Restaurants in Massachusetts
Massachusetts restaurants serve up a diverse culinary adventure, and the cuisines vary depending on the region. Coastal restaurants in Massachusetts usually specialize in seafood, while the Berkshires favor French and American cuisine. Every region benefits from the bounty of its rural farmlands. Some of the best restaurants in Massachusetts are taking note.
Situated on Back Bay, Deuxave is a favorite for American and French cuisine. Diners will be happy to find an extensive wine list and sumptuous desserts – try the Chocolate Silk Ribbon. Straight Wharf’s waterfront location is appropriate for this award winning seafood restaurant (voted one of the Best Seafood Restaurants in USA by Travel and Leisure, 2012). Take a stroll along the wharf and browse the shops after dinner to complete the evening. Located in the Theater District, Troquet is an upscale French bistro that’s perfect for a romantic dinner or a bite after the show. It boasts an extensive wine list and a great view of the Common. Mistral offers French-Mediterranean cuisine classics like Dover sole and duck with cherries. Provencal décor and a gorgeous brunch served on Sunday help to make this one of the most popular Massachusetts restaurants.
Try the New England Little Neck Clams, peppered with vine-ripened tomatoes and lathered with champagne butter at White Elephant's harborside restaurant.
Originally established as a bar in 1955, Casablanca has long been a gathering spot for locals, particularly Harvard students and the neighborhood’s literary set.
At the laid-back tavern, locals gather to dine on fresh seafood dishes such as lobster mac and cheese.
A kitschy remix of a shoreside seafood joint, takes fish and chips, fried clam rolls, and corn dogs to unexpected heights.
The fresh seafood at this restaurant on Route 6 in South Wellfleet comes from its very own on-site fish market. Peter and Diane Hall, who also own Van Rensselaer’s Restaurant, founded catch of the Day in 2006.
An insider’s secret, Sesuit Harbor Café is hidden in a Dennis marina, with picnic tables by the water.
Serving some of the freshest seafood in Boston, East Ocean City uses the highest quality ingredients to prepare authentic, affordable dishes.
Comfort food (apple-cinnamon crêpes) is served outdoors near the dock in Edgartown (breakfasts are popular).