Anthony's Pier 4 is a Boston staple. Established by Anthony Alhanas in 1963, it's been a popular place for locals and tourists alike ever since. Its location is spectacular...it sits on the end of Pier 4 and looks across the bay to Logan airport. You are able to watch the ferry departing to Cape Cod as well as a variety of other pleasure crafts.
The large bar looks like a sailing ship, and you must stop to look at famous photos in the main lobby. From the looks of the photos, everyone who is anyone has been here!
It was once the "haunt" of the famous Kennedy Clan. Also of interest is the entry where you cross over a live lobster pond! Try to go early if you are eating dinner because it's a wait if you don't.
The place is large and open with tables adorned with crisp, white linens. It's an extensive menu with fresh lobster [which you are able to choose for yourself] as a house speciality since the lobsters are caught by their own lobstering company. [For 25 years, they have operated a lobster business out of Spruce Head Maine. Fresh live lobsters are delivered to the restaurant several times weekly to ensure the best quality and freshness.]
Some critics have said that "it's seen its better day"...I certainly disagree as do many others who have and always do eat here.
Favorite Dish: I remember vividly Allan with his lobster bib eating a whole lobster. They have the whole "bib ritual" here, which I find enchanting. He certainly needed a bib for this feast!
All meals are served with delicious fresh, hot popovers.
I had Lobster Tail that melted in my mouth.
Jill had the Pier 4 Fisherman's Platter with golden fried native sole, cod, monk fish, shrimp, and scallops. Of course, it was much too much for her, so we helped her out!
They also have delectable Souffle, either Grand Mariner served with Zabagilione Sauce or Chocolate served with Zabaglione sauce! In addition, they offter Hot baked Indian Pudding with Ice Cream, Creme Caramel, Ice Cream Pie, Baked Alaska with Strawberry Sauce, Pecan Pie with Ice Cream, Chocolate Espresso Cake served with Raspberry Sauce, and Creme Brulee!
Believe it or not, we had desserts: Hot baked Indian Pudding, Ice Cream Pie, and Creme Brulee. Don't ask which one was the best...all were outstanding.
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks." Lin Vutang, 1937
We ate at many places in Provincetown, but the one I remember with a smile is Clem & Ursie's! It's almost surrealistic with so many different kinds of food, and all of them delicious.
They serve the best pulled pork barbeque sandwich [I tought I was in the Carolinas!], Azorean Portuguese fisherman's repertoire such as the unforgettable catfish vinho dahlos [thought I had died and gone to Heaven] , and fresh lobster, either steamed, baked, or stuffed [you pick your own lobster from the tank in the adjoining market].
The prices are quite reasonable [a one pound lobster at that time was $10.95!]. I suggest you try a "lazy lobster roll" for lunch [can you imagine lobster in a hot-dog roll?
This place is known as the "best counter-service restaurant in the world!"
You gotta realize that this place is unique with its neoprimitive humor of their signage; decorative masks by the great Truro artist, Susan B. Baker, and, best of all, the former Dairyland collection of distorted genetic-misfit lobster claws!
The adjoining market is just as remarkable with the live-lobster tanks, gourmet bread, all kinds of sandwiches. They also have wines and cold beer as well as Portuguese soda.
Oh, yes, they serve soft-serve ice cream and a Nutty Fudge Bar, which is a layer of vanilla custard, peanuts, fudge, all covered in chocolate on a stick.
Or, you might choose Stuffed Ice Cream Sandwiches, which are vanilla with a fudge center or chocolate and peanut butter center rolled in nuts and dipped in chocolate!
Favorite Dish: The Chunky Lobster Bisque is delicious; Pulled BBQ Pork is perfect; Jumbo Shrimp are huge, firm, and tender; smoked ribs are terrific; Shrimp Mozambique [with broccoli over brown rice] is quite tempting; Fried Catfish Vinho Dahlos [local catfish marinated in vinegar, garlic, spices, saffron with French fries]: There are no words to describe how good this one is!; Crab Cakes with Boston Baked Beans and Homemade Slaw was a lunchtime favorite of Allan's; and Sweet Potato Fries [might be the only potato dish I've ever like!]
