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2017 Swampies South of Boston Restaurant Honors List Part 3

Here is part 3  of  Rick’s Swampie Honor roll list of  local restaurants!

Check out part 1 here  and part 2 
Everywhere
Best Bar Pizza
Amvets post 51  Randolph

Best NY style Pizza
New York Pizza  West Bridgewater

 

Best Rice and Beans
Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen
Everywhere

Best Burger

The Smokehouse Burger at the 99

Best Bread (complimentary)
A tie
Crispi’s
Bridgewater


and
The Chateau

Where to get Chinese Food on New Years Eve South Shore

it’s become a tradition that people order Chinese food on  New Years December 31st   They say it is a really only a Massachusetts or New England tradition.

Make sure you order earlier call when the restaurant opens so you can get your meal when needed

Here is what Swampies said that their Go to Restaurants are for Chinese Food South of Boston on New Year Eve

Cathay Center Restaurant Weymouth 
211 Bridge St   North Weymouth, Massachusetts
(781) 337-1856

Golden Roll 
470 Liberty St
Hanson, Massachusetts 02341
Phone (781) 293-3522
Waikiki House
682 Bedford St, Whitman, MA 02382
Phone: (781) 447-3680
Quan’s Kitchen
652 E Washington St,
North Attleborough, MA 02760

 
Quann’s Kitchen
871 Washington St
Hanover, Massachusetts
Mee King Garden
33 Main St, Bridgewater, MA 02324
(508) 279-1228
China Sails
3 E Grove St, Middleborough, MA 02346
(508) 946-8888

Tiki Buddha
10 Merchant’s Way # 1,
Middleborough, MA 02346
Phone: (508) 947-3828

Jade Leaf Restaurant
1050 Pearl St, Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 584-6366

China town Brockton
51 Oak St Ext, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 580-2885

Bamboo Cafe
1285 Belmont St
Brockton, Massachusetts
508) 588-9188

Atina Asian Bistro
115 S Main St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379
Phone: (774) 223-5800

Deng’s Garden Restaurant
225 Bedford St # 10, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Phone: (508) 378-3155

South of Boston Restaurant Deals Round-up October 14th 2016

If you’re finding it hard to stay under budget because of the high cost of eating out on the South Shore take advantage of these dinning deals  that can help you score a great deal on that next meal out.  Make sure you also check out the daily dinner specials ssd

Abington

Japanese and Chinese Fusion at Omoto Garden

Omoto Garden brings a bit of international flair to Abington with its spread of Japanese and Chinese fusion cuisine. In addition to sashimi, sushi rolls, and noodle dishes, chefs craft a number of house specials. They combine shrimp and scallops in a spicy brown sauce to create an entree dubbed the Imperial Couple, and they deep-fry slices of tender steak to create a crispy beef dish. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, Omoto surrounds these feasts with a karaoke chorus, as patrons belt out popular songs and sign autographs for their invisible fans.

Two Hours of Billiards for Four People with Optional Pizza and Chicken Tenders at Stix & Stones

At Stix & Stones, pool tables take center stage—you can show off your billiard skills during the 8-ball and 9-ball tournaments that take place every Sunday at this Abington bar. But the food is a nice side dish to the competition, as the kitchen cooks juicy burgers, crispy french fries, meatball subs, and more. After sinking the eight ball, players can refuel with a cold pint of beer or a glass of wine while watching sports or Extreme Knitting on TV.

Bridgewater

Riviera Cafe Brewhouse

Enjoy Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials, or just relax and have a drink or a smoke on our outdoor deck. Excuse our appearance as we expand our brewhouse to bring even more enjoyment to your experience!

Braintree

$27 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner for Two at Campanale’s Restaurant

If its name doesn’t tip them off, visitors to Campanale’s Restaurant need only glance at the menu to realize this place is Italian to its core. More than 10 specialty pizzas take up but a small slice of real estate on the menu and include the chicken fradiavlo loaded with hot cherry peppers and onions. The rest of the menu features familiar Italian favorites, including marsala and parmigiana, alongside dishes that are a bit harder to come by such as grilled swordfish and sirloin pizziola–a 16-ounce sirloin topped with mozzarella and spicy marinara sauce. For added convenience, Campanale’s also has a gluten-free spread packed with many of its regular dishes.

