Coppa could work if they're willing to do the small plates thing. Parish Cafe is also another affordable option.

          Are you willing to head to Cambridge/Somerville? State Park and Highland Kitchen both offer a solid value.

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          1. re: mkfisher

            If I took my parents to Silvertone, they would not dig the subterranean vibe. What about the Marliave? You have history on your side, same nabe. Agree with HK.

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              It would probably help to know how old the parents in question are. Are they 50 or 85?

              My in-laws love HK, though we try to only go at 5 or after 9, because they don't love the crowds.

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