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JFK Museum/Library, Boston ... Cafe Good Place For Lunch?

Mar 20th, 2009, 07:02 PM
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JFK Museum/Library, Boston ... Cafe Good Place For Lunch?

Going tomorrow for first time. Thinking of having lunch there. Has anyone eaten there who could tell me what kind of food is offered? Thanks much!
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Mar 20th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Sorry I can't help as I haven't been there for some years now. I would love to hear what you think afterwards, as I recall there's really no other food options nearby.
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Mar 22nd, 2009, 04:26 PM
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Okay, went to the Museum. Had lunch at the Cafe, which looks out over the water. Really good simple food that you help yourself to from a buffet set-up. Chicken noodle soup, clam chowder, baked fish and veggies with rice, hot dogs, very good pizza, different kinds of pastries, LaVazza coffee and cold drinks. Very reasonable. We enjoyed the whole experience very much!
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Mar 22nd, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for reporting back. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Library/Museum.
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Mar 22nd, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Thanks, elsiemoo. What's a good estimate of time to go through the museum. Going in May and I was thinking 2-3 hours??
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Mar 22nd, 2009, 09:03 PM
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texasjo, it's hard to say how long it takes, as everyone's "museum style" is different. I go with family who like to read every plaque, see every short movie (two here), have lunch and browse for awhile in the gift shop (excellent one by the way!) We were there for about three hours. It is a smaller museum, but very well done. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to our stop in Boston.
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:02 AM
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Another place I've never been. I have to stop ignoring things in my own back yard and give it a look.
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:14 AM
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Nikki, I went there last fall after living here my entire life! It was the week before the election and just seemed so fitting, but I think it's a fabulous experience, you really should go!
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:44 AM
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My last (and only) visit to the JFK Museum was at least 15 years ago. It's about time to go back for a revisit. I think it's nicer to go when the weather is better. And it probably will be nice to combine it with Castle Island.
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/castle.htm

Has anyone been to the JFK Birthplace?
http://www.nps.gov/jofi/index.htm

It only has seasonal openings. I used to live nearby for several years but never visited the site.
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 12:56 PM
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DH and I went to the birthplace house in 1971 when we first moved here. We have a pic somewhere of the younger version of ourselves sitting on the front steps... It was nice for us, especially then, as everything MA was new to us and I was an ardent admirer of JFK. It would be interesting to know if we would still enjoy it. Not sure where you live now, but you could easily combine it---which you would, of course know if you used to live in the area--- with a trip to the Coolidge Corner cinema, as it is quite nearby.
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Yet another place I haven't been, even though I too lived in the area while in school.
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Mar 23rd, 2009, 01:34 PM
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socialworker - I didn't realize the BirthPlace opened to the public so long ago. I'll wait until my parents or my in-laws come visit next time, as both have the NP Golden Eagle (or whatever the new name is) Pass.

As for combining the visit with Coolidge Corner Cinema... I probably will vote for a trip to JP Licks instead.
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