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Boston, MA Restaurant Guide

When it comes to city pride, Bostonians are second to none.  Whether you’re talking their passion for pro sports, the beloved, historical neighborhoods they’ve grown up in or the incredible culinary scene their City has had for decades, Bostonians are a boastful bunch – and maybe they should be.  They have world class restaurants, tons of entertainment options and the freshest seafood on the Atlantic coast.  

Let’s begin with Boston’s neighborhoods.  Between Beacon Hill, Charlestown and the West End, there are great neighborhoods with rich, American history on every block – and bingeable bites, too.  We’ve covered South End, a neighborhood in Central Boston with options for locals and visitors alike, along with North End, which is one of the most visited neighborhoods in Boston by out of towners.  We’ll be covering more of these areas in the coming weeks, eventually covering all 23 of Boston’s beautiful neighborhoods.  

You can’t brag about Boston without talking Chowdah!  When you’re talking Clam Chowder, you’re talking about one of America’s oldest dishes – a perfect emblem of American’s most historic city.  Historians believe the New England Clam Chowder that’s so ubiquitous in Boston was actually created by settlers to the area in the 1700’s.  Considering the ingredients are items you could find in 1700 or 2017, you’re probably tasting history with every bite.  We rate our favorite Boston Clam Chowder spots here.

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Saltie Girl
Woods Hill Pier 4
Carmelina’s
Yankee Lobster
Bostonia Public House (Downtown)
The Friendly Toast (Back Bay)
Mike’s City Diner (South End)
Myers + Chang (Dorchester)
North Street Grill (North End)
Precinct Kitchen and Bar (Back Bay)
Trident Booksellers & Café (Back Bay)
State Street Provisions 
Reel House- East Boston 
Mike & Patty’s 
Café Bonjour
Pier 6 Boston Waterfront
Rooftop at Revere
The Sky Lounge and Rooftop Terrace
Lookout Rooftop Bar
Contessa
The Lexington
Daedalus
Felipa’s Taqueria
Banners Kitchen & Tap
Parlor Sports
WynnBET Sports Bar
Bleacher Bar
City Works – Watertown
Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill
Alcove
Deuxave
B&G Oysters
Henrietta’s Table
Loyal Nine
Gather
Mare Oyster Bar
Petit Robert Bistro
Clam Box of Ipswich
Boston Sail Loft Restaurant
Saltie Girl
Legal Sea Foods
Neptune Oyster
Union Oyster House
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Alden & Harlow
The Hourly Oyster House
The Kebab Factory
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Cafe Sushi
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Charlie's Kitchen
Katz Bagel Bakery
Bagelsaurus
Levend Bagelry
Iggy's Bread of the World
Wicked Bagel
Mamaleh's Delicatessen
Better Bagels
Grill 23 & Bar
Stockyard Restaurant
Abe and Louie's
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Boston Chops
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Rare Steakhouse
The Bancroft
Smith & Wollensky
Yankee Lobster Company
Ned Devine's
Eventide Fenway
Boston Chowda Co.
Neptune Oyster
Saltie Girl
Legal Sea Food
Flour Bakery & Café
Bova’s Bakery
Hi-Rise Bread Company
Sweet Tooth Boston
Tatte Bakery & Café
Modern Pastry
Café Madeleine
Sofra Bakery & Café
Neptune Oyster
The Barking Crab
Ivory Pearl
Atlantic Fish Company
Union Oyster House
Daily Catch
Neptune Oyster
James Hook & Co
Yankee Lobster
Luke's Lobster Back Bay
Barking Crab
Larry J’s BBQ Café
Blue Nile
Sunset Caribbean Haitian Restaurant
Pit Stop Barbecue
Ali’s Roti
Jamaican Flames Restaurant
Jamaican Flames Restaurant
The Lucy Ethiopian Café
Fasika Café
Saus
Lone Star Taco Bar
Sweet Cheeks
Casa Romero
Tasty Burger
Trina's Starlite Lounge
Yume Ga Arukara
Bodega Canal
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
Machu Chicken
Cactus Grill
Pikalo
Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant
New Saigon Sandwich & Bakery
SRV Restaurant
Mike's City Diner
Myers + Chang
Kava Neo-Taverna
Mana Escondido Café
Toro Boston
Bar Lyon
No Relation
Banyan Bar & Refuge
Barcelona Wine Bar
Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
Hei La Moon
Dumpling Cafe
Five Spices House
Taiwan Cafe
Mala Restaurant
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe
MDM Noodles
Myers and Chang
Clay Pot Cafe
Mamma Maria
Euno
Frenchie
Ostra
Tres Gatos
Oleanna
Menton
O Ya
No.9 Park
Deuxave
The Daily Catch
Prezza
La Famiglia Giorgio’s
Mare
Al Dente
Galleria Umberto
Strega
Giacomo’s
Lucca
The Daily Catch
Giacomo's North End
Table Boston
Bencotto
Prezza
La Famiglia Giorgio's Restaurant
L'Osteria
Neptune Oyster
Armando’s Pizza
Jinny’s Pizzeria
Source Restaurant
Pizzeria Regina
Area Four
Pastoral
Brewer’s Fork
Hotbox
Dragon Pizza