 

Brockton

Italian Food at Tutto Bene – Brockton (43% Off)

One night in 1980, Tutto Bene was born around the Albaneses’ holiday table when a conversation about making their family-recipe homemade ravioli gave life to a fledgling business. Inspired by a lifetime of satisfying family meals, they set up a pasta display in an area cheese shop. Soon, the demand for their product could not be contained to a store corner, so they eventually decided to continue the tradition by expanding to a 6,000 square-foot restaurant. There, the family began serving a complete menu of their Italian and Mediterranean classics, focusing on creating each menu item with the culinary devotion that spans generations of the Albanese family.

Hanover

Hanover House of Pizza

We love our food and we are sure you will as well. Grab your friends and family and come have a meal with us.

Hingham

$15 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

As the chefs at Gourmet Garden Restaurant prepare a sweeping variety of Asian fusion dishes, they do so with an eye toward nutrition. When they crack open the pantry, they reach for whole, natural ingredients rather than MSG or trans fats. For instance, chefs complete sushi rolls with sugar-free akai rice that contains 56 times the fiber content of regular rice or standard tissue boxes. They also accommodate dietary restrictions by eliminating gluten, oil, and sauces from select dishes.

Holbrook 

Leggos Breakfast & Lunch restaurant coupon

We serve breakfast ALL DAY! Come find out why our crepes and burritos are favorites in the area. Check out our daily and weekly specials on our Facebook page. And, don’t miss our homemade meals.

Kingston

Wayback Burger Kingston

Wayback Burgers is about serving delicious and fresh, handmade burgers and hand dipped milkshakes amidst an atmosphere that hearkens back to a simpler place and time a time when customer service meant something, and everyone felt the warmth of the community.

 

Plymouth

 

$20 for $30 Worth of Upscale Italian-American Food for Dinner at Martinis Bar and Grill

Chattering TVs above the bar, the occasional visiting DJ, and trivia nights. They can all distract from food, but there will still undoubtedly be patrons at Martinis Bar and Grill totally focused on plates of Italian food and burgers. That’s all augmented by an array of beers and cocktails, which help encourage dancing and lively conversation.

Anna’s Harborside Grill $30 to Spend on Seafood, American Cuisine, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks

enjoy homemade authentic Greek Cuisine and Contemporary American Fare with family and friends…and very similar to how Anna herself hosted dinner at her own home.

Quincy

$14 for $25 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Shabu Restaurant

At Shabu Restaurant, diners take dinner preparation into their own hands, creating edible masterpieces of Japanese cuisine with little more than a bubbling soup pot and platters of shiitake mushrooms, vermicelli noodles, morsels of tender steak, fish cakes, and squid. Within the cozy 50-seat dining room, glowing cylindrical chandeliers cast light on sleek ecru furniture and lavender-tinged orchids, while simmering vessels offer up the savory scents of MSG-free broth. In the outdoor Japanese garden, guests sip wine and sake amid the sounds of rustling bamboo leaves, burbling water, and a Japanese deer scare chasing away skittish dumpling thieves.

Pub Grub at Iron Furnace (50% Off).

32 HD TVs, live music events, and hearty pub food fuel the fun, casual environment at Iron Furnace. Patrons can settle into a shiny black booth or grab a seat at the bar to enjoy everything from macaroni and cheese served in a sizzling cast iron skillet to a burger piled high with jalapeño bacon, Red Dragon cheddar, and caramelized onions. Depending on the day, comedy shows, karaoke, or team trivia nights keep guests entertained between bites, but they can always count on catching the big game.

Cafe Food for Two or More at Quincy Cafe

Quincy Cafe isn’t flashy. On the brick wall behind the counter, just above the coffeemakers, a mural-of-sorts written in chalk reminds visitors of why they’re there: pancakes, tacos, burgers, salads. Outside, simply a few handwritten signs in the window serve as the only clues as to what awaits inside, where diners gather around comforting breakfast and lunch dishes seven days per week. The cafe’s peaceful atmosphere, free of robots screaming, “DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!”, makes it an ideal gathering site for families and friends.

Pub Food for Two or Four or More at Kelly’s Cellar

Kelly’s Cellar, located just steps from the Quincy Center station, provides visitors with a taste of the Irish life. In addition to its 20 TVs, the restaurant entertains imbibers with attractions every night of the week, including trivia and live Irish music.

Stone-Baked Pizza Meal and Drinks at Maggy’s Lounge

Four friends own Maggy’s Lounge, and all of them share the same goals: bringing good food and live entertainment to Quincy area. To accomplish the former, they offer stone-baked pizzas—crispy thin pies with mozzarella and provolone cheeses and toppings such as ham, sausage, and BBQ chicken. The house cocktails, such as the Maggypietini—made with Dr. McGillicuddy’s apple pie, vanilla vodka, and pineapple juice—foreshadow the creative energy that wafts off the stage during the live music shows.

