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Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

I seldom see exact dates listed here. Many reviews on yelp do give dates and specifics.
On yelp it's easy to pick the people I'm interested in. It's an easier format to see what's going on across the country.

1 day ago
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Lunch near Boston Harbor Hotel?

Two minutes from the hotel is Hook Lobster. Just a few picnic tables outside, great lobster roll, chowder and lobster bisque.

Apr 12, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast on Marathon Day

If you end up at liberty lunch, there's a great Portuguese bakery up on the left called Central Ave Bakery. A few snacks for the train ride are always nice.

Mar 29, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast on Marathon Day

Liberty Lunch would be my first choice. Two miles from the train station. Rt on Central from Newport ave, then on the right across from St. Leo's.
Shannon's is also in Pawtucket about two miles from the station. Best prices around and larger than liberty. Shannon's is near the Attleboro line on benefit and broadway.

Mar 28, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Breakfast on Marathon Day

Any interest in having breakfast before you get on the train? If getting on at south attleboro there are several places I go to.

Mar 28, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Where Have All the Greek Restaurants Gone?

Even the restaurants owned by Greeks were awesome. The Paramount in the 80's was a great place and Jimmy's Harborside as well.

Mar 25, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

McKays (Quincy) not just breakfast

Funny guy

Mar 11, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

McKays (Quincy) not just breakfast

O yea, I used to get the hot open faced roast beef sandwich. Great place

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Boston's weirdest desserts?

Actually, coffee jello does sound good.

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Coffee shop on the water

What about the ICA? Call to see if you have to pay the admission fee to use the cafeteria. That would be a great water view.

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

The Unbearable Classiness of Nick Varano

Well if I'm nick and reading this thread, then I'm feeling pretty good. The chow regulars only get upset over thriving successful businesses.

Mar 10, 2014
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Coffee shop on the water

No inside seating at sullivans. Decent cheap coffee, breakfast sandwiches and one heck of a harbor view.

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

lunch near World Trade Center (flower show)

First, if just a day trip you want to get there early. The parking lots are about half the size as a year ago.
There are plenty of places down there. From a hole in the wall called Yankee Lobster which serves the best chowder in town, to the newest Legal Seafood. For decent Italian or just great pizza, there is Salvatores.
There's a dunkins for coffee and the seaport hotel has a nice cafe.

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Boston weekend dining with 72 year old parents

Have you been to Neptune? If not and you're going to wait in line, I hope your parents are in good shape. There are no benches outside to wait and most likely you'll be walking a bit before you get there. Neptune isn't the most comfortable place

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Boston's weirdest desserts?

Boston Cream Pie

Mar 10, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Coffee shop on the water

Ok, the harbor walk from the northern ave bridge past the courthouse is a great idea. I believe Strega has a cafe complete with pastry.

Mar 09, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Coffee shop on the water

This is not your typical chow response but in the seaport district you can get coffee from the dunks and walk to the end of the commonwealth pier. There are several benches out there. The view is of the whole harbor including the tobin bridge and Logan.

Mar 09, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Sullivan's-Castle Island opening on Sat., 2/22/14

Made it to Sullivan's this past Thursday. With the sun shinning it was s nice day to walking around the island and stop for a burger.
Sullivan's still has a great burger.

Mar 08, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Boston - Monday night, casual dinner, serious foodie

Your hotel is in Boston on the Charles across from Cambridge. Scampo is nice but I'd get out of the hotel. Taking the red line to Harvard is a good suggestion.
If you want to stay within walking distance, Ristorante Toscano is on Charles Street.

Mar 05, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Good lobster?

The legals in Kendall Square is my favorite legal. Whoever said all legals aren't the same is correct.

Mar 04, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

I've got real pictures with my reviews on yelp. Sure I've run across questionable reviews there. I have on twitter as well and most sites I visit. I tend not to make waves over them any longer.
But I can tell the amateur photographer and those are the pictures which give credibility to the review.

Mar 03, 2014
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Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Actually yelp often has faces to its reviews. People put their personal pictures up and pictures of the places they review.
I have many pictures of the places I review. Less is often more and yelp reviews are targeted to one place, where other sites give a long endless list of places to eat for someone in Boston on a short weekend.

Mar 03, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Star Ratings go back to The Buckman Tavern days when candles were used. Star ratings have been and will be used forever.
It's up to the reader to go thru the reviews just as we go thru most things during the day and decide which ones are most credible.

Mar 03, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Yes they do blue magic and I've had a few respond to my reviews. Yelp reviewers tend to give specific dates on their visits, something I like.

Mar 03, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

That seems to be the description of many hounders of other chowhounders with a different opinion

Mar 02, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Valley girls eat out too. I never see chowhound mentioned on yelp.

Mar 02, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area

Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Yes, Blue Magic I tend to agree. I get the impression that chowhound reviewers get to these places within six months where on tripadvisor the reviewers never stay at the hotels of which they recommend.

Mar 02, 2014
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Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Bad service often over shawdows good food.

Mar 02, 2014
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Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

Those idiots are not just limited to yelp. Yelp reviews are often more in depth than chow. One can find reviews on yelp on places where the average chow foodie wouldn't be caught near. Minus the food trucks of course.

Mar 02, 2014
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Potbelly=happiness in Terminal C!

Which when traveling in the morning can be blessing. As long as you liked it science chick, that's all that matters. Thanks for the info

Feb 23, 2014
libertywharf in Greater Boston Area