Restaurants in Massachusetts

Heading to the beach or out for a day of fishing? Fill up your cooler or picnic basket at one of Nantucket’s top sandwich shops first.

Adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston’s gentrified South End, Hamersley's Bistro occupies a red brick building that once housed a piano factory.

Far from traditional, KO Prime updates the classic steakhouse concept with an extensive selection of seafood, game, and offal as well as vegetarian options, salad greens grown on the rooftop, and cocktails chilled with liquid nitrogen.

This pun-loving destination is a high-end but cool bakery and sandwich shop.

The Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich is perfect for afternoon tea, complete with scones and clotted cream. Antique pots line the walls of the yellow 1800’s carriage house.

Located in the theater district, Pigalle is named after the Parisian red light district and features French-inspired cuisine from chef-owner Marc Orfaly, who also incorporates his own blend of international influences.

Owned by Olives vet Torri Crowell, this North End sandwich shop has a menu and atmosphere as whimsical as its name. Rich brown walls, intimate little tables, and soft indie tunes fill the low-key interior, where diners enjoy not-so-low-key flavors.

When I first discovered this spot—my stomach grumbling, my wallet light—I nearly wept with joy at the sight of so many steaming, piled up entrees set before me, some for as little as $4.00 a plate.

After the 2008 recession left three local university grads without a job, they banded together to bring Boston the French-fried dinner of your dreams.

This itty-bitty Back Bay corner cafe is best known for waking up the busy Bostonian with a perfectly crafted breakfast sandwich.

Hiding in plain sight on Hanover Street, this Italian joint lets you sate your appetite (and clog your arteries) for not much more than the change you’ll find at the bottom of your purse. Everything on the menu is under $5, from pizza to panini sandwiches and calzones.