Weymouth Dining Deals

Chinese Food at Cathay Center (Up to 38% Off).

There always seems to be something going on at Cathay Center. Some nights, guests are belting out karaoke songs, and other nights, they’re racking up high scores on Wii video games. The main reason people flock to this popular local hangout, though, is the Chinese food. The menu is as long as it is diverse, and it even features an array of lighter options.

 

Main Street Gril Restaurant coupon

Main Street Grill is a cutting-edge sports bar located in Weymouth, MA. Our Philosophy is very simple: Main Street Grille will give our guests the experience they are looking for. All of the time. Not some of the time, not once in a while, but every single time they walk through our doors. The experience should be that of excellence, no less. Beginning with the greeting when our guests come in, to the professionalism of the staff, to the quality of our cuisine and the flavor of our cocktails, EVERY guest is treated as a VIP. We pride ourselves on being a company that feels that great isn’t good enough. All of us are always striving to be better than the day before. Main Street Grille will consistently continue to improve and create the best all around guest experience. Chris and Keith created the concept of Main Street Grille in 2001 and saw the restaurant come to life on November 14th, 2003. We wanted to create an atmosphere for our guests to feel comfortable and have a great meal, a delicious martini, watch a game or see great live music. Our goal was to create a place where everyone could have a great experience.

Athens Pizza Shop Weymouth

Athens Pizza features great food with a Greek and Mediterranean flair, from specialty pizzas, subs, calzones, burgers, seafood and more. We also have many vegetarian items. Everything is made using the freshest ingredients available. We can also cater your next event either corporate or private. For a delicious meal and a great time, come in soon.

Where to Dine at Marina Bay Quincy Siros Restaurant

Srios  restaurants  is an  Italian restaurant   turning out pastas, entrees & pizzas, with outdoor seating overlooking Marina Bay in Quincy MA.  Siros is part of the East Drink Mingle restaurant group that also include Port 305 and Blue that are on the boardwalk as well.  Where to Dine at Marina Bay Quincy Siros Restaurant

Where to eat on Marina Bay Quincy

Here is the Swampie buzz of   Siros n  ItaliaRestaurant Marina Bay

My sister and I took my mom to Siro’s at marina bay for Mother’s Day. Had made reservations , got a nice window seat. Even though the weather was not that great the view was still nice. Had the best waitress Jen. Came over and took are drink orders right away. They had a special menu for Mother’s Day. We started with the Lobster Bisque. It was very good. My sister and I ordered the Filet with Lobster. Came out just how we ordered it. Was a good size filet.. Also came with two good sized lobster pieces. Mom got the scallops which was also good. The waitress Jen was excellent. She checked on us thoughout the meal, even when she had a lot of other tables including a large party.

Went to Siros in Marina Bay last night with my cousin. Wow…we seated outside under cover looking out over the harbor and with a view of Boston. Then the downpours and thunder and lightening started! It was awesome…because we were out there but under cover! We started with rolled eggplant which was thin sliced with some kind of cheese (goat maybe) and lightly fried. To die for. Then came beet salad which is always a huge favorite…the roasted beets and whipped ricotta/goat was delish! Next…seafood risotto. OMG. Huge pieces of lobster and large scallops and large shrimp in a delicious cream sauce. So not good for and worth every calorie! Dessert was tiramisou. Creamy and sweet and a great ending! Our waitress was so busy and so sweet! Can’t wait to go back!!

Great food always ! Chicken Parmesan is fantastic. Caesar Salad is fantastic.
Eggplant Rollitini is excellent and the
Hummus and bread is great too !
Have never once had less than an excellent
Meal here… The staff is very professional
And friendly , and always provide perfect service. The place is very attractive inside
And the views are nice too ! Have been going here since it first opened and Will always go back

Have been here for many functions (showers, birthdays, retirements) and many more times just for lunch/dinner. Always love it! Location food and hospitality are wonderful.

This place could not be more perfect! Took my husband for
his birthday dinner and was everything we wanted it to be. Our waitress, Jen was so pleasurable and always made sure we were happy. Food was amazing. Can’t wait to
visit again.

Took my aunt for her birthday lunch and the food was great! the  waitress Liz was  awesome. They were very friendly and accommodating. Great place to celebrate special occasion. Nice boardwalk and view added. Will come and dine again!