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Saltie Girl
Woods Hill Pier 4
Carmelina’s
Yankee Lobster
Bostonia Public House (Downtown)
The Friendly Toast (Back Bay)
Mike’s City Diner (South End)
Myers + Chang (Dorchester)
North Street Grill (North End)
Precinct Kitchen and Bar (Back Bay)
Trident Booksellers & Café (Back Bay)
State Street Provisions 
Reel House- East Boston 
Mike & Patty’s 
Café Bonjour
Pier 6 Boston Waterfront
Rooftop at Revere
The Sky Lounge and Rooftop Terrace
Lookout Rooftop Bar
The Lexington
Daedalus
Felipa’s Taqueria
Banners Kitchen & Tap
Parlor Sports
Bleacher Bar
City Works – Watertown
Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill
Alcove
Deuxave
B&G Oysters
Henrietta’s Table
Loyal Nine
Gather
Mare Oyster Bar
Petit Robert Bistro
Clam Box of Ipswich
Boston Sail Loft Restaurant
Saltie Girl
Legal Sea Foods
Neptune Oyster
Union Oyster House
Row 34
Alden & Harlow
The Hourly Oyster House
The Kebab Factory
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Cafe Sushi
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Charlie's Kitchen
Katz Bagel Bakery
Bagelsaurus
Levend Bagelry
Iggy's Bread of the World
Wicked Bagel
Mamaleh's Delicatessen
Better Bagels
Grill 23 & Bar
Stockyard Restaurant
Abe and Louie's
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Boston Chops
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Rare Steakhouse
The Bancroft
Smith & Wollensky
Yankee Lobster Company
Ned Devine's
Eventide Fenway
Boston Chowda Co.
Neptune Oyster
Saltie Girl
Flour Bakery & Café
Bova’s Bakery
Hi-Rise Bread Company
Sweet Tooth Boston
Tatte Bakery & Café
Modern Pastry
Café Madeleine
Sofra Bakery & Café
Neptune Oyster
The Barking Crab
Ivory Pearl
Atlantic Fish Company
Union Oyster House
Daily Catch
Neptune Oyster
James Hook & Co
Yankee Lobster
Luke's Lobster Back Bay
Barking Crab
Larry J’s BBQ Café
Blue Nile
Sunset Caribbean Haitian Restaurant
Pit Stop Barbecue
Ali’s Roti
Jamaican Flames Restaurant
Jamaican Flames Restaurant
The Lucy Ethiopian Café
Fasika Café
Saus
Lone Star Taco Bar
Sweet Cheeks
Casa Romero
Tasty Burger
Trina's Starlite Lounge
Yume Ga Arukara
Bodega Canal
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
Machu Chicken
Cactus Grill
Pikalo
Red Lentil Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant
New Saigon Sandwich & Bakery
SRV Restaurant
Mike's City Diner
Myers + Chang
Kava Neo-Taverna
Mana Escondido Café
Toro Boston
Bar Lyon
No Relation
Banyan Bar & Refuge
Barcelona Wine Bar
Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
Dumpling Cafe
Five Spices House
Taiwan Cafe
Mala Restaurant
Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe
Myers and Chang
Clay Pot Cafe
Mamma Maria
Euno
Frenchie
Ostra
Tres Gatos
Oleanna
Menton
O Ya
No.9 Park
Deuxave
Prezza
La Famiglia Giorgio’s
Mare
Strega
Giacomo’s
Lucca
The Daily Catch
Giacomo's North End
Table Boston
Bencotto
Prezza
La Famiglia Giorgio's Restaurant
L'Osteria
Neptune Oyster
Armando’s Pizza
Jinny’s Pizzeria
Source Restaurant
Pizzeria Regina
Area Four
Pastoral
Brewer’s Fork
Hotbox
Dragon Pizza

Of course, Clam Chowder isn’t all there is when it comes to Boston seafood.  While the lobster roll may be more associated with Boston’s neighbors to the North in Maine and to the South in Connecticut, Boston is a place where you can get the best of both worlds.  Whether you like it Maine style with Mayo, or Connecticut style with melted butter, you can find it in Boston.  We list our favorite lobster roll locations, along with some great seafood spots, in our guide.  

Part of 19th and 20th century American history along the east coast is a history of Irish and Italian immigrants coming to the area and creating enclave communities that celebrated their cultures and cuisines.  Boston of course was no exception.  While the city is known for a great St. Patrick’s Day parade and a large Irish community, its Italian community is just as large and impactful to the city’s cultural fabric.  That’s why Boston may have some of the best Italian restaurants in the country, with locations that have been around for decades, and new restaurants popping up that use old world approaches in new world settings.

Finally, you can’t talk about Boston without talking breakfast.  Bringing it back to Boston’s Irish immigrant history, The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast held by the City of Boston is a historical tradition, and it’s actually a perfect reflection of Boston’s breakfast traditions.  With a focus on farm fresh ham, bacon, eggs and bread/potatoes, the traditional American breakfast has distinctly Irish roots.  You’ll find great breakfast spots all around Boston on our list, along with great bagel spots – part of the City’s also rich Jewish tradition and history.

