Restaurants in Massachusetts

Chef Barbara Lynch, the celebrated owner of No. 9 Park and B&G Oysters, continues to impress patrons with this contemporary twist on a traditional diner.

A kitschy remix of a shoreside seafood joint, takes fish and chips, fried clam rolls, and corn dogs to unexpected heights.

Straight out of the North End of Boston, the restaurant is a red-sauce restaurant in a hard-to-find office complex courtyard.

For sushi as fresh as it gets, Inaho, in Yarmouthport, has the requisite shoji screens and a Japanese garden out back.


A chic oasis in the heart of Boston, Blu has made a name for itself with its flavorful, deceptively simple dishes and sophisticated décor. Executive Chef Kathleen Smith, who joined the restaurant in 2005, has created a menu that artfully showcases fresh produce and ingredients.

Comfort food (apple-cinnamon crêpes) is served outdoors near the dock in Edgartown (breakfasts are popular).

This MASS MoCA restaurant is one of the best museum eateries.

Cap’t Cass Rock Harbor Seafood is a funky BYOB in Orleans with wood floors, shelves lined with old seashells, handwritten menus taped to the walls, and colorful buoys covering the exterior. Get there on time because the hours are strict (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

The breakfast joint serves delicious pancakes in a cheerfull atmosphere.

Housed in a former ice cream parlor, Lumière is a celebrated French restaurant serving innovative dishes from chef Michael Leviton.

Straight Wharf is Nantucket's answer to Chez Panisse. Amanda Lydon and Gabriel Frasca prepare playful takes on summer staples, such as a "deconstructed clam bake."

Joanne Chang and Chris Myers bring together a range of elevated street foods from Vietnam and Thailand (among other places) in their South End location. The Southern-meets-Southeast Asian melange that is the fried chicken and ginger waffles should not be missed.