Restaurants in Massachusetts

Fried clams are nowhere better than on Massachusetts’ North Shore, where chowder, oysters, and lobster also are menu highlights. Be on the lookout for roast beef sandwiches – a north-of-Boston obsession – that are veritable red-meat bouquets. The Boston area is rightfully famous for its world-class ice cream, as well as for superb old-world pizza; and the southern shore, around Fall River, has an Italian/Portuguese cuisine all its own as well as a bizarre, utterly local specialty, the chow mein sandwich. In western Massachusetts, look for sugar shacks, farm stands, and a bevy of good hot dog joints.

Massachusetts’s Most Famous Dishes

A bowl of thick, creamy chowder, loaded with clams and sprinkled with green onion

Clam Chowder

Pizza is crowded with meats, veggies, and feta cheese

Pizzas

Scoops of strawberry, pistachio, and vanilla ice cream accompany a slice of 4-layer chocolate cake.

Ice Cream

Picked lobster meat is piled high in a long bun that has been butter-grilled on its sides ... Maine lobster roll

Lobster Roll

Massachusetts’s Best Restaurants

Catherine’s Chocolates - Strawberries
Catherine’s Chocolates

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

Flav’s Red Skiff - Caramel roll
Flav’s Red Skiff

ROCKPORT, MA

The Dory - Breakfast Bowl
The Dory

GLOUCESTER, MA

Tom’s

WHATELY, MA

Marguerite’s

WESTPORT, MA

Salem Diner - Exterior
Salem Diner

SALEM, MA

North Hadley Sugar Shack - Maple Nut Sundae
North Hadley Sugar Shack

HADLEY, MA

TA Restaurant - Seafood Stew
TA Restaurant

FALL RIVER, MA

Concord Teacakes - Scone
Concord Teacakes

CONCORD, MA

Essex Seafood - Fried Clams Boat
Essex Seafood

ESSEX, MA

George’s Coney Island Hot Dogs - Almost Gone
George’s Coney Island Hot Dogs

WORCESTER, MA

Richardson’s Ice Cream

MIDDLETON, MA

White Farms Ice Cream

IPSWICH, MA

Blue Ribbon BBQ

NEWTON, MA

Dream Diner

TYNGSBOROUGH, MA

Upper Crust

BROOKLINE, MA

Marc Anthony’s Pizzeria

WAREHAM, MA

Harrows Chicken Pies

READING, MA

Tripoli Bakery

LAWRENCE, MA

Lobster Claw Seafoods

NORTH READING, MA

Joe’s Diner

LEE, MA

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