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Seafood in Newport, Rhode Island? [moved from Boston board]

For fried clams try Flo's Clam Shack across from Easton's or First Beach. While technically Middletown, it's on the border with Newport. Very casual atmosphere. At one time it was cash only. Most importantly, great fried clams.

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Flo's Clam Shack
4 Wave Ave, Middletown, RI 02842

Jun 29, 2010
marypell in Southern New England

Chowhounds ~ where is you best apple picking!

I discovered Apple Crest, Hampton Falls, NH last year. they have tractor rides out to the orchards, petting zoo, entertainment, cider donuts, pumpkins, scarecrow stuffing, pies and other baked goods for sale.

We enjoyed ourselves we went back a second time.

Sep 14, 2009
marypell in All New England Archive

Oct. Dinner 10 adults and 8 children (3-4 yrs) near Storyland/North Conway

Thank you Dagwood and MrPhil for your replies re: Moat Mountain. Because everyone in our group could not get into the selected hotel in N. Conway, everyone is now moving to condos at Attitash, Rte 302 in Bartlett, NH. Can anyone recommend a spot for this large group with many young children in the Glen/Bartlett area? We'll be spending the day at StoryLand.

Thanks Much

Sep 14, 2009
marypell in All New England Archive

Oct. Dinner 10 adults and 8 children (3-4 yrs) near Storyland/North Conway

Planning a Storyland weekend with 5 familes Oct 2-3 weekend. Looking for Sat dinner recs. (early, say 5:00) in North Conway area. Perused older posts and would consider Red Parka Inn, Red Foz Grille, Flat Bread Pizza Company (wait too long?) Moat Mtn. Smokehouse. Given the size of the group, not sure if they are large enough establishments (?) It's been a while but I think the Red Parka Inn is loud and large.....

Clearly it could not be a small, intimate place. Noisy would work best. The kid's movie and toy room at Red Foz is intriguing, but I'm not sure if it's a large place. We don't want to disturb too many people!

Thanks in advance for suggestions.

Sep 08, 2009
marypell in All New England Archive

Favorite Providence, RI Area Italian Deli?

I frequent Pauly Penta' s Mineral Springs Ave in North Providence (everything is good but it's $$$$) and Chi Chi's, Douglas Ave. (thinly layered eggplant to die for!). I've also heard the chicken salad is great. I usually land there mid afternoon and it's always sold out.

I'm a big fan of picking up prepared foods to bring home for dinner also. I travel all over MA and RI and have a penchant for Italian delis. I've been to Venda's Tony's on the hill. I'm always looking for new places to try.

Thanks!

Aug 13, 2009
marypell in Southern New England

Chow in Fall River Mass.?

I live in Newport, RI, When my family has had enough of the crowds, traffic and overpriced restaurants, we head to Fall River! We did so tonight in fact. I wowed my husband and kids with great burgers at the Ugly American. We enjoyed the cute, humble, quirky little spot. The burgers were fantastic and reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.

We have been to the Liberal Club- huge portions, reasonably priced tasty food. It's always been busy when we have been. I have turned on many a friend to Sam's bakery. A great place for a hot, cheap car lunch. Hot, freshly baked hard rolls from Medeiros Bakery (half the price of those in the supermarket) Yummy!!!! Be sure to buy a few extra for the ride home. Who could resist?

The Abbey Grille is a nice lunch/dinner spot (on the higher end). It's been a while since I've been to Le Page's but I remember the seafood being good.

I'll take anyone of these spots over a chain restaurant any day. Go to Fall River. Explore and enjoy!

Dec 15, 2008
marypell in Southern New England

Rte. 24 with Small Children

We live in Newport, RI and plan to get together Friday night somewhere halfway with our friends from Mansfield, MA. Combined we have a total of four 2-3 year olds. We're trying to think of a kid friendly restaurant (i.e. loud) with halfway decent food. Maybe off of Rte. 24? Providence, Attleboro? Any suggestions?

We love all types of food :-)

Thanks in advance!

Sep 24, 2008
marypell in All New England Archive

Lobster Roll, Newport, RI

It's been a while but the Mooring did have a great lobster roll. It's locate don the water too. Enjoy!

Sep 17, 2008
marypell in All New England Archive

Meal Following Funeral/Burial in Cambridge Alewife/Fresh Pond Area (crossposted)

Thanks to all who offered recommendations. We opted for Gran Gusto and were not disappointed. We have been to Italy several times, my husband having lived in Naples. It was the best Neopolitan pizza he has ever had in the US. The caesar salad was good too, hints of anchovy. We were there about 2 1/2 hrs. It was nice to linger and talk with family members. They accommodated 18 people despite the reservation being only for twelve. All in all, a great suggestion. Thanks again!

May 09, 2008
marypell in Greater Boston Area

Hungry on 24

I travel to Boston from Newport, RI 2-3X/week for work. Quite often I'm anxious to leave the city by 3 to avoid the onslaught of southbound traffic. I often find myself wishing there was somewhere to stop to pick up tasty take out/ prepared foods for dinner on the ride home - I'll eat anything, Greek, Middle Eastern, Italian are my faves. There isn't even a Whole Foods. Nada. Anyone have any easy on/off suggestions Braintree, Brockton, Bridgewater, Fall River?

Thanks

May 07, 2008
marypell in All New England Archive

Meal Following Funeral/Burial in Cambridge Alewife/Fresh Pond Area (crossposted)

I will sadly be burying my brother either Friday of this week. Can anyone recommend a suitable restaurant in the vicinity of the Cambridge cemetery, Rindge Ave (North Cambridge) to have a meal? The only ones I can remember in the area are Bertucchis, Aku, Aku, Joyce Chen and Franks Steakhouse on Mass Ave.

You know the deal- hard to know how many people will show, although we plan to keep it immediate family. That's at least 1 dozen family members. Parking is an issue. Middle of the road price range. Most folks will be traveling back to the Stoneham/Reading area. After a long emotional day I don't want everyone to drive to far.

Thanks to all with suggestions.

May 07, 2008
marypell in Greater Boston Area

Meal following a funeral/burial Cambridge Alewife/Fresh Pond

I will sadly be burying my brother either Friday or Saturday of this week. Can anyone recommend a suitable restaurant in the vicinity of the Cambridge cemetery, Rindge Ave (North Cambridge) to have a meal? The only ones I can remember in the area are Bertucchis, Aku, Aku, Joyce Chen and Franks Steakhouse on Mass Ave.

You know the deal- hard to know how many people will show, although we plan to keep it immediate family. That's at least 1 dozen family members. Parking is an issue. Most folks will be traveling back to the Stoneham/Reading area. After a long emotional day I don't want everyone to drive to far.

Thanks to all with suggestions.

May 07, 2008
marypell in All New England Archive

Staying at Marriott East Side 525 Lexington-Dinner Recommendations?

Spending an overnight mid May at the Marriott, Lexington Ave. My collegue and I will be entertaining 2 business clients over dinner (4 women total). I'm looking for some restaraunt recommendations.

I'm not certain what types of food they enjoy. I know I like Italian, seafood, steak. I'd appreciate any recommendations. We will discuss them all.

We're willing to walk or take a cab. We're looking for something nice but not over the top.

Thanks in adavance.

Mary

Apr 30, 2007
marypell in Manhattan