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Boston Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in Boston and its surrounding areas. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

The Weirdest, Wildest, and Most Delicious Food Festivals to Get Your Grub on in 2020 

From fancy French fare to finger-licking BBQ, there's a perfect food festival for everyone—even Fluff fanatics. That's why we're rounding up the best of the best food festivals to put on your calendar...
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Dine In - What Restaurants Have You Tried

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by treb 3 months ago

I went to Mt. Vernon for lunch, they’re running a special menu till the 5th. Seating both inside and out. My choice was inside. The Lobster Roll was an excellent deal, I order it without the...

Restaurant Critics Not Writing Dine-in Reviews

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by exit2lef 4 months ago

I've noticed some dining critics writing essays in which they proclaim that they will not resume reviewing restaurants based on on-site dining, even as restaurants reopen their dining rooms in many...

ISO of good sausages

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by AGM_Cape_Cod 25 days ago

For years we stopped at the Smoke House in Norwell to pick up sausage and now I see that it is closed. Any ideas of where in Boston/Cambridge or south of Boston we could get some decent sausages? H...

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Small Italian prune plums

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by idabean1 7 days ago

It is the season for the Marian Burros' Plum Torte. In the Lexington MA area I've only found huge Empress Plums, which tend to be more sour and less tender than the "original". Who has found the ...

Bulk lobster in the Boston area?

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by mezzodiva54 8 days ago

I can buy large cans of crab. Does anyone have suggestions for buying bulk lobster for a recipe? Canned, pre-picked, frozen (tails), lagostino, whatever. I'd like to avoid having to cook live l...

Gefilte Fish

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by Adriannest 12 days ago

Where to buy fresh fish to make homemade gefilte fish in the Greater Boston area?

Sopha's Greek Pantry in Saturday's Wall Street Journal

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by pastrytroll 9 years ago

We went for the first time today. Everyone was talking about the WSJ article. The WSJ picked Speed's too - do they have a thing for Boston? When we left, even though the store was very busy, the...

Boston Restaurants Closings, that summer of Covid

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by hotoynoodle 3 months ago

june was awful and i suspect july and august will be a bloodbath -- especially since the eviction moratorium no longer holds. remember in good times how active the old Boston Openings/Closings t...

Dim Sum Radish Pies

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by Taralli 24 days ago

Several years ago, now closed Shanghai restaurant In Boston’s Chinatown served wonderful, little hot flaky radish pies that were just scrumptious as a dim sum item: https://www.chowhound.com/post/...

Labor Day menu at The Wardhurst

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by Ferrari328 22 days ago

Instead of jacking up the prices, they lower them.

ISO outdoor lunch place for elderly folk

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by AGM_Cape_Cod 2 months ago

My 100 year old dad has an appointment at Mass Eye & Ear on a Friday. We would like to meet his cousin for lunch before the appointment. Obviously with their age group we would like to be careful a...

Cape Cod 2020

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by grumpyspatient 2 months ago

We have a week in Wellfleet booked for this September, barring the second wave of C-19. Any recent discoveries in the area? Or recommendations to share? Thanks!

Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

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by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

Lobster Rolls Rule at Nahant Fish & Lobster

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by SuzieCK 1 month ago

We were dying for a swim so we drove to Nahant Beach, Nahant, MA. After slogging through brown algae to get to a bit of cool, clear water, we needed a reward. Off to Nahant Fish & Lobster located i...

First Printer in Harvard Square

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by iluvbacon 8 years ago

Has anyone had a chance to check it? If so, any recommendations or things to avoid?

Great delivery and takeout -- Laughing Monk Cafe

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by daveinmd 2 months ago

I've written about this place before in the context of omakase, which was amazing, but we've gotten take-out a few times now during the pandemic after they reopened, focusing more on the Thai side ...

URBAN HEARTH, mass.ave.cambridge

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by popsicles 2 months ago

what a talented chef/owner,erin, in this fairly new take out place we recently discovered. she must have trained with some good people. she's very innovative with flavors/condiments and i have been...

Sichuan Gourmet has opened in Burlington.

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by Ferrari328 4 years ago

They took over the formerly Mr. Chan's location. I just stopped by today for a quick look and the place looks pretty much the same as before. The menu is the same as Billerica/Framingham. I'm soo h...

Where was Rocco's in the early '90's

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by C. Hamster 3 years ago

I've started to read Barbara Lynch's autobiography which is ok and a trip down memory lane, for sure. I have recognized all of the places she worked so far with the exception of Rocco's (also wi...

Mamaleh's: best rugelach since Lederman's (and more)

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by Blumie 2 months ago

Those of us who grew up in the area in the 70s remember how good the rugelach at Lederman's Bakery, in Newton Centre, was. And although many of us discovered Cake Arts, in Sharon, after we lost Led...