We enjoyed amazing, delicious pan seared halibut on a bed of lobster and corn risotto today! Absolutely delicious! Beautiful day on Marina Bay boardwalk at SIROS

 

2016 Spring and Summer Kitchen Hours –
Sunday Brunch, Lunch and Dinner 11 – 10
Tues – Wed -Thur – Fri – Dinner 4 – 10
Saturday Lunch and Dinner 11 – 10
We will be open on Monday, July 4 and Monday, September 5!

Siros Restaurant, 307 Victory Road, Quincy (Marina Bay), MA 02171.

The Swampie Lobster “On a Roll” Hunt 2015 South of Boston

Two local Swampie ladies took upon themselves to go on a great lobster roll hunt during the summer of 2015!  Thank you ladies!! The Swampie Lobster "On a Roll" Hunt 2015 South of Boston Best Lobster South Shore Cape Cod

They would  eat and evaluate using a number of criteria: flavor, quality oflobster, the mayo mix, size, the bun, price, etc. and report back with our findings.

“On a Roll” HONOR ROLL !!!!!
Da, da, dada!!!! Trumpets blaring! Drum roll please….
The moment you’ve been waiting for… at least WE’VE been waiting for it. Finally, we’re done!
We stayed local.Our top three… in no particular order. (We like them each for different reasons.)

 

**HIGH HONORS:

CAPE COD LOBSTER ROLLS

211 Onset Ave, Onset MA   (Onset MA): Their buttered lobster beat out the one with mayo—we tried both.

Headed to Wareham, planned to check out Vel’s and Cafe Soleil since we had seen reviews from Swampies on both. Being a little early for dinner we headed toward Onset beach and LO AND BEHOLD we came upon a sign that said CAPE COD LOBSTER ROLLS!! Well we couldn’t CAPE COD LOBSTER ROLLS Best Lobster Roll Cape cod Onset MAignore that, so in we went, told the proprietor who we were (Ruth gave a card) and what we were doing. They opened Memorial Day and he INSISTED that WE WOULD NOT FIND A BETTER LOBSTER ROLL! The sign said served w a little mayo and seasoning but if you want more mayo or just butter to let them know. So we opted to get their standard, and also one just butter and share each (hence the roll 5 and 5b- I would call 5 and 6 but we were at the same place so it doesn’t count)
We were not disappointed- but surprisingly to us- the winner of the 2 was…. Just butter! Lobster was not warm and no noticeable butter, as in not drippy or soggy but great lobster flavor.
-Served on a side sliced butter toasted (on outside) hotdog roll with Cape Cod potato chips and a pickle.
Ruth’s weigh in:
Pro: The place is all about lobster. It was nice to find a place that offered BOTH lobster rolls with butter and with mayo.
Con: small place with take out only, and just two small tables on sidewalk.
Paula’s weigh in
Pro: this is the first roll that had noticeable tail meat. Had nice chunks with firm bite to it-but in a very good way and nice lobster flavor
Con: the seasoned one wasn’t my favorite

 

42 DEGREES NORTH Plymouth

690 State Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360  The subtle seasoning in this made it more upscale.

Cost $16.99  Comes w/choice of starch including homemade kettle chips or sweet potato fries- both great. 42 DEGREES NORTH Best lobster roll Plymouth South Shore MA
Being a weekend we included our men in today’s adventure. Looking for outdoor seating on a beautiful day we went to Plymouth, and had seen good reviews on 42 Degrees N. We hadn’t thought about whether it was on the water (it wasn’t) but they DID have lobster roll on the menu. 3 out of 4 of us ordered it. Ok, SO FAR- THE BEST! Grilled hotdog roll, small amount of mayo and celery- not quite undetectable, thin chives/a seasoning or herb, not quite sure but GREAT flavor. Little bit juicy, tender, felt much fancier yet true to itself than the others that now in comparison felt more “fast food” or “take out”. Of course In fairness, having a fun summer cocktail with it may have helped give it an edge- we did say in a previous post that atmosphere may sway our opinion. Haylee our waitress was great, and dealt well with our silly selves- good for you Haylee!! All in all our rolls were fabulous, only thing that could make it more perfect would be being oceanfront- ok, well Ruth may have liked less claw but overlooked that because of flavor. A side note, appetizer calamari was decent, beet salad with pistachio and goat cheese lovely, dessert decent, company excellent as always!
Ruth:
Pro: tasty, moist, flavorful with subtle additions Like finely chopped celery and chive that didn’t overpower the lobster.
Con: I honestly don’t have a con for this lobster roll. The best of three so far. Outdoor seating left one of the husbands valiantly squinting into the sun.
Paula:
Pro: lobster deliciousness
Con: none other than scenery would have added to atmosphere.

