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 7 Massachusetts restaurants are unique for a variety of reasons. They will provide fodder for conversations—and full bellies—for you and your friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.