Boston, Restaurants

6 Truly Fantastic Restaurants in the Boston Seaport

The seaport district in Boston is an area that has radically changed in the past few years. The neighborhood has come alive, and there is no shortage of amazing restaurants, shops or views. Because of the location, there are plenty of waterfront restaurants serving up the freshest seafood. If you are looking for a wonderful meal in the Boston seaport area, here’s a list of some of the best you should try.

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Where To Find The Best Brunch in Boston

There’s no better way to get your morning (or afternoon) started than with a scrumptious brunch. Boston has no shortage of fantastic brunch fare to choose from if you know where to go. So to help you out, we have compiled a craveworthy list of the best brunch spots in Boston to hit up the next time you are in the Hub.

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7 Breathtaking Rooftop Restaurants in Boston

If you have got a soft spot for breathtaking views, where better else to get the most panoramic views of this lovely city than from the rooftop of the numerous rooftop restaurants around? This amazing has quite a number of exciting places and unmissable gastronomic experiences. We set out in Boston to identify the best rooftop restaurants–some of which are truly romantic and awesome choice for date night–and these were our top picks.

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The *Absolute* Best Sports Bars in Boston

Boston has many champion teams, probably more than any other city. The people love to support their local teams. That is why it’s not a surprise that you would find some of the best sports bars in Boston. There is nothing better than sitting down with some local brews, a basket of wings, and burgers with your friends while enjoying a big game. Here is a shortlist of the best sports bars in Boston.

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The Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Boston

Beautiful, historic Boston is one of the most important cities in the United States. Located on the eastern seaboard, Boston is one place to savor all year long. One of the best things about this city is access to many fine places to dine. There’s plenty to admire here including Chinatown, the Freedom Trail and the city’s North End. The city’s pleasant climate makes it easy to dine indoors and outdoors. If you’re here during the warmer months or even when it gets colder, you’ll want to consider dining outside. You’re in luck. There are many fabulous places where you can find outdoor dining in Boston no matter the weather at the time.

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Where to Find the Best Fried Clams in Boston

Fried clams are an absolute delicacy in Boston. Floured, dipped in milk, and fried–it’s an iconic meal. Boston offers some of the best restaurants that have fried clams at great price points. Here is a list of some of our favorites for the very best fried clams in Boston.

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Where to eat near Harvard University in Cambridge

Boston is known for having some of the top colleges & universities in the world. Harvard University is at the top of the list of best Universities in the world located just across the Charles River from Boston. Here are some delicious restaurants to enjoy near Harvard University.

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Top Bagel Spots in Boston

Boston is one of those towns that has so much to offer. People love coming here to explore this historic area. Part of the joy of making a trip to Boston is enjoying the region’s incredibly vibrant food culture. This is a place to savor all kinds of wonderful foods. For many people, one of the highlights of their trip is a visit to one of the region’s many fine bakeries that sells bagels. Boston’s bagels are notable for their light texture. They also have lots of available toppings. That makes it easier than ever to begin your day with Boston bagels.

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The Top Steakhouses in Boston

When seeking culture and food history on a plate, Boston-one of the oldest cities in America, is one of the great places one can eat at. In addition to its fine seafood options, some of the country’s best steakhouses call Boston their home and inspiration. With a bubbling pot of independent chefs and local spots with a cult following among food lovers, eating at the right spot will be a memorable Boston experience.

To assist navigate through the plethora of steakhouse options in Boston, we made the ultimate steakhouse list. Here’s a guide to the best steakhouses in Boston.

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Wicked Good Clam chowder Restaurants in Boston

Clams are one of those foods that people associate with New England. Found in abundance in the local waters, New Englanders have always loved them. People here serve them in many varied ways. One of the most famous is clam chowder. Clam chowder is a thick soup. It’s typically made from potatoes, corn, cream, clams […]

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The Top Bakeries in Boston

Nothing beats hand-made fresh confection from a local bakery. Whether you want a classic chocolate chip cookie, croissants, or cupcakes, the top bakeries in Boston will help you quench your sweet tooth cravings. A baked treat from the neighborhood bakery can stand in as a quick lunch on busy days. The bakeries provide locals with affordable options they can add to their daily meals. The city is packed with bakeshops for every occasion. Most of the chefs try to make fresh treats every day. Everyone needs a cheat day, even when you are on a strict diet. That is when you need a good bakery filled with many baked options. These are the Boston bakeries that rise to the top.

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6 Crave-Worthy Seafood Restaurants in Boston

Boston has easy access to the ocean. As a result, the restaurants in the region boast of serving their clients fresh fish. Considering there are many restaurants that serve seafood, some are better than the rest. Here are some of the best seafood restaurants in Boston.

When it comes to the East Coast, Boston brings it all together.  A rare American City with history, every corner in Boston has centuries of stories to tell.  No one on the East Coast has fresher seafood and uses the best flavors of the entire region to make incredible dishes like Boston.  And with it’s rich immigrant history, Boston has some of the best breakfast, bagels and Italian food in the country.  It’s time to binge in Boston!