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If in Province town, you just have to try Clem and Ursies Restaurant
NO CREDIT CARDS.
My Naked Fish dining experience was awesome. The delicious food, coupled with the great service and contemporary decor was more than satisfying. My only regret was that I didn't order a Mojito. =(
Favorite Dish: I ordered the coconut encrusted haddock with the orange rum cream sauce while my friend got the orange and balsamic glazed salmon. Our orders came with two sides as well and those were equally delicious. Since it was a work night we decided not to get anything alcoholic, although they do serve an assortment of Cuban cocktails.
If you want great seafood, and a funplace to eat go to Mc t's....
The food is great and they give plenty of it...
Its located on gloucester bay and over looks the working water front ..
Spacious smoking and non-smoking sections
Specializing in fresh lobster and seafood dishes
Open 7 Days a week
(Call for Winter Hours)
cape anns largest menu..
One tip get there early as it fills up, and parking is not great , we found parking down the street better,use one of the lots acroos the street, or the public parking area...
Mc T's is very easy to miss..
They also sell Mc t's shirts etc....
Favorite Dish: the fishermans plater is great and also the stuffed lobster..
We explored architectural treasures of Williamstown one day and had a dinner at this excellent quality Indian restaurant. It serves buffet lunch and a la carte dinner. It offers all kinds of Indian food.
An open, attractive, tangerine interior with two full bay windows and a 16-foot, L-shaped bar, Spice Root is a comfortable setting for lunch or dinner for two or a group.
We were the first family to enter the restaurant at 5 pm, which opens for the dinner after a brief interval. However, within 30 minutes it was jammed pack.
Dinner Every Day 5:00 - 10PM
Lunch Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Favorite Dish: From Seafood Menu: Shrimp Vindaloo (extremely spicy)
From Tandoori Menu: Chicken Tandoori, Seekh Kabobs, chicken tikka. This is basically a favorite with all people of Pakistani origin.
From Chicken Menu: chicken biryani, even though I cook it better at home than any body else - this is guranteed.
Eagle Brook is a nice little pub/restaurant on Rt. 1A in Norfolk. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and an excellent selection of house brews. They periodically change them around, but there's a staple of permanent favorites. The food is good, and not too pricey. The place does get crowded in the evenings, especially on weekends.
Favorite Dish: The Blueberry Ale is very good. It actually has real blueberries in it, floating on the bottom that you can snack on while you drink it.
Durgin-Park goes back to Revolutionary days, but the era of fame for its chowders, Indian puddings, apple pan dowdy, johnny cake, and New England boiled dinners started around 130 years ago when John Durgin, in partnership with Eldridge Park, a livery man, and John G. Chandler, a dry goods merchant, took over.
The restaurant's theme followed to this day was decided upon then by these old Yankees, that the best advertising is plenty of food on the table. And that's certainly the case! Bring your appetite!
Favorite Dish: Corn bread and clam chowder! Of course the lobsters are great too (did I mention this is my favorite food?)
The Chateau is a family-owned Italian place of the red vinyl booth variety--the kind you see in mafia movies. They have a few locations throughout eastern Massachusetts. The food there is great for the most part, especially the pizza. In fact it's one of only two places that I'll get pizza from. They also have really good seafood. I get fish there a lot when I go. The prices at The Chateau are also not bad for what you get. They have a kids' menu and the people that work there are always friendly. The Andover location where I usually go also has a nice bar.
Favorite Dish: Anchovy and black olive pizza is the best! Their cannolis are also so good that it's just not right.
It's hard to find a good Mexican restaurant in Massachusetts. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found Acapulco's. This place is truly Mexican, down to staff & even ownership if my info is correct. And the food is great!
Favorite Dish: So far no matter what I, or others I was with, tried, it was all excellent food. Flavorfull & tasty!! The place is pretty cheap, too. You can have a very good dinner for less than $20/head, more if you start in on the drinks.
