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Eating Out in Boston, USA

Boston Eating Out

You can't visit the capital of New England without sampling the amazing fish and seafood which is on offer in eateries throughout the city. Probably the most widely known of all traditional seafood dishes found in this part of the States is clam chowder which you will find on menus in restaurants of every variety. The New England variety consists of clams, potatoes, cream, onions and milk and is a delicious creamy concoction which tastes like no other chowder on earth. A meal in itself, it is usually served as a starter but take it easy or you won't be able to fit in another thing.

If fish and seafood isn't really your thing, however, don't worry because you certainly won't go hungry during your stay in Boston. You'll find cuisine from all over the world in the city from Thai, Vietnamese and Polynesian in Chinatown in the North End to typical US cuisine in the South End. As well as the particular gastronomic regions, you will find Indian, Italian, Mexican and all sorts scattered throughout the city.

Finally, for a truly unique Boston experience head to Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall where you will find an excellent collection of food stalls and restaurants featuring colours, flavours and diners from all over the planet.

Restaurants in Boston

  • The Paramount

    44 Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, USA

    This Beacon Hill favourite has all the traits of a neighbourhood hangout but is just minutes from the city centre. Its lunch menu is perfect for the budget-conscious traveller with sandwiches costing between $6-$7. It's also famous for its ludicrously tasty breakfasts.

    Open Mon-Sat 7am-10pm (11pm Fri & Sat), Sun 8am-10pm.

  • No Name Restaurant

    15 1/2 Fish Pier, Boston, USA

    Located in an old warehouse, seafood is the order of the day in this restaurant. From the nautical décor to the wonderful view of the harbour, No Name is the perfect place to eat delicious fish and seafood at reasonable prices – and the portions are huge. There may be a queue but don’t let this deter you, it’s well worth the wait.

  • Durgin Park

    390 Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Boston, USA

    Faneuil Hall is overrun with places to eat but this one is pretty memorable. With waitresses who throw your food in front of you, its renowned prime rib and chowder, and its excellent bar it’s easy to see why. Ok, so it might not have the friendliest staff in the world but that’s all part of the act.

  • Penang

    685-691 Washington Street, Boston, USA

    Located right in the heart of the city’s Chinatown district, this eatery serves up a wonderful mix of all things Asian including Malaysian, Thai, Indian and Cantonese. Portions are huge but prices aren’t making it a really tasty and affordable option.

  • Anchovies

    433 Columbus Avenue, Boston, USA

    Excellent Italian food where your main meal will only cost you between $8 and $12 – can’t be bad. Delicious pastas and pizzas in a grungy but chic environment, this place packs them in. Doesn’t take reservations but you should be ok.

  • Betty's Wok & Noodle Diner

    250 Huntington Avenue, Boston, USA

    Serving a mix of Asian-Latino cuisine in a 50’s style diner there are quite a few interesting concoctions on the menu in this place – but all are well worth a try. Can get quite busy before concerts at Symphony Hall so try to get there before 8pm on these evenings.

  • The Barking Crab

    88 Sleeper Street, Harborside/Financial District, Boston, USA

    If you fancy trying lobster but don’t quite fancy the prices as much, then this place offers the perfect alternative. Crab, lobster, clams and the rest at prices which rarely go over $20 as well as a brilliant selection of micro brews make this place a very popular choice among those who want to eat out without breaking the bank.

  • Grasshopper

    1 North Beacon Street, Allston, Boston, USA

    And now one for the vegetarians among you. Typical Asian cuisine but without the meat around which most traditional dishes are based. Try some excellent alternatives including the vegetarian spring rolls, dumplings and the vegi-pork. Yes you read it right.

  • Rosebud Diner

    381 Summer Street, Davis Square, Boston, USA

    Finally a good old-fashioned American restaurant. With the influx of emigrants to the city over the decades, traditional diners have been replaced by cuisine from all over the planet but Rosebud has remained constant – and aren’t we glad.

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