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Popular Restaurants in Boston

If you're a first time visitor to Boston, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Boston.

What are some good restaurants in Boston?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Boston.

Mike's Pastry
300 Hanover St Boston, MA

(617) 742-3050
Legal Sea Foods
255 State Street Boston, MA

(617) 742-5300
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA

(617) 532-5300
Neptune Oyster
63 Salem Street Boston, MA

(617) 742-3474
Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle St Middlesex County, MA

(617) 864-2100
Modern Pastry
257 Hanover St Boston, MA

(617) 523-3783
Union Oyster House
41 Union Street Boston, MA

(617) 227-2750
1704 Washington St Boston, MA

(617) 536-4300
Top of the Hub
800 Boylston Street Boston, MA

(617) 536-1775
Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA

(617) 532-9100
Barking Crab
88 Sleeper Street Boston, MA

(617) 426-2722
69 Church St Boston, MA
The Shops at the Prudential Center
800 Boylston St Boston, MA

(617) 236-3100
371 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA

(617) 517-5915
Cheers Boston
84 Beacon St Boston, MA

(617) 227-9605


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"I prefer the pastry from Modern Pastry, but there is strong competition including Mike's Pastry, and Bova's Bakery."  See More

"Our current "newer and nicer" favorites are Erbaluce (named after a white grape) on the edge of the theater district, and Deuxave, at the corner of Mass Ave and Comm Ave."  See More

"Neptune Oyster is a go to but always has a line even if it doesn't look like it."  See More

"Toro - Chopped winner and James Beard winner Jamie Bissonnette's Spanish restaurant."  See More

"And to treat yourselves, enjoy the Union Oyster House in Boston if you enjoy Oysters and the No Name Restaurant!"  See More

"Just for the novelty, I've always enjoyed Top of the Hub."  See More

"try Eastern Standard and if in the Seaport District, Row 34 is a favorite."  See More

"Also, if you are looking for a really relaxed vibe, but great food-head over to Barking Crab-Excellent location too!"  See More

"Nearer you/Copley is chef-owned Erbaluce."  See More

"shopping wise the Cambridgeside Place and The Shops at the Prudential Center are nice to visit."  See More

"Many people want to see Cheers Boston."  See More

Where can I find out more about Boston?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Boston locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Boston.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Don't forget to check what most people recommend is the ideal length of time to visit. Read more about how many days in Boston to stay.

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