John Harvard's is a great place to grab dinner and a few drinks after work. The food is pretty good, and they brew their own microbrews - I have yet to try one I didn't like. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy, even though there're usually lots of people, in both the restaurant and the bar areas. It does get fairly loud in there as a result, but somehow that just seems to contribute to the feel-good atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: All of their brews are very good, though I'm particularly partial to their Irish Stout. Chicken Pot Pie is good, as is the Ranch Spiced Steak.
If you find yourself in the Natick area, Kelly's is a good place to eat. Located inside Jordan's Furniture building, it's pretty popular at lunch time, so it's better to go a little later than normal, or go for dinner/supper instead.
The food's very good, typical American stuff...roast beef sandwiches (huge!), fish and chips, burgers, big salads, etc.
Good for the kids too...the decor will interest them, and there's a big fish tank also that should keep their attention at least for a little while :-)
OPEN: Mon - Thurs 10am - 10pm,
Fri - Sat 10am - 11pm, Sun 11am - 9pm
Favorite Dish: I had the fish and chips, and no complaints. My son had fried clams, which were very good also and our future daughter-in-law (yay!) had a turkey club that she said was very good.
I have a few pictures of this place but can only put one here. This plate of food was what Paul ordered and it was most delicious and tender. The service was friendly and about average in speed. They worked with our kids to find the right combinations of food for their tastes and the atmosphere was relaxed. We really enjoyed it and would return again.
Favorite Dish: Paul had the Blackened Yellowfin Tuna Steak topped with a red curry/mango sauce, Mexican rice and vegetablefor $15.95. and Angie had the BBQ Mixed Grill consisting of chicken breast, pork chop and baby back ribs with seasoned fries, French bread and vegetables for $14.95. All meals come with a salad also!!
We stopped here for lunch on our stroll through West Yarmouth. It's one of those typical New England Mom and Pop restaurants, family owned, and family-focused. We were happy with the service and the sandwiches we got. Nothing grand, but a meal that was palatable and a decent price.
Favorite Dish: I think we went for the plain sandwiches like grilled cheese and tuna. It's more the ambience that is appealing with it's friendly atmosphere and outgoing staff. I think it won't disappoint if you're looking for something inexpensive and simple.
The Daily Catch is a very small place, a dive really. The restaurant only seats about 18 people and is staffed by three people: a cook, a hostess/waitress and a bus boy... The hostess/waitress is an older woman who is always entertaining by simply acting normal (she is one of the reasons this is my favorite Boston restaurant).
As is par for the course with many Italian restaurants in Boston's North End, The Daily Catch is family owned (and uses family held Sicilian recipes) which greatly adds to its character...
Favorite Dish: The Lobster fra Diavolo...the cook takes a whole live lobster cutting it length way with a single chop of a larger meat cleaver, then drops it into a large pan with linguine and gravy (for those not familiar with Italians in Boston, gravy refers to marina or tomato sauce). The dish also contains bits of squid and shrimp AND is quite spicy with red pepper (note: the dish serves two people).
Quite honestly, I think this is my favorite dish of all time...sure beats that Caribou in Yellowknife. If you’re not hungry enough for the Lobster fra Diavolo, but in the mood for something really different try the black pasta served Aglio Olio style (with squid ink).
The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S.—the doors have always been open to diners since 1826.
Union Street was laid out in 1636, but there are no municipal records documenting the Oyster House's date of construction. All that is known is that the building has stood on Union Street as a major local landmark for more than 250 years.
The building was originally a dry goods store for years, during which time a future ruler of France, Louis Phillippe, lived upstairs in this building while exiled from his country. He taught french to rich Bostonians to make his living, until returning to France to serve as king from 1830 to 1848.
That was just one of the unusual happenings in this building!
The picture is borrowed from the Union Oyster House website.
The Union Oyster House also claims to be the first place to use toothpicks!!! You heard it here first!
Favorite Dish: Everything is good, but very expensive!
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