Yeah it is - but now it is all done up nice -- not bad-ass like Southie is supposed to be.
Do you remember the Channel in Southie! Loved that place - my friend used to work there so I got in free and drank for free. That is when this area was awesome and a dump at the same time. They had the "fish lots" where you could park for $5 and then walk over the bridge to downtown to work.
Now it is all Shake Shack, Legal Seafood Kitchen, nice hotels, etc. Even No Names has a name on it now. It used to be called No Names because there was No Name and they didn't have any liquor so you had to bring your own beer or wine.
I miss those days.
Yeah let us know where you are staying, the type of place you want -- dive/rustic, casual fine dining or fine dining and I am sure we could come with some. It you are staying at Gillette itself (I know there are two hotels right there) - then I would suggest just going to SkipJacks - it is a good seafood restaurant - more along the lines of casual fine dining. I have eaten at both the Boston location (used to work in the same building that is attached to this restaurant in Boston years and years ago) and the one in Gillette.
Here is there website so you could look at the menu
If you want something more casual in that area let us all know I am sure we can find some. I just don't remember any off the top of my head.
Very casual in Boston - Barking Crab and No Names are your best bet - No Names will have just slightly better seating, but either one will have great food. At No Names get the seafood chowder it is well known for this.