Our family of four (hubby, two girls ages 9 & 14, and I) are coming into Boston for a quick stopover from August 9-11. We're staying two nights at the Park Plaza, doing the Freedom Trail, maybe the Duck Tour and then we need to head out quickly to visit family in VT.
I've spent most of my life on the east coast - living in NYC, Boston and CT - but we've now lived in CA for 5 years, so I'm feeling out of touch w/good Boston restaurants. Not only am I out of touch, but by now I am DESPERATELY CRAVING a delicious lobster roll. After perusing the board, I'm thinking maybe B&G Oyster is the place for me.
Any advice for good, but not too upscale, other places would be appreciated - not only for lobster rolls, but all kinds of chowish food. My husband and I will be scarfing down as many lobster rolls, clams and everything New England-y as we can, while the kids, although generally adventurous eaters, will probably be more inclined to lobby for places serving burgers, pizza and anything with noodles. They also like lamb, good shish-ka-bob, Chinese, Thai, etc - mostly anything that's casual and tasty.
All advice/opinions appreciated. Many thanks in advance.