From amazing food stalls in Faneuil Hall to upscale restaurants, Boston showcases some of the best food in New England. Must try items are clam chowder and lobster, two of the dishes the city is most famous for. However, Boston cuisine isn’t all from the sea; amazing restaurants range from pizza and burgers, to gourmet cooking and farm-to-table.
Here are five restaurants in Boston checking off each of these categories that will be sure to wow you:
Seafood: James Hook & Co
Serving delicious seafood dishes since 1925, this family-owned waterfront seafood stall is a staple in Boston. With classic meals including lobster rolls, shrimp cocktails, clam chowder, full-lobsters, and crabcakes. Take a break and dine at their outdoor tables as you stroll along the Boston Waterfront popping in and out of museums. If you feel like cooking at home, you can buy fresh, raw seafood here too!
Burgers: Boston Burger Company
Sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into a good burger, and there is no better place to do this in Boston than the Boston Burger Company. This hotspot will be sure to cater to the needs of your whole party, featuring 30 burgers and a build-your-own option. All burgers come with chips and your choice of Boston baked beans or coleslaw. Also included on the menu are FreakFrappes, decadent milkshakes featuring ingredients from candy and cookies to bacon! The food is so good, both Guy Fieri and Rachel Ray have featured the restaurant on their shows. You surely won’t leave here hungry!
Pizza: Regina Pizza
Consistently listed as one of the best pizza places in Boston, the infamous Regina Pizza is known for its delicious brick oven thin crust pizzas. There are locations across the city, but the flagship store is their North End Thacker Street location that has been open since 1926. Try their version of a works pizza, the Giambotta, or try a few small pizzas known as Ronis to sample different options. TripAdvisor even rated this restaurant as the top pizza in the entire U.S. in 2018, based on reviews of its visitors. The best in America? You won’t want to miss this stop on your trip.
Gourmet cooking: Eastern Standard Kitchen
Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Commonwealth, one of the hotels showcased on this site, Eastern Standard Kitchen is as well known for its stylish decor as it is its delicious plates. Whether you’re looking for an early morning breakfast, or late night cocktails, Eastern Standard has you covered. Not just the food here is top notch, their staff are clearly well-trained and care about your experience. This restaurant rarely gets a bad review, they go the extra mile to ensure you have a great time, and great food and drinks. Conde Nast Traveller goes as far as to say ‘they make travellers feel like locals.’ Who wouldn’t want that?
Ranked 2018’s Restaurant of the Year by The Boston Globe, Chickadee is a gourmet Mediterranean restaurant located in the Seaport District. The casual atmosphere will make you feel relaxed, but the food will make you feel like you’re fine dining. At lunch, the pita bread is the star, served with a variety or dips or made into sandwiches – you won’t be sorry you ordered it in any form. In the evening, the menu features delicious house-made pastas and tempting entrees like bass and veal with a Mediterranean flare. Are you hungry yet?