Hey all, I'm new here. Just thought I'd post some of my favorite eats. Most of these are in MA because I live in the Boston area, but one is in NH as well. All are moderately priced, unless I say otherwise.
Hilltop Steakhouse, Saugus MA: Good steak and meats in general with some decent seafood, too. Strange for a steakhouse, but they actually make good chicken fingers, too.
Floramo's, Chelsea MA: Fabulous steak tips there. Great service, too. The only thing I don't like is that they're probably one of the only restaurants I know that closes on Sundays.
The Hardcover, Danvers MA: A little pricey, but good steak and seafood here, too.
Bartley's, Cambridge MA: I finally went to this place two weeks ago and it was great. Try "the People's Republic of Cambridge" burger...it was amazing.
Marky's Lobster Pound, Seabrook NH: They have great lobster here, as you would expect. And you can buy a heap of fries to feed the seagulls.
Kelly's Roast Beef, various MA locations: Kelly's has great roastbeef, but their seafood is awesome. The fried shrimp, lobster roll, and chowder are worth the prices. It's technically fast food, but the service and quality are great. Everything's freshly made.
The Agawam Diner, Rowley MA: A comfy, homey diner with great french toast. I love it.
As for Italian, I like going to Bertuccis and Olive Garden, but would like a local place to call home, too. Has anyone ever been to Maggiano's in Boston? I would like to try it out. Also, I'm looking for good Chinese, too. I'm a fan of Kowloon in Saugus, MA, but it'd be cool to go someplace different.
I would also like to add that I too have been to the sketchy, ghetto Denny's in Salem, NH. It seems like everyone's experienced that strange place :P