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ISO Low-End Boston Food with "personality"

ramenbound | Nov 21, 201103:18 PM

I am in search of places to eat for lunch on a Friday and Saturday.
Something in the $-$$ range (let's say 35 or under, all-inclusive sans drinks - or put another way, a place that's probably too cheap to be put on OpenTable). Would be going with company that's rather keen on remaining low-budget.

I am wondering if there are any particularly 'exciting' places that fit this criteria (using that word as such makes me cringe somewhat, so let me explain). I would be enthralled to find a place, for example, that does a particular dish/food or particular aspect of a cuisine especially well (as supposed to say a generic 'good brunch place'). Could be 'old school' or 'new school' and I don't mind kitschy - as long as it tastes good and is something that is hopefully in some way singularly unique

Some places that come to mind in other cities are XOCO in Chicago, Hot Doug's in Chicago, Katz's in NY, The Meatball Shop in NY, the Momofuku empire in NY, Umami Burger in LA, Philippe's in LA, John's Roast Pork / Tony Luke's in Philadelphia, The Cheeseboard Collective in SF... this list perhaps seems somewhat aimless but it's my hope that someone is able to continue the chain with a Boston destination. Help?

P.S.- In the past, I've done Neptune Oyster, Island Creek, and Galleria Umberto; Santarpio's is slotted for a last dinner this time around

Neptune Oyster
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

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