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good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

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good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

We are on our way in 4 days. Where is a good place to stop to eat after flying all day? We will be arriving in Boston about 5pm, renting a car, and driving to N. Truro where we will stay for 5 days. Can't wait to taste some of the great seafood we have heard so much about- and don't forget the chowder of course!

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1. Re: good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

We like to get off of Rte 6 onto 6A immediately after crossing the Sagamore Bridge, drive for 3-4 miles and stop at the Sagamore Inn (which is not an inn) for a meal. They were closed for a few years, but they re-opened adn we ate here in May and it was still good.

What day of the week are you arriving on? If you leave the airport at 5:30ish, you'll run into the worst of rush hour traffic and you might be better of eating near the airport and then driving.

For basic red-sauce Italian, Jevelli's in East Boston is great. They also have some seafood on the menu and good traditional chowder (as in you can't expect your spoon to stand up in it). Thick chowder seems to have become the norm these days, but it wasn't always that way. Jevelli's isn't trendy or fancy, but everything they do is done well at reasonable prices.

http://www.jeveli.com/contact.htm

You could also go through the Ted Williams Tunnel, exit in South Boston and eat in the Seaport District. Legal Seafood test kitchen, the new Legal Harborside and the Daily Catch are in the general vicinity.

http://www.dailycatch.com/seaport.html

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2. Re: good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

We arrive on Wednesday, I forgot about the traffic! I just want to get there !

We arrive if on time at 4:45pm and then get the car, If its like Atl, it could take forever to get there Oh boy

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Yes ... 5:15 or 5:30 on a Wednesday will be tough. If are travelling with at least one other person, you'll be eligible for the "HOV" lane, but it could still be difficult. Leaving the airport at 5:30 could add an hour or more to your drive. Leave if you eat and hit the road at 7, you'll be much better off.

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4. Re: good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

I would agree that the time you spend dining in Boston - you would probably sit in traffic anyway. So in effect you wont get there much sooner

If you do decide to eat near the airport and are considering Italian (which most of the restaurants there are) I suggest Rino's a small non-descript building with a big reputation. Great food - fresh pasta - wonderful menu!!

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5. Re: good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

Just take some food from home or get something at the Atlanta airport to eat while you are flying to Boston. That way you can just get in the car (grab a water or soda at the car rental place for the drive) and wait until you get to the Cape to eat. At least that's what we do. There is traffic in Boston at rush hour but it never seems horribly long to us....or is this just our perspective from struggling around Chicago highways at about any hour?

Be sure to plan some rainy day activities. You'll see a post for it under the Top Questions section on the right.

Edited: 04 September 2011, 13:18
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6. Re: good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

I agree, Rino's is good, but with the TV coverage it's had lately, it could be a long meal. Check the reviews, people love it but report 2+ hours wait for a table ... not the best thing for somebody anxious to eat and get on the road.

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7. Re: good food on the drive from Boston to North Truro

Solstice exit 9 in Kingston (route 3) is excellent for your first stop. Then it will be 1.5 hours to Truro.

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