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Restaurants in Northeast Massachusetts

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Northeast Massachusetts restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Northeast Massachusetts restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Northeast Massachusetts to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Northeast Massachusetts restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Northeast Massachusetts.

  • Capt.'s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Find no-fuss seafood with marina views at Pickering Wharf. At this dockside grill, the New England clam chowder is made with applewood-smoked bacon... More
  • Clam Box of Ipswich

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This spot is indeed shaped like a cardboard clam box—try the creamy, delicious clam chowder. More
  • Duckworth's Bistrot

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Essex Seafood

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • J. T. Farnham’s Seafood & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A 70-year-old landmark on the North Shore's "Clam Alley," serving excellent deep-fried bellies beside a tranquil salt marsh. More
  • Maddie's Sail Loft

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the laid-back tavern, locals gather to dine on fresh seafood dishes such as lobster mac and cheese. More
  • Woodman’s of Essex

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The town of Essex on the West Side of Cape Ann is famous for fried whole-belly clams. Shabby-chic Woodman’s claims to have invented the treat in 19... More

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