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We have a pretty long lay over at Logan Airport. Where's the best place to eat and drink these days? I see the inside the airport question hasn't been asked since 2011.

What local specialty should we order?

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  1. Logan Airport is the only place I patronize Legal Seafood. For airport, it's really pretty good.

    1. Yup. Legal Seafood.

      1. Depending on how long the layover is, you could venture into Boston. The distance between airport and city is marginal compared to many cities (like Chicago) - if you don't mind having to go back through security etc...

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        1. re: meeps2002

          If you don't want to drag your carry-on luggage around, maybe you can consider water taxi which stores items for you for free while you tour around town.

          http://www.roweswharfwatertransport.com/

          1. re: cutipie721

            Thanks. We do have carry-ons, so that's very good information about the water taxi storage service.

        2. http://boston.eater.com/archives/2011...

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          1. re: justbeingpolite

            Thanks!

          2. How timely - my husband and I were just discussing this when we were traveling the other day and also came to the conclusion of the previous posters that Legal's is by far the best choice at Logan. Luckily there is one form of Legal's (Legal C bar, Legal's Test Kitchen, etc.) in all terminals except for E, I believe.

            As for local specialties - definitely try their clam chowder and their crab cakes are great. I am also a fan of their "Rhode Island-style" calamari. For whatever reason I'm always in the mood for beer when I eat at Legal's and they do have a few local beers on draft you could try that may not be readily available where you're coming from. Safe travels.

            1. yes, if you have a long layover hop on the silverline from the terminal which is free from logan. Head to the seaport district and choose from legal or Yankee Lobster. Yankee makes their chowder fresh several times a day.

              Walking around the seaport area is nice and you can actually relax inside the lobby of the Seaport Hotel.

              massport.com
              mbta.com

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              1. re: libertywharf

                Yes, we have a six hour layover between the domestic and the international flights. I figure we can get two "tastings" into that time frame ;)

              2. We had a good lunch recently at Vino Volo Wine Bar in Terminal A (and maybe Terminal E?). Lots of interesting wines and the food was good. I had a cheese plate, and hubby had a chicken sandwich. (Sorry, I'm not a Legal Seafood fan.)

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                1. re: maestrette

                  Love Vino Volo is time is too tight to leave the terminal - always good to great!

                2. The new Terminal B just opened and not only is there a Legals, there also Stephanie's, a. Todd English place, Cosi for sandwiches and salads. Here's the link. Last week in a Boston Globe article, I also thought I had read there was going to be a Jerry Remys. Here's the Massport link listing the restaurants....
                  https://www.massport.com/logan-airpor...

                  1. Keep in mind that the terminals are separate so you are limited to where you are boarding. A is the newest terminal so If boarding here you are in good shape to kill time. Terminal B and even C are the pits imho, so if boarding here I would def head to the seaport district.

                    Your other option is eat over at the Logan Hyatt. Afterward there a nice walking path along the harbor with a great Boston View.

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                    1. re: libertywharf

                      The new Terminal B just opened this past week. I looked on a map of Logan and it's a short walkable distance from Gates A or C.

                      1. re: catsmeow

                        You could take the shuttle to the Hyatt and then take the harbor path over to KO Pies, an Australian meat pie place with beer and picnic tables in a shipyard. I would not mind killing a day there.

                        My guilty airport-trip pleasure is Pollo Campero, a fast food Latin American chicken place in Maverick Sq.

                    2. Thanks everyone. You've really helped. My husband said maybe we'd stay in Boston and forego Paris. LOL. At least we'll arrive in Paris well fed.

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                      1. re: betsbloomington

                        If you're going to Paris I'd eat very light and save my calories for Paris.