PILGRIM SANDS MOTEL (Plymouth)

150 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA  Not on a traditional New England hotdog roll, but delicious lobster mixed well with the Calise roll.

 We take your recommendations seriously and arrived at Pilgrim Sands- call me crazy but it just sounded a little off to me to be going to a little motel (I found out it is a hotel) for my lobster roll.   market price-$18.99(?) choice of potato salad, tortellini salad or chips, also pickle and raw veggies
Ruth:
pro: big portion, chunks of claw meat. Hint of lemon was subtle and delicious.
con: nothing–this is in my top three. I did add a little salt and pepper.
Paula:
Pro- nice flavor! Roll surprised me and was really good with the lobster (spoil alert- toasted not buttered Calise roll from BJ’s!!)
Con- would roll taste even better buttered on the inside?

**HONORS:

GREEN HARBOR Lobster Pound (Marshfield):

131 Beach St, Green Harbor, MADelicious and fresh—the smaller version on the buttered hotdog roll was our pick, rather than the famous “jumbo” on brioche.

Following recommendations from Swampies, we found ourselves at Green Harbor Lobster Pound- 2 sizes regular and jumbo. Which one? Ok let’s get both! Why? Because jumbo is served on brioche and is the meat of 2 lobsters we are told, and regular is on the grilled hotdog roll that we both like. So both in our hot little hands- jumbo in Ruth‘s, regular in mine. But who’s noticing that? Truth be told we cut both in half and shared equally so we could taste test each. Our final opinion? We would both go for the REGULAR roll and get 2 if you were that hungry- all because of the roll! But this roll is in one of our top 3 so far… It had a little mayo, no celery, a TINY bit of lettuce almost overlookable. Lots of claw meat it seemed- more “colorful” than others.
Ruth
Pros: they have lobsters in the pound on site so meat is as fresh as you can get. Moist chunks of lobster.
Cons: for the jumbo roll to hold the meat of two lobsters, it had to be served on a brioche roll–tasty, but not as good as the toasted hot dog roll of the smaller roll.

RAW BAR (Mashpee, Popponesset):

252 Shore Dr, Mashpee, MA  fresh, chunky, lots of knuckle, not overly dressed.

We  decided to make this a supper meal rather than our usual noon time lobster rolls. Paula is the scheduler and she really wanted to get to The Raw Bar because so many of you have said such good things about their lobster rolls.RAW BAR (Mashpee, Popponesset) Best Lobster Roll Cape Cod
We got there at dusk on this chilly fall evening. The inside, by the bar, was full of men (not that we have a problem with that), who apparently play golf on Fridays and congregate at the Raw Bar afterwards. They were belly up to the bar three deep, so we prepared to sit outside, hoping not to shiver at the table in the enclosure, where a sign warns to keep the door shut so “animals won’t come in.” Hmmm…?
But along came the waitress/manager of BOB’s SEAFOOD CAFÉ right next door—the inside version of raw bar (same management/same food) but a warmer indoor environment–minus all the men. She saw that we were pondering what we wanted to do, so she invited us next door.
Brenda’s service was exceptional! She was friendly and chatty but knew when to let Paula and me chat alone. On her advice we split the HUGE 12-ounce lobster roll voted #1 in New England by Billy Costa (who?). We complemented the roll with wine and delicious creamy clam chowder.
The lobster was served with minimum mayo and no fillers on a large split roll (not the traditional hot dog roll and not toasted) necessary to hold the truly generous portion of lobster meat. It came with onion rings—the frozen kind I think (meh). Fairly pricey for one roll ($27 and change), but when you consider that it serves two the price was MORE than fair.
So the rating: the lobster was delicious and I can see why so many people love it. Fresh, chunky, lots of tender knuckle meat. If only there was a giant New England hot dog roll that could have been buttered and toasted, and would have held 12-ounces of lobster, this roll might have made the top three.

**THE REST OF THE CONTENDERS (that didn’t make the honor roll)

SALT WATER CAFÉ (Newport)
HADDADS (Marshfield)
BRIDGEWAYE INN (Marshfield)
WATER CLUB (Marina Bay, Quincy)
WATERFRONT GRILLE (Plymouth)
SANDY’S (Long Beach, Plymouth)
JOCKEY CLUB (Raynham)
EMMA’S (Norton)
SCITUATE LOBSTER POUND (Crocetti’s, East Bridgewater)