Restaurants in Massachusetts

Since 1904, many locals have been making the trip across the Charles River to East Boston to enjoy the authentic pies at Santarpio's. The eatery is known for its crispy-crusted Neapolitan pizza with edges slightly blackened from the brick oven.

Known for its flavorful North African cuisine, Baraka Café is a small, unassuming eatery located near Central Square. The homelike interior is simple but inviting, with an old hardwood floor, an eclectic variety of artwork and knickknacks, and exposed brick walls hung with photos of Africa.

Reasonably priced New American cuisine and inventive cocktails make West Side Lounge a popular choice for both Sunday brunch and late night dining.

Working the same mojo that’s put them on speed-dial for New York City celebrities (the regulars at Sfoglia’s Manhattan location include Tom Cruise and Jerry Seinfeld), chef-owners Ron and Colleen Suhanosky have a deep understanding of how Italian-food lovers want to eat.

For a pre-theater dinner or an affordable lunch buffet, Bostonians head to Mantra, a French-Indian fusion restaurant located between the theater district and Downtown Crossing.


Order the fried lobster tail at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, in Eastham—a hit since it opened in 1976.

Just a 15-minute walk from the shoreline, this seventh-generation family farm is the oldest and largest on Nantucket Island. Established in the 1800’s, the Bartlett's produce stand is now a full-scale market and takeout restaurant serving fresh seasonal cuisine.

Wrap up your day with a seafood dinner with an ocean vista at the casual restaurant, where the menu naturally includes scampi, fried whole belly clams, and scallops plucked from the water outside.

Middle Eastern flavors are the focus of this West Cambridge bakery and café, which specializes in pastries and mezze, or savory small plates. Sofra also sells stuffed flatbreads, shawarma wraps, and several breakfast items including olive oil granola and spiced Persian donuts.

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.