The 10 Most Unique (and Amazing) Restaurants in Massachusetts!

While everyone has their favorite restaurants, they often become a bit cliché after a while. There’s the steak house, the seafood place, and even the burger bar. The following 10 Massachusetts restaurants are unique for a variety of reasons. They will provide fodder for conversations—and full bellies—for you and your friends.

1. Dick’s Last Resort, Boston, MA

If you’d like a heaping helping of sarcasm dished up with your dinner, dine at Dick’s Last Resort. The southern-style cuisine is served in a hilarious roadhouse style.

2. Fire + Ice, Boston’s Back Bay, MA

With a catch phrase that states, “Dining shouldn’t be boring,” Fire + Ice is anything but. Create your own dish and watch it come to life on their large round grill.

3. Union Oyster House, Boston, MA

Housed in a national landmark, Boston’s Union Oyster House is our country’s oldest restaurant. Daniel Webster was a frequent patron in the 1800s. Enjoy some of the finest seafood in New England, and be sure to sample the raw oysters.

4. Common Ground Café, Hyannis, MA

Dine at a tree stump table in an atmosphere where all are welcome. The Common Ground Café in Hyannis is run by members of a peaceful commune, in the theme of the Prince and the Pauper. Everything is made fresh from scratch.

5. Cuchi Cuchi, Cambridge, MA

For global dishes with a local flair, Cuchi Cuchi is the place to eat. Enjoy cocktails that are out of this world. The Old Hollywood ambience will transport you back to another place and time.

6. Redbones, Somerville, MA

For the finest Massachusetts barbecue and a huge assortment of craft beers, check out Redbones. The finger-licking sauces are available for purchase, too, so be sure to take some home.

7. Lobster Pot, Provincetown, MA

Dine in with an ocean view or dine outside on the deck in season, but definitely dine at the Lobster Pot. In addition to the freshest lobsters around, enjoy a wide variety of seafood, steaks, and Portuguese dishes. The neon lobster sign is old-time summer kitschy, but the service and food is anything but.

8. Gibbet Hill Grill, Groton, MA

Responsible for the farm-to-table movement in Massachusetts, the Gibbet Hill Grill is one of very few New England restaurants that grows all its own produce on site. Their root cellar and indoor greenhouses mean you eat fresh—even throughout the winter months.

9. Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, MA

Partake of delicious dining the old Colonial way at Salem Cross Inn. Enjoy one of many scheduled 1700s feasts with meats roasted on an open spit. They even host murder mystery dinners.

10. White Hut, West Springfield, MA

You’ll order at the counter at White Hut, but you definitely aren’t eating fast food. Enjoy juicy cheeseburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. Be sure to try the fried onions. They’re a classic at this fun, delicious spot.

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