Best South Shore Eats off Route 3

The drive between Boston and Cape Cod on Route 3 is quick and easy (traffic permitting), but it's nice to have a reliable stopping point on the South Shore. On a recent thread, hounds discussed some favorite options that are close to the highway. Here's a rundown, exit by exit, north to south:

Exit 14: Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham has a "pretty modern menu of seafood and steak in a handsomely renovated colonial house," says cannedmilkandfruitypebbles.

Exit 12: In Pembroke, Orta serves wood-fired pizza and very good small plates. momoftwo loves Poopsie's (also in Pembroke), which is very casual: Go for pitchers of beer and bar pizza. In Marshfield, drewinmrblhd suggests Hola, and cannedmilkandfruitypebbles agrees: "It's one of the most interesting menus on the South Shore, serving small plates and flatbreads."

Exit 11: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles suggests The Sun Tavern, even if the food can be spotty. "The room is very comfortable and it is in a historic house. Think low ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, and arm chairs."

Exit 9: Solstice in Kingston offers "really good food, really good atmosphere, and really good bar service," CocoDan says.

Exit 6: Plymouth has several options, including some great seafood. Wood's Seafood and the Lobster Hut, both by the water, are good bets.

Exit 2: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles thinks the British Beer Company is a nice place to take a break. "Lots of good draught beer and an English slanted pub menu," he says.

Scarlet Oak Tavern [South Shore]
1217 Main Street, Hingham
781-749-8200

Orta [South Shore]
75 Washington Street, Pembroke
781-826-8883

Poopsie's [South Shore]
243 Church Street, Pembroke
781-826-5282

Hola [South Shore]
10 Library Plaza, Marshfield
781-837-2900

The Sun Tavern [South Shore]
500 Congress Street, Duxbury
781-837-1109

Solstice [South Shore]
63 Summer Street, Kingston
781-585-2221

Wood's Seafood [South Shore]
15 Town Pier, Plymouth
508-746-0261

Lobster Hut [South Shore]
25 Town Wharf, Plymouth
508-746-2270

British Beer Company [South Shore]
6 Middle Street, Plymouth
508-